Boston College defeats Harvard, 4-3

There is no rush-hour traffic to wade through on the way to a 5 o'clock game, and spectators can hear what the coaches are yelling to their players.

Those may be the only good things about the Beanpot consolation game, a contest for a third place that has no prize.

But it mattered to Boston College, which managed to pull off a 4-3 victory over Harvard last night at TD Banknorth Garden when Benn Ferriero jumped on a Crimson turnover and scored with 42 seconds left.

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For much of last season's run to the NCAA championship, there were four go-to guys.

Nathan Gerbe, now departed for the pro ranks, was Boston College's leading scorer with 68 points, but the other three returned for another year, hoping to repeat the glory.

So far, it hasn't gone all that well. The trio has struggled this season, but in yesterday's 4-3 victory over Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game, they showed signs of coming out of it. Senior Benn Ferriero pot...