By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
November 17, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida State Seminoles have officially reached "must win" territory if they hope to keep their bowl eligibility streak alive as they welcome #20 Boston College to Doak Campbell Stadium.
Last year, the Noles were embarrassed in Chestnut Hill in front of a Friday night national TV audience, 35-3, and FSU will look to repay the favor.
A win today and the Noles' streak of bowl eligibility lives another day, with a win needed against Florida next week to secure it.
Below will be a running live blog of today's game featuring play by play, updates and analysis.
FINAL: BC 21 - FSU 22
Tamorrion Terry hauled in a 74-yard touchdown pass with just under two minutes to play to give the Noles a late lead and the FSU defense stood tall, keeping BC out of field goal range.
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4th Quarter, 12:04 - BC 21 - FSU 16
Cam Akers broke off for a 55 yard run (that should have been more like a 25 yard run) and the Noles were feeling it until they stalled out in field goal range. Tre McKitty had the chance to take a touchdown pass to the house on a one-handed grab, but lost the ball on his third step.
Aguayo puts home a 37-yard field goal to bring FSU within 21-16, but FSU can't afford to trade touchdowns with field goals.
4th Quarter, 13:45 - BC 21 - FSU 13
The Eagles offense has become the AJ Dillon show, as he has 32 carries and 100 yards to accompany his two rushing touchdowns, the most recent of which extended the BC lead to 21-13.
An 18-play, 82-yard drive for the Eagles.
END OF THE THIRD QUARTER: BC 14 - FSU 13
A huge holding penalty, which would have negated a 3rd and 9 conversion for BC, was picked up and FSU fans are not happy.
BC has the ball at the FSU 17 to start the quarter. FSU is 15 minutes away from clinching bowl ineligibility.
3rd Quarter, 6:36 - BC 14 - FSU 13
BC just put together their best drive of the night, going 63 yards on six plays and Anthony Brown just showed off what he can do through the air, floating a beauty of a pass to Jeff Smith to put the Eagles back on top, this time at 14-13.
3rd Quarter, 8:35 - BC 7 - FSU 13
The explosiveness that we've been waiting to see from Noles offense just reared it's head, as Francois completes passes of 45 yards to Noonie Murray and 28 yards to Naseir Upshur to set up a four-yard touchdown run for Cam Akers.
The Noles have their second lead of the game.
HALFTIME: BC 7 - FSU 6
2nd Quarter, 0:57 - BC 7 - FSU 6
The Noles march down the field, going 70 yards in 11 plays, but walk away with a 25-yard field goal to show for it.
2nd Quarter, 4:49 - BC 7 - FSU 3
Boston College is on the scoreboard and has themselves a lead.
Anthony Brown connects with Tommy Sweeney for two big third down conversions and AJ Dillon punched it in for the score to give the Eagles a 7-3 advantage.
Time for FSU to answer.
2nd Quarter, 7:26 - BC 0 - FSU 3
Things were looking good for the Noles after Stanford Samuels picked of Anthony Brown, Brown's second pick of the day, but the Noles couldn't do anything on offense - a false start, a near pick and a dropped pass led to a third and long that the Noles ran a draw play on.
If there's any solace to take for Seminoles fans, it's that BC has had 0 passing success and has almost had to run the ball, and they've only done that to minimal success.
2nd Quarter, 8:57 - BC 0 - FSU 3
Hey look, points! Although, it could, and I argue should, be more for the Noles. Ricky Aguayo hit a 35-yard field goal to give the Noles the first lead of the game, but the Seminoles were driving well until a couple of penalties - most notably a false start on 3rd and 5 to make it 3rd and 10 - helped stall the Noles near the red zone.
END OF THE FIRST QUARTER - BC 0 - FSU 0
Really no other way to put it other than "sloppy." No one is in sync offensively, although FSU has shown signs of getting it together.
1st Quarter, 7:22 - BC 0 - FSU 0
Well, everything I said about maybe getting the momentum going, that's gone. On the first play of the possession, Francois can't find Ontaria Wilson deep and Brandon Sebastian returns it to the FSU 24.
It's almost like the first interception didn't happen.
1st Quarter, 7:48 - BC 0 - FSU 0
A sloppy game so far but the Noles have a bit of momentum. They've forced BC to punt after a quick three-and-out and Hamsah Nasirildeen has just picked off Anthony Brown for the game's first turnover.
Outside of the first two or so plays for FSU, not a lot has gone right offensively. They have a long field to work with, set up at their own 26 after the interception, but a drive here that ends in points could be huge in momentum.
1st Quarter, 12:51 - BC 0 - FSU 0
That drive couldn't have started much better for Florida State, who saw pickups of 25 on a slant route from Keyhshawn Helton and 19 on a big Cam Akers run but the Noles stalled out and ran the field goal unit out.
However, Ricky Aguayo's 45-yard field goal was low and blocked, leading to BC to take over.
A nice promise for nothing for the Noles
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FSU won the toss and elected to receive. Not sure I'd have taken the ball if I'm Willie Taggart - early offense hasn't been the strong suit for FSU. But, we'll see if fortunes change today.