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Danny Amendola out vs. Broncos

New England won't have Amendola against Denver's vaunted defense Sunday, the Patriots announced. Amendola injured his knee in a 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).


Cuse downs B.C. with game-winning FG

Kicker Cole Murphy makes a 35-yard field goal as time expires to give Scott Shafer a win in his final game as Syracuse head coach.

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Scott Shafer carried off field after last game of Syracuse (0:56)

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Scott Shafer goes out a winner. Cole Murphy hits a 38-yard FG at the buzzer for a 20-17 Syracuse win over Boston College. The look on Shafer's and his players' faces says it all.

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Eagles tie it up with 43-yard field goal

Boston College kicker Colton Lichtenberg hits a 43-yard field goal to even the score late in the fourth quarter at Syracuse.

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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.

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.

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • State Semifinal Saturday

    Ten teams punched their ticket to next month's MIAA Football State Championships at Gillette Stadium. Check out ESPNBoston High Schools' coverage from across the state.

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    Our weekly ranking of the best teams in the state, as selected by our panel of staff writers and correspondents. (Updated 10/26)