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Eagles Lose to End A Dreadful Season

  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) beats Boston College center Andy Gallik (59) as he takes an interception in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) beats Boston College center Andy Gallik (59) as he takes an interception in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) beats Boston College center Andy Gallik (59) as he takes an interception in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) beats Boston College center Andy Gallik (59) as he takes an interception in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • North Carolina State wide receiver Quintin Payton (88) pulls in a 4-yard touchdown reception as Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) covers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    North Carolina State wide receiver Quintin Payton (88) pulls in a 4-yard touchdown reception as Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) covers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • North Carolina State wide receiver Quintin Payton (88) pulls in a 4-yard touchdown reception as Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) covers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    North Carolina State wide receiver Quintin Payton (88) pulls in a 4-yard touchdown reception as Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) covers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Boston College coach Frank Spaziani watches during the first half of NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Boston College coach Frank Spaziani watches during the first half of NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Boston College coach Frank Spaziani watches during the first half of NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Boston College coach Frank Spaziani watches during the first half of NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) celebrates with linebacker Rodman Noel (5) after taking an interception in for a touchdown during the first half against Boston College in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) celebrates with linebacker Rodman Noel (5) after taking an interception in for a touchdown during the first half against Boston College in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) celebrates with linebacker Rodman Noel (5) after taking an interception in for a touchdown during the first half against Boston College in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

    North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) celebrates with linebacker Rodman Noel (5) after taking an interception in for a touchdown during the first half against Boston College in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) beats Boston College center Andy Gallik (59) as he takes an interception in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) beats Boston College center Andy Gallik (59) as he takes an interception in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • North Carolina State wide receiver Quintin Payton (88) pulls in a 4-yard touchdown reception as Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) covers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • North Carolina State wide receiver Quintin Payton (88) pulls in a 4-yard touchdown reception as Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) covers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Boston College coach Frank Spaziani watches during the first half of NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Boston College coach Frank Spaziani watches during the first half of NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) celebrates with linebacker Rodman Noel (5) after taking an interception in for a touchdown during the first half against Boston College in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson (1) celebrates with linebacker Rodman Noel (5) after taking an interception in for a touchdown during the first half against Boston College in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman) MANDATORY CREDIT

Raleigh, n.c. — Boston College didn’t play poorly on defense, but with the passing game sputtering, the Eagles couldn’t keep up with North Carolina State yesterday.

The Eagles led 3-0 early, but three interceptions thrown by Chase Rettig and several untimely penalties contributed to N.C. State’s 27-10 victory at Carter-Finley Stadium.

“We have been playing better the last couple of weeks defensively,” Boston College coach Frank Spaziani said. “We gave them a short field a couple of times.”

Rettig (16 of 45, 123 yards) moved into fourth on the Eagles’ single-season passing chart with a first-quarter completion. He is the first non-senior in school history to have a 3,000-yard season. Also, receiver Alex Amidon became the single-season reception leader with 77. He already had the yardage record and finished the season at 1,215 yards.

Tailback Rolandan Finch had 19 carries for 144 yards and a third-quarter touchdown.

“He’s been a different back these last three games,” Spaziani said of Finch, who has 332 yards in that span.

With the loss, the Eagles (2-10, 1-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) capped the program’s worst season since the 1978 team finished 0-11. The defeat potentially marked the end of Spaziani’s tenure. The Eagles won 15 games his first two seasons but were just 6-18 since. Spaziani declined to address his job status after the game.

Mike Glennon threw three touchdown passes and David Amerson returned an interception for a score for N.C. State.

The Wolfpack (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) is headed for a bowl game for the third season in a row. Its destination is dependent on other ACC results.

Glennon connected twice for touchdowns with Tobais Palmer in a span of 51 seconds late in the third quarter to propel N.C. State. Glennon finished 27 of 41 for 245 yards.

Amerson snagged a pass that deflected off the hands of Boston College receiver Colin Larmond Jr., recording his 18th career pick and darting back for a 55-yard score 27 seconds before halftime. N.C. State improved to 12-2 when Amerson records an interception, including 5-0 this season.

The Wolfpack overcame a shaky offensive performance in the first half — one fumble, six punts — to clinch a third consecutive winning season.

Finch scored from 4 yards out with 5:18 left in the third quarter to cut the lead to 14-10, but that was as close as the Eagles would get.

Glennon found Palmer for an 8-yard score on the next drive. Then, after Juston Burris recorded the Wolfpack’s third interception, Glennon hit Palmer for a 25-yard score and a 27-10 lead.

Glennon’s season total of 3,648 yards is second on the school’s all-time list, behind Philip Rivers. Glennon is the first player in N.C. State history to record multiple 30-touchdown seasons. He had 31 last season and 30 this year.