Saturday, October 1, 2011
BC's offense loses its way
By Jack McCluskey
NEWTON, Mass. -- It was a tale of two quarterbacks.
Both are sophomores, working on their second seasons as the starter in their respective offenses. Both took their lumps last season.
Both needed to take big steps forward this season if their teams were going to improve.
On Saturday in Chestnut Hill, one quarterback showed he's making progress and helped his team to a victory by producing a big play in a key situation. The other didn't.
A year after throwing four interceptions against the Eagles, Tanner Price was the model of efficiency in Wake Forest's 27-19 win against BC. He finished 19-for-29 for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception (which came when a pass glanced off his intended receiver's fingertips). He averaged 13.26 yards per completion.
While he matched him touchdown for touchdown and interception for interception, Chase Rettig's other numbers on the day paled in comparison. The Eagles quarterback finished with twice as many incompletions as completions, 23-for-47 for 188 yards. He averaged 8.17 yards per throw.