The Boston College Eagles rallied for 19 unanswered factors within the closing 16:02 minutes, however fell simply in need of staging their largest upset of this century.
The Eagles (1-2, 0-1) had been undone by a school-record 18 penalties, a missed PAT kick and an errant PAT cross in a 31-29 loss to No. 3 ranked Florida State University (3-0, 1-0) earlier than 41,383 on Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
The Vegas oddsmakers had BC a 24.5-point underdog at sport time.
The report 18th infraction was a 15-yard facemask penalty that gave the Seminoles the primary down they wanted to expire the clock. The earlier report of 17 was set towards Tennessee on Nov. 5, 1988. BC performs its first street sport subsequent Saturday at Louisville.
“I think we just ran out of time with the facemask penalty got us at the end,” stated BC linebacker Kam Arnold. “I think we just ran out of time and we have a really good football team.”
BC sophomore quarterback Thomas Castellanos established himself as one the outstanding twin menace ACC sign callers together with his effort towards the Seminoles.
The switch from Central Florida accomplished 20-of-33 passes for 305 yards and a landing. He led BC in speeding with 95 yards on 16 carries with an extended of 45 and a landing. Castellanos turned the twenty second FBS quarterback since 1996 to cross for over 300 yards and rush for 95 towards a Top 25 opponent.
“He had two touchdowns and he’s a young kid and a sophomore making his second start,” stated BC head coach Jeff Hafley. “This might be the largest sport he’s performed in his life and I’m happy with him.
“He stayed composed and he’s a tough kid. He sees down the field and made some big throws and had some big runs and it was a gutty performance. He’s going to be a great player.”
Castellanos’ FSU counterpart, Jordan Travis, a recognizable identify on the Heisman Trophy watch checklist, accomplished 16 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns whereas speeding for 38. Travis was on the enterprise finish of a many hits and appeared worn down within the fourth quarter.
“We tried to put a lot of pressure on him and we knew when we had the chance, we had to hit him and make him feel it,” stated Arnold.
FSU scored on its first two possessions of the second half. The Seminoles opened with a six-play, 74-yard drive to go up 24-10. The chunk play of the drive was a 44-yard hook up from Travis to Johnny Wilson. FSU scored on a 4-yard toss from Travis to tight finish Preston Daniel.
On the following possession, Castellanos was picked off by linebacker DJ Lundy on the BC 40. On the primary snap, Travis hit Bell for 39 yards. Lundy labored each side of the road when he scored on a 1-yard dive with 11:20 to play.
“We could have buckled, they could have run away with this game, which they had done,” stated Hafley. “This is a team that has totally taken over in the second half against LSU.”
BC regrouped with an uplifting rally after falling behind by 21 factors. BC scored two straight touchdowns, the primary on a 1-yard landing run by Kye Robichaux with 1:02 to play within the third. The protection bought on the scoreboard when linebacker Khari Johnson returned an FSU fumble 8 yards for a rating that made it 31-22. BC missed the PAT kick and a two-point cross on these touchdowns.
Between the Robichaux and Johnson scorers, BC was stopped on fourth and one from the FSU 5. BC reduce the result in 31-29 on a 95-yard, nine-play drive. Castellanos capped the drive on a seven-yard landing with 5:19 to play.
“I told those guys, this is a home game in the second half and had a lot of time on the clock to not give up and keep fighting,” stated Castellanos. “I told them to keep fighting and eventually we came back.”