BOSTON -- Nicholls State players jumped up and down near center court at the final buzzer and their cheers could be heard from the locker room halfway down the hall.They had a reason to be feeling good.DeAndre Harris scored 28 points, Liam Thomas added 14 and coach Richie Riley won his debut as the Colonels stunned an Atlantic Conference Coast team on the road, beating Boston College 79-73 on Friday night in the opener for both schools.I dont think you can draw it up any better to be able to come up here and compete like our guys did, Riley said, breaking into a smile and standing in a lobby with his players cheers heard in the background.Nicholls State was just a combined 35-57 in the past three seasons, but a starting lineup of all seniors took control from the start.Im going to let them enjoy it tonight, especially in the locker room because Nicholls -- our seniors -- have had some rough seasons, Riley said.Boston College, which never led and was behind by 14 with just over nine minutes to play, went on a 19-5 run to tie it on A.J. Turners foul-line jumper with 2:26 to play. Harris had a driving basket on the next possession and Nicholls State went on a 6-0 run to take control.Ty Graves scored 15 points for the Eagles, while Jerome Robinson had 14 and Turner finished with 12.Boston College didnt get its first basket until nearly seven minutes in and was behind 16-1 before Jordan Chatman hit a driving basket. The Colonels led 42-33 at halftime.I think without question the most frustrating thing is weve practiced so much better than we played tonight, BC coach Jim Christian said. It was just really sad.Riley spent the past two seasons as Clemsons assistant before becoming the Colonels 11th coach in April.BIG PICTURENicholls State: Picked last in the preseason Southland Conference poll, the Colonels likely gained confidence playing well against an ACC team. The starting lineup of all seniors should help in early-season games as teams try to get the rust off.Boston College: Coming off a winless ACC season (0-18) in 2015-16 and 7-25 overall, the Eagles may be challenged to find many victories again this season. Judging by the light home crowd, itll take some exciting play to get folks to fill the arena -- except for strong conference foes coming into Conte Forum.THAT SUMS IT UPWe didnt translate anything we worked on into the game offensively or defensively -- it was ridiculous, Christian said.TOO EASYSeemingly every time Nicholls State needed a key basket, it was able to get to the paint for good looks. The Colonels outscored BC, 42-30, in the lane.Harris was 10 for 20 from the floor, driving past BC defenders a handful of times for easy baskets.UGLY STARTBC missed its first eight shots and committed five turnovers before getting its first basket.The first 10 minutes of the game, we probably didnt do one thing we practiced, Christian said.UP NEXTNicholls State: At Central Florida on Monday in a stretch of four of the first five on the road -- including the San Diego Classic.Boston College: Hosts Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday in the second of four consecutive home matchups. Brice Butler Jersey . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Travell Dixon Jersey . 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SAN DIEGO -- Coach Mike McCoy still doesnt have any real answers for why his San Diego Chargers keep blowing big leads late in games.He does know the answer to a question thats on the minds of a lot of angry fans.Asked Monday if he thought his job is in jeopardy, he said: No. Im coaching my tail off every day and Im the head coach.And the Chargers are 1-3, thanks to their latest pratfall.They blew a 13-point lead with just under seven minutes to go and lost 35-34 to the previously winless New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Fumbles by running back Melvin Gordon and wide receiver Travis Benjamin gave Drew Brees the opening to lead a comeback against his former team.The Chargers blew a 21-point, third-quarter lead at Kansas City on opening day and lost 33-27 in overtime. After routing Jacksonville in their home opener, they blew a late lead at Indianapolis and lost 26-22.Then came the meltdown against the Saints.The resulting fan discontent comes at a bad time. The Chargers, whose attempted move to Los Angeles was rebuffed by fellow NFL owners in January, are seeking a $1.1 billion public handout for a new downtown stadium via a ballot measure calling for an increase in the hotel occupancy tax. The Chargers have once again threatened to move to Los Angeles -- where they could join the Rams in a stadium slated to open in Inglewood in 2019 -- if the measure is rejected.Besides the fumbles, there were plenty of other errors by the Chargers, like Benjamin letting too many punts hit the ground and a sloppy three-and-out drive on the first possession of the second half that McCoy called a disaster.ddddddddddddheres 53 minutes of some good football and then unfortunately we turned the ball over twice there to give them a great opportunity to do what they did, McCoy said. Youre furious when you watch because you see all the positives, but then theres the blowups. We can put it on two plays, but thats not the only reason Theres a number of times during the games. Like I told the players, thats every week. Theres so many things we can do better.The Chargers have lost 15 of their last 20 games and are 24-30 overall under McCoy.Up next is a road game against the rival Oakland Raiders. The Chargers were swept in the AFC last season while going 4-12 overall. They have lost 10 of 11 road games dating to the last game of 2014.Also coming under fire from fans are general manager Tom Telesco and the president of football operations, John Spanos, who is the grandson of owner Alex Spanos.Asked if Telesco and Spanos are getting him the right players, McCoy said: Yesterday we had every opportunity to win the game. Weve got the players to go out and win. 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