AJ Dillon runs wild as Boston College rolls past Syracuse

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SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 02: AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles drags Eric Coley #34 of the Syracuse Orange as Coley makes the tackle during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome on November 2, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) –

Boston College junior running back AJ Dillon ran for 242 yards and three touchdowns helping the Eagles rout Syracuse 58-27.

For the first time in this season SU scored an offensive touchdown in the first half. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Tommy DeVito tossed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Hackett in the first quarter to give Syracuse a 7-3 lead.

With 29 seconds to play in the first, DeVito threw his second touchdown of the day, this time to Trishton Jackson. Syracuse led 17-10 after one.

The second quarter was all Boston College. The Eagles scored 34 points in the second, to take a 44-20 lead into the half.

Trishton Jackson and Tommy DeVito would connect again late in the third quarter on a 85-yard pitch and catch for the touchdown.

It wasn’t nearly enough, as Boston College racked up a program record 691 yards of total offense in the win over Syracuse.

BC also gained 496 yards on the ground, the most giving up by a Syracuse defense in program history.

Tommy DeVito finished the day 25-36 for 289 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. Jackson added eight catches for 148 and two scores.

Syracuse has now lost four straight games. The Orange drops to 3-6 overall (0-5 in the ACC).

Syracuse will have the week off before return to action on November 16th at Duke.

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