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Dave Shinskie and Rich Gunnell Find A Rhythm

10.24.09 at 6:26 pm ET
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If someone told you before the game that Dave Shinskie would have nine passes for 20 yards or more at the end of the third quarter you probably would have slapped them and called them silly.

Well, it is true.

Shinskie has finally found a rhythm with Rich Gunnell. Hey, it only took till the eighth game of the season. Better late than never. Gunnell has eight catches for 139 yards and a touchdown on the day, good for a 17.4 yards per catch average. Shinskie has been able to sit back and let Gunnell and Colin Larmond, Jr. get separation from the Notre Dame corners and safeties and has been hitting the receivers with good touch passes.

Yet, turnovers are hurting the Eagles. Montel Harris, who had gone 356 carries without losing a fumble, has lost two today. The last came on what had been an impressive Boston College drive when Notre Dame strong safety Sergio Brown got his helmet on the ball as Harris drove toward the end zone at the 3 yard line. Boston College stopped the Irish and received the punt on the Irish 40 but Shinskie ended up heaving an interception Kyle McCarthy.

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