CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts (Ticker) -- Boston College spotted
North Carolina State an double-digit lead. It turned out to be
nothing Matt Ryan could not overcome.
In his first game since being named starter in place of Quinton
Porter, Ryan ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to
lead the Eagles to a 30-10 Atlantic Coast Conference victory
over the Wolfpack.
Brian Clark scored on a 96-yard pass from Marcus Stone just
under five minutes into the game and John Deraney kicked a
48-yard field goal to open a 10-0 lead for the Wolfpack with
6:48 left in the first quarter.
Boston College (7-4, 4-3 ACC Atlantic) took a 17-10 lead at the
half after Ryan hit Chris Miller with a 17-yard TD pass with 24
seconds left in the second quarter.
Ryan, who completed 8-of-16 passes for 185 yards, ran for a
three-yard TD in the third quarter and added a one-yard scoring
run with 1:50 to play to cap the scoring.
L.V. Whitworth, who pulled the Eagles within 10-7 with a
one-yard TD run late in the first quarter, finished with 119
yards on 26 carries.
NC State (4-5, 3-5 Atlantic) averaged 247 yards rushing over its
last two games, including a win over Florida State, but was
limited to 59 yards on 40 carries.