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Football Opens Season With BIG EAST Win Over West Virginia, 34-10

Todd McKniff makes the tackle during BC's win over West Virginia.

Todd McKniff makes the tackle during BC's win over West Virginia.

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BOSTON (AP) - William Green ran for 204 yards and three TDs in three quarters as Boston College beat West Virginia 34-10 Saturday, spoiling Mountaineers coach Rich Rodriguez's debut.

The Eagles, who lost last year's season-opener 34-14 at West Virginia, recovered from a 10-0 first-quarter deficit.

Green, who had runs of 67, 57 and 30 yards, didn't play after Boston College scored 14 seconds into the final quarter.

Rodriguez, the offensive co-ordinator at Clemson the last two years, replaced Don Nehlen, who retired after 21 seasons following a 7-5 record last year.

The Eagles cut it to 10-3 on Kevin McMyler's 35-yard field goal 2:52 into the second quarter.

Boston College tied it on Green's 2-yard scoring run midway into the quarter. Five plays earlier, Green broke through the middle for 57 yards.

McMyler's 33-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the quarter gave Boston College a 13-10 halftime edge.

On the Eagles' second possession of the second half, Green went down the right sideline for a 67-yard TD run, making it 20-10.

Green's third TD of the day, a 1-yard run, made it 27-10 with 3{ minutes remaining in the third quarter. He had a 30-yard run four plays earlier.

Brian St. Pierre, 11-for-26 for 146 yards and one interception, hit Dedrick Dewalt for a 33-yard scoring toss to make it 34-10 just 14 seconds into the final quarter.

The Mountaineers jumped ahead 3-0 on Brenden Rauh's 41-yard field goal.

On Boston College's next possession, St. Pierre was hit from behind and fumbled the ball at the Eagles' 42. Defensive end Tim Love caught the ball and returned it to the Boston College 1. Avon Cobourne ran it in on the next play, making it 10-0.

On the Mountaineers' first possession under Rodriguez's no-huddle offense, they moved the ball from their own 17 to B.C.'s 33, but Paul Cook intercepted Brad Lewis' pass at the 24.

Boston College plays at Stanford next Saturday, while the Mountaineers open their home schedule against Ohio.

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