Scores

Final

Villanova 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Boston College 24

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNews

12:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Alumni Stadium, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 14 0 0 014
BC 7 0 14 324

Top Performers

Passing: C. Rettig (BC) - 285 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Williams (BC) - 23 CAR, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Amidon (BC) - 13 REC, 146 YDS, 1 TD

Boston College beats Villanova 24-14

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Alex Amidon had 13 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown as Boston College recovered from a slow start to beat Villanova 24-14 on Saturday and win its first game under coach Steve Addazio.

Andre Williams ran for 114 yards on 23 carries for the Eagles (1-0), who won just twice last season and fired coach Frank Spaziani.

John Robertson ran for 94 yards and passed for 158 more for Villanova (0-1). Jamal Abdur-Rahman caught one TD pass and had a 47-yard touchdown run on a fake punt on the game's opening drive.

The Wildcats, a top 10 team in the Football Championship Subdivision, also led 14-7 before Boston College scored the next 17 points. The Eagles took the lead for good on a two-play drive that included a 36-yard pass to Bobby Wolford and a 24-yard run by Williams to make it 21-14.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
BC
1st Downs1719
Total Yards355413
Passing158285
Rushing197128
Penalties1-54-40
3rd Down Conversions6-138-18
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers41
Possession29:1530:45

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robertson16/251586.312
Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rettig23/302859.520

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robertson13947.2037
Abdur-Rahman55711.4147
Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams231145.0126
Rouse8141.806

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Livers89011.3021
Abdur-Rahman44110.3127
Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amidon1314611.2149
Wolford68414.0134

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLBC
TD13:06Jamal Abdur-Rahman 47 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick)
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70
TD07:08Bobby Wolford 1 Yd Pass From Chase Rettig (Nate Freese Kick)
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77
TD04:20Jamal Abdur-Rahman 27 Yd Pass From John Robertson (Mark Hamilton Kick)
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147
THIRD QUARTERVILLBC
TD11:40Alex Amidon 49 Yd Pass From Chase Rettig (Nate Freese Kick) 1414
TD04:40Andre Williams 26 Yd Run (Nate Freese Kick) 1421
FOURTH QUARTERVILLBC
FG05:18Nate Freese 39 Yd
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1424