Mike Trumpy ran for 106 yards with a late touchdown, and Northwestern beat Boston College 22-13 on Saturday.
Jeff Budzien tied a school record with five field goals and the Wildcats (3-0) made it three wins over three BCS teams to start the season even though they didn't reach the end zone until the closing minutes.
They downed a punt at the 1 to pin Boston College (1-2) against the goal line and took over on the Eagles' 44 with 2:35 left in the game after they went three-and-out.
After going three quarters against Vanderbilt the previous week without a TD, Northwestern finally broke through in this one when Trumpy broke up the middle for a 27-yard scoring run that made it 22-13 with 1:37 remaining.
Chase Rettig came up big for Boston College, completing 24 of 44 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown, but the Eagles fell short.