Boston College 24, Villanova 14

Date - Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Alumni Stadium
Attendance - 30922

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Villanova 14 0 0 0 14
Boston College 7 0 14 3 24

Recap

 

Boston College 24, Villanova 14: Senior Alex Amidon caught a career-high 13 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown as the host Eagles shook off an upset bid from the Wildcats in Steve Addazio's coaching debut at home.

Andre Williams rushed for 114 yards - including the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter - before leaving with a hamstring injury for Boston College, which trailed 14-7 at halftime and outgained the Wildcats 284-121 in the second half. Chase Rettig was 23-of-30 for 285 yards and two touchdowns.

Jamal Abdur-Rahman scored both touchdowns for Villanova, which totaled 74 of its 197 rushing yards in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback John Robertson, the Jerry Rice Award winner as the top freshman in the FCS, was 16-of-25 for 158 yards with a TD and two interceptions while rushing for a team-high 94 yards.

Villanova reached into its bag of tricks on the game's first possession when Abdur-Rahman took a direct snap while in punt formation, faked a handoff and ran 47 yards for his first career touchdown. Abdur-Rahman's 27-yard TD catch with 4:20 left in the opening quarter made it 14-7.

The Eagles tied it when Rettig found a wide open Amidon for a 49-yard touchdown on the opening possession of the second half. Boston College made it 21-14 with 4:40 left in the third quarter on Williams' 26-yard run, which capped a two-play, 60-yard drive.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Addazio moved Bobby Wolford from linebacker to fullback, and the redshirt freshman responded by catching six passes for 84 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. ... Boston College improved to 21-1 against FCS teams since Division I split into two levels in 1978, with its only loss 27-0 to Massachusetts in 1978. Villanova is 3-15 against FBS schools, with its last victory 27-24 over Temple in 2009. ... Wildcats RB Kevin Monangai, who rushed for 1,210 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012, was held to 23 yards on 11 carries.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:06
Villanova   TD  Boston College 0 - Villanova 7
1st Quarter - 7:08
Boston College   TD  Boston College 7 - Villanova 7
1st Quarter - 4:20
Villanova   TD  Boston College 7 - Villanova 14
3rd Quarter - 11:40
Boston College   TD  Boston College 14 - Villanova 14
3rd Quarter - 4:40
Boston College   TD  Boston College 21 - Villanova 14
4th Quarter - 5:18
Boston College   FG  Boston College 24 - Villanova 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Villanova Boston College
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Villanova Boston College
Score 14 24
First Downs 17 19
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-13
46%
8-for-18
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 355 413
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-197 40-128
Average/Rush 5.5 3.2
Passing
Comp-Att 16-26 23-30
Passing Yards 158 285
Average/Pass Play 5.3 9.5
Penalties-Yards 1-5 4-40
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 29:15 30:45

PLAYER STATS

Villanova (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Robertson 16/25 158 1 2
G. Underwood 0/1 0 0 1
Boston College (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Rettig 23/30 285 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Robertson 13 94 7.2 0
J. Abdur-Rahman 5 57 11.4 1
K. Monangai 11 23 2.1 0
G. Underwood 3 17 5.7 0
A. Medley 3 8 2.7 0
P. Livers 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Williams 23 114 5.0 1
T. Rouse 8 14 1.8 0
D. Dudeck 4 5 1.2 0
C. Rettig 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
P. Livers 8 90 11.2 0
J. Abdur-Rahman 4 41 10.2 1
K. Gulyas 1 13 13.0 0
K. Monangai 1 5 5.0 0
G. Underwood 1 5 5.0 0
A. Wells 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Amidon 13 146 11.2 1
B. Wolford 6 84 14.0 1
C. Parsons 1 19 19.0 0
D. Crimmins 1 15 15.0 0
D. Dudeck 1 12 12.0 0
S. Evans 1 9 9.0 0