Villanova at Boston College

Boston College beats Villanova 24-14

AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) Alex Amidon had 13 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown as Boston College recovered from a slow start to beat Villanova 24-14 on Saturday and win its first game under coach Steve Addazio.

Andre Williams ran for 114 yards on 23 carries for the Eagles (1-0), who won just twice last season and fired coach Frank Spaziani.

John Robertson ran for 94 yards and passed for 158 more for Villanova (0-1). Jamal Abdur-Rahman caught one TD pass and had a 47-yard touchdown run on a fake punt on the game's opening drive.

The Wildcats, a top 10 team in the Football Championship Subdivision, also led 14-7 before Boston College scored the next 17 points. The Eagles took the lead for good on a two-play drive that included a 36-yard pass to Bobby Wolford and a 24-yard run by Williams to make it 21-14.

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Scoring Summary
NOVAJamal Abdur-Rahman 47 yd run (Mark Hamilton kick)
BCBobby Wolford 1 yd pass from Chase Rettig (Nate Freese kick)
NOVAJamal Abdur-Rahman 27 yd pass from John Robertson (Mark Hamilton kick)
BCAlex Amidon 49 yd pass from Chase Rettig (Nate Freese kick)
BCAndre Williams 26 yd run (Nate Freese kick)
BCNate Freese 39 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1719
Third Down Efficiency6-138-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards62-35570-413
Passing Yds158285
Kick Return Yds1964
Punt Return Yds025
Time of Poss.29:1530:45
Individual Stats
NOVA: John Robertson 13-94, Jamal Abdur-Rahman 5-57, Kevin Monangai 11-23, Gary Underwood 3-17, Austin Medley 3-8, Poppy Livers 1--2
BC: Andre Williams 23-114, Tyler Rouse 8-14, David Dudeck 4-5, Chase Rettig 2-2, Team 3--7
NOVA: John Robertson 16-25-158-2, Gary Underwood 0-1-0-1
BC: Chase Rettig 23-30-285-0
NOVA: Poppy Livers 8-90, Jamal Abdur-Rahman 4-41, Kevin Gulyas 1-13, Kevin Monangai 1-5, Gary Underwood 1-5, Aaron Wells 1-4
BC: Alex Amidon 13-146, Bobby Wolford 6-84, C.J. Parsons 1-19, Dan Crimmins 1-15, David Dudeck 1-12, Spiffy Evans 1-9

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