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Maryland vs. Boston College 2012 final score: Boston College defeats Maryland, 20-17

Boston College held on to defeat Maryland after the Terrapins' second half comeback threatened the victory.


Boston College a last-minute touchdown to win against Maryland, 20-17. Chase Rettig completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Johnathan Coleman with just 52 seconds left to play, stunning the Terrapins, who had appeared to have wrapped up a second half comeback win, before that play.

For Boston College, it is the first ACC win of the season and snaps a five-game losing streak.

The Eagles had been up for most of the game, but Maryland came back from trailing 13 points to take a short-lived advantage over Boston College. The first half belonged to the Eagles, who went into halftime with a 10-0 lead before a field goal in the third quarter put them up, 13-0.

The Terrapins responded with 17 unanswered points. Caleb Rowe found Stefon Diggs for a 66-yard touchdown pass. Maryland positioned itself for the fourth quarter comeback with a 10-point third.

Rowe and Nigel King capped a 13-play, 69-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown toss to give the Terrapins their first points of the game. Just before the third quarter ended, Brendan Magistro kicked a 28-yard field goal to trim Boston College's lead to three points.

That set everything up for Rowe's second touchdown pass, which was also matched by a pair of interceptions. Maryland however, was unable to hold on. With the win, the Eagles improve to 1-5 in ACC action. The Terrapins drop to 2-2 in the ACC.

Box Score Hero: Even in a losing effort, the box score hero was Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs who appeared to score the game-winning touchdown before the later heroics of Boston College. Diggs had 12 catches for 156 yards and the TD.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team was ranked coming in and it will likely stay that way.

But Did They Cover? Boston College came into this game as five-point favorites, but was fortunate win by three.

For More On This Game: Be sure to read Maryland blog Testudo Times and Boston College blog BC Interruption

Next Week's Schedule: Georgia Tech vs. Maryland -- Boston College vs. Wake Forest

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