All Eagles At The Half

September 12, 2009 - 11:25 am

CHESTNUT HILL --  Punter Ryan Quigley has become incredibly efficient at what he does best, pinning teams opposing offenses in within their five yard lines. Last week against Northeastern Quigley was able to put the Huskies deep twice, resulting in a Rich Gunnell punt return touchdown and a third period safety. Quigley averaged 49.4 yards on punts last week. Through the first half against Kent State he has spotted the ball within the Golden Flashes 20 yard line three times, twice putting it on the four. The Eagles' defense has stifled Kent State on third downs. After the Golden Flashes first drive where they went 3-f0r-3 on their first three opportunities they have not been able to convert on their last seven attempts are are now 3-for-10 on the day. That means that Boston College's cornerbacks have been busy thus far on the afternoon with senior Roderick Rollins and sophomore Donnie Fletcher making the stops. With Justin Tuggle and Dave Shinskie proving their metal thus far we have an official Mike Marscovetra sighting. The true freshman came in with 4:11 left to play in the second quarter. He handed the ball off to Montel Harris twice, led the offense to a false start and had an incomplete pass intended for Chris Pantale knocked down. Tuggle has proven that he can throw the deep ball. His encore to his opening 57 yard strike to Colin Larmond Jr. was followed up with a 44 yard bomb to Rich Gunnell. The captain fought for the end but was brought down at the one yard line before breaking the plane. Harris finished the job on the next play, punching the one-yard touchdown run for a 21-0 Eagles lead. Place kicker Steve Aponavicius added a 24 yard field goal late in the second to bring the score to 24-0 Eagles at halftime. The Eagles have no gone six straight quarters to open the season without allowing a point.