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Halftime: Eagles Up By Touchdown

11.14.09 at 5:09 pm ET

Dave Shinskie found the formula to crack the Cavalier corners early in the second quarter.

Go deep.

The freshman quarterback almost hit the big play when  play-action created space for sophomore Colin Larmond Jr. down the field. Shinskie hit Larmond in the hands but the speedy wide out could not hold onto the ball. On the ensuing third down Shinskie had plenty of time to work, shuffled around the pocket and found senior co-captain Rich Gunnell for a 35 yard first down. The Eagles put the ball within the Virginia 5-yard line when Larmond was able to draw a pass interference call on sophomore corner Chase Minnifield. After a BC false start Shinskie then hit senior Justin Jarvis for a 10-yard touchdown pass for the games first score.

Montel Harris has been able to find the seems, get small and explode to move the chains for BC. On the afternoon the sophomore has 15 carries for 60 yards, good for 4 yards per carry and a long of 11 yards.

The Cavaliers offense has not been prolific but they have had scoring chances. They missed a field goal in the first quarter and drove into BC territory late in the second before senior quarterback Jameel Sewell rolled out to his right and tried to go deep back across the field. He sailed it and senior Roderick Rollins stepped in front for the interception.

Halftime: Boston College 7 Virginia 0

Here are the numbers:

Total yards

BC 180

UVA 120


Shinskie 7-15 95 yards, touchdown, interception

Sewell 8-17 66 yards, interception


Harris 17 for 86 yards

Jackson 12 for 47 yards

3rd Downs

BC 2-7

UVA 3-7

Time of possession

BC 14:53

UVA 15:07

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