BC Football: 2017 Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game

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)

Rushing Leaders

Richard Wilson: 14 attempts, 46 yards, 2 TD

Travis Levy: 17 attempts, 67 yards


Passing Leaders

Anthony Brown: 4-of-15 passing, 34 yards

Darius Wade: 6-of-10 passing, 74 yards

John Fadule: 1-of-3 passing, 7 yards


Receiving Leaders

Joe Vitiello: 3 receptions, 21 yards

Thadd Smith: 3 receptions, 27 yards

Elijah Robinson: 2 receptions, 31 yards


Defensive Leaders
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)

Rushing Leaders

Jon Hilliman: 3 attempts, 6 yards, TD

Davon Jones: 6 attempts, 51 yards, TD

Richard Wilson 3 attempts, 25 yards


Passing Leaders

Anthony Brown: 6-of-12 passing, 50 yards

Darius Wade: 10-of-17 passing, 120 yards


Receiving Leaders

Kobay White: 3 receptions, 12 yards

Tommy Sweeney: 2 receptions, 32 yards

Jeff Smith: 2 receptions, 49 yards


Defensive Leaders
Taj-Amir Torres: 2 tackles, INT

Isaiah Miranda: 8 tackles, TFL

Jack Galvin: 7 tackles

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