Redshirt senior Devon Kennard credited new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast after the game for the unit's success. "[He gave] us a great system to defend with," Kennard said. "I'm having a blast on defense and I want to continue to help my team win."
Kennard tallied three tackles in the win, one for a loss all while keeping the pressure on Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig.
The first-team defense didn't allow Boston College to score. A week ago, they held Washington State to only a field goal while scoring the Trojans' lone touchdown in the 10-7 loss.
"We're just focused on one game at a time," Kennard said. "It feels good to get a win.
The competition gets tougher for the Trojans next week when they host Utah State, a team who won 11 games last season. "We're going to celebrate this win and get back to work tomorrow," Kennard said, "because we have a great opponent in Utah State."