What an epic game
The first half was wild, with both offenses putting up 17 points and lots of huge plays that stretched downfield. Mizzou was especially effective at the dinking and dunking of BC’s defense, while Boston College either ran it down the Tigers’ throat or opened up for some huge throwing gains downfield. A 49-yard field goal by BC (that’s new!) tied it up 17-17 at the half.
BC dominated time of possession in the 3rd quarter and scored 10 points to Mizzou’s 0 after holding ball for over 13 minutes total. Patrick Garwo III was especially impressive on the ground. Mizzou was able to put up more points of their own in the 4th quarter and eventually took the lead, 31-27, after scoring 14 straight points. BC got the ball with just 6 minutes remaining and they proceeded to drive the ball all the way down into Mizzou’s redzone as time started to expire. Finally, Travis Levy punched it in for a TD with 25 seconds remaining. Mizzou proceeded to launch an extremely quick drive to BC’s 39 yard line and made a 56-yard FG to send the game into OT.
BC made its initial drive and scored a TD on a beautiful pass to Zay Flowers from 9 yards out. And the first play from Mizzou was an interception, icing the game for BC.