Boston College closes out regular season with a 45-20 home loss to Miami

On the thirty ninth anniversary of Doug Flutie’s game-winning Hail Mary cross to Gerard Phelan in Miami, Boston College didn’t have a prayer of knocking off the Hurricanes on Saturday at Alumni Stadium.

Miami piled up 532 yards of whole offense and rolled to a 45-20 victory over BC on Senior Day on the Heights. BC misplaced its third straight to complete 6-6 and 3-5 within the ACC.

“They are a talented group and I thought they played well,” mentioned BC head coach Jeff Hafley. “We had a chance to make some plays on defense but they made some plays and we didn’t. I’m proud of the way the guys fought in the second half.”

The Eagles’ dismal displaying in opposition to the Hurricanes probably value them a visit to the Pinstripe Bowl in opposition to Rutgers or Maryland. The recreation at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx, N.Y., is a 3rd tier ACC bowl that’s aligned solely with the Big Ten.

The backside tier bowls obtainable to BC are the Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park on Dec. 28 in opposition to an opponent from the AAC, presumably SMU, Memphis or Texas San Antonio.

The Military Bowl is the opposite six-win bowl match between the ACC and the ACC to be performed on Dec. 27 at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.  The main profit to acquiring a bowl bid is the extra 15 days of observe every workforce is awarded by the NCAA.

“I want to get healthy, we have to get some guys back,” mentioned Hafley. “The practices are simply as essential because the bowl recreation and it’s a good quantity of practices to essentially simply enhance and get higher.

“We can get some guys ready to go and get some new guys in the bowl game. The practices are critical wherever we go and whoever we play we’ve got to get a win.”

Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was given time to arrange within the pocket and he dissected the Eagles secondary with routine accuracy. The junior competed 23-of-36 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions and nil sacks allowed. BC quarterback Thomas Castellanos accomplished 15 passes for 151 yards and a landing. He added 130 speeding yards and a landing.

“We have got to be better at pressure and in the game of football you’ve got to get the quarterback on the ground,” mentioned BC junior defensive finish Neto Okpala.

Boston College went up 7-0 on the opening drive of the sport that went 75 yards on 10 performs. Castellanos rushed for 25 and accomplished a 40-yard cross to Dino Tomlin to the Miami 10-yard line. Tailback Kye Robichaux went excessive on a fourth and one for his seventh TD of the season.

The Canes responded with a methodical 67-yard drive on 15 performs as Miami transformed on third down twice and as soon as on fourth within the pink zone. Freshman tailback Mark Fletcher scored on a dive contained in the one to tie the sport 7-7 with 2:29 to play within the first.

The Canes took benefit of favorable discipline place to go up 14-7 at 12:49 of the second. Junior tailback Henry Parish reversed path on the line and sprinted 15 yards for his fifth of the season.

“I thought we started the game off pretty well but in the second quarter we didn’t play very well and we had three straight three and outs,” Hafley mentioned.

Miami manufactured a 10-play, 69-yard scoring drive that made it 21-7 with 4:00 to play within the half. Van Dyke accomplished a 24-yard cross to Xavier Restrepo on a fourth and eight. Van Dyke accomplished the journey with and eight-yard toss to broad receiver Colbie Young for his fifth of the season.

Van Dyke accomplished 3-of-4 passes for 65 yards on the Canes’ closing drive of the half that made it 28-7 on the half. Parrish scored his second of the half on a 2-yard plunge with 22 seconds to play.