BOSTON (AP) - Chase Rettig completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Johnathan Coleman with 52 seconds left to give Boston College a 20-17 victory over Maryland on Saturday.
The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for the Eagles (2-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) and helped them avoid their worst start since 1989.
Former fourth-stringer Caleb Rowe completed a 66-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs midway through the fourth quarter to give Maryland (4-4, 2-2) its first lead of the game. But on the first play after BC's go-ahead touchdown, Rowe was intercepted by Spenser Rositano.
A freshman making the start because of injuries to Maryland's top three quarterbacks, Rowe completed 23 of 42 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns. But he was also picked off three times.
|BC||David Dudeck 20 yd pass from Chase Rettig (Nate Freese kick)|
|BC||Nate Freese 36 yd FG|
|BC||Nate Freese 28 yd FG|
|MD||Nigel King 1 yd pass from Caleb Rowe (Brendan Magistro kick)|
|MD||Brendan Magistro 28 yd FG|
|MD||Stefon Diggs 66 yd pass from Caleb Rowe (Brendan Magistro kick)|
|BC||Johnathan Coleman 14 yd pass from Chase Rettig (Nate Freese kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-18||3-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||2-2||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||43||83|
|Punt Return Yds||11||109|
|Time of Poss.||33:27||26:33|
|MD: Wes Brown 23-73, Caleb Rowe 9-24|
|BC: Andre Williams 16-60, Team 2--2, David Dudeck 2--7, Chase Rettig 7--43|
|MD: Caleb Rowe 23-42-240-3|
|BC: Chase Rettig 21-39-287-0|
|MD: Stefon Diggs 11-152, Kevin Dorsey 3-41, Nigel King 3-15, Matt Furstenburg 2-21, Wes Brown 2--6, Devonte Campbell 1-13, Levern Jacobs 1-4|
|BC: Alex Amidon 9-137, Johnathan Coleman 4-58, Chris Pantale 4-54, David Dudeck 1-20, Donte Elliott 1-7, Spiffy Evans 1-6, Bobby Swigert 1-5|
|Maryland||5th Atlantic Coast Atlantic||3-5||7-5|
|Boston College||3rd Atlantic Coast Atlantic||4-4||7-5|