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NC State routs BC; Eagles fall to 2-3

10.09.10 at 7:58 pm ET
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The wheels are quickly falling off the wagon known as the 2010 BC football season.

The latest hazard to crop up came Saturday in Raleigh in the first road test of the season as North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 328 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-17 blowout of the Eagles.

It was BC’s third straight loss and also their largest margin of defeat.

The BC defense was unable to find an answer to Wilson, who went 38-for-51 with two picks. Senior linebacker Mark Herzlich was the recipient of one of Wilson’s mistakes, his second interception of the season.

The marquee match up of the day was Tom O’Brien against his former team led by second-year coach Frank Spaziani. O’Brien was at BC for ten years until he left following the 2006 season. BC, (2-3, 0-2 in the ACC), had won the last three meetings with the Wolfpack until Saturday.

The Eagles started quarterback Dave Shinskie who regained his starting posistion after an injury to freshman Chase Rettig and a poor performance by Mike Marscovetra left Spaziani with no other option. Since going 2-0 to start the season, the Eagles have been outscored, 94-30, in losses to Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and N.C. State.

NC State scored its first touchdown off of a blocked punt in the BC end zone which was recovered by D.J. Green to put the Wolfpack up 10-0. NC State never looked back and captured a dominating win over the Eagles on all sides of the ball.

Shinskie turned in another disheartening performance. Shinskie went 7-for-24 with 89 yards passing, one touchdown, and two interceptions. NC State defender C.J. Wilson intercepted a Shinskie pass for a 28-yard touchdown early in the third quarter, putting the Wolfpack up 34-10 and sealing a win for NC State.

Shinskie was replaced in the second half by Marscovetra who later threw a 67-yard pass to Alex Amidon in the fourth quarter for the Eagles’ only points in the second half. Amidon had a big day, highlighted by his touchdown catch, catching three passes for 102 yards.  Marscovetra also threw an interception, providing little hope that he can be the long-term solution the Eagles desperately need at quarterback.

Junior running back Montel Harris had 14  rushes for 53 yards, providing little help for a BC team that was behind early in the game.

Boston College will face #23 ranked Florida State next weekend in another ACC Atlantic battle for the Eagles.

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