staff, September 15, 2012

Mike Trumpy ran for 106 yards with a late touchdown, and Northwestern beat Boston College 22-13 on Saturday. Jeff Budzien tied a school record with five field goals and the Wildcats (3-0) made it three wins over three BCS teams to start the season even though they didn't reach the end zone until the closing minutes.

Read the full AP recap.

FOURTH QUARTER: Mike Trumpy and Kain Colter teamed up to lead Northwestern to a 22-13 victory over Boston College on Saturday at Ryan Field. Colter passed for 144 yards, while Trumpy ran for 95 yards and one touchdown.

The Wildcats was able to secure the win thanks to a well-rounded offense that was firing on all cylinders. The offense for Northwestern hummed along to the tune of 265 passing yards and 273 rushing yards. Northwestern's defense stood tall on third downs, holding the Eagles to a 18.2 percent success rate on third down.

The Wildcats couldn't slow Boston College's offense. Northwestern gave up 316 total yards to the Eagles. Chase Rettig threw for 292 yards while completing 24 of 44 passes for Boston College. Rettig tossed one touchdown and no interceptions. Rettig looked for Alex Amidon often. He hauled in 10 catches for 121 yards.


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