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.
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that unless $1 million was immediately forthcoming from international donors, over 65,000 victims of this year’s political upheaval in Togo risk not receiving any outside sustenance by the end of this year. “These people have virtually nothing and the world is in danger of ignoring their most basic needs,” said Mustapha Darboe, WFP’s Regional Director for West Africa. “A break in food supplies would leave many unable to feed themselves as they do not have alternative means of subsistence,” he added.The agency said there are also growing concerns that an abrupt halt to aid deliveries could spark unrest in the camps and communities housing people displaced by the February political crisis, which was sparked by the death of long-time president Gnassingbé Eyadéma. Subsequent factional fighting, in which at least 400 people were believed killed, created an environment of fear and prompted many people to flee across borders into Ghana and Benin, where they sought shelter either in refugee camps or with local communities. Most vulnerable, said WFP, are 10,000 refugees in two camps in Benin, who depend entirely on outside assistance for their immediate food needs. Some 17,000 others living in host communities have also not yet received any assistance. In Ghana, although 8,000 refugees are currently getting food aid, an additional 10,000 living in host communities have not yet received any. In addition, at least 3,000 of the 16,000 people thought to have fled their homes to places of sanctuary within Togo have not yet returned. WFP is assisting members of host communities whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the influx of those displaced.