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BYU vs. Boston College briefs

Quinton Porter
Quinton Porter

PLAYER OF THE GAME

The BC QB returned after an absence of more than a year to complete 27-of-35 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Trailing 17-3 with nine minutes to play and facing 4th-and-four at the Eagles' 36, BYU punts rather than try to sustain for much-needed points. The punt goes into the back of the end zone — resulting in only 16 yards difference in field position — and BC drives for its dash-any-hopes field goal.

KEY CALL

On 4th-and-one in the second quarter of a 3-0 game, a John Beck keeper appears to have gained a first down at the BC 29. But a linesman marks the ball back a yard from where fans and press-box onlookers thought Beck's knee touched — a shy placement verified by replays.

QUOTABLE

"I hope the fans don't bail on us. We played hard today. There were a lot of good things that were done." — Jake Kuresa, BYU offensive lineman

UP NEXT

VS. EASTERN ILLINOIS

Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Update: The Panthers opened their season with a 24-13 win on the road at Indiana State. Quarterback Mike Donato threw two touchdown passes in his first collegiate start.