BOSTON (AP) — Eric Dungey threw for three touchdowns, Ervin Phillips had a pair of scores and Syracuse beat Boston College 28-20 on Saturday, sending the Eagles to their 12th straight Atlantic Coast Conference loss.
Dungey went 32 for 38 for 434 yards. He also ran 17 times for 54 yards for the Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC).
Last week, he became the first player in school history to throw for over 300 yards and rush for over 100 in an upset victory over then-No. 17 Virginia Tech.
Patrick Towles went 4 of 14 for 45 yards for Boston College (3-4, 0-4) but did run 75 yards for a touchdown. He was taken out of the game early in the fourth quarter and appeared to be favoring his right leg.
Back-up Darius Wade drove the Eagles deep into Syracuse territory, but was sacked and then threw incomplete on fourth-and-14 with just under 2 minutes left.
The Orange went 86 yards for a score to make it 21-10 after an interception by linebacker Parris Bennett inside their own 5.
Receiver Steve Ishmael made an 11-yard TD catch along the side of the end zone, making a leaping grab and getting one foot to touch before he was knocked out of bounds.
One play later, Towles broke around left end and went down the sideline for his score on the final play of the third quarter. Mike Knoll’s second field goal — a 39-yarder — cut it to 21-20.
Dungey’s third TD toss — a 68-yarder to Amba Etta-Tawo — made it 28-20.
Boston College’s Myles Willis had an 89-yard kickoff return for a TD.
SYRACSE: The Orange didn’t play smooth offensively, collecting a handful of false start penalties and turning the ball over three times, but they go into a bye week with a pair of key victories.
BOSTON COLLEGE: The Eagles can’t make key plays when the game’s close. They were driving for a possible go-ahead score late in the third when wide-open receiver Michael Walker bobbled a pass — with the ball flying into the air and into the hands of linebacker Bennett.
SYRACUSE: Travels to No. 4 Clemson on Nov. 5.
BOSTON COLLEGE: Faces North Carolina State on the road next Saturday.
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