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BC defense excels despite obstacles

Eagles' defense is bright spot in season filled with injuries, adversity

Updated: November 11, 2010, 1:31 AM ET
By Jack McCluskey | Special to ESPNBoston.com

NEWTON, Mass. -- Bruised, battered and beleaguered, the Boston College defense nevertheless always seems to bounce back.

As the losses piled up -- a five-game losing streak and three injured senior leaders (Alex Albright, Wes Davis and DeLeon Gause) -- the backups piled onto the field and, for the most part, have kept opponents from running up the score. With a few exceptions (a 19-0 loss to Virginia Tech, a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame and a 44-17 loss to NC State), the Eagles have been a couple ...

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