Chippewas Solid At Half But Eagles Up

October 31, 2009 - 12:56 pm

CHESTNUT HILL -- This is going to be a tough one for Boston College. The Central Michigan Chippewas look like the most solid opponent to march into Alumni Stadium this year. The Eagles are frustrated on offense, a state of mind normally reserved for their road performances, but managed to put together an 80-yard drive right at the end of the half that culminated in a 3-yard Montel Harris touchdown run with :50 seconds left. Boston College 7 Central Michigan 3. It took Boston College most of the first half to get the offense working. Dave Shinskie started very slow, hitting two of his first six passes. Harris, while not exactly bottled up, was not picking up enough of the slack to keep the chains moving. Yet, after holding the Central Michigan and Dan LeFevour to a field goal in the middle of the second quarter, the Eagles cobbled together an 11 play, 80 yard, 5:19 yard drive to take the lead. Shinskie is 9-15 for 91 yards while Harris has 10 carries for 42 yards. Rich Gunnell has the long play of the game with a 29 yard reception that put the ball on the Central Michigan 12.  The Chippewas have moved the ball but the Eagles defense has held up its "bend-but-don't-break" reputation by stalling multiple drives in Boston College territory. The longest drive the Chippewas have been able to put together is a 13 play, 60 yard, 4:45 drive at stopped at the Eagles 16. Andrew Aguila hit the 34 yard field goal for Central Michigan's only score.