Cloud Leads BC Past Rutgers
RUTGERS, N.J. - Mike Cloud scored a career-high four touchdowns as Boston College overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Rutgers, 35-21 in a Big East Conference matchup.
Cloud, playing in place of the injured Omari Walker, ran 33 times for 159 yards. He tied the school record for number of touchdowns in one game, held by 10 others and last accomplished by Darnell Campbell in 1993 against Temple.
Boston College (2-1, 2-1 Big East) evened the score at 14 with 11:17 left in the third quarter when Matt Hasselbeck completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Cloud. The Eagles took their first lead with 1:26 left in the quarter when Cloud ran it in from eight yards out.
Hasselbeck bumped the lead to 28-14 lead early in the fourth quarter with a one-yard scoring run. Cloud punched it in from four yards out with over eight minutes remaining for his fourth score of the day.
Rutgers (0-4, 0-2 Big East) took a 7-0 lead 30 seconds into the game when wide receiver Bill Powell received a lateral from quarterback Brendon Edmonds and threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Walter King on an option play. Boston College tied the game early in the second quarter when Cloud ran it in from six yards out.
The Scarlet Knights, who have lost seven consecutive games dating back to last season, regained their seven-point advantage just over four minutes later when Edmonds connected with King on a 31-yard scoring strike.
It is the first 0-4 start for Rutgers since 1957.