NCAAF Game Recap - Boston College at Florida State
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:30 PM EST

Cit
17
Ala
50
F
Duke
6
Clem
35
F
Syr
3
ND
36
F
Ind
20
Mich
31
F
UMass
27
UGA
66
F
Kans
40
Okla
55
F
WVU
41
OkSt
45
F
Ariz
28
WaSt
69
F
OHSt
52
MD
51
F OT
Rice
10
LSU
42
F
Cin
13
UCF
38
F
IASt
10
Tex
24
F
UtSt
29
ColSt
24
F
Idaho
10
Fla
63
F
PSU
20
Rut
7
F
OreSt
23
Wash
42
F
MidTN
23
KY
34
F
Utah
30
Colo
7
F
BC
21
FlaSt
22
F
Boise
45
NM
14
F
NW
24
Minn
14
F
Stan
Cal
PPD
Ark
6
MisSt
52
F
WestMI
41
Ball
42
F OT
Buff
17
Ohio
52
F
MiaOH
13
NIU
7
F
Toled
56
Kent
34
F
Tul
17
Hou
48
F
FlAtl
38
NorTx
41
F
Mem
28
SMU
18
F
MSU
6
Neb
9
F
TCU
16
Bayl
9
F
Pitt
34
Wake
13
F
SoFL
17
Temp
27
F
Colg
14
Army
28
F
NCSt
52
Lou
10
F
VMI
14
OD
77
F
FLInt
42
Char
35
F
GASt
17
App
45
F
UTSA
0
Marsh
23
F
Nev
21
SJSU
12
F
ULMon
17
ArkSt
31
F
WCU
26
UNC
49
F
TxSt
7
Troy
12
F
USC
27
UCLA
34
F
LaTec
20
SMiss
21
F
TxTch
6
K St
21
F
Iowa
63
Ill
0
F
MiaFL
38
VaTec
14
F
Mizzu
50
Tenn
17
F
Wisc
47
Purd
44
F(2OT)
Tuls
29
Navy
37
F
UVA
27
GATec
30
F OT
BGSU
21
Akr
6
F
AF
27
Wyo
35
F
Lib
0
Aub
53
F
SoAl
38
ULLaf
48
F
GaSo
41
CoCar
17
F
UAB
20
TxAM
41
F
UConn
21
ECU
55
F
UTEP
16
W Ky
40
F
Miss
29
Vand
36
F OT
Chat
9
SCar
49
F
NMSt
10
BYU
45
F
SDSU
14
Fres
23
F
AzSt
29
Oreg
31
F
UNLV
28
Hawaii
35
F

Nov 17, 2018, 3:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(22) Boston College (7-4)

0

7

7

7

21

Florida State (5-6)

0

6

7

9

22

Francois, Terry connect to lead Florida State past No. 22 BC
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:41 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State has its first victory over a ranked team in almost two years - and a shot at a bowl game.

Deondre Francois threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Tamorrion Terry with 1:49 left and the Seminoles beat No. 22 Boston College 22-21 on Saturday to keep their bowl hopes alive.

Francois was 19 of 39 for 322 yards, shaking off two first-half interceptions for his fourth 300-yard game of the season. Cam Akers had 19 carries for 110 yards for the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Florida State, which snapped a three-game losing streak, got the ball back with 2:45 left and needed to drive 87 yards to score a touchdown. Francois said he felt confident.

"I smell blood," Francois said. "Really, I was ready to go. I just forgot about the first half. You can't focus on the first half and the mistakes you made. That's what we did as an offense. We continued to be resilient and we drove the ball down the field."

BC (7-4, 4-3) led 21-16 and had fourth-and-1 at the Florida State 40 with 2:52 to go. Coach Steve Addazio called timeout and sent his offense on the field but opted to have quarterback Anthony Brown try a hard count and see if he could draw the Seminoles offside. It didn't work, and the Eagles took the delay-of-game penalty before punting 32 yards and pinning Florida State at the 13.

"It was worth the try," Addazio said. "I felt pretty good about it. With the outcome, your heart is like, `I should have went for the first down.' But honestly thinking about it that really wasn't the right thing to do. . I know that's the right thing to do. It did not have the right outcome. Obviously you second-guess yourself but really it was the right decision. It just didn't work out right."

Addazio's decision not to go for it took some Seminoles by surprise. Linebacker Dontavious Jackson said he realized quickly "they don't have a play" and none of the Florida State defensive players flinched.

"I thought they were going to run a power, play action or QB sneak," said Jackson, who had a team-leading 14 tackles. "I was kind of surprised they did that. But it worked out for the best."

It certainly did for the Seminoles. Three plays later, Francois connected with Terry for the touchdown.

Florida State secured its first victory in six attempts against Top 25 teams this season and the program's first against a ranked opponent since a win over Michigan in the 2016 Orange Bowl. Florida State has gone to a bowl in each season since 1982 and can extend the streak with a victory over No. 15 Florida next week.

"Hopefully it's the defining moment that we all knew could happen," Florida State coach Willie Taggart said. "It's good that our guys kept believing and found a way. We needed it in the worst way and we've got one more to go against our archrival."

Terry, a redshirt freshman, now has eight touchdown receptions - including long catches of 78, 74, 55 and 35 - this season.

"Every time I know it's one-on-one, I think it's a touchdown," Terry said. "Nobody can guard me, and I know that for sure."

Brown completed 18 of 33 passes for 297 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for BC hasn't won in Tallahassee since 2008.

DILLON FOR 1,000

A.J. Dillon ran a season-high 37 times for 116 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles, and Dillon has 1,052 rushing yards in nine games this season, missing two due to an ankle injury. Dillon injured the ankle again in the fourth quarter of last week's loss to No. 2 Clemson.

"I think he gave great effort," Addazio said. "I thought he gutted it out hard."

He had 1,589 rushing yards as a freshman in 2017. Dillon is the first BC rusher to have back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in the 120-year history of the program.

RUN SETS UP PASS

Florida State came into the game ranked 128th in the nation in rushing but ran for a season-high 156 yards on 36 carries against BC. Taggart said the success on the ground set up the Seminoles' passing game.

"We've got to continue to run the football," Taggart said. "That helped set up other things for us. And that's pretty much what our offense was based on is play action

POLL IMPLICATIONS

BC will likely drop out of the top 25 with the loss. The Eagles were looking for their first eight-win season since 2009.

THE TAKEAWAY

Boston College: The return of injured stars Dillon and Brown weren't enough to spark the Eagles on offense. BC made 7 of 19 third-down conversions and 3 of 6 fourth-down conversions to put Florida State on the ropes.

Florida State: The Seminoles rallied for a win after dropping three straight games. Florida State had not won in nearly a month, since a 38-17 win over Wake Forest on Oct. 20.

UP NEXT

Boston College: Host Syracuse next Saturday in the regular-season finale.

Florida State: Host No. 15 Florida next Saturday in the final regular-season game.

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Passing

BC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Smith 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
A. Brown 36 18 50.0 1 297 42 2 64.2
FlaSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Francois 39 19 48.7 1 322 74 2 64.3

Rushing

BC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Dillon 37 116 3.1 16 2
T. Levy 3 6 2.0 3 0
FlaSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Akers 14 110 7.9 55 1
D. Francois 10 26 2.6 7 0

Receiving

BC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. White 7 121 17.3 42 0
J. Smith 3 59 19.7 26 1
FlaSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Terry 3 112 37.3 74 1
K. Helton 6 73 12.2 25 0

Fumbles

Returning

BC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Walker 3 28.7 0 38 2 0.5 0 1
FlaSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Helton 2 24.0 0 30 0 - 0 0
A. Samuel Jr. 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

BC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
G. Carlson 5 195 39.0 49
FlaSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Tyler 6 233 38.8 52

Takeaways

BC Int Yds InTD
H. Cheevers 1 23 0
B. Sebastian 1 33 0
FlaSt Int Yds InTD
H. Nasirildeen 1 1 0
S. Samuels III 1 2 0

Team Stats Comparison

BC FlaSt
Points For 21 22
Total Yards 422 478
Rushing Yards 125 156
Passing Yards 297 322
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/38 19/39
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 20 19
Penalties - Yards 5/40 7/56
Time Of Possession 34:34 26:26
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/19 5/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 3/6 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 5/39 6/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter BC FlaSt
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter BC FlaSt
FlaSt 6:03 FG Ricky Aguayo 35 yd FG 0 3
BC 10:11 TD AJ Dillon 4 yd run (Colton Lichtenberg kick) 7 3
FlaSt 14:03 FG Ricky Aguayo 25 yd FG 7 6
3rd Quarter BC FlaSt
FlaSt 6:25 TD Cam Akers 4 yd run (Ricky Aguayo kick) 7 13
BC 8:24 TD Jeff Smith 26 yd pass from Anthony Brown (Colton Lichtenberg kick) 14 13
4th Quarter BC FlaSt
BC 1:15 TD AJ Dillon 6 yd run (Colton Lichtenberg kick) 21 13
FlaSt 2:56 FG Ricky Aguayo 37 yd FG 21 16
FlaSt 13:11 TD Tamorrion Terry 74 yd pass from Deondre Francois (failed 2pt pass) 21 22

Game Information

Stadium: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida
Attendance: 57,274
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