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Summer Scouting: Game #11, Florida State

RB Myles Willis recorded his first career receptions and totaled 69 yards and one touchdown -- the first of his career -- against FSU in 2013

RB Myles Willis recorded his first career receptions and totaled 69 yards and one touchdown -- the first of his career -- against FSU in 2013

June 12, 2014

For each of the next 11 weeks leading up to the season opener against Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 30, is previewing its 2014 opponents.  This week, continuing to work in reverse chronological order, we are featuring the Florida State.  The Eagles and Seminoles square off on Saturday, Nov. 22.  Below, and coming on Thursdays of each week, is a sampling of some news and notes from a series.

DATE:      Saturday, Nov. 22
LOCATION:      Tallahassee, Fla.
STADIUM:      Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium
SERIES:      Florida State leads, 8-4
LAST MEETING:      Sept. 28, 2013: FSU won, 48-34


Sept. 28, 2013

  • Senior quarterback Chase Rettig completed 18-of-28 passes for 197 yards and a career-high four touchdown passes, classmate Andre Williams rushed for 149 yards and Boston College raced to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter before Florida State rallied and defeated the Eagles, 48-34.
  • Boston College's 34 points against the Seminoles in late September marked the most by an opponent that season against Florida State, which went on to capture the BCS national championship with a victory over Auburn in the Rose Bowl.  BC and Auburn were the lone opponents to post more than 200 rushing yards against the Seminoles in 2013.
  • Boston College controlled the first quarter, taking a 14-3 lead in the first 15 minutes before Florida State came back to outscore the Eagles, 21-3, and go into halftime with a 24-17 lead.
  • Freshman running back Myles Willis recorded his first career receptions, earning 69 yards on four catches and tallying his first career TD.  
  • FSU quarterback Jameis Winston was 17-of-27 for 330 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.  
  • The Eagle defense forced the Seminoles to go three-and-out to start the game, after winning the coin toss and electing to receive in the second half. After two incomplete passes, senior defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey sacked Winston for a loss of 11 yards.  Ramsey, Kasim Edebali and Mehdi Abdesmad each recorded sacks on the night, while junior defensive back Manuel Asprilla deflected a Winston pass to classmate Dominique Williams for his first career interception.


  • When Boston College travels to Tallahassee in late November this fall, the game will mark the 10th time in as many seasons (dating back to 2005, the Eagles first season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference) and the 13th meeting overall in the all-time series history between the teams. 
  • The Seminoles have an 8-4 advantage in the series that dates back to 1957 and own a 6-3 series edge over the Eagles as ACC opponents; BC has lost four straight meetings with Florida State.  The teams are 2-2 against one another at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., with BC earning victories in 2006 (24-19) and 2008 (27-17). BC is 2-5 against FSU at Alumni Stadium.
  • The Eagles last defeated the Seminoles, 27-21, on Oct. 3, 2008 in Alumni Stadium. Then-freshman quarterback Dave Shinskie completed 13-of-22 passing attempts for 211 yards and two touchdowns while running back Montel Harris turned in a 179-yard rushing effort.



  • 2008: Montel Harris ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and Marcellus Bowman went 87 yards with an interception for another score to help Boston College beat No. 20 Florida State, 27-17.  The Eagles picked off Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder three times and held the Seminoles to just 73 yards rushing.  It was the fourth straight year the visiting team won. Florida State knocked off a previously unbeaten and second-ranked Boston College team in 2007 in Chestnut Hill by an identical 27-17 score.
  • 2006: Boston College's DeJuan Tribble was ready when it counted.  Tribble's 36-yard interception return for a touchdown capped a 21-point second quarter and the 22nd-ranked Eagles held off Florida State, 24-19.  FSU quarterback Drew Weatherford tried for the 6-foot-6 Greg Carr on the game's final play, but he was blanketed in the end zone by half the Boston College defense and the ball was picked off by Larry Anam. That play was reviewed, but stood as called on the field.  BC quarterback Matt Ryan completed 16-of-26 passes for 262 yards and the Eagles limited Florida State to 28 yards rushing.  With the lead and a chance to get the ball back in good field position, Florida State chose to go for a blocked punt, but ended up roughing BC's Johnny Ayers.  Five plays later L.V. Whitworth scored on a six-yard run to give the Eagles a 14-10 lead.

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