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
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.