Boston College Football: Flowers, Jurkovec Honored by the ACC

Boston College Football: Flowers, Jurkovec Honored by the ACC

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Atlantic Coast Conference named Boston College sophomore Zay Flowers the ACC Wide Receiver of the Week and sophomore Phil Jurkovec Co-Quarterback of the Week following their standout performances in the 31-30 overtime victory over Pitt.

It marked the second time in Flowers’ career he was named the ACC’s Wide Receiver of the Week and the first time Jurkovec was named the conference’s Quarterback of the Week.

Flowers is the first player in school history to be named ACC Wide Receiver of the Week twice in the same season. The only other Eagle to be named ACC Wide Receiver of the Week was Alex Amidon once in 2012 and 2013.

Jurkovec is just the sixth BC quarterback to be named quarterback or offensive back of the week since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005.

Playing against the team he grew up rooting for, Jurkovec led BC to a thrilling victory over Pitt.

He finished with 19-for-35 for 358 yards with three passing touchdowns plus one rushing score. His 25-yard TD pass to Flowers in overtime and the PAT proved to be the difference.

Jurkovec’s 1,181 yards over his first four games are the most by any BC quarterback in school history. Shawn Halloran passed for 1,040 yards over his first four games for the previous record in 1985.

Jurkovec also holds the record for the most completions (99) and passing touchdowns (8) over the first four games of any player in BC history.

Jurkovec is the first player in BC history to total three, 300-yard passing games in his first four career starts at quarterback and the first BC quarterback with three or more 300-yard games in a season since Chase Rettig (2012).

Flowers finished with his second 100-yard receiving game of the season with six receptions for 162 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the Pitt win.

Flowers became the first BC player with three receiving touchdowns in a game since Kelvin Martin at Holy Cross (11/22/86). He tied the school record with five other players with three touchdown receptions.

Flowers’ 77-yard score was the first of 70 or more by an Eagle since Hunter Long’s 72-yard score at Louisville (10/5/19).

He is tied for 11th in BC single-season history with two 100-yard receiving games this season. He is the first Eagle with multiple 100-yard receiving games in the same season since Kobay White in 2018.

Boston College (3-1, 2-1 ACC) returns to action Saturday against Virginia Tech. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on ACC Network and WEEI 93.7 FM.

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