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BOSTON (AP & und.com) - Taking over Fenway Park for a far-flung home game, the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish spent most of it on the BC side of the field, overcoming five turnovers to beat the Eagles 19-16 on Saturday night.
Three of the turnovers were inside the BC 5.
''It's like leaving runners in scoring position,'' Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said in an interview room ringed by Red Sox pennants. ''There's only so many times you can do that. You can't go down there and not come away with points.''
DeShone Kizer completed 20 of 38 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Chris Brown caught six passes for 104 yards, and Amir Carlisle had seven catches for 97 yards. C.J. Prosise ran eight times for 54 yards to reach the 1,000-yard milestone before leaving the game with an injury in the second quarter.
BC quarterback Jeff Smith ran for 100 yards, breaking free for an 80-yard run to make it 19-9 with about 10 minutes to play. He also hit Charlie Callinan from 3 yards out to make it 19-16 with 54 seconds left.
The Eagles (3-8) attempted an onside kick, but Irish safety Matthias Farley fell on the ball to clinch it and send BC to its seventh straight loss.
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