The College Blog

October 10, 2009 - 10:27 am
On the first drive in the third quarter Boston College did a couple of things it had not done all game. It got its first: first down, complete pass, run longer than four yards, first turnover, first punt return, first quarter to post a shutout. Shinskie, after his 0-9 first half completed a four...
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October 10, 2009 - 9:37 am
This could not be going any worse for Boston College . At the half Virginia Tech leads the Eagles 34-0. Dave Shinskie was bench for a series and has been very far off target with all of this throws. The offensive line is having trouble keeping defensive linemen Jason Worilds and Nekos Brown off...
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October 10, 2009 - 8:54 am
True freshman Mike Marscovetra has started the second quarter at quarterback for Boston College . Starter Dave Shinskie took a big hit in the first quarter to his mid-section and could possibly have aggravated the ribs he broke during summer camp. UPDATE - Shinskie is actually out on a coaches...
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October 10, 2009 - 8:48 am
The game plan for Boston college is simple. Limit Virginia Tech redshirt freshman running back Ryan Williams and contain junior quarterback Tyrod Taylor in the pocket. Well, so much for that. On the first drive of the game Williams ran crazy with five attempts for 46 yards (9.2 average) with longs...
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October 10, 2009 - 7:57 am
On Wednesday, after freshman linebacker Luke Kuechly was done talking to the media, one reporter turned to another and whispered, "Clark Kent?" The other reporter laughed and nodded. Kuechly, the 18-year old dynamo, is an unassuming fellow off the football field. He is polite, grounded and, like...
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October 07, 2009 - 12:29 pm
CHESTNUT HILL '€” The road to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship has been a one-way street of late. Like Gettysburg in the Civil War or Bastogne in World War II, all roads lead to the same point. That point is Blacksburg, Va., home of the Virginia Tech Hokies. "In the team meeting every...
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Mike Petraglia
October 03, 2009 - 9:26 pm
CHESTNUT HILL - Most teams would have been happy holding the opposition to a field goal when the opposition has four shots at getting the ball in the end zone from the 1-yard line. But maybe that's what makes these 4-1 Boston College Eagles special. Florida State, following an offsides call on BC,...
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October 03, 2009 - 8:45 pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- There is a new knight protecting protecting the castle of Alumni Stadium. He is young and bold. He is smart and ferocious. He is Luke Kuechly. The 18-year old freshman was instrumental in Boston College's 28-21 win this evening over ACC Atlantic Division rival Florida State. He...
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October 03, 2009 - 2:37 pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- Florida State has come back to tie this game with 10:48 left in the fourth quarter. It has taken a little magic to do it. The Seminoles have been driving most of the second half, out gaining Boston College 216 yards to 57. A lot of that came with Florida State's 91 yard drive to...
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October 03, 2009 - 2:10 pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- Florida State has brought the game back to within one touchdown (with a 2-point conversion) with a 6-play, 91 yard drive late in the third quarter on a 10-yard Louis Givens end-around run. The drive was a quick strike from the Seminoles as they drove the down the field in 1:37 on...
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