AJ Dillon has been Boston College's workhorse for three years. He outdid himself against Florida State.
The junior running back carried a career-high 40 times Saturday, the most by a Bowl...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers has fired defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Brian Ward, effective immediately.
Babers says in a release Sunday from the university...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio likes to play old-school football, and his Eagles gave Syracuse a big taste of it.
AJ Dillon and David Bailey combined for 414 yards...
Boston College (4-3, 2-2 ACC) at No. 4 Clemson (7-0, 5-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ACC Network).
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College easily showed why it's the best rushing team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
AJ Dillon ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns, David Bailey had two long TD...
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Pittsburgh at Duke. The Panthers’ visit to surging Duke _ the only matchup of ACC teams with...
BOSTON (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson figured the best defense for Boston College's big running backs was to simply stay on the field on offense.
BOSTON (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson saw Anthony Brown at his worst, when the Boston College quarterback struggled against the Demon Deacons as a rookie.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Coach Steve Addazio needed a response from Boston College after being embarrassed last week and his offense line, and running back AJ Dillon gave it to him in one of those...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio's plan was to get off to a fast start and take some key players out of the game quickly with a short week coming up.
BOSTON (AP) — No cupcakes, no local rivals to open this season. Boston College jumped right into it with a victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College running back AJ Dillon was the talk of the Atlantic Coast Conference before last season.
Named the preseason player of the year after winning the league's rookie...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Clemson is dominating the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference football team.
The reigning national champions placed 13 players on the 27-player team released...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston College's AJ Dillon was so good last year that he ranked among the nation's best rushers despite hobbling through an injury that sidelined him during stretches of...
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BOSTON (AP) — With just over a minute left and No. 11 Florida State rapidly closing the gap, an unlikely contributor popped onto the court to help Boston College hold on for a victory.
Running back AJ Dillon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason football player of the year, got out of his courtside seat and wiped down the floor while the teams lined up for a free throw, drawing a chuckle and a cheer from the crowd.
DALLAS (AP) — No. 23 Boise State's first appearance at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium turned into what is believed to be the first bowl game called off because of weather.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson placed five players on the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-league team.
Running back Travis Etienne received a league-best 174 points in results announced Monday and determined by a vote of 46 media members and the league's 14 head coaches.
Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a second-team vote and one for a third-team selection.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 11:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 2 Clemson at No. 17 Boston College. The weekend's only matchup of ranked ACC teams shapes up as BC's biggest home game in years. Nobody's been able to knock off three-time league champion Clemson (9-0, 6-0, No. 2 CFP), but AJ Dillon and the Eagles (7-2, 4-1, No. 17 CFP) might have the personnel and the game plan to test the Tigers. With a victory, Clemson will wrap up yet another spot in the ACC title game.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Travis Levy went from a lightly used backup to the focal point of No. 24 Boston College's run-first offense, and he responded by running the Eagles into one of their biggest games in years.
Taking over after star AJ Dillon tweaked an ankle injury, Levy for ran 75 yards and two touchdowns as Boston College beat Virginia Tech 31-21, setting them up for a huge home game against No. 2 Clemson next week.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 10:
BOSTON (AP) — AJ Dillon needed one play to let everyone know he was back.
The Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason player of the year broke around the left end for 25 yards.
From there, Boston College was on its way to an emotional victory in its annual Red Bandana game.
Dillon carried it 32 times for 149 yards and a touchdown, Anthony Brown threw for a score and ran for another and BC beat Miami 27-14 on Friday night.
Doug Flutie is returning to Boston College this week, along with plenty of his teammates for a celebration that will surely bring back memories of the Eagles' dramatic "Hail Flutie" win over Miami in 1984.
The reminder won't be pleasant for the Hurricanes.
But it's another return that could be a bigger problem.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 9:
BOSTON (AP) — David Bailey stood on the sideline waiting for his chance. When it came, he made Boston College forget about the loss of injured star running back AJ Dillon, if only for a little while.
Bailey ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, Travis Levy recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a score for the second straight week and BC beat struggling Louisville 38-20 on Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College running back AJ Dillon is out for Saturday's game against Louisville, the second straight week he's sidelined with a left ankle injury.
The Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason player of the year was injured in the third quarter of a victory over Temple on Sept. 29. He had the ankle taped that day, tried running on the sideline, but didn't return.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio made a minor change on the depth chart last season.
It's had a major impact on the Eagles' offense with star running back AJ Dillon's playing time halted after a left ankle injury two weeks ago.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Boston College running back AJ Dillon won't play at No. 23 North Carolina State on Saturday after injuring his left ankle last weekend.
In an email Saturday, team spokesman Jason Baum said Dillon didn't make the trip to Raleigh.
The 6-foot, 245-pound sophomore ranks fifth in the Bowl Subdivision ranks in rushing at 130.4 yards per game. The Eagles are 9-3 in the 12 games since Dillon became the starter last October at Louisville.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Boston College has been one of the nation's best big-play offenses behind the running of AJ Dillon. Yet it's unclear whether he'll be ready for Saturday's trip to face No. 23 North Carolina State and the Wolfpack's overhauled defense.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown caught a touchdown that completely fooled Temple on a trick play and then was surprised himself when his mom was on the field singing 'God Bless America.'
Brown also threw for two touchdowns, AJ Dillon rushed for 161 yards and two scores before leaving with an apparent ankle injury and the Eagles held off the Owls 45-35 on Saturday in a chippy game that saw three players ejected for targeting.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 4:
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Brown kept beating Wake Forest's defensive backs with long throws. That helped Boston College beat the Demon Deacons — and Hurricane Florence.
Brown threw two of his career-high five touchdown passes to Jeff Smith, and BC defeated Wake Forest 41-34 on Thursday night in a game that started two hours early with the hurricane approaching.
"Everybody was on point with what we were doing and everybody was in tune with what we had to execute," Brown said.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College running back AJ Dillon surely could have piled up a bunch of yards after his quick start.
But Eagles coach Steve Addazio decided the short week and a big lead meant limited playing time for many of his starters.
Dillon ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns in less than a quarter, and Boston College beat old, in-state rival Holy Cross 62-14 Saturday in the schools' first meeting in 32 years.
BOSTON (AP) — AJ Dillon ran for 1,589 yards and 14 touchdowns for Boston College as a freshman behind a patchwork offensive line that was constantly shuffling in new players because of injury.
Give Dillon a full season behind some healthy blockers, and the Eagles think they can break into the top half of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Boston College running back AJ Dillon is the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason player of the year.
In voting results released Tuesday, Dillon received 45 of 148 votes from media members at last week's media days to edge Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, who had 42.
Dillon rushed for 1,589 yards last season, the second-most by any freshman in ACC history. He was joined by Florida State's Cam Akers in the backfield of the preseason all-conference team.
Boston College (7-5, ACC) vs. Iowa (7-5, Big Ten), Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. EST (ESPN).
LOCATION: New York
Boston College: RB AJ Dillon rushed for 1,432 yards, the second-highest total by any freshman in ACC history, and was named the conference rookie of the year. He twice topped the 200-yard rushing mark in a game this season, only the second freshman in ACC history to do so.
Iowa: RB Akrum Wadley rushed for 1,021 yards and nine TDs and caught 26 passes for 329 yards and three TDs.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and five players from top-ranked Clemson headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
The ACC released its all-conference teams Monday following a vote of 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Jackson, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, was selected as the all-conference quarterback for the second straight year after averaging an FBS-best 411 total yards.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — AJ Dillon didn't practice all week, didn't run, didn't do anything physically — until Saturday.
Boston College's stellar freshman tailback rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns, and the resurgent Eagles beat Syracuse 42-14 in the season finale for both teams.
Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won five of six and won in the Carrier Dome for only the second time in six tries.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College won a football game in a baseball park, and now the Eagles are going bowling.
AJ Dillon rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns, breaking free on a 48-yard run and a 53-yard score on Saturday night as BC beat UConn 39-16 at Fenway Park to qualify for a bowl game for the fourth time in five years.
BOSTON (AP) — AJ Dillon watched the first Red Bandanna Game on television, a 16-year-old Boston-area high schooler imagining what it would be like to celebrate on the field with his teammates and the crowd pouring over the railings to join them.
"I got a chance to be a part of that today," Dillon said after Boston College beat Florida State 35-3 on Friday night. "As a team, as a university, this was a really big win for us."
Florida State and Boston College have experienced youth movements on offense this season.
When the teams meet Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at BC's Alumni Stadium, freshmen will once again play major roles for each squad.