The Horse Puts BC On The Board

October 03, 2009 - 12:16 pm

CHESTNUT HILL -- We at The BC Blog have finally come up with a nickname for the Eagles sophomore running back duo of Montel Harris and Josh Haden -- Double H: The Horse And Hound. Harris is the horse. He gets the majority of the carries for the Boston College offense while the Haden Hound provides the lightning behind him. Together they form a pretty effective tag team supplying the Eagles punch. Harris has just put Boston College on top of the Florida State Seminoles late in the first quarter, capping off a 9-play, 79-yard drive with a 3 yard touchdown on a nifty spin-and-cut for the punch in. Quarterback Dave Shinskie kept the drive going with three completions for 57 yards including two of 20 yards or more (Colin Larmond, 23 yards and Justin Jarvis, 20). The Horse and Hound combined for some trickery earlier in the drive when Harris took a direct snap from center, made a beautiful fake to Haden before rushing down the left for a 21 yard gain. The Eagles held Florida State to a field goal on the preceding possession when the Seminoles drive bogged down at the Boston College 14 on third-and-short when cornerback Donnie Fletcher sniffed out a wide receiver screen to Taiwan Easterling. Note - Eagles senior strong safety Marcellus Bowman injured his right knee in the quarter and was announced as questionable for his return. The injury turned out not to be too serious apparently as he just made the first tackle of the second quarter. End of first quarter. Boston College 7 Florida State 3