NCAA Game Summary - Boston College at Miami-Florida
(Friday, November 25th)
Final Score: Boston College 24, Miami-Florida 17
Miami Gardens, FL (Sports Network) - Chase Rettig threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns as Boston College defeated Miami, 24-17, in ACC action at Sun Life Stadium.
Rettig completed 13-of-17 passes for the Eagles (4-8, 3-5 ACC) as they won for the second time in the last three outings. Chris Pantale reeled in four passes for 70 yards and both scores through the air for the visitors.
The Hurricanes (6-6, 3-5) were paced by Jacory Harris with 23-of-39 passing for 245 yards and a touchdown, but he was also picked off four times on the day. Lamar Miller registered a game-high 114 yards rushing and scored once on 12 carries.
Miami opened the scoring with a seven-yard TD strike from Harris to LaRon Byrd on the first possession of the game.
Later in the first quarter Rettig conducted an 11-play, 70-yard drive that ate up almost seven minutes on the clock and concluded with a nine-yard TD pass to Pantale.
Less than a minute later the Hurricanes responded with a 79-yard TD run by Miller, the longest run for the program in more than a decade.
The only points of the second quarter came courtesy of a 30-yard field goal by BC kicker Nate Freese, leaving the Eagles with a 14-10 deficit at the break.
In the third quarter BC began to pull away as Rettig and Pantale combined on a 32-yard TD pass and Luke Kuechly intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for another Eagles score early in the fourth.
Late in the meeting Miami narrow the gap to seven points after Jake Wieclaw knocked through a 49-yard field goal, but by then it was too late in the seven-point decision.
Kuechly finished the game with just nine total tackles, but still became the all-time leading tackler for Boston College when he made his 525th stop in the first half.
While the Hurricanes didn't finish on a positive note on the field, there was some good news for the program that arrived in the fourth quarter when it was announced that head coach Al Golden had agreed to a four-year contract extension through February 1, 2020.
11/25 20:39:47 ET