Tar Heel Defense Roughing Up Shinskie

November 21, 2009 - 7:43 am

CHESTNUT HILL -- The first two looks that Boston College got at the North Carolina defense have not gone well for the home town team. Freshman quarterback Dave Shinskie has been sacked twice, fumbled both times and lost one that was returned by defensive lineman Cam Thomas for a touchdown. The next series Shinskie was looking for a short out route which star Tar Heel cornerback Kendric Burney jumped in front of and returned for an easy touchdown. These are the type of things that Frank Spaziani has had no choice but to live with this year from his not-so-young quarterback. It seems that whenever Shinskie faces a good defense (of which North Carolina is spectacular) he gets the yips and starts turning the ball over. Against North Carolina those have become instant points. The BC defense allowed the first touchdown of the game as North Carolina quarterback T.J Yates orchestrated a 11-play, 70 yard drive in 5:14 on the initial Tar Heel drive of the game. Junior running Ryan Houston capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run at the 7:33 mark in the quarter. BC cracked the scoreboard thanks to its defense as well. Cornerback DeLeon Gause recovered a fumble on the Tar Heel 29-yard line and the Eagle offense went 19 yards in 6 plays for a Steve Aponavicius field goal. End of first quarter. North Carolina up 21-3.