Eagles Erupt To Start Season

September 05, 2009 - 10:37 am

Got to love the buzz of a college football game day. The students are tailgating, the alumni are remembering and the marching band is blaring. Alumni Stadium is alive again and it is a beautiful day for a game. Welcome to our new Boston College blog at WEEI.com. The wait is over. After a long, sultry summer of drills, meetings and scrimmages, Boston College football has returned to Chestnut Hill. And it did not take long for the Eagles to get going. The big question for the Eagles coming into today's game against Northeastern was who was at the quarterback position? Who will the starter be? How much will each quarterback play? First-year head coach Frank Spaziani did not seemed too concerned over the question when asked earlier this week. "It's not going to make a difference," Spaziani told reporters. With the Eagles taking on the lowly Northeastern Huskies, the coach has time to determine his depth chart. Well, it probably won't make a difference after all. Redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle got the start. His first play as a college quarterback was a successful one. He handed the ball to sophomore running back Montel Harris, who broke it for 48 yards and a touchdown on Boston College's first offensive play of the season. Everything according to plan? You would think so. Tuggle came out for the second series, starting at the Northeastern 29-yard line and led the Eagles in for another quick score as Boston College completed the drive in five plays and 1:33. Fellow sophomore running back Josh Haden picked up the score as he punched the goal line with a seven-yard scamper. To this point, the BC defense has forced three straight three-and-outs for the Huskies. Twenty-five-year-old freshman David Shinskie, also in his first plays of his college career, came out for the third series and led the offense on a 75-yard, seven-play touchdown drive with Harris once again breaking the plane for the score. End of first quarter: Boston College 21 - Northeastern 0.