Boston College Football came into their season opener as 50.5 point favorites, and they lived up to the spread, beating the Colgate Raiders Saturday afternoon by a score of 51-0.
BC began their season with the ball, and running back Travis Levy notched a three-yard touchdown on the ground for the first score of the season.
Eagles quarterback Phil Jurkovec found Zay Flowers seven times, tallying 135 yards while Jurkovec hooked up with Flowers, who was in double coverage, for a 39-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
6-foot-7 tight end Trae Barry was also among the many to impress in the opener. In the second quarter, Jurkovec found Barry for a 51-yard touchdown pass, as Barry hurdled a Colgate defender at around the 15-yard line and stomped his way into the end zone.
It was 27-0 at halftime, and the Eagles could only muster a field goal in the third quarter but piled it on in the fourth. Pat Garwo III notched a two-yard touchdown on the ground before a pick-six from Jahmin Muse put BC up 44-0.
With roughly 10 minutes to go in the ballgame, backup quarterback Dennis Grosel took over. Peter Stehr capped off Grosel’s first drive with another two-yard rushing touchdown, and Grosel’s second drive was the game-ending drive, as Grosel took a knee and the clock ran out to end the ballgame.
While Colgate is an FCS opponent and predicted to have a losing season, beating a team 51-0 is still quite impressive. Colgate will also be facing Holy Cross at Polar Park on October 23, the Boston Red Sox‘s Triple-A club, the Worcester Red Sox/WooSox’s stadium.
With the win, BC moves to 1-0 on the season and will take on UMass Amherst at UMass in Week 2, before travelling to Philadelphia to take on Temple in Week 3. They’ll get their first real test of the season when they play Missouri in their next home game, which is Week 4.
(Photo of Jahmin Muse/Boston College Football Instagram — @bcfootball)