Eagles Attack -- Stop And Bomb

October 03, 2009 - 1:05 pm

CHESTNUT HILL -- Boston College is becoming quite proficient at these goal line stops. Last week it was Isaac Johnson and Wes Davis teaming up to stop Wake Forest and Riley Skinner on a forced fumble and recovery to end the game. In the second quarter against Florida State is was Luke Kuechly and Alex Alrbight getting together to frustrate the Seminoles. It looked like Florida State was going to march into the end zone with first-and-goal from the one yard line. Seminoles freshman running back Lonnie Pryor tried to break the plane twice . . . only to meet freshman stud linebacker Kuechly. On second down Kuechly was in the backfield before Pryor knew it and delivered a crushing blow for a loss of 2 yards. On third down it was Kuechly and defensive lineman Brad Newman who corralled Pryor for no gain. The 'Noles went for it and sent quarterback Chris Ponder on a bootleg that defensive end Alex Albright recognized. Albright's pursiot was true and he took down Ponder for an 11-yard sack and a turnover on downs. Then Dave Shinskie went to work. On third-and-9 with the ball on the 13 he unloaded the ball down the right sideline where is was hauled in by sophomore Colin Larmon, Jr. for a 62-yard gain to the Florida State 25. Eight plays later Shinskie found senior captain receiver for a 3 yard touchdown to put the Eagles up 14-3. Florida State could not gain any traction on the next series. Ponder was hurried out of the pocket by Damik Scafe who got a hand on the quarterbacks arms as he tried to complete a shuffle pass. The ball was ruled a fumble and was recovered by Mike Morrissey at the FSU 44. Then it went back. Josh Haden fumbled the ball after an 8-yard gain on a screen pass from Shinskie on third-and-14. The ball was recovered by the Seminoles Kendall Smith at the 41.  Right before halftime Shinskie struck again. With :59 left, he hit senior running back Jeff Smith in stride streaking down the left sideline to put the Eagles by 18. Florida State came back in the last seconds for a 38-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal as time expired. For the half Shinskie is 9-13 for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Note - With :40 left in the half Alrbight was helped off the field, favoring his right foot. No word on his condition yet. Also around that mark the rain, which was light if nonexistent through much of the first half, began  again in a torrent.  Halftime - Boston College 21 Florida State 6