Boston College runs over Georgia Tech for third straight victory


Thomas Castellanos and Kye Robichaux each rushed for a pair of touchdowns to lift visiting Boston College to a 38-23 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

Castellanos threw for 255 yards and rushed for 128 more, including a 12-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter and a 43-yard scamper midway into the fourth.

Robichaux scored from 2 and 3 yards out in the fourth quarter to highlight his 165-yard performance.

Amari Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown for the Eagles (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who returned from their bye week to win their third straight game. Boston College finished with 563 total yards, including 308 on the ground.

Quarterback Haynes King threw for a touchdown and rushed for another for the Yellow Jackets (3-4, 2-2). He totaled 150 yards on the ground, however he completed just 14 of 32 passes for 204 yards with three interceptions.

Castellanos converted a fourth down with an 11-yard run and then added a 12-yard rush for a touchdown. The latter rush capped a 13-play, 75-yard drive and staked Boston College to a 17-10 lead with 52 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

King scampered 71 yards for a touchdown early in the third before tossing a dart to a cutting Avery Boyd for a 19-yard score later in the quarter. Aidan Birr missed the extra point, however, keeping Georgia Tech’s lead at 23-17.

Robichaux powered his way over right guard and extended the ball over the goal line to give Boston College a 24-23 lead just 36 seconds into the fourth quarter.

Castellanos scored from 43 yards out on a fourth-down play with 8:44 left in the fourth quarter, and Robichaux added his second touchdown just 80 seconds later to seal the win.

Jamal Haynes capped a 10-play, 69-yard drive by rushing 16 yards for a touchdown to stake Georgia Tech to a 7-3 lead at 3:49 of the first quarter.

Boston College failed to respond offensively on its ensuing drive, however Jackson stepped in front of Yellow Jackets wideout Dominick Blaylock and pinned the ball to his hip for his first interception of the season. Jackson, a Georgia native, immediately scooted in for a touchdown.

–Field Level Media

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