Sunday, October 18, 2009

N.C. STATE’S DEFENSE STAYS IN RALEIGH

Last week in Blacksburg, Boston College’s offense was completely overwhelmed by Virginia Tech’s defense. Back at home in Chestnut Hill, the Eagles went from looking like a high school team to a Super Bowl contender.

Boston College's Montel Harris set two school records with 264 yards rushing and five touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 52-20 win over North Carolina State on Saturday.

Ten players previously had four touchdown runs for Boston College, the last was Darnell Campbell in 1993.


Harris set the yardage record with a 9-yarder early in the final quarter, surpassing the previous mark of 253, set by Phil Bennett in 1972. He had one more run before leaving for good.

The Eagles (5-2, 3-2 ACC) improved to 5-0 at home this season. NC State (3-4, 0-3) dropped its third straight game following conference losses to Wake Forest and Duke.

BC first-year coach Frank Spaziani defeated his longtime coaching mate Tom O'Brien.
Spaziani, who coach the Eagles to a victory at the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl after O'Brien bolted for NC State, worked under O'Brien for all of his 10 seasons at BC.

The two coached together for 26 years in total, also under George Welsh at Navy and Virginia. Spaziani became BC's head coach after Jeff Jagodzinski was fired last winter for interviewing for an NFL vacancy.

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