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    DUBLIN ( and AP) - Freshman Dedrick Mills' 4-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds remaining lifted Georgia Tech to a 17-14 win over Boston College on Saturday.

    Justin Thomas threw two key completions on the go-ahead drive. The senior passed to Qua Searcy for 22 yards on a fourth-and-19 play and found Ricky Jeune for 26 yards on third down.

    Georgia Tech (1-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its first game played outside of the United States in the 124-year history of the program. Mills led the Yellow Jackets with 68 yards rushing.

    It was a crushing loss for Boston College (0-1, 0-1 ACC). The Eagles took a 14-7 lead on quarterback Patrick Towles' 6-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.

    Towles, a graduate transfer from Kentucky making his first start for the Eagles, threw an interception and lost a fumble in the first half.

    Harrison Butker's 39-yard field goal cut the lead to four points.

    Jon Hillman's 73-yard touchdown run on the Eagles' first play of the second half tied the game at 7-7.

    The game, which had a 7:30 a.m. EDT kickoff, was played through rain, leaving the grass turf at Aviva Stadium slippery.

    Georgia Tech: The wet conditions didn't help the Yellow Jackets' spread-option attack, which was held to 121 yards rushing. Thomas ran for 16 yards on 10 carries.

    Boston College: The Eagles' defense, which led the nation in 2015 by allowing only 254.3 yards per game, looked strong again before Georgia Tech's go-ahead drive.