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Boston College Lose 14-0 To Florida State Despite Strong Defense

In their first ACC matchup this season, two stellar defenses went toe-to-toe as Boston College hosted ninth-ranked Florida State Friday night. The 'Noles two fourth-quarter scores proved the difference-maker, as FSU topped BC 14-0.

CHESTNUT HILLl: The Boston College Eagles lost to ninth ranked Florida State 14-0 last night at Alumni Stadium. The Seminoles of Florida State came out of the gate strong scoring a touchdown on the first drive. Quarterback Everett Golson went perfect on the first drive completing all five of  his passes. Golson completed his first eight passes and didn't throw an incompletion until a few minutes into the second quarter. After their first possesion, the 'Noles offense would not find the end zone again. 
The Eagles defense held the FSU offense to a mere, allowing the lone score in the first quarter. Coach Jimbo Fisher of Florida State gave the Eagles defense credit in his post game press conference, saying they are a “great defensive team.” The Eagles had poor field position all game and never got past Florida State's 39-yard line. Throughout the game, the Eagles received the ball within their own 25. Poor field position paired with FSU's talented and explosive defense proved the difference maker for the inexperienced Eagles' offense.
In his postgame press conference, head coach Steve Addazio was very frustrated about three main things. He was angry about the teams six penalties for 66 yards, the way his team came out in the second half, and running back Jon Hilliman’s fumble in the fourth quarter that resulted in a touchdown.
Addazio said his teams penalties were “uncharacteristic.” Playing a team like Florida State you have to be near perfect and losing 66 yards to penalties just does not cut it. When asked about the second half Addazio said, “I felt in the second half that we would come out and I thought we would play a pretty good second half. That was what I thought.”
But the third-year head coach seemed most upset about Hilliman’s turnover mostly. He said “The game should be a 7-0 game in the fourth quarter with a chance to win it and we didn't get that done. We didn't allow that to happen. That’s bothering me.” Although he was visibly upset about these mishaps he did talk about the positives that came out of the game. He went on about how his team is a “tough” team. He thought the team played hard and there was no mistake about that. He said it is definitely something the team can grow off of and referred to it as a “foundation.” 
Florida State, who improved to 3-0 with the win, don't play again until September 3 when they travel to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons. For the Eagles, they will look to rebound from their first loss in three games when they host Northern Illinois next Saturday. 

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