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Another Flutie stars at BC
• BOSTON COLLEGE 17, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 14: There's another Flutie that's ready to make a name at Boston College. Troy Flutie threw a touchdown pass in his first career start and Jon Hilliman had a tiebreaking 21-yard scoring run to lift the host Eagles (3-1) over the Huskies (2-2) on Saturday.
"I think there's obviously pressure when you're coming in to start," Flutie said. "I don't really think about the last name thing."
Flutie, the nephew of Boston College 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, completed five of 11 passes for 92 yards with one interception. It was his second career touchdown toss. His uncle had 67 from 1981 to '84.
Growing up about 20 minutes away from BC's campus in Natick, Mass., Flutie came to a number of games and ran around Alumni Stadium.
He knew when he decided to attend BC that he was going to be asked about his uncle.
"Yeah, I hear it a lot," he said. "It's kind of expected when you have a statue of your uncle out there. Every day you work hard to make yourself known, make yourself known as an individual."
• CALIFORNIA 30, WASHINGTON 24: Jared Goff threw for 342 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and the Golden Bears held off the host Huskies' second-half rally for a 30-24 victory in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools. Cal improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2007 and might find itself back it the top 25 next week for the first time since 2010 after winning on the road for the second week in a row. Goff was 24-of-40 passing and had touchdowns of 28 yards to Bryce Treggs and 8 yards to Kenny Lawler. Matt Anderson hit three field goals, including a 37-yarder with 5:34 left to give the Bears a 30-21 lead. Washington (2-2, 0-1) got a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Sidney Jones to cut the deficit to 27-21 late in the third quarter, but the Huskies fumbled on their next possession in California territory and could not get closer.
• MARSHALL 36, KENT STATE 29 (2OT): Chase Litton passed for two touchdowns, Tony Pittman ran for 129 yards and two scores and the Thundering Herd (3-1) rallied to beat the host Golden Flashes (1-3) in two overtimes. Shane Haynes tied it at 22-22 at the end of regulation with a 33-yard field goal. Kent State took a 29-22 overtime lead after Colin Reardon hit Brice Fackler on a 12-yard TD pass, but Litton replied with a 3-yard TD pass to Davonte Allen on fourth and goal to tie it at 29, then Pittman scored on a 7-yard run on Marshall's next possession in the second OT.
• NORTH DAKOTA 31, CALIFORNIA-DAVIS 24: Freshman running back John Santiago ran for a career-high 152 yards and two touchdowns as host North Dakota opened the Big Sky Conference with a victory. Santiago scored on a 6-yard run and caught a 2-yard TD pass from Keaton Studsrud as North Dakota (3-1) took advantage of a series of mistakes by UC Davis (0-4). UND scored two touchdowns after turnovers, another following a 13-yard punt, and a field goal after a kickoff went out of bounds. Studsrud completed eight of 19 passes for 58 yards, including two TDs.