Saturday, September 8, 2012
BC, VT cruise past FCS opponents
By Andrea Adelson
Boston College and Virginia Tech each won Saturday. Here are quick recaps:
Boston College 34, Maine 3: Maine jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and it took about a quarter for Boston College to find its rhythm. The story of the day was Spiffy Evans, who had his first touchdown catch and first punt return for a touchdown, and set a career-high with 155 all-purpose yards in the victory. Running back Rolandan Finch was able to play after sitting out the Miami game with a foot injury. He led the team with 90 yards rushing, but also lost a fumble early in the game. Tahj Kimble also lost a fumble at the goal line, or the Eagles would have had more points.
Receiver Alex Amidon just missed out on his second straight 100 yard game, after finishing with 99 yards receiving and a touchdown. Boston College plays at Northwestern next week.
Virginia Tech 42, Austin Peay 7: The Hokies also got off to a slow start on offense in this game, but they cruised to the victory and avoided any sort of upset on just five days' rest.
Junior running back Tony Gregory blocked a punt and ran for his first career touchdown. Running back Michael Holmes also had his first two career scores with runs of 2 and 9 yards. Receiver Corey Fuller also had his first career touchdown, catching a 30-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Virginia Tech spread the ball out to 10 receivers in its first game without D.J. Coles, out for the season with a knee injury.
Logan Thomas finished 15-of-23 for 212 yards and two scores in three quarters of work. Virginia Tech plays at Pitt next week.