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A painful lesson for BC Eagles

Missed opportunity leaves kicker Nate Freese, teammates at a loss

Updated: September 18, 2011, 2:04 PM ET
By Jack McCluskey | Special to ESPNBoston.com

NEWTON, Mass. -- For the third straight time, the result was the same. But this one had to hurt more than the previous two.

Trailing 20-19 with 43 seconds left and the ball on the 5-yard line on fourth down, the Eagles were seemingly set up to steal a victory from visiting Duke. All they needed was for Nate Freese to make a 23-yard field goal.

The snap was true, the hold was good and the kick ... hit the left upright and bounced harmlessly away in the north end zone. It was the ...

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