A.J. Dillon looked as if he was on his way to a big day in Wednesday’s matchup with No. 25 Boise State in the First Responder Bowl at Dallas. With 5:08 remaining in the first quarter, Boston College’s All-ACC sophomore running back already had scampered for a 19-yard touchdown, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead. Then, things got weird. Lightning flashed over Cotton Bowl Stadium, prompting officials to suspend play. After 90 minutes of delay, the game was canceled and called no contest, —ending BC’s season at 7-5. While many coaches, players and administrators expressed confusion and frustration after the game, Dillon ran a different route. The 2017 ACC Rookie of the Year took to Twitter, tweeting out a heartfelt, four-part message — typed on the Notes app of his iPhone — addressing Boise State, the First Responder Bowl Committee, BC fans, and his senior teammates. “We all know this isn’t how we envisioned this game playing out,’’ … [Read more...] about Boston College’s A.J. Dillon writes heartfelt post after canceled bowl game
Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) scores a touchdown ahead of Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton (14) during the first half of the First Responder Bowl NCAA football game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) The First Responder Bowl between Boston College and Boise State was cancelled due to weather and was designated a no contest after multiple lighting delays Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) DALLAS, TEXAS - DECEMBER 26: A fan walks in the stands during a game delay during the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl between the Boise State Broncos and the Boston College Eagles at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The First Responder Bowl between Boston College and Boise State was cancelled due to weather and was designated a no contest after multiple lighting delays Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) Boston … [Read more...] about Lightning zaps Boston College bowl game vs. Boise State
DALLAS (AP) — The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl between No. 23 Boise State and Boston College has been canceled because of the threat of severe weather after a delay of nearly an hour and a half. The game was stopped with BC leading 7-0 with 5:08 remaining in the first quarter Wednesday at Cotton Bowl Stadium. The delay came not long after AJ Dillon ran 19 yards for a touchdown. Before the announcement, fans began returning to their seats after a line of severe storms rolled through the area near downtown Dallas. More storms were expected later in the day. Boise (10-3) was trying for its second straight 11-win season after losing to Fresno State 19-16 in overtime in the Mountain West Conference championship game. The Eagles (7-5) were going for the first eight-win season in six years under coach Steve Addazio. Close … [Read more...] about Boston College scored a touchdown in the first quarter. Then their bowl game got canceled.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Julian Benbow Globe Staff December 26, 2018 The First Responders Bowl was Boston College’s last chance at grabbing an eighth win and breaking through the seven-win ceiling.They took a 7-0 first quarter led over No. 25 Boise State, then lightning struck.What started as a mandatory 30-minute lightning suspension turned into an hour-long delay and ultimately ended in an unusual bowl game cancellation that left both teams and bowl representatives in a state of confusion. Advertisement As fans filed out of Cotton Bowl Stadium serenaded by Milli Vanilli’s “Blame It On The Rain”. Boise State made a hasty exit. Get Sports Headlines in your inbox: The most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here In its inaugural year, attendance was sparse for the First … [Read more...] about Boston College’s bowl game canceled due to lightning
By Rich Thompson | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: December 24, 2018 at 6:12 pm | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 8:31 am DALLAS — Boise State has long been the scourge of Power 5 conference programs during bowl season. Coach Bryan Harsin expects that to continue Wednesday when his 23rd-ranked Broncos engage Boston College in the First Responders Bowl. “Boston College, the type of season they had and their program, a Power-5 program, this is an opportunity for us to go out and get prepared to face the very best. I think every team wants to do that and I think we got that in this bowl game.” Since becoming a bowl fixture in 1999, Boise State (10-3, 7-1 Mountain West) has faced 14 teams from Power 5 conferences and won nine times. The latest was a 38-28 win over Oregon from the Pac-12 in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl. Boise State is 4-2 against the Big 12, 4-1 against the Pac-12 and 1-2 against the ACC. “Absolutely, there is definitely … [Read more...] about Boston College, Boise State on bowl collision course