O'Brien's 3 TDs leads Maryland past BC 24-21Oct 23, 2010 - 9:31 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- Maryland safety Antwine Perez had two interceptions and a fumble recovery, and Danny O'Brien threw for three touchdowns to lead the Terrapins to a 24-21 victory over Boston College on Saturday, sending the Eagles to their fifth consecutive loss.
The news was even worse for BC, which lost three defensive starters to injuries, including one that appeared to be serious. Safety Wes Davis remained on the turf for about 10 minutes before being strapped to a backboard and wheeled to a waiting ambulance; the school said he had "full movement" but was taken to a hospital for observation.
O'Brien completed 27 of 40 passes for 182 yards, hitting Torrey Smith, Ronnie Tyler and Kerry Boykins on touchdown passes for Maryland (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Montel Harris ran 27 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns for BC (2-5, 0-4) to surpass 3,000 yards in his career.
Chase Rettig completed 18 of 33 passes for a touchdown. One of the interceptions was tipped and several other passes were dropped, including one on fourth down in the final minutes with the Eagles needing a field goal to tie the game.
Maryland led 24-7 on three short touchdown passes and a 26-yard field goal before BC perked up.
Rettig hit Ifeanyi Moma for a 23-yard pass to the Maryland 7, and Harris ran it three times for the score that made it 24-14 with 11:20 to play. After BC forced a punt, Rettig threw a long pass to Moma that was high and off his fingertips, only to be caught by BC's Bobby Swigert for a gain of 63 yards.
Swigert was pushed out at the 6, and a roughing the passer penalty moved it to the 3. Harris ran it in from there to make it 24-21 with 7:10 left.
The Eagles had two more chances with the ball, but Shakim Phillips dropped a slant pass on fourth-and-3 and Harris was stopped inches short of the first down on BC's final possession to allow the Terps to run out the clock.
Davis' knees were up while he was being worked on, and he was moving his arm as he was taken from the field; the school said he had a neck injury but noted that he has "full movement." Defensive lineman Alex Albright left the game with an ankle in the first quarter, and cornerback DeLeon Gause hurt his right knee.
Harris is the fourth player in BC history - and the first junior - to reach the 3,000 yard milestone.
- NCAAF FINAL
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -----
MARYLAND 7 14 3 0 24
BOSTON COLLEGE 0 7 0 14 21 FINAL
1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, TORREY SMITH 3 YD PASS FROM
DANNY O'BRIEN (TRAVIS BALTZ
KICK), 9:42. MARYLAND 7-0
2ND QUARTER: BOSTON COL - TD, BOBBY SWIGERT 3 YD PASS FROM
CHASE RETTIG (NATE FREESE
Oct 23 4:18 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 21 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Oct 23 4:18 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 21 7:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Maryland 24, Boston College 21 4th - 7:10Oct 23 3:56 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 14 11:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Maryland 24, Boston College 14 4th - 11:20Oct 23 3:43 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 7 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Oct 23 3:35 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 7 0:13 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Maryland 24, Boston College 7 3rd - 0:13Oct 23 3:32 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 7 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Oct 23 2:28 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 7 2:38 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Maryland 21, Boston College 7 2nd - 2:38Oct 23 2:12 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 7 5:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Maryland 14, Boston College 7 2nd - 5:29Oct 23 2:03 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 7 12:09 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Maryland 7, Boston College 7 2nd - 12:09Oct 23 1:43 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Oct 23 1:35 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE 0 5:18 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Maryland 7, Boston College 0 1st - 5:18Oct 23 1:24 PM
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