Boston College outgained Howard 483 yards to 11 en route to a 76-0 win over the Bison.
The Eagles scored 41 points in the first quarter, scoring on their first six possessions and led 62-0 at halftime. Both teams agreed to play 10-minute quarters in the second half. At halftime, Howard had -12 yards of total offense.
“The officials approached me with the opportunity,” Howard coach Gary Harrell said of the shortened time. “I told them I would think about it. I checked with my coaches. I always want to make sure that as a team we’re not selling, we want to make sure that we’re not quitting, that type of mindset. But understanding where we are, we’re trying to make sure that we’re competitive, we want to make sure that we’re injury-free going into next week.”
Boston College finished with 347 yards and eight touchdowns rushing. Running backs Tyler Rouse and Jeff Smith each had three rushing scores.
The win was BC’s largest margin of victory since 1949. Meanwhile, Howard falls to 0-2 on the season and has yet to score a point this season — they lost 49-0 to Appalachian State last week to open the season.
The Bison will face Hampton on Friday.