By Tyler Englander 09/28/2018
It was the A.J Dillon show Saturday afternoon in Chestnut Hill. The Sophomore standout carried the ball 28 times, for 161 yards and two scores as the B.C. offense was clicking in a 45-35 win over Temple.
It was clear the game plan for BC was to get Dillon involved heavily, following a poor performance a week ago in a loss to Purdue. Quarterback Anthony Brown had a decent day throwing for 139 yards and two scores. Brown also added a receiving touchdown on a pass from Jeff Smith. Owls running back Ryquell Armstead opened some eyes with a fantastic performance, rushing for 171 yards and four scores including a 75-yard touchdown.
The game changed in the second quarter with Temple leading 21-13. Quarterback Anthony Russo threw two interceptions on back to back drives. Hamp Cheevers had the first interception, followed by a Taj-Amir Torres pick. Boston College would capitalize on the turnovers with both subsequent drives ending in AJ Dillon touchdowns. Early in the second half, Zach Allen forced a fumble that BC would recover. The Eagles got fancy and receiver Jeff Smith found QB Anthony Brown in the back of the end zone for a touchdown which game the Eagles enough cushion to take the win.
Boston College goes to 4-1 on the season and will head on the road to face NC State in Raleigh next weekend. The Wolfpack are 4-0 on the season coming off an impressive win over Virginia. Following the matchup, BC will rerun home in two weeks to take on Louisville. Temple falls to 2-3 and will take on East Carolina at home next week.