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Rangers, Bruins coaches trade barbs

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault responded to Bruins coach Claude Julien calling out New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist for what Julien saw as embellishment on a penalty from Friday's game. "Everybody saw the knee to the head," Vigneault said. "The comments on [Lundqvist] were very inappropriate."


Boston College answers quickly

RB Tyler Rouse runs for a 9-yard touchdown. It only took the Eagles two plays to score. They now trail 17-14 at the Carrier Dome.

Reports: Danny Amendola out vs. Broncos

New England won't have Amendola against Denver's vaunted defense Sunday, according to multiple media reports. Amendola injured his knee in the Patriots' win over the Bills on Monday. With Julian Edelman and Aaron Dobson out and other WRs ailing, the Pats are down to two healthy WRs (Brandon LaFell and undrafted free agent Chris Harper).

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Really nice sideline interview on the broadcast just now with Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt, whose sixth-yeah waiver was denied Friday by the NCAA. Of Orange coach Scott Shafer's firing, Hunt said: "I disagree with the decision but that's the way the cookie crumbles. ... I love him."


Phillips breaks loose, sets up touchdown

Ervin Phillips goes in motion to the left, takes the handoff and cuts back to the right for a 31-yard gain to the Boston College 12-yard line. Syracuse scores on the drive to go up 17-7.

Orange hold slim lead at halftime

The Syracuse defense has picked off Boston College QB Jeff Smith twice and has yet to allow a completed pass. The Orange lead 10-7. Watch highlights

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

It's 10-7 Syracuse at the half. BC has found a bit of a ground attack, with Tyler Rouse rushing for 73 yards and a TD. Jeff Smith, meanwhile, is 0-for-5 passing with 2 picks.

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Orange respond with touchdown

Syracuse ties it up at 7-7 with a seven-play, 65-yard touchdown drive. The Orange punched it in with this 2-yard pass from QB Zack Mahoney to Ervin Philips.


Eagles on the board first

We finally have action at the Carrier Dome. Boston College RB Tyler Rouse runs in for a 1-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse answers right back with a 65-yard drive that ends with an Erv Philips 2-yard TD grab. Scott Shafer's guys not going away quietly in his finale as the Orange tie it at 7.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Rouse gets BC on the board first with a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 Eagles. Syracuse corner Julian Whigham went down before that play and had to be helped off the field. Did not look good.

Watch: Boston College vs. Syracuse

Scott Shafer coaches his final game for Syracuse on Senior Day at the Carrier Dome. Boston College is favored by 2.5 points. Streaming live on ESPN3

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UMass defense seals the deal

Buffalo QB Joe Licata's pass was tipped into the hands of defender Da'Sean Downey. The sophomore linebacker's interception helped the Minutemen hold on to a 31-26 victory. UMass RB Marquis Young had 35 carries for 240 yards and three TDs.

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