The Eagles continue to improve with young squad
Hilliman and Murphy for over 100 yards in loss
Eagles rush for 240 yards in loss.
Murphy rushes for third 100-plus game, scores two TDs
The Eagles used the extra week of practice in preparation for the Wolfpack
NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL Football USATSI photos -- 12/27/14
KNOLL'S CAREER HIGHS
2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in five games ... scored 22 total points ... was 13-for-15on extra-point attempts and 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts ... connected on first career field-goal attempt -- a 28 yarder -- at NC State (Oct. 11) and was 3-for-3 on PATs, scoring six points ... made a career-long, 40-yard field goal at No. 1 Florida State (Nov. 22), also going 2-for-2 on extra points ... was 4-for-4 on PATs against Syracuse (Nov. 29), missing a 36-yard field-goal attempt ... hit a 20-yard field goal with 2:10 left in the fourth quarter to give BC a three-point lead over Penn State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 27); was 3-for-4 on extra-point attempts against the Nittany Lions, missing the PAT in overtime ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned second-team All-Ohio and first-team AP All-District honors in 2013 ... tallied Beacon Journal All-Star honors as a senior ... converted all 27 extra-point attempts ... made 9-of-11 field goals with a long of 45 yards ... recorded an average of 40 yards on 34 punts ... 35-of-50 kickoffs were touchbacks ... Ranked as the top (247Composite), second (247 Sports) or third (Rivals)-best kickers in the nation.
PERSONAL: Michael Knoll, born March 15, 1996 ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Management ... Mike and his younger sister Rachel are the children of Mary and Jeff Knoll.