3Q update: BC 21, Maryland 7

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- During a TV timeout, BC linebacker Mark Herzlich was jumping around and waving his arms in the air with an energy the rest of his teammates picked up on before stopping Maryland on yet another third down.

This defense has been too much for the Terps to handle. Maryland can't seem to go forward without going backwards, too, and much of that is because of Herzlich and his teammates up front. BC is controlling the line of scrimmage and, in turn, the game. The offense actually seems more effective with Dominique Davis running it. He isn't as mobile as Chris Crane, but he might be more accurate.

Maryland bit on the fake field goal attempt and Billy Flutie's nine-yard touchdown pass finally put some distance between the Eagles and the Terps. It was the first career completion for Flutie, and the first career reception for Jordon McMichael.

Boston College is now one quarter away from claiming the Atlantic Division title, and Maryland doesn't appear to be getting in the Eagles' way.