Halftime - Haden & Shinskie Keep Eagles On Top

September 26, 2009 - 11:14 am

CHESTNUT HILL -- The combination of Brandon Pendergrass and Riley Skinner are going to make this game interesting. Pendergrass, a true sophomore running back (a rarity on Demon Deacons team full of redshirts) got Wake Forest back into the game when he took a handoff from Skinner, broke the first level of tacklers straight up the middle and was gone . . . 76 yards to the end zone. The score was only the second touchdown that the Boston College defense has allowed to an opposing offense all year. Combine Pendergrass with fellow speedster junior tailback Josh Adams, along with the cannon and cunning of Skinner and it all equates to headaches for Boston College. After Wake sophomore cornerback Mike Williams picked off an errant Dave Shinskie pass, the three went back to work. The Demon Deacons went 36 yards on nine plays for the game-tying field goal by Jimmy Newman.  Shinskie made up for his mistake on the next drive, with a little help from sophomore running back Josh Haden. Shinskie and Haden marched down the field, with Haden taking handoffs and cutting it to the corners for big gains (six carries, 50 yards on the drive) and Shinskie making the throws when he needed to. It was a big comeback drive for the Eagles that culminated in a four yard strike pitch-and-catch from Shinskie to redshirt freshman tight end Chris Pantale. Halftime - Boston College 17 - Wake Forest 10.