Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Boston College Eagles forced three turnovers and stopped the Wake Forest Deacons with a pair of goal-line stands towards a 24-10 win Wednesday at the Alumni Stadium.
Running back Andre Williams rushed 35 times for a career-high 204 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eagles. Chase Rettig threw a pair of touchdown passes, completed 7 of 14 passes for 123 yards, and had an interception.
Rettig hit Alex Amidon for a 26-yard touchdown just 1:23 in after Wake Forest’s Josh Harris fumbled on the second play from scrimmage and the Eagles recovered at the Deacons’ 27-yard.
Price engineered a 10-play, 76-yard drive capped by his 30-yard scoring strike to Campanero that tied the game.
But he fumbled on the ensuing possession that led to Rettig finding a wide-open Spiffy Evans on the very next snap to put the Eagles up 17-7 with five seconds elapsed in the second quarter.
Williams then ended a 7-play, 47-yard series with a 2-yard burst into the end zone that extended the margin to 24-7 late in the third quarter.
Wake Forest marched 66 yards on 14 plays on the next drive, but the offense sputtered again deep in BC territory and the Deacons settled for Chad Hedlund’s 26-yard field goal with 10:17 left to play.
The Demon Deacons only got the ball back once more over the remainder of the game.
With the Eagles protecting a 17-point lead with 5:14 left in the game, Williams carried eight plays in a row for 44 yards and four first downs before Rettig kneeled twice to clinch it.
Michael Campanero caught five Tanner Price passes for 86 yards and a touchdown for Wake Forest (1-1, 0-1 ACC), but the Demon Deacons committed three costly turnovers and were stopped on downs late in the first half.
Price finished with 191 yards on 18-of-30 passing and accounted for two of those miscues, losing a fumble and throwing one interception.