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Sept. 10, 2005

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Game Notes

No. 18/19 Boston College 44, Army 7, Alumni Stadium - Chestnut Hill, Mass., Sept. 10, 2005

Team Notes

  • Boston College improves to 23-12 in the all-time series against Army and is now 10-2 at home against the Cadets.
  • Boston College improves to 13-4 under head coach Tom O'Brien when it does not commit a turnover.
  • Boston College's 44 points against Army marked the most points scored since Sept. 22, 2003 vs. Ball State (53).
  • The Eagles 37-point margin of victory marked the largest since Sept. 28, 2002 (43-0 vs. Central Michigan).
  • Boston College scored 30 points in the first half. That total marked the most the Eagles have scored in the first half of play since the Eagles scored 42 against Toledo in the Motor City Bowl on December 26, 2002.
  • BC's four TD's in the first half marked the most TD's in any half since the Eagles scored four in the first half against Ball State (Sept. 22, 2003).
  • In holding Army's rushing attack to less than 100 yards (96), the BC defense has now held back-to-back opponents to less than 100-yards rushing (BYU - 8 yards, 9/3). The last time the Eagles' defense held an opponent to fewer than 100-yards rushing in back-to-back games was against Ball State (9/2 - 64 yards) and Penn State (9/11 - 73 yards) in 2004.
  • Porter's 31-yard strike to Tony Gonzalez marked the Eagles' first fourth-down attempt of this season. BC completed three-of-three fourth-down attempts on the day.
  • Boston College has outscored opponents 40-7 in the first half this season.
  • Army's first quarter TD marked the first since North Carolina had one in the second quarter of last year's Continental Tire Bowl.

    Individual Notes

  • Quinton Porter completed 15-of-20 for 206 yards and two touchdowns vs. Army and has now completed 42-of-55 attempts (76.4 percent) for 438 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions this season.
  • Porter has now completed 60.3 percent (196-of-325) of his passing attempts in his career, which ranks third best on BC's all-time list.
  • Will Blackmon's 41-yard touchdown reception marked the first of his career. He has now scored a touchdown on a kickoff return, punt return and reception in his career.
  • Blackmon recorded 93 all purpose yards and now has 233 all-purpose yards on the season.
  • With 5 punt-return yards on the day, Blackmon now has 411 punt-return yards in his career, which ranks fifth on BC's all-time list (Dedrick Dewalt - 4th - 494 yards).
  • Linebacker/tailback Brian Toal recorded his first carry carry and first career touchdown. Toal rushed four times for 13 yards and two touchdowns on the day.
  • Tony Gonzalez's first quarter touchdown reception marked his first of the season and the third of his career; each of his three career touchdown receptions have gone for 30 or more yards (30 vs Notre Dame 10/23/04 ; 37 at Penn State 9/06/03; 31 vs. Army - 9/10/05)
  • True freshman defensive back Paul Anderson registered his first tackle, first interception and first forced fumble of his career. Anderson finished with five tackles (four solos, one assist) on the day.
  • Jason Lilly's 34-yard reception marked the longest of his career.
  • DeJuan Tribble's third-quarter interception marked his first interception of the season and the third of his career.
  • Redshirt freshman linebacker Robert Francois recorded his first fumble recovery of his career.
  • J. Survival Ross' 17-yard rushing touchdown marked the first of his career.

    Attendance: 40,166

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