Scores

Final

Maryland 24

(5-2, 2-1 Big Ten)

Boston College 21

(2-5, 0-4 ACC)

1:00 PM ET, October 23, 2010

Alumni Stadium (MA), Chestnut Hill, MA

1 2 3 4 T
MD 7 14 3 024
BC 0 7 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: D. O'Brien (WIS) - 179 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Harris (TEM) - 27 CAR, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Swigert (BC) - 5 REC, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Boston College loses fifth consecutive game, three defensive starters

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Maryland safety Antwine Perez had two interceptions and a fumble recovery, and Danny O'Brien threw for three touchdowns to lead the Terrapins to a 24-21 victory over Boston College on Saturday, sending the Eagles to their fifth consecutive loss.

The news was even worse for BC, which lost three defensive starters to injuries, including one that appeared to be serious. Safety Wes Davis remained on the turf for about 10 minutes before being strapped to a backboard and wheeled to a waiting ambulance; the school said he had "full movement" but was taken to a hospital for observation.

O'Brien completed 27 of 40 passes for 182 yards, hitting Torrey Smith, Ronnie Tyler and Kerry Boykins on touchdown passes for Maryland (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Montel Harris ran 27 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns for BC (2-5, 0-4) to surpass 3,000 yards in his career.

Chase Rettig completed 18 of 33 passes for a touchdown. One of the interceptions was tipped and several other passes were dropped, including one on fourth down in the final minutes with the Eagles needing a field goal to tie the game.

Maryland led 24-7 on three short touchdown passes and a 26-yard field goal before BC perked up.

Rettig hit Ifeanyi Moma for a 23-yard pass to the Maryland 7, and Harris ran it three times for the score that made it 24-14 with 11:20 to play. After BC forced a punt, Rettig threw a long pass to Moma that was high and off his fingertips, only to be caught by BC's Bobby Swigert for a gain of 63 yards.

Swigert was pushed out at the 6, and a roughing the passer penalty moved it to the 3. Harris ran it in from there to make it 24-21 with 7:10 left.

The Eagles had two more chances with the ball, but Shakim Phillips dropped a slant pass on fourth-and-3 and Harris was stopped inches short of the first down on BC's final possession to allow the Terps to run out the clock.

Davis' knees were up while he was being worked on, and he was moving his arm as he was taken from the field; the school said he had a neck injury but noted that he has "full movement." Defensive lineman Alex Albright left the game with an ankle in the first quarter, and cornerback DeLeon Gause hurt his right knee.

Harris is the fourth player in BC history -- and the first junior -- to reach the 3,000 yard milestone.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MD
BC
1st Downs1316
Total Yards222285
Passing179189
Rushing4396
Penalties7-616-39
3rd Down Conversions10-196-15
4th Down Conversions2-32-4
Turnovers03
Possession33:1526:45

Passing Leaders

MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Brien26/391794.630
Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rettig18/331895.712

Rushing Leaders

MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Meggett15392.607
Scott9192.104
Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris271164.3213
McCluskey155.005

Receiving Leaders

MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tyler55711.4117
Smith8344.319
Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Swigert57715.4163
Pantale6569.3022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMDBC
TD05:18Torrey Smith 2 Yd Pass From Danny O'Brien (Travis Baltz Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMDBC
TD12:09Bobby Swigert 3 Yd Pass From Chase Rettig (Nate Freese Kick) 77
TD05:29Ronnie Tyler 9 Yd Pass From Danny O'Brien (Travis Baltz Kick) 147
TD02:38Kerry Boykins 6 Yd Pass From Danny O'Brien (Travis Baltz Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERMDBC
FG00:13Travis Baltz 26 Yd 247
FOURTH QUARTERMDBC
TD11:20Montel Harris 1 Yd Run (Nate Freese Kick) 2414
TD07:10Montel Harris 3 Yd Run (Nate Freese Kick) 2421