Golson has hand in all three TDs as Irish remains perfect

Former Myrtle Beach High standout Everett Golson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Saturday night as the No. 4 Fighting Irish did what they had to do,  cruising to a 21-6 victory over host Boston College.

Notre Dame improved to 10-0 for the first time since 1993, the first year the Eagles spoiled things for the Irish. It happened again in 2002. But those BC teams were both bowl-bound. The Eagles are 2-8 this year, putting Frank Spaziani’s job in jeopardy.

The Irish are going to need help to get to the BCS title game, and they got some Saturday when No. 1 Alabama lost. But Notre Dame, which hosts Wake Forest and visits USC in its last two regular-season games, still needs more assistance.

Golson turned  in a superb performance that gave the Irish their fourth straight win over BC in the rivalry between college football’s only two Football Bowl Subdivision Catholic schools.

BC, which came into the game tied for 118th in the country in third-down conversion defense, yielded conversions on Notre Dame’s first 10 tries before a third-quarter stop.

Golson finished 16-for-24 for 200 yards passing and also netted 39 yards on the ground. Notre Dame’s Theo Riddick ran for 104 yards, and tight end Tyler Eifert caught six passes for 67 yards.

BC quarterback Chase Rettig was 27-for-43 for 247 yards and interception and fumble lost. He has six turnovers in the last two games, both losses.

BC wide receiver Alex Amidon caught six passes, breaking the program’s single-season record for receiving yards in a season.

A punt and a penalty pinned the Irish back on their own 5-yard line on their first possession, but Golson took his team 95 yards on 13 plays, scoring from 2 yards out by carrying linebacker Nick Clancy into the end zone with him. Clancy soon left the game with an upper body injury.

On the drive, Notre Dame had four plays of 11 yards or more, including a 23-yard pass from Golson to Riddick. There was also a 14-yard pass to TJ Jones.

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