Boston College 28, Central Michigan 8: Takeaways, special teams lead Eagles

Brooks Sutherland
September 30, 2017 - 4:22 pm

Following a three-game skid, Boston College needed something to feel good about on Saturday before heading back into the ACC gauntlet.

They did that by way of a 28-8 win vs. Central Michigan of the MAC.

While offensively, the Eagles didn’t look particularly sharp, special teams and defense won the day. And of course, two more interceptions from junior defensive back Lukas Denis.

Denis picked off Central Michigan quarterback Shane Morris, a former Michigan Wolverine, with 4:03 remaining in the first half and then another with 10:00 remaining in the game. He now had five total interceptions on the season.

Morris threw three picks in the game, as Zach Allen also stole the momentum for BC with an interception in the third.

Early on it was the Michael Walker show. The junior wideout and return specialist set up all three of the Eagles’ first half touchdowns with long punt returns setting BC up deep into the Chippewas territory.

Running back Jon Hilliman was the recipient on two of those as he rushed for two scores and 89 yards on 23 carries. That load was equally shared with freshman AJ Dillon, who lead the team with 120 yards and one score.

Quarterback Anthony Brown was efficient in a 14-for-21 effort, throwing for 85 yards and one TD. Most importantly, the redshirt freshman didn’t turn the ball over in the game.