Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens is 40 today. So the Celtics' youngest players sang him Happy Birthday. Said Stevens: "I'm not a big fan of [the singing], but I appreciate then saying it."

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Syracuse's Eric Dungey had a career-high 434 pass yards in today's win over Boston College, the second-most in school history (behind the 482 by Ryan Nassib against Northwestern in 2012). The 434 yards were the most by any player against BC since Florida State's EJ Manuel had 439 in 2012.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse has won back to back ACC games for the first time since 2013, as the Orange follow their upset of Virginia Tech by beating former Big East rival Boston College 28-20. Eric Dungey had a strong line -- 32-38 passing for 434 yards and 3 TDs, to go with 54 rushing yards -- but turned the ball over twice. Still, Amba Etta-Tawo caught 10 passes for 144 yards and a TD, giving him 6 100-yard receiving outings in 8 games this year. The Maryland graduate transfer is now 5th in school history for career 100-yard games. The Orange are 2-2 in league play heading into their bye. BC, meanwhile, remains winless in ACC play since 2014 and will head to NC State next week.

Muschamp pleased with Bentley's first start (0:50)

Etta-Tawo hauls in one-handed TD catch

Syracuse's Amba Etta-Tawo makes an incredible one-handed catch on a 68-yard TD. The Orange lead 28-20 over Boston College in the fourth quarter.

Syracuse WR Etta-Tawo makes one-handed catch, goes for 68-yard TD (0:54)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LB Jamie Collins, who missed last Sunday's game with a hip injury, has made the trip to Pittsburgh today.


Towles fakes everyone, goes all the way

Boston College QB Patrick Towles confused the defense with a fake handoff, then rolled to his left and went 75 yards to the house. Syracuse leads 21-17 in the fourth quarter.


Steve Ishmael makes incredible TD catch

But did he stay in bounds? The officials decided Ishmael was, padding Syracuse's lead over Boston College.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Ishmael makes a heck of an 11-yard TD catch to give Syracuse a 21-10 lead just before the fourth quarter. Ishmael now has 8 catches for 108 yards, while Eric Dungey has his 6th 300-yard passing game of the season, which is tied for the most in the FBS and tied with Ryan Nassib for the school single-season record. Dungey has completed 29 of 33 passes on the day.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk was cleared for contract drills this week and engaged in 5-on-5 action during practice on Saturday. Olynyk remains hesitant to offer a timeline for returning to game action. "When the time comes it will come. You don't want to force it, you don't want to push anything and go backwards at all. … For me, it's all about when you're comfortable and when you feel like you're ready, then we'll be back."


BC turns ball over in bizarre fashion

It would have been first-and-goal inside the 5-yard line for the Eagles, but an odd play resulted in Syracuse getting the ball back with a 14-10 lead.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

In a play emblematic of BC's offensive struggles, Patrick Towles appears to hit Michael Walker on third-and-long inside the 5, but the ball gets stripped and lands in the hands of Syracuse's Parris Bennett for what will go down as an interception. The Orange take over at their own 12.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After being signed on Friday night, Ryan Kelly practiced Saturday with the Boston Celtics. He'll be released by the end of the day and shuffle up to the team's D-League affiliate in Maine. Brad Stevens on Kelly: "He killed us two years ago [with the Lakers] … Spacing the floor, and he passes the ball. Kind of what we were talking about with Kelly [Olynyk]. His ability to make the right basketball play has always been one of his greatest strengths."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's injured ankle: "He looked a lot better today. He's out of the boot, he's doing things in the weight room and everything else. He's not going to practice Monday, but we'll see how he progresses." Stevens reaffirmed that Smart has not been ruled out for season-opener on Wednesday against the Nets.


Gamecocks own comfy lead

After David Williams' 1-yard TD run, South Carolina leads UMass 34-14 in the third quarter on SEC Network.

BC honors Kuechly, retires his jersey (0:25)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens is 40 today. So the Celtics' youngest players sang him Happy Birthday. 🎂

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Dino Babers liked what his team gave him in the first half, but he lamented the Orange's 7 penalties in the halftime TV interview. It's a 14-10 Cuse lead at BC, but the visitors have given the ball away twice and allowed a special teams TD, in addition to missing a FG. They do have Eric Dungey, though, who has completed 18 of 21 passes for 203 yards with 1 TD and 1 pick, in addition to rushing for 57 yards. The rainy conditions will likely be a factor in the second half.

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp discusses Jake Bentley's first half performance (0:28)