A look ahead, featuring each Boston College's opponents of the regular season
Chase Rettig completed 19 of 29 passes for 197 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.
Team meets with media after second practice
Spiffy Evans returned a punt 83 yards for a score
Boston College vs. Northwestern (9/15/12) - AP Photos
ABDESMAD'S CAREER HIGHS
2014 (SENIOR):Saw action in four games, starting the first two, before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... tallied three tackles (one solo) against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) ... made one solo tackle against Colorado State (Sept. 27).
2013 (JUNIOR): Started the first four games of the season at left tackle ... missed the final nine games of the season because of left knee injury suffered against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... registered 17 tackles, including nine solo tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss ... registered two sacks ... notched a season-high seven tackles, including one sack for a loss of eight yards, at Southern California (Sept. 14) ... tallied three tackles, including one sack for a loss of two yards, against the Seminoles before sustaining the injury.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, making eight starts ... played on 635 snaps between defense and special teams; saw time on 60 or more plays in each of five games ... made 25 tackles, 10 solo, on the year ... compiled a career-high six tackles while contesting a season-high 91 plays at Army (Oct. 6) ... recorded three tackles (one for loss) and first-career forced fumble against Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) ... totaled two tackles and first-career fumble recovery against Maine (Sept. 8) ... broke up a pass against Miami (Sept. 1) ... registered a tackle for loss against Maryland (Oct. 27) and at NC State (Nov. 24).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games; missed the final three games of season ... participated in 76 plays ... listed second on the depth chart as defensive end in first two games, before moving to top of list against Duke (Sept. 17) ... recorded one solo tackle at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... registered two tackles against Northwestern (Sept. 3), the first game of his collegiate career.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 2010 Collégial AAA (league) Defensive MVP honors as a defensive end at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal; also gained league all-star accolades ... registered 58 tackles - 45 solos and 13 assisted - in 2010; also totaled 18 tackles for loss, including a league-record 15 sacks ... led the Spartiates to the 2009 provincial championship and the 2010 championship game ... played for head coach Cherif Nicolas ...played in USA Football's 2010 Team USA vs. The World Game in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... helped Canada to a silver medal at the 2009 IFAF Junior World Cup in Canton, Ohio, earning all-star accolades.
PERSONAL: Mehdi Abdesmad ... enrolled as a finance major in the Carroll School of Management ... is the recipient of the The Robert S. Boova ' 73 Family Scholarship Fund ... Mehdi and his two older sisters are the children of Sihame and the late Montacer Abdesmad.