November 10, 2012 - Back to Business

Boston College was obviously psyched up for the game as they played the spoiler role in 2002 and 1993. Plus they had won six in a row from 2001-2008. On paper, it should be no contest as Boston College came into the game with a 2-7 record. While it wasn't a blowout, Notre Dame took care of business and did what they needed to do.

On their first possession, Everett Golson led the offense 95 yards on 13 plays to start the scoring with a quarterback keeper. Boston College would kick a field goal on the first play of the second quarter and would not get any closer. George Atkinson fumbled the ball away but the defense shut down BC. Golson would cap a sixteen play, eight and a half minute drive with a touchdown pass to tight end Troy Niklas. The second half opened with a touchdown drive to John Goodman and that would be it for the offense. BC turned it over on downs, ND punted, and then BC started the fourth quarter with a field goal. The defense would take over from there: sack by Kapron Lewis-Moore on 4th down, interception by Manti Te'o, sacked and forced fumble by Stephon Tuitt to be recovered by Prince Shembo.

Note Dame had now won four in a row against Boston College and put them back in their place. Early in the day, #1 Alabama lost to Texas A&M, which left three undefeated teams remaining as the Irish looked to return home for Senior Day.

      1 2 3 4   F
#4 ND 7 7 7 0  21
   BC 0 3 0 3   6

For the first time since 1993 and the 8th time overall, Notre Dame started the season 10-0.

Keywords: football, boston college, everett golson, george atkinson, troy niklas, john goodman, kapron lewis-moore, manti teo, stephon tuitt, prince shembo, alabama, texas a&m

Posted On: 2013-01-31 00:15:01 by IrishTrpt07
Edited On: 2013-01-31 05:58:37 by IrishTrpt07


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