NCAAF Game Recap - Richmond at Boston College
Sat Sep 7, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Boston College 45, Richmond 13

Sep 7, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Richmond (1-1)

0

10

0

3

13

Boston College (2-0)

21

14

10

0

45

Brown, Dillon carry BC to easy 45-13 win over Richmond
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:49 PM

BOSTON (AP) Boston College coach Steve Addazio's plan was to get off to a fast start and take some key players out of the game quickly with a short week coming up.

Mission accomplished.

Anthony Brown threw for three touchdowns in the first half, AJ Dillon caught a touchdown pass and ran for two scores and the Eagles coasted to a 45-13 nonconference victory over Richmond on Saturday.

Boston College then quickly turned its attention to Friday night's home matchup against Kansas.

"We're onto Kansas," Addazio said.

Brown completed 8 of 14 passes for 163 yards and didn't throw an interception, backup running back David Bailey had 97 yards on 13 carries, and Dillon finished with 86 yards on 17 attempts. Both backs saw only four carries after halftime, none in the final quarter.

Coming off a season-opening 35-28 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Virginia Tech last week, the Eagles scored on five of their first six possessions, turning a simple swing pass and slant into easy scores en route to a 35-10 halftime edge.

"There's a lot of things we didn't want to do today," Addazio said. "We felt really good about handing the ball off to our tailbacks. Really wanted to make sure we developed in the areas we wanted to develop in and get some guys off the field. That was our goal as quickly as we could."

Boston College gained 518 total yards, including 346 rushing.

Joe Mancuso completed 11 of 17 for 124 yards with a TD but was picked off twice for the Spiders. He also ran for 70 yards.

"I liked what we did offensively all game," coach Russ Huesman said. "We threw and caught it pretty good. I thought Joe played really well and ran the ball effectively, our receivers made some plays for him and we ran the ball pretty well."

The Eagles scored on the opening drive when true freshman Zay Flowers went 46 yards on a reverse. The 5-foot-11 receiver had 92 yards rushing on just three carries.

"He's a spark plug," Dillon said, breaking into a smile. "He's fast."

After punting on the second possession, Brown hit tight end Korab Idrizi for a 7-yard score and Dillon capped a 71-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run to make it 21-0.

After Richmond cut it to 21-7 when Keyston Fuller caught a 35-yard pass from Mancuso, Dillon took a simple swing pass and went down the right sideline for a 42-yard TD.

Brown's third TD of the half was a 55-yard slant that tight end Jake Burt took down the middle of the field.

THE TAKEAWAY

Richmond: The Spiders did move the ball, at times, through Boston College's defense, which should give them confidence when they enter Colonial Athletic Association play.

Boston College: The early portion of the schedule is by far the easiest for the Eagles, who have to pile up wins before they close the season with four of their final five on the road, including ACC games at Clemson, Syracuse and Pittsburgh to go with an independent matchup at Notre Dame.

EXTRA TOOL

Dillon is looking forward to catching the ball more this season to develop his game. In his freshman year, he didn't have a catch, last season he had eight and now he has three after two games.

"Honestly, he's been working at it every single day," Brown said. "I feel his confidence is just through the roof. He feels like he can catch anything. He's actually asking for passing plays now."

FEELING GOOD

"We came out healthy, which was really important," Addazio said.

UP NEXT

Richmond: Opens its CAA play at home against Elon on Saturday.

Boston College: Hosts Kansas on Friday.

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Passing

Rich Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Mancuso 17 11 64.7 1 124 35 2 66.4
B. English 9 8 88.9 0 25 9 0 79.2
BC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Brown 14 8 57.1 3 163 55 0 137.8
D. Grosel 2 1 50.0 0 9 9 0 62.5

Rushing

Rich Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Mancuso 10 70 7.0 23 0
S. Smith 10 66 6.6 13 0
BC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Bailey 13 97 7.5 36 0
Z. Flowers 3 92 30.7 46 1

Receiving

Rich Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Fessler 7 65 9.3 17 0
K. Fuller 6 60 10.0 35 1
BC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Burt 1 55 55.0 55 1
A. Dillon 2 54 27.0 42 1

Fumbles

Rich F FL
C. Fessler 1 0

Returning

Rich KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Dykes 1 25.0 0 25 0 - 0 0
C. Fessler 0 - 0 0 1 4.0 0 4
BC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Levy 1 28.0 0 28 0 - 0 0
H. Davis 1 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0

Punting

Rich Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Breckenridge 3 78 26.0 33
J. Larson 2 80 40.0 42
BC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Longman 2 67 33.5 35
G. Carlson 1 34 34.0 34

Takeaways

BC Int Yds InTD
T. Haynes 1 0 0
N. Borgersen 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Rich BC
Points For 13 45
Total Yards 364 518
Rushing Yards 215 346
Passing Yards 149 172
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/26 9/16
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 20 24
Penalties - Yards 7/35 2/10
Time Of Possession 33:33 27:27
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/13 6/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 5/32 3/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Rich BC
BC 1:25 TD Zay Flowers 46 yd run (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 0 7
BC 9:35 TD Korab Idrizi 7 yd pass from Anthony Brown (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 0 14
BC 13:29 TD AJ Dillon 2 yd run (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 0 21
2nd Quarter Rich BC
Rich 1:47 TD Keyston Fuller 35 yd pass from Joe Mancuso (Jake Larson kick) 7 21
BC 3:45 TD AJ Dillon 42 yd pass from Anthony Brown (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 7 28
Rich 9:42 FG Jake Larson 36 yd FG 10 28
BC 11:24 TD Jake Burt 55 yd pass from Anthony Brown (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 10 35
3rd Quarter Rich BC
BC 6:58 TD AJ Dillon 2 yd run (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 10 42
BC 14:39 FG Aaron Boumerhi 30 yd FG 10 45
4th Quarter Rich BC
Rich 14:48 FG Jake Larson 45 yd FG 13 45

Game Information

Stadium: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 30,111
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