Saturday, October 27, 2012
Instant Analysis: BC 20, Maryland 17
By Jack McCluskey
NEWTON, Mass. -- After squandering a 13-0 first-half lead, BC completed a wild comeback in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to grab its first win over an FBS opponent this season, 20-17 over Maryland.
How it happened: The Eagles squandered a chance to go up two touchdowns early, then couldn't capitalize in key spots in the third quarter as the Terps rallied to take the lead.
But trailing 17-13 with time ticking down in the fourth quarter, Chase Rettig brought the Eagles all the way back. The junior QB moved the ball around, overcame a fumble and made plays when he needed to. Rettig took a big hit on one play, hanging in just long enough to find Alex Amidon open over the middle for a 17-yard gain and a first down.
That set up a 14-yard TD pass to Johnathan Coleman to put the Eagles back in front at 20-17 with 52 seconds left.
Spenser Rositano then picked off a Caleb Rowe pass to seal the win for BC.
What it means: BC gets its first ACC win, improving to 2-6 and 1-4 on the season. Maryland falls to .500, 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.
What’s next? BC will hit the road again to take on Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons (4-4, 2-4 ACC) are coming off a 42-13 loss to Clemson on Thursday night.
Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.