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Breneman scores lone TD as Colgate beats New Hampshire, 10-3

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Breneman scores lone TD as Colgate beats New Hampshire, 10-3

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Grant Breneman plunged over from a yard out early in the second quarter for a touchdown that proved to be the difference in Colgate's 10-3 win over News Hampshire on Saturday.

The game is a rematch of a 2015 FCS playoff game. Colgate won that game in Durham, 27-20.

Breneman engineered a seven-play, 63-yard drive that included a fourth-down, 12-yard completion to Nick Diaco that gave the Raiders a first down at the New Hampshire 27. On the ensuing play, however, Breneman's pass was picked off in the end zone by Evan Horn to end the threat.

The Wildcats turned the ball over at their own 19 and Breneman nosed in for the score eight plays later.

The teams traded second-quarter field goals and neither team managed to score in the second half.

James Holland carried 18 times for 104 yards for Colgate (2-0) and Breneman completed 8 of 18 passes for 84 yards and an interception.

Christian Lupoli completed 14 of 24 passes for 133 yards for New Hampshire (0-2).

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Report: Boston College close to hiring Ohio State DC Jeff Hafley as head coach

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Report: Boston College close to hiring Ohio State DC Jeff Hafley as head coach

Boston College reportedly is close to hiring its new head football coach.

After parting ways with Steve Addazio earlier this month, the Eagles are close to replacing him with Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

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Hafley helped the Buckeyes finish No. 2 nationally in total defense this season. Prior to joining Ohio State in 2019, Hafley served as a defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.

The move particularly makes sense for BC as it finished the 2019 campaign No. 125 of 130 in total defense. Hafley also has built a reputation over the years as one of the top recruiters in the country.

The formal announcement of Hafley's hiring is expected to be made soon.

Boston College fires head football coach Steve Addazio

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Boston College fires head football coach Steve Addazio

Boston College is moving on from its head football coach Steve Addazio.

BC fired Addazio on Sunday, according to Yahoo Sports. Addazio spent the last seven seasons with the Eagles, fishing his tenure in Chestnut Hill with a 44-44 record.

Boston College ended its 2019 campaign 6-6, but was able to earn a 26-19 road win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. According to Yahoo, "BC brass made the move in the hopes of finding someone who can make the Eagles more competitive in the ACC."

Wide receivers coach Rich Gunnell reportedly will replace Addazio in the interim.

Addazio had signed a two-year contract extension with BC after last season.

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