A look at Atlantic Coast Conference players this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall:
BOSTON COLLEGE: TE George Takacs is a transfer from Notre Dame who started five games last season, serving largely as a blocker.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec said on Monday that he will return for his senior season rather than enter the NFL draft.
“I will be returning to Chestnut Hill in 2022 to complete my economics degree, improve all facets of my game, and compete nationally," he said in a statement issued by the school.
BOSTON (AP) — Florida State’s extra work this week figuring out how to pressure Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec paid off right to the end.
Now, the Seminoles have a shot to keep their own season going a little extra, too.
BOSTON (AP) — Jordan Travis threw for three touchdowns and 251 yards and Florida State stopped Boston College in their own territory in the final two minutes for a 26-23 victory on Saturday.
A week after rallying from an eight-point deficit in the final five minutes for a victory over rival Miami, the Seminoles (5-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rolled to a 23-point lead before holding on to move a victory away from becoming bowl eligible.
BOSTON (AP) — There’s no excuse anymore for being surprised by Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec.
The Notre Dame transfer made a last-minute return from a wrist injury to help the Eagles beat Virginia Tech on Nov.
ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Jurkovec appears to have found more speed when he missed six games for Boston College with a wrist injury.
Jurkovec accounted for five touchdowns — running for three and passing for two — and the Eagles beat Georgia Tech 41-30 on Saturday to become bowl-eligible.
ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Jurkovec's return from a wrist injury he initially feared might end his season has Boston College on the verge of bowl eligibility.
The Eagles (5-4, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended their four-game losing streak as Jurkovec returned at quarterback for last week's 17-3 win over Virginia Tech.
BOSTON (AP) — Phil Jurkovec didn’t take long to get a big hit in his surprising return to Boston College’s starting lineup.
After that, coach Jeff Hafley knew his QB would be fine.
Jurkovec ran for a touchdown in his return, and the Eagles halted a four-game losing streak with a 17-3 victory over Virginia Tech on Friday night in their annual red bandana game.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec started Friday night’s game against Virginia Tech, a surprising move that wasn’t hinted at all in the past few weeks when the Eagles shuffled QBs and searched for solid play at the position.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jeff Hafley has picked a winner in his quarterback competition. He's just not saying who it is.
After shuffling Dennis Grosel and Emmett Morehead in and out during last week's 21-6 loss at Syracuse, Hafley said “I'd like it to be one guy” against Virginia Tech (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A whole lot of defense and a little bit of a pounding running game kept Boston College undefeated as its non-conference schedule winds down
Pat Garwo, Travis Levy and Dennis Grosel scored rushing touchdowns and Boston College cruised to a 28-3 victory over Temple on Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Hafley spent the bulk of a midweek Boston College practice coaching the defense. The second-year head coach got enough of a peek of Dennis Grosel on the way out to see the new QB’s throws were on the money.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec underwent surgery for a hand injury that knocked him out of this weekend’s game against UMass and “could potentially miss the remainder of the year,” the school said Monday.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Dennis Grosel replaced injured starter Phil Jurkovec in the first half and passed for 199 yards, ran for a touchdown and passed for another and Boston College beat UMass 45-28 on Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec is now on the radar screen with much higher expectations on him in his second season with the Eagles.
His first test went well.
Jurkovec threw for three touchdowns and 303 yards in a little over three quarters, leading BC to a 51-0 victory over Colgate on Saturday in the season opener for both schools.
BOSTON (AP) — Jeff Hafley was forced to keep his offense bland in his first season at Boston College, when the pandemic limited his ability to expand the playbook for transfer quarterback Phil Jurkovec.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel wants to make every possible stop. He also knows it’s not that easy when working out against Heisman Trophy candidate Sam Howell, and he makes sure to pull aside frustrated defensive teammates to tell them so.