2017 Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game
Maroon 17, Gold 17 (tie)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Alumni Stadium (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Maroon and Gold played to a 17-17 tie on Saturday afternoon in Boston College’s annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game at a rainy Alumni Stadium.
In a back-and-forth game, the two sides traded scoring drives throughout the game, which saw abbreviated 10:00 quarters in the second half, as well as a running clock in the second half.
Boston College senior defensive back Isaac Yiadom was named the recipient of the Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship at halftime, also named in honor of the former BC student-athlete. HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scoreless first quarter, Maroon got on the board first with a 30-yard drive. Taj-Amir Torres regained possession for Maroon, intercepting an Anthony Brown pass and running back to the Gold 30. Davon Jones hit for a 20-yard run, following by a 4-yard gain. He kept the ball on the next play and converted the 6-yard rush for the game’s first touchdown.
On the next drive, Christian McStravick made a 19-yard catch from Darius Wade to move Gold down the field. Richard Wilson took over on the rush and after back-to-back short gains, he converted from one yard out, and after a Colton Lichtenburg PAT, the teams were tied at 7-7.
Wade connected with Jeff Smith for the longest play from scrimmage of the afternoon – a 48-yard throw down the right side – to set up Maroon’s second TD. Jon Hilliman punched in from the 5-yard line to stake Maroon to a 14-7 lead.
Gold countered before the end of the first half when Richard Wilson broke free for a 21-yard TD run. The score was set up by a 16-yard catch by Elijah Johnson from Wade and Lichtenburg’s point after sent the teams into halftime knotted at 14-14
Mike Knoll put Maroon up 17-14 in the third quarter with a 38-yard field goal, but with 4:00 left in the fourth quarter Lichtenburg converted a 18-yard field-goal attempt to push the score to the final 17-17.
Individual Offensive Statistics (Gold)
Richard Wilson: 14 attempts, 46 yards, 2 TD
Travis Levy: 17 attempts, 67 yards
Anthony Brown: 4-of-15 passing, 34 yards
Darius Wade: 6-of-10 passing, 74 yards
John Fadule: 1-of-3 passing, 7 yards
Joe Vitiello: 3 receptions, 21 yards
Thadd Smith: 3 receptions, 27 yards
Elijah Robinson: 2 receptions, 31 yards
Zach Allen: 3 tackles, 1 sack, 3 pass deflections
Ty Schwab: 10 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
Ethan Tucky: 7 tackles, 1 FR
Lukas Denis: 6 tackles, 1 pass deflection
Individual Offensive Statistics (Maroon)
Jon Hilliman: 3 attempts, 6 yards, TD
Davon Jones: 6 attempts, 51 yards, TD
Richard Wilson 3 attempts, 25 yards
Anthony Brown: 6-of-12 passing, 50 yards
Darius Wade: 10-of-17 passing, 120 yards
Kobay White: 3 receptions, 12 yards
Tommy Sweeney: 2 receptions, 32 yards
Jeff Smith: 2 receptions, 49 yards
Taj-Amir Torres: 2 tackles, INT
Isaiah Miranda: 8 tackles, TFL
Jack Galvin: 7 tackles