BOSTON — Andre Williams ran 35 times for 204 yards and a touchdown, and cornerback Bryce Jones had an interception and a fumble recovery to lead Boston College to a 24-10 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night.
Alex Amidon caught five passes for 93 yards and a touchdown for BC (2-0, 1-0 ACC). The Eagles matched their victory total from last season, when Frank Spaziani was fired and replaced by Steve Addazio.
Michael Campanaro caught five passes for 86 yards and a touchdown for Wake Forest (1-1, 0-1). Tanner Price completed 18 of 30 passes for 191 yards, but he also threw an interception and had a hand in two poor pitches that led to fumbles deep in Demon Deacons territory.
Kevin Pierre-Louis had 11 tackles for Boston College, and Steele Divitto and Steven Daniels had 10 apiece. Chase Rettig completed 7 of 14 passes for 123 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Wake Forest, coming off a 31-7 victory over FCS opponent Presbyterian, was sloppy early to help the Eagles take a 17-7 halftime lead.
The Demon Deacons fumbled the ball away on a sloppy pitchout on their second play of the game, giving BC the ball at the 27. Two plays later, Rettig connected with Amidon for a 26-yard touchdown pass.
Wake Forest tied it when Campanaro went down the middle and made a diving 30-yard touchdown catch. BC added a field goal, and then Price made a bad pitch that Jones pounced on at the Demon Deacons 22.
Rettig hit Spiffy Evans for the 22-yard score to make it 17-7.
That’s when the Eagles got sloppy.
Taking over with 76 seconds left in the half and the ball at their own 30, the Eagles burned only 24 seconds off the clock before being forced to punt. Nikita Whitlock got through to block the kick, and Steve Donatell gathered it in at the 3.
But BC kept Wake Forest from scoring, stopping Josh Harris after 2 yards on first down for no gain on second and then forcing an incomplete pass on third. The Demon Deacons went for it on fourth down, but Harris was stuffed short of the goal line by Kasin Edebali and Divitto.
Williams ran it in from 2 yards out with 2 minutes left in the third quarter to make it 24-7, and then BC again stopped the Demon Deacons inside the 5, forcing them to kick a field goal.