Holy Cross Downed By Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Freshman wide receiver Spencer Gilliam blocked one punt and returned another blocked punt for a touchdown, as the Holy Cross football team fell to Boston College 62-14 at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles improve to 2-0 on the season with the win, while Holy Cross falls to 0-2 overall.
Tailback A.J. Dillon led Boston College by rushing for 149 yards and three touchdowns on the afternoon. Following the contest, Dillon received the Capt. Edward J. O’Melia Trophy, which has been presented to the most valuable player of every Holy Cross-Boston College game since 1945.
Senior linebacker Ryan Brady led the Crusader defense with a career-high 15 total tackles, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. On the offensive side of the ball, junior tailback Domenic Cozier carried 12 times for a team-best 43 yards
Boston College opened the game by jumping out to a 21-0 lead on three first quarter scoring runs by Dillon. The Eagles added 13 more points in the second quarter to make the score 34-0 at the break, with a 17-yard touchdown pass from E.J. Perry to Ben Glines and an 81-yard interception return by Hamp Cheevers.
Boston College scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter, before Holy Cross put its first points on the board when Gilliam blocked a punt and freshman defensive back Cristos Argys returned it 32 yards for a touchdown. The Crusaders would score again in the fourth quarter when junior defensive back Macklin Kortebein blocked a punt and Gilliam returned it one year for a score, while the Eagles added 14 more points in the final frame.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 15, when it plays host to Yale at 1:05 p.m.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
• Boston College now leads the all-time series 48-32-3 with nine straight victories.
• The 83 all-time games played between the schools are the most for either one against any single opponent.
• The contest was just Holy Cross’ second game against an FBS opponent since 2002.
• The crowd of 40,311 was the largest to witness a Holy Cross-Boston College game since 40,642 fans attended the 1954 meeting at Fenway Park.