Boston Faculty quarterback Phil Jurkovec established his ACC dual-threat credentials because the Eagles routed Georgia Tech, 48-27, Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
The 6-5, 226-pound, switch from Notre Dame accomplished 13-of-21 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. He additionally rushed for 94 yards on seven carries.
BC (4-2, 3-2 ACC) recorded 409 yards of whole offense with 264 on the bottom and 23 first downs. Tailback David Bailey, who was offered the sport ball by coach Jeff Hafley, led the bottom crew with 83 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. BC entered the sport in final place within the ACC for dashing offense averaging 66.2 yards per sport. The Eagles go to No. 1 Clemson subsequent Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
“I assumed it coming, I noticed it in observe with the work that they had executed and to inform you the reality I wasn’t anxious about it and the O-Line not listening to the noise,” stated Hafley in reference to a breakout dashing sport.
“If we are able to run the ball like that it’s so laborious to defend and I anticipated it. I anticipated it final week and I count on once more subsequent week. ”
It appeared the ball safety points that plagued BC in final weekend’s loss at Virginia Tech went unresolved. Bailey fumbled the ball away on the Eagles’ second snap, however BC maintained possession when the assessment confirmed his knee touched the turf earlier than the ball got here free.
Jurkovec took benefit of the Eagles’ second lease and executed a 10-play, 71-yard scoring drive. Jurkovec capped the journey with a 7-yard toss to CJ Lewis in the precise nook of the top zone with 5:25 to play within the first for a 7-0 lead.
It was time for BC to benefit from the opponent incapability to guard the soccer. The Yellow Jackets gave up the ball on their subsequent possession on the Georgia Tech 22. Sims and Gibbs collided within the backfield and defensive finish Marcus Valdez scooped up the free ball. Jurkovec put BC up 14-0 with 2:58 to play within the first on a 5-yard TD move to Lewis. The 6-3, 217-pound, Lewis has emerged as dependable pink zone goal.
“It will get more durable as you get down there and wish to have the ability to assist Phil with my measurement and provides him confidence to throw into the top zone and I could make performs,” stated Lewis.
BC caught one other enormous break after going up 17-0 on a 41-yard Aaron Boumerhi area purpose. Gibbs returned the following kickoff 97 yards, however the play was nullified by a holding name towards Tony Amerson. On the Ramblin Wreck’s second snap, security Mike Palmer recovered a Jordan Mason fumble and returned it 33 yards for a landing to take a 24-0 lead with 12:12 to play within the first half.
“I simply went into the pile and noticed it come out at my toes,” stated Palmer. “In observe we speak and grasping scoops and scooping every part up and when it got here to me I scooped it up and began operating.”
Georgia Tech took benefit of two 15-yard penalties that included a focusing on name towards cornerback Josh DeBerry to achieve the top zone. Sims linked with broad receiver Ahmarean Brown on a go path to make it 24-7.
BC retaliated with a short-field scoring drive to go up 31-7 with 9:44 to play. Zay Flowers caught the sting on a jet sweep and went untouched 22 yards to the top zone for his first dashing landing of the season.
“The Zay sweep, we knew it was there,” stated Hafley. “He did a pleasant job of it and he bought the sting and ran very well.”
Sims marched the Yellow Jackets 91 yards on six performs and reduce the result in 31-14 on a 31-yard TD move to PeJe Harris with 7:13 to play within the half. Boumerhi kicked a 27-yard area purpose with 30 seconds remaining to offer BC a 34-14 lead into the break.
The BC offense didn’t decelerate popping out of the half. Jurkovec employed the run and move on the opening drive of the second half. Jurkovec rushed for 26 yards, hit Hunter Lengthy for 16 extra. Bailey accomplished the five-play, 75-yard drive with a 34-yard landing run that pushed BC’s result in 41-14.
Georgia Tech (2-4, 2-3) responded with a time consuming 75-yard, 15-play, drive that took 7:10 off the clock. The Yellow Jackets caught a break when Mike Palmer’s interception in the long run zone was nullified by a roughing the passer name. Sims scored on a 3-yard keeper to make 41-21.
After BC’s first punt of the sport pinned Georgia Tech by itself 3-yard line, the Yellow Jackets suffered one other self-inflicted wound. Sims’ throw from the top zone as intercepted on by security Jahmin Muse on the 12. BC made it 48-21 on a 4-yard run by Bailey with 1:09 remaining within the third quarter.
The Yellow Jackets closed out the scoring as Brown scored his second TD of the sport, a 2-yard run, with 10:09 to play.