Boxscore
Northwestern 22, Boston College 13
Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 32597

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston College 3 7 0 3 13
Northwestern 6 6 3 7 22

Recap


Northwestern 22, Boston College 13
: Jeff Budzien made a school record-tying five field goals in as many attempts and the host Wildcats stymied the Eagles' ground game to improve to 3-0 for the third time in five years.

The quarterback tandem of Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian combined to complete 30 passes for 267 yards for Northwestern, the only team in the nation with three wins against BCS-conference teams. Mike Trumpy, who took over when starting running back Venric Mark suffered a lower-body injury in the second half, ran for 106 yards on 16 carries, including a 27-yard touchdown with 97 seconds left that sealed the contest.

Chase Rettig threw for 291 yards and a score for Boston College (1-2), which gained just 25 yards on the ground. Team rushing leader Rolandan Finch had only 19 yards and fumbled on the Northwestern 5-yard line early in the third quarter, a miscue that led to Budzien's final field goal and a 15-10 Wildcats lead with 2:50 left in the third quarter.

Budzien's third field goal, a 29-yarder less than two minutes into the second, gave Northwestern a 9-3 lead. The hosts were threatening to add to their advantage moments later, but a fumble deep in Boston College territory gave the Eagles the ball with 4:13 left in the first half. Rettig responded by engineering a 95-yard drive, capped by a 31-yard scoring strike to Johnathan Coleman that put Boston College ahead for the first and only time at 10-9.

Budzien booted a 41-yarder with two seconds left to give the Wildcats the lead at the half and the Eagles reached Northwestern territory just three times after the break. The first resulted in Finch's fumble, the second in a Nate Freese 34-yard field goal that cut their deficit to 15-13 and the third on the last possession of the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Budzien went all of last year without having a single game with multiple field goals. He was 3-for-3 last Saturday against Vanderbilt before his record-tying performance against Boston College. ... Rettig has made 114 pass attempts without throwing an interception. ... Northwestern leads the all-time series 4-1.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:25
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 3 - Boston College 0
1st Quarter - 8:03
Boston College   FG  Northwestern 3 - Boston College 3
1st Quarter - 3:36
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 6 - Boston College 3
2nd Quarter - 13:21
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 9 - Boston College 3
2nd Quarter - 1:38
Boston College   TD  Northwestern 9 - Boston College 10
2nd Quarter - 0:01
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 12 - Boston College 10
3rd Quarter - 2:50
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 15 - Boston College 10
4th Quarter - 14:50
Boston College   FG  Northwestern 15 - Boston College 13
4th Quarter - 1:37
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 22 - Boston College 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Boston College Northwestern
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Boston College Northwestern
Score 13 22
First Downs 22 34
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-11
18%
12-for-19
63%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 316 560
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 21-25 60-293
Average/Rush 1.2 4.9
Passing
Comp-Att 24-44 30-40
Passing Yards 291 267
Average/Pass Play 6.5 6.4
Penalties-Yards 4-48 7-79
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 24:04 35:56

PLAYER STATS

Boston College (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Rettig 24/44 291 1 0
Northwestern (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Colter 16/20 144 0 0
T. Siemian 14/20 123 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Finch 8 19 2.4 0
T. Kimble 5 11 2.2 0
A. Williams 4 7 1.8 0
C. Rettig 3 3 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Trumpy 16 106 6.6 1
V. Mark 18 77 4.3 0
K. Colter 15 66 4.4 0
T. Jones 1 14 14.0 0
T. Jones 3 10 3.3 0
T. Green 4 8 2.0 0
T. Siemian 3 7 2.3 0
B. Vitabile 0 5 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Amidon 9 118 13.1 0
J. Coleman 5 81 16.2 1
D. Elliott 2 25 12.5 0
T. Kimble 2 21 10.5 0
S. Evans 2 19 9.5 0
R. Finch 1 16 16.0 0
M. Naples 2 6 3.0 0
C. Parsons 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Fields 9 77 8.6 0
T. Jones 2 55 27.5 0
V. Mark 7 42 6.0 0
C. Jones 4 38 9.5 0
R. Lawrence 2 21 10.5 0
C. Dickerson 2 13 6.5 0
D. Vitale 2 13 6.5 0
M. Trumpy 2 8 4.0 0
Advertisement