BLACKSBURG, VA – NOVEMBER 3: Running back AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first half at Lane Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Today’s Syracuse-Boston College game in Chestnut Hill takes on extra significance. It is not every year that both the Orange and Eagles have at least seven wins heading into Rivalry Week, and get to jockey for bowl position.Boston College entered the half down 28-14, and will likely be without its best player moving forward.Coming back from the break, the Eagles announced that A.J. Dillon, one of college football’s top power rushers, is unlikely to return to the contest.Dillon ran 12 times for 56 yards in the first half, but looked gimpy on the sideline on a number of occasions. It was clear he wasn’t 100-percent, which is no surprise, as he’s been banged up for a few weeks.AJ Dillon is on the bench but ESPN reports he’s unlikely to play the 2nd half. He’s dealing with an ankle injury.— Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) November 24, 2018Travis Levy has carried four times for 27 yards, and has had some nice gains in this one. Still, BC definitely wishes it had its bell cow.To make matters worse, the Eagles lost star defensive end Zach Allen early in the second half. His status is unknown right now.That doesn’t mean BC is out of it though. The team intercepted Eric Dungey to open the second half, setting up a nice touchdown throw by Anthony Brown to cut things to 28-21.Syracuse is playing for its first 9+ win season since 2001, while Boston College is looking to end the regular season 8-4.
The UN Mission in the country (UNMISS) reported that four of the injured civilians are in serious condition, while two armed UN police officers suffered minor injuries in the melee. Tear gas and warning shots were fired to halt the rioting.“By late afternoon yesterday, however, the situation was brought under control,” said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at a press briefing. “The Mission is investigating the cause of the rioting, and two suspects have been detained by UN Police on suspicion of allegedly instigating the violence,” he added.Some 11,000 civilians are being protected by UNMISS at the site where the fighting broke out, while more than 100,000 civilians are housed at such sites nationwide.In related news, Mr. Dujarric noted that $637 million is still required to maintain humanitarian aid operations in South Sudan until year’s end. Thus far, 61 per cent of the $1.8 billion requested has been received. In all, aid agencies in South Sudan have reached 3.5 million of the 3.8 million people targeted with some form of aid this year.