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October 30, 2012

BC-WFU Capsule

Game Day
Line: Wake Forest by 3 1/2
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. - BB&T Field (31,500)
TV: RSN (Watch Online | TV Affiliates)
Announcers: Rich Waltz (play-by-play), Keith Jones (color analyst) & Jenn Hildreth (sideline)
Radio: Wake Forest Sports Network; SiriusXM (Sirius 135, XM 190)
Announcers: Stan Cotten (play-by-play), Dave Goren (color analyst) & Michael Hoag (sideline)
Weather: Winston-Salem Forecast

Boston Colege At A Glance
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Maroon & Gold
Conference: ACC
Stadium: Alumni Stadium (44,500)
Surface: Fild Turf
2011 Record: 4-8 (3-5)
2012 Record: 2-6 (1-4)
More on the Eagles: Schedule - Statistics - Roster - Message Boards - Media Guide

Last Game
Boston College: QB Chase Rettig's 14-yard touchdown strike to WR Johnathan Coleman with 52 seconds to play lifted the Eagles to their first ACC win of the season. Freshman RB David Dudeck recorded his first career touchdown on a 20-yard reception in the first quarter for the Eagles, and PK Nate Freese is a perfect 12-for-12 on field goals this season after connecting on a pair in Saturday's win. Sophomore DB Spenser Rositano recorded his second interception of the season with 39 seconds remaining sealing the win for BC.

Wake Forest: QB Tajh Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards and five touchdowns, with all five scoring tosses coming in the first half, as the visiting Tigers rolled to a Thursday night victory before a national ESPN audience. Wake Forest got on the board with 12 seconds left in the first half, as QB Tanner Price hit FB Tommy Bohanon for an 8-yard touchdown to make the score 35-7. Price and Bohanon hooked up again to open the second-half scoring for an 18-yard touchdown with 7:45 to go in the third quarter that trimmed the deficit to 35-13.

Boston College-Wake Forest Series
Wake Forest snapped a four-game losing streak against Boston College last season with a 27-19 victory in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles hold a 10-7-2 all-time lead in the series. After a 50 year break, the teams resumed the series in 2003 and have met each of the last nine years. All nine of those games have been decided by 10 points or fewer.

Top 25 Rankings
Boston College: AP: NR USA Today: NR
Wake Forest: AP: NR USA Today: NR

Coaches
Boston College: Frank Spaziani (22-25 at BC; 22-25 Overall)
Wake Forest: Jim Grobe (72-71 at WFU; 105-104-1 Overall)

Boston College-Wake Forest Notes
BC: - Boston College leads the nation in punt return average as a team at 29.43 yards per return, mainly due to the efforts of BC sophomore WR Spiffy Evans, who has returned 5 punts for 202 yards, an average of 40.04 yards per return. Evans does not have enough returns to qualify for the individual standings where four ACC returners already rank in the top 10 in North Carolina's Giovani Bernard (1st, 20.75), Virginia Tech's Kyshoen Jarrett (4th, 18.1), Duke's Lee Butler (5th, 17.0) and Florida State's Rashad Greene (8th, 15.84).

BC: The Eagles have produced a top-10 pick in the NFL draft three times in the last i ve years - QB Matt Ryan (3rd; 2008), DT B.J. Raji (9th; 2009) and LB Luke Kuechly (9th; 2012).

BC: Junior quarterback Chase Rettig has thrown for 2,204 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012 and is averaging 275.5 passing yards per game - a mark good for fourth among Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks and 21st among all quarterbacks in Football Bowl Subdivision.

BC: Junior PK Nate Freese has made 44 of his 54 field goal attempts in his career as BC's starting kicker. Entering 2012, Freese was tied for sixth among all returnees nationally in career field goals per game, averaging 1.3 per contest.

WFU: Wake Forest will honor its 14 senior football players on Saturday vs. Boston College. The 14 include offensive linemen Garrick Williams and Gabe Irby, Defensive backs Chibuikem Okoro, Josh Strickland, Wide receivers Terence Davis, Lovell Jackson, Defensive end Derricus Ellis, Fullback Tommy Bohanon, Inside linebackers Riley Haynes and Scott Betros, Outside linebackers Joey Ehrmann and Jharrison Gillespie, Punter Alex Wulfeck and placekicker Jimmy Newman.

WFU: Junior wide receiver Michael Campanaro returned from a broken hand against Clemson to record six receptions for 54 yards.

WFU: Senior wide receiver Terence Davis tied his career-high against Clemson with seven receptions in the game.

Team notes courtesy of the ACC, Boston College & Wake Forest Athletic Communications



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