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NU's shifty backup quarterback helps spoil the Eagles' home opener

Updated: September 3, 2011, 10:28 PM ET
By Jack McCluskey | ESPNBoston.com

NEWTON, Mass. -- Much of the buildup leading into the Boston College Eagles' season opener against the Northwestern Wildcats focused on Dan Persa.

The Wildcats' senior signal-caller is being touted by the school as a Heisman candidate, complete with slick marketing campaign. He led the Big Ten in completion percentage and his team in rushing last season, despite playing just 10 games due to a ruptured Achilles tendon in Week 10.

If he completed his comeback from injury in time for ...

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