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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- One thing is clear: Maryland hasn't given up since its loss to Florida State, even though the Terps are no longer playing for the Atlantic Division. It was a stalemate here in Alumni Stadium, where both defenses are making some critical stops, but the Eagles have the better defense and began to prove it late in the half. BC linebacker Mark Herzlich is as good as advertised.
With Ron Brace putting the pressure on quarterback Chris Turner, Herzlich got the first interception of the game. One play later, Dominique Davis threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Rich Gunnell, who was wide open. It took nine seconds to take the lead. This is how BC wins games, though, with its defense. That makes 24 interceptions this season for the Eagles, who lead the nation in that category.
Offensive coordinator Steve Logan is doing a nice job of mixing it up, as Montel Harris has received a few direct snaps, and the Eagles have been able to get some decent yardage out of both running and passing plays. Davis is doing an admirable job, and his offensive line is giving him time. Turner's is not, and it's been a difference in the game.
This is the second game I've seen Maryland have negative rushing yards (the other being at Virginia Tech). It's hard to win when you're one-dimensional and can't convert on third downs.
BC tailback Josh Haden is being evaluated for a right shoulder injury.