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Boston College’s upset bid looked strong, then weak, then it nearly pulled it off before losing 31-29 Saturday afternoon over visiting No. 3 Florida State in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
BC trailed 17-10 late in the second quarter when FSU star quarterback Jordan Travis went down with an elbow or shoulder injury in his left, non-throwing arm. Travis missed the end of the half, but returned to start the second half.
And on the second first play of the third quarter, Hunter sent a message to Boston College by completing a 44-yard pass. Then he threw a 4-yard touchdown for a 24-10 lead.
Travis finished the first half 6-of-11 passing for 91 yards with a 19-yard touchdown pass and rushed twice for 25 yards. He hurt himself while scrambling for extra yardage. When tackled, his left elbow hit the ground hard.
Florida State’s Jordan Travis Not Out For Long
“Well, the Florida State season might be over, if he’s hurt,” ESPN analyst Anthony “Booger” McFarland said at halftime. “He’s one of the better quarterbacks in the country and off to a great start. He’s a potential Heisman Trophy candidate.”
Travis completed 22 of 31 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-24 rout of then-No. 5 LSU to open the season on Sept. 3. He rushed seven times for another 38 yards and added a touchdown.
“Let’s hope it’s not a serious injury,” McFarland said.
The Seminoles made it 31-10 later in the third quarter. Boston College roared back with 19 unanswered points in the second half, cutting FSU’s lead to 31-29 with 5:19 to go on a 7-yard touchdown run by quarterback Thomas Castellanos.
Castellanos outplayed Travis as he hit 20 of 33 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown.
Travis finished 15-of-24 passing for 212 yards and rushed four times for 38 yards. The Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC) will need Travis at Clemson (1-1) on Saturday (Noon, ABC). Clemson was scheduled to host Florida Atlantic (1-1) Saturday night.