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Boston College builds lead, holds off Maryland for 36-30 win

DETROIT (AP) Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed they had learned how to hold on for a victory.

Patrick Towles threw two touchdown passes and caught a pass for a score in the first half, helping Boston College beat Maryland 36-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday.

The Eagles (7-6) led by 16 at halftime, 23 points early in the third quarter and then had to force Maryland to turn the ball over on downs late in the game to seal their first bowl victory since beating Michigan State at the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl.

''We started to really develop a resolve that you see in the players' eyes,'' Boston College coach Steve Addazio said. ''The most critical thing in building your program is having that. And, I really believe we have finally set that platform forward and that's the most exciting thing to me of all.''

Maryland (6-7) had the ball at its 35 with 1:48 left with a chance to drive for a go-ahead TD.

''That's all you can ask for,'' Maryland coach DJ Durkin said. ''You'll take that in any game.''

But the Terrapins didn't gain a yard before Harold Landry helped finish them off with a possession-ending sack.

Maryland made some big plays on offense, but four turnovers, eight sacks allowed, 11 penalties and poor field position proved to be costly. In the first half, Perry Hills threw an interception, lost a fumble and was sacked four times. On the Terrapins' first snap of the second half, Hills handed off to Ty Johnson and the running back's fumble was recovered in the end zone by Boston College.

With 4:02 left, the Terrapins got to the Boston College 1 with a chance to cut into their nine-point deficit and Hills lost a fumble after bobbling a snap. They got the ball back less than a minute later when Boston College's Jon Hilliman fumbled at his 6, and were forced to settle for a field goal.

''The program is headed in the right direction, but we have to learn to not beat ourselves,'' Durkin said.

GOOD SEATS AVAILABLE

The announced attendance was 19,117 and the actual crowd appeared to be about half of that total.

IT'S TRICKY

On a reverse and pass from receiver Jeff Smith, Towles scored on a 20-yard TD catch in the second quarter to give Boston College a 23-7 lead.

''I was just glad I caught it and didn't get ran down,'' Towles said.

BIG PLAYS

Johnson had 62- and 30-yard TD runs in the first half and a 29-yard run early in the fourth quarter that gave Maryland the ball in Eagles territory, but it turned the ball over on downs at the 41.

''He's consistently been a big-play guy for us all year,'' Durkin said.

Hills threw a 63-yard TD pass to Teldrick Morgan and a 52-yard pass to Levern Jacobs for a score to get Maryland within nine points.

SHINING STAR

Landry was the only player in the game on The Associated Press All-America team, earning second-team honors, and showed why he merited the recognition. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound junior entered with 15 sacks, tying with Florida State's DeMarcus Walker for the most in the nation, and had 1 1/2 sacks against Maryland. Landry also had a one-handed interception and deflected passes on consecutive plays on Maryland's drive late in the fourth quarter that ended with a fumble.

Addazio said he and Landry have talked about his upcoming decision, to stay for his senior season or to enter the NFL draft, and will discuss the topic again soon after gathering information.

''My thing is, you do what's best for the players,'' Addazio said. ''If it's best for a player to leave, you advise him that.''

MISSING FOR MARYLAND

The Terrapins were without their leading tackler, linebacker Shane Cockerille, who was ruled ineligible. Durkin and school officials declined to provide details.

TAKEAWAY

Maryland: Durkin, a first-year head coach, has built a career on defense and special teams. The Terrapins struggled on defense against a previously offensively challenged team, giving him plenty to work on in the offseason.

Boston College: The Eagles were impressive on offense in the first half, scoring 29 points and gaining 238 yards, with a creative mix of plays through the air and on the ground before appearing to relax and regress.

UP NEXT

Maryland: With Hills out of eligibility, the Terrapins will have North Carolina transfer Caleb Henderson and highly touted freshman Kasim Hill competing for the job. Maryland will play Sept. 2 at Texas in Tom Herman's coaching debut with the Longhorns.

Boston College: The Eagles also will be looking also be looking for a new quarterback. To replace the departing Towles next season, Connor Strachan and Darius Wade will have a shot in the spring and summer to take the first snap when Boston College opens the 2017 season Sept. 1 at Northern Illinois.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:59
3-A.Greene 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-60
yds
00:15
pos
30
36
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:05
3-A.Greene extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
36
Touchdown 10:05
11-P.Hills complete to 8-L.Jacobs. 8-L.Jacobs runs 52 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
65
yds
00:33
pos
26
36
Point After TD 12:48
3-A.Greene extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
36
Touchdown 12:48
11-P.Hills complete to 19-T.Morgan. 19-T.Morgan runs 63 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
78
yds
00:27
pos
19
36
Point After TD 13:24
98-M.Knoll extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
36
Touchdown 13:33
11-P.Hills to MAR 1 FUMBLES (94-N.Merritt). 93-K.Kavalec runs no gain for a touchdown.
1
plays
92
yds
0:00
pos
13
35
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 0:35
98-M.Knoll extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
13
29
Touchdown 0:35
8-P.Towles complete to 3-M.Walker. 3-M.Walker runs 49 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
70
yds
00:12
pos
13
29
Missed Two Point Conversion 6:36
30-K.Goins incomplete.
plays
yds
pos
13
23
Touchdown 6:36
6-T. Johnson runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
45
yds
00:43
pos
13
23
Point After TD 7:29
98-M.Knoll extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
23
Touchdown 7:29
6-J.Smith complete to 8-P.Towles. 8-P.Towles runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
65
yds
01:51
pos
7
22
Point After TD 9:20
3-A.Greene extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
16
Touchdown 9:20
6-T. Johnson runs 62 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
75
yds
01:12
pos
6
16
Field Goal 10:32
98-M.Knoll 22 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-55
yds
01:25
pos
0
16
Point After TD 13:40
98-M.Knoll extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
13
Touchdown 13:40
8-P.Towles complete to 89-T.Sweeney. 89-T.Sweeney runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
10
yds
01:20
pos
0
12
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 6:47
98-M.Knoll extra point is no good. blocked by 92-C.Burkett.
plays
yds
pos
0
6
Touchdown 6:47
32-J.Hilliman runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
10
plays
54
yds
03:35
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 17 15
Rushing 7 8
Passing 9 7
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 4-15 4-18
4th Down Conv 0-2 1-2
Total Net Yards 408 367
Total Plays 69 75
Avg Gain 5.9 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 128 179
Rush Attempts 34 51
Avg Rush Yards 3.8 3.5
Net Yards Passing 280 188
Comp. - Att. 15-35 11-23
Yards Per Pass 8.0 8.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 8-51 5-17
Penalties - Yards 11-86 6-46
Touchdowns 4 5
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 2 3
Other 0 1
Turnovers 4 2
Fumbles - Lost 5-3 4-1
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 7-39.6 8-38.9
Return Yards 172 71
Punts - Returns 4-9 3-5
Kickoffs - Returns 5-133 3-46
Int. - Returns 1-30 1-20
Kicking 4/4 4/7
Extra Points 3/3 3/5
Field Goals 1/1 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Maryland 6-7 01314330
Boston College 7-6 6237036
280 PASS YDS 188
128 RUSH YDS 179
408 TOTAL YDS 367
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Hills 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42.9% 229 2 1 111.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.9% 1464 12 4 140.4
P. Hills 15/35 229 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Johnson 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 159 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
110 1004 6
T. Johnson 15 159 2 62
D. Moore 1 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 55 0
D. Moore 2 7 0 12
K. Goins Jr. 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 241 4
K. Goins Jr. 2 5 0 6
W. Brown 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 25 0
W. Brown 1 4 0 4
T. Morgan 19 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 28 0
T. Morgan 1 -6 0 -6
P. Hills 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 -41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 93 4
P. Hills 13 -41 0 19
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Morgan 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 90 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 587 5
T. Morgan 3 90 1 63
L. Jacobs 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 71 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 439 2
L. Jacobs 4 71 1 52
D. Moore 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 637 6
D. Moore 3 40 0 15
T. Johnson 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 206 1
T. Johnson 2 15 0 10
W. Brown 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 136 0
W. Brown 1 14 0 14
D. Lane 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 156 0
D. Lane 0 0 0 0
C. Walker 18 DL
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Walker 0 0 0 0
D. Hayward 48 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 17 1
D. Hayward 1 0 0 0
K. Goins Jr. 30 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 4 0
K. Goins Jr. 1 -1 0 -1
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Carter Jr. 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 1 1.0
J. Carter Jr. 8-0 1.0 0
I. Davis 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
I. Davis 8-0 0.0 0
A. Hill 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 1.0
A. Hill 5-0 1.0 0
A. Ukandu 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
A. Ukandu 5-1 1.0 0
C. Burkett 92 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
C. Burkett 4-0 1.0 0
J. Ross 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Ross 4-0 0.0 0
R. Braglio 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Braglio 4-0 0.0 0
J. Aniebonam 41 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Aniebonam 3-0 0.0 0
D. Savage Jr. 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
D. Savage Jr. 3-0 0.0 1
C. Walker 18 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Walker 3-0 0.0 0
R. Davis 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Davis 2-0 0.0 0
J. Brooks 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Brooks 2-0 0.0 0
B. Kulka 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
B. Kulka 1-1 0.5 0
T. Ellis 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Ellis 1-0 0.0 0
K. Opara 57 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
K. Opara 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Greene 3 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
10/15 40/41
A. Greene 1/1 23 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
W. Lees 88 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 39.6 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
79 39.8 1
W. Lees 7 39.6 1 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Morgan 19 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 30.0 55 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 30.0 55 0
T. Morgan 3 30.0 55 0
D. Moore 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.5 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 22.3 22 0
D. Moore 2 21.5 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Morgan 19 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 2.3 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 8.9 10 1
T. Morgan 4 2.3 10 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Towles 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45.5% 151 2 1 124.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50.2% 1881 14 8 114.0
P. Towles 10/22 151 2 1
J. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 20 1 0 598.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 45 2 0 446.0
J. Smith 1/1 20 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Hilliman 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
29 79 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
184 542 6
J. Hilliman 29 79 1 14
M. Willis 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 74 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 375 1
M. Willis 2 74 0 43
J. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 214 1
J. Smith 4 15 0 6
P. Towles 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
127 308 4
P. Towles 12 14 0 11
T. Rouse 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 88 0
T. Rouse 2 1 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Walker 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 63 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 483 5
M. Walker 3 63 1 49
C. Callinan 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 331 1
C. Callinan 3 45 0 21
T. Sweeney 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 379 4
T. Sweeney 2 26 1 24
P. Towles 8 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 45 2
P. Towles 1 20 1 20
K. Idrizi 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 38 0
K. Idrizi 1 13 0 13
J. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 399 3
J. Smith 1 4 0 4
D. Jones 16 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 99 0
D. Jones 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Strachan 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
C. Strachan 9-0 0.0 0
J. Johnson 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 3 0.0
J. Johnson 9-0 0.0 0
H. Landry 7 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 1.5
H. Landry 3-1 1.5 1
T. Gutapfel 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Gutapfel 3-0 0.0 0
T. Schwab 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
T. Schwab 3-1 0.0 0
I. Yiadom 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
I. Yiadom 3-0 0.0 0
N. Merritt 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Merritt 2-0 0.0 0
Z. Allen 2 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
Z. Allen 2-0 2.0 0
M. Milano 28 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 1.5
M. Milano 1-2 1.5 0
W. Ray 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
W. Ray 1-0 1.0 0
K. Kavalec 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Kavalec 1-0 1.0 0
W. Harris 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
W. Harris 1-0 0.0 0
K. Moore 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
K. Moore 1-0 0.0 0
R. Smith 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
R. Smith 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Knoll 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/5
SEASON FG XP
12/14 27/30
M. Knoll 1/2 22 3/5 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Knoll 98 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 38.9 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
94 38.3 3
M. Knoll 8 38.9 3 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Willis 23 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 23.0 19 1
M. Willis 2 18.5 19 0
J. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 9 0
J. Smith 1 9.0 9 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Rouse 35 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 2.5 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 12.2 4 0
T. Rouse 2 2.5 4 0
G. McClary 14 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
G. McClary 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MD 25 1:26 4 18 Punt
11:53 MD 27 1:22 3 -6 Punt
6:35 MD 11 1:13 3 -6 Punt
3:44 MD 12 1:06 3 -5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:33 MD 11 1:26 4 79 FUMBLE
10:32 MD 25 1:12 3 75 TD
7:19 BC 45 0:43 3 45 TD
4:58 MD 47 2:01 6 3 INT
1:50 MD 31 0:53 4 -3 FUMBLE
0:29 MD 33 0:00 1 -1
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:33 MD 8 0:00 1 -8 TD
13:15 MD 22 0:27 2 78 TD
10:38 MD 35 0:33 2 65 TD
7:01 MD 27 1:12 3 2 Punt
2:48 MD 19 2:31 9 34 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:55 MD 22 2:10 5 37
9:12 BC 17 5:05 12 16
3:14 BC 5 0:15 4 -60 FG
1:48 MD 35 0:17 4 37
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 BC 18 1:25 5 16 Punt
10:22 MD 49 3:35 10 49 TD
5:15 MD 42 1:24 3 -3 Punt
2:27 MD 46 2:07 5 36
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MD 10 1:20 3 10 TD
11:57 MD 10 1:25 4 -55 FG
9:20 BC 35 1:51 5 65 TD
6:29 BC 24 1:21 4 -4 Punt
2:50 MD 28 0:54 4 -2
0:47 BC 30 0:12 2 70 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BC 25 1:13 3 8 Punt
12:42 BC 23 1:49 3 -8 Punt
10:05 BC 25 2:58 6 27 Punt
5:43 BC 30 2:48 7 27 Punt
0:10 BC 27 0:00 1 2
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BC 29 2:02 5 -8 FG Miss
10:39 BC 41 1:16 2 -1 INT
4:02 BC 2 0:43 3 3
2:52 BC 31 0:55 3 5 Punt
1:25 MD 28 0:39 2 -4