COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BC keeps bowl chances alive with 30-0 win over UConn


BOSTON - Boston College's postseason hopes will live on for another week.

Patrick Towles passed for 183 yards and a touchdown in his final home game, Davon Jones added a rushing score and Boston College defeated UConn 30-0 on Saturday.

Eagles senior linebacker Matt Milano added a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Boston College (5-6) can become bowl-eligible with a victory in its regular-season finale at Wake Forest next week.

"It felt great to be in the locker room with them after they won this game," Eagles coach Steve Addazio said. "I'm looking forward to having an opportunity to win one more and get six."

Neither team entered Saturday having produced much on offense in recent weeks.

The Huskies (3-8) started freshman Donovan Williams at quarterback for the second straight game in an attempt to jumpstart an offense that entered the day averaging an FBS-worst 16.5 points per game. But UConn managed just 121 yards of offense, with Williams throwing three interceptions.

"A disappointing loss," UConn coach Bob Diaco said. "Hard to win. When you don't have production on one side of the ball it becomes impossible. It'll be fixed. I know what the issues are and they're going to be fixed - and that's why we're disappointed."

The Eagles, whose offense came in averaging an FBS-worst 295.5 yards per game, had better luck.

Towles had struggled throwing the ball this season, but found a groove in the third quarter completing 5 of 6 passes in the Eagles' first drive out of halftime. The series ended with his 10-yard touchdown pass to Michael Walker that put BC in front 17-0.

"We talked all week - we've got two games to make this season special. Check one, right?" Towles said. "We've got a one-game season left."

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