Shinskie Starts, Eagles Take Early Lead

September 26, 2009 - 10:36 am

CHESTNUT HILL -- For the first time this season 25 year old freshman Dave Shinskie got the start at quarterback for Boston College after redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle had started the first three games. Shinskie led the Eagles down the field for the first score of the game, a 32 yard field goal by Steve "Sid Vicious" Aponavicius. Shinskie completed three of five pass for 36 yards including two to senior captain Rich Gunnell for nine yards and 20 yards. Montel Harris carried the ball six times for 26 yards. The 57 yard drive is already an improvement from what Boston College did last week as it only had 54 total yards against Clemson. It looked like Wake Forest was going to come back on the ensuing drive as its star quarterback, Riley Skinner, hit junior Marshall Williams on a 38 yard strike to the Boston College 18. From there they went backward though with the drive ending on a Skinner fumble created by junior defensive lineman Alex Albright and recovered by junior Damik Scafe. Then Shinskie went back to work, if ever so briefly. Harris carried the ball twice for 12 yards to the 50 yard line which set up Shinskie for the play-action. Shinskie had time and looked down the middle to find Jordon McMichael. The ball was overthrown a touch but the big junior tight end went up and hauled the ball down with a spectacular one-handed grab and raced the remaining way to the end zone for the score. End of first quarter. Boston College 10 - Wake Forest 0.