Boston College Football took a 45-28 victory over UMass Saturday, in their famous Red Bandana uniforms, which honor 9/11 hero Welles Crowther. But star quarterback for BC, Phil Jurkovec, went down with a right wrist injury in the first quarter. Backup QB Dennis Grosel took over, leading the team to victory.
“I don’t really know… they said it was something with his wrist or his hand. They took x-rays… I’ll get details (and update you) tomorrow,” coach Jeff Hafley said after the game.
Jurkovec wasn’t the only one injured in Saturday’s affair. Star wideout Zay Flowers went down after a big hit, but he later returned to the action.
UMass made it more of a game than many were expecting. Their true freshman quarterback, Brady Olson, hurled for 214 yards, tossing three touchdown passes. But ultimately, BC came away with the win as the Eagles were too much for the Minuteman.
Pat Garwo III had another strong day for the Eagles, rushing for 160 yards. Alec Sinkfield and Travis Levy, Alec Sinkfield, and Grosel also tallied rushing touchdowns of their own.
Grosel also went 11-for-14 passing, tallying 199 yards in relief of Jurkovec.
“We’ll have an answer by around 1:30 Sunday… All I know is (Jurkovec) just kind of fell on it — he went down, so it’s something in his hand or his wrist,” BC’s head coach said.
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