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Boston College football shocks college football world, beats Louisville

Rob Bradford
October 14, 2017 - 4:09 pm

Boston College football coach Steve Addazio said after his team's latest loss, last week, that he couldn't give a timetable as to when his program would finally turn the corner, but when it did it was going to be "beautiful."

This was probably along the lines of what he was talking about.

With time expiring, BC kicker Colton Lichtenberg knocked home a 27-yard field goal to give the Eagles an upset, 45-42 win over Louisville on the Cardinals home field during their homecoming. (For a complete recap, click here.)

The whole performance was a dramatic about-face for a struggling Eagles team, which was 121st in the country in scoring, averaging just 16.3 points per game. The last time Boston College scored as many as 45 points against an FBS team came against New Mexico State in 2013. BC's offense totaled 555 yards.

The Eagles (3-4) were able to hold down reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson for much of the day, limiting the Louisville quarterback to 19 of 39 passing for 332 yards. Jackson was able to rush for 180 yards on 22 carries.

Louisville came into the season as the Associated Press' 16th-ranked team.