Quarterback Trent Steelman's 29-yard rushing touchdown with 45 seconds left led Army to a 34-31 victory over Boston College. The Eagles fell to 1-4.
The Steelman run came less than two minutes after the BC defense had stuffed running back Raymond Maples on a fourth-and-goal from the BC 1-yard-line with 2:03 left to play, preserving the Eagles' 31-27 advantage. However, BC's offense went three-and-out on three straight runs and then was penalized five yards, with the subsequent punt giving Army the ball back just 38 yards from the end zone. On the third play of the drive, Steelman broke free for the game-winning score.
Army ran for an astonishing 516 yards, with Maples (184), Steelman (141) and Larry Dixon (128) each having huge days. For Boston College, Andre Williams ran for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries while quarterback Chase Rettig was 16-for-29 for 234 yards, a touchdown and no picks. But that offense wasn't enough, as the Eagles fell to 1-4. The team resumes ACC conference play next week, when it will travel to play Florida State (which entered the weekend ranked No. 3) on the road.