Scores

Final

Boston College 21

(5-5, 3-4 ACC)

Duke 16

(3-7, 1-5 ACC)

12:00 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
BC 0 7 14 021
DUKE 3 3 3 716

Top Performers

Passing: C. Rettig (BC) - 230 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Harris (TEM) - 23 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Vernon (DUKE) - 12 REC, 134 YDS

Late defensive stand gives BC win vs. Duke

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Chase Rettig threw two third-quarter touchdown passes and Boston College made a late defensive stand to defeat Duke 21-16 on Saturday.

Rettig completed 12 of 24 passes for 230 yards for the Eagles (5-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third consecutive game.

Duke (3-7, 1-5) drove to the Boston College 4-yard line on its final drive, coming up short in its bid for a second last-minute comeback win in as many weeks. Sean Renfree's fourth-down pass was batted down by defensive end Max Holloway with 46 seconds left.

Montel Harris rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown for Boston College, but he also lost two fumbles in the red zone.

Duke's August Campbell returned Harris' second fumble 95 yards for a touchdown to trim Boston College's lead to 21-16 early in the fourth quarter.

Leading 21-9, Boston College was on the verge of taking a commanding lead when Duke's defense responded. Harris fumbled on third-and-4 from the Duke 9 after a hit by Walt Canty, and Campbell scooped up the loose ball.

He raced toward the left sideline, skipping out of a diving tackle attempt by Rettig before outrunning offensive tackle Emmett Cleary to the end zone for the longest fumble return in school history.

Rettig passed for 95 yards in the third quarter, tossing a 38-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Swigert on Boston College's first possession of the half. After a fumble by Duke's Conner Vernon, Rettig connected with Ifeanyi Momah for a 4-yard touchdown on a fade route.

The Eagles led 7-6 at halftime, scoring just once on three trips inside the Duke 25. Harris lost a fumble on the first of those opportunities, but he responded with a 15-yard touchdown run up the middle midway through the second quarter.

The Blue Devils, who netted minus-8 rushing yards on 17 attempts in the first half, got field goals of 29 yards and 40 yards from Will Snyderwine before halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BC
DUKE
1st Downs1519
Total Yards356311
Passing230307
Rushing1264
Penalties7-505-42
3rd Down Conversions5-146-18
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers22
Possession28:2531:35

Passing Leaders

Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rettig12/242309.620
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Renfree35/492855.800

Rushing Leaders

Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris231094.7129
Williams4174.308
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott10202.007
Vernon133.003

Receiving Leaders

Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Swigert59218.4144
Amidon36220.7042
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vernon1213411.2048
Scott6294.808

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBCDUKE
FG09:34Will Snyderwine 29 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERBCDUKE
TD07:24Montel Harris 15 Yd Run (Nate Freese Kick) 73
FG00:40Will Snyderwine 40 Yd 76
THIRD QUARTERBCDUKE
TD12:00Bobby Swigert 38 Yd Pass From Chase Rettig (Nate Freese Kick) 146
TD07:11Ifeanyi Momah 4 Yd Pass From Chase Rettig (Nate Freese Kick) 216
FG01:36Will Snyderwine 33 Yd 219
FOURTH QUARTERBCDUKE
TD12:09August Campbell 95 Yd Fumble Return (Will Snyderwine Kick) 2116