The Boston College defense forced three turnovers and stopped Wake Forest with a pair of goal-line stands.
Andre Williams did the rest.
The BC running back rushed 35 times for a career-high 204 yards and a touchdown — including a final drive in which he carried the ball eight straight times to help run the last 5 minutes off the clock — and the Eagles matched its win total from last season with a 24-10 victory over the Deamon Deacons on Friday night in Boston.
“You keep pounding the rock and pounding the rock, and the rock cracked,” said BC coach Steve Addazio, who took over after Frank Spaziani’s team won only two games last year — just one in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Cornerback Bryce Jones had an interception and a fumble recovery, and Alex Amidon caught five passes for 93 yards and a touchdown for BC (2-0, 1-0 ACC). Kevin Pierre-Louis had 11 tackles for Boston College.
COLORADO QB SENTENCED
University of Colorado backup quarterback Jordan Webb was sentenced to two years of probation for a May fight that left an Air Force Academy cadet unconscious.
The 22-year-old also was ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and get alcohol treatment.
He pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, last week in exchange for prosecutors dropping felony assault charges.
Former Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis, who has transferred to Nebraska, still faces a second-degree assault charge, a felony, in the case. He hasn’t entered a plea yet.
RECORDS ARE OVERRATED
Freshman quarterback Jared Goff needed just one game to work his way into California’s record books.
Getting the rebuilding Golden Bears a win might be a bit more challenging.
After hosting Portland State this Saturday, Cal faces four ranked teams in a six-week span that includes back-to-back games against No. 3 Ohio State and No. 2 Oregon.
That’s why Goff doesn’t understand what all the fuss was about after he passed for 450 yards and two touchdowns in his Cal debut, a season-opening 44-30 loss to No. 19 Northwestern.
“The main job of the quarterback is to win,” Goff said. “… I wanted to finish that game out on top. We didn’t, so it was disappointing.”
The passing yardage was the second-most in school history, topped only by Pat Barnes’ 503 in a quadruple overtime game against Arizona in 1996.
PATERNO FAMILY’S IRE
The family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others suing the NCAA say a judge shouldn’t throw out their claims against college sports’ governing body.
The document filed elaborated on ways they say the NCAA has harmed them, including making it difficult for Paterno’s son to find a coaching job and hurting sales of Paterno memorabilia.
The say the market for memorabilia like footballs signed by the formerly winningest coach in Division I football is diminished by what they term “disparaging and baseless statements” by the NCAA.
The Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry has been kicked up a notch, putting Saturday’s prime-time game even more in the spotlight.
Notre Dame opted out of a contract with Michigan last year. After the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish play the 17th-ranked Wolverines at the Big House, they’re not expected to be back until the early 2020s at the earliest. The teams are scheduled to meet one final time in South Bend next year.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly raised eyebrows when he kicked off the week by saying the rivalry with Michigan wasn’t historic or traditional, adding it is a regional game.
LSU coach Les Miles has refused to say if running back Jeremy Hill, who was suspended for the Tigers’ opener after an offseason arrest for throwing a punch outside a bar, will return for Saturday night’s home opener against UAB. Hill was the Tigers’ leading rusher as a freshman in 2012. … Cornerback Karlos Williams, projected as a defensive star when he arrived at Florida State as the No. 5 overall recruit in the nation in 2011, is being moved to running back.