Turnovers The Difference At Half

November 21, 2009 - 8:37 am

CHESTNUT HILL -- This game is becoming a bit of a defensive slugfest. The problem for the Eagles is that North Carolina's defense packs more of a wallop. BC has created three turnovers against the Tar Heels, intercepting T.J Yates twice and recovering a fumble. The problem is that the offense has not been able to convert into touchdowns, settling for two Steve Aponavicius field goals and a 2-yard Rich Gunnell touchdown pass. On the other end, North Carolina's defense has turned two of its three turnovers straight into touchdowns. Breaking it down though, BC had a terrible first 10 minutes of the game, allowing all 21 Tar Heel points in quick succession, but have played quite well since. Sophomore Montel Harris is playing out his role as The Horse with 19 touches (16 carries for 85 yards and 2 catches for 9 yards) and David Shinskie can make the claim that he is outplaying T.J. Yates. Neither quarterback is playing particularly well, but at least Shinskie has a touchdown pass to his credit. Notes- There are two representatives from bowl games present in the press box. The Chick-fil-A bowl, which has first choice of the ACC runner-up is present as is the Champ Sports Bowl, which has the third choice of bowl games. The speculation recently is that the Eagles will slide all the way to the Emerald City bowl in San Francisco at the seventh overall slot if they split their last two games.