Boston College Bowl Chances Alive After 30-0 Win Over UConn

 

 

 

BOSTON (AP) — Patrick Towles passed for 183 yards and a touchdown in his final home game, Davon Jones added a rushing score and Boston College kept alive its bowl hopes with a 30-0 win over UConn on Saturday.

Eagles senior linebacker Matt Milano added a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Boston College (5-6) can become bowl-eligible with a victory in its regular-season finale at Wake Forest next week.

Neither team entered Saturday having produced much on offense in recent weeks.

The Huskies (3-8) started freshman Donovan Williams at quarterback for the second straight game in an attempt to jumpstart an offense that entered the day averaging an FBS-worst 16.5 points per game. But UConn managed just 121 yards of offense, with Williams throwing three interceptions. .

The Eagles, whose offense came in averaging an FBS-worst 295.5 yards per game, had better luck.

Towles had struggled throwing the ball this season, but found a groove in the third quarter completing 5 of 6 passes in the Eagles' first drive out of halftime. The series ended with his 10-yard touchdown pass to Michael Walker that put BC in front 17-0.