BOSTON (AP) — DeShone Kizer threw for two touchdowns — and three interceptions — on Saturday night as No. 5 Notre Dame survived five turnovers to beat Boston College 19-16 at Fenway Park.
Taking over the ballpark of the Boston Red Sox for a far-flung home game, the Fighting Irish (10-1, No. 4 College Football Playoff) won their sixth straight game since a two-point loss to top-ranked Clemson.
If not for three turnovers inside the BC 5-yard line, this one wouldn’t have been close.
Kizer completed 20 of 38 passes for 320 yards. Chris Brown caught six passes for 104 yards and Amir Carlisle had seven catches for 97 yards.
BC quarterback Jeff Smith ran for 100 yards, breaking free for an 80-yard run to make it 19-9 with about 10 minutes to play. His 3-yard TD pass made it 19-16 with 54 seconds left.
The Eagles (3-8) attempted an onside kick, but Irish safety Matthias Farley fell on the ball to clinch it and send BC to its seventh straight loss.