March 31, 2012
ACC Digital Network Recap & Highlights
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior running back Rolandan Finchcarried the ball 27 times for 196 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards to lead Boston College's offense in a 68-58 victory over the defense in the annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football game on Saturday in Alumni Stadium.
Junior quarterback Chase Rettig completed 13-of-23 passing attempts for 120 yards and one touchdown for the first-team offense while sophomore quarterback Josh Bordnerconnected on 8-of-18 passing attempts for 159 yards and two touchdowns for the second-team offense.
Both the offense and defense received points for various plays/achievements, including first downs (one point), explosive plays of 25 yards or more (two points), sacks (one point), pass breakups (one point) and turnovers (three points).
At halftime, senior defensive back Jim Noelwas named this year's recipient of the Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually to a defensive back. McGillis was a starting defensive back for Boston College who passed away from leukemia in 1992. The Eagles' spring game is played in his honor each year.
Freshman wide receiver Karim Zoungrana caught four passes for a game-high 109 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Alex Amidoncaught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Rettig down the middle of the field and finished with two receptions for 44 yards on the day.
Sophomore tight end Jarrett Darmstatter
caught four passes for 44 yards.
Junior placekicker Nate Freesehit on each field-goal attempt on the afternoon - one from 27 yards and one from 37 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, redshirt freshman Ameer Richardson recorded two interceptions and six tackles, including two-and-a-half tackles for loss, while senior linebacker Nick Clancyregistered a game-high 10 tackles, including one tackle for a loss and one pass break up.
Sophomore corner back James McCaffrey also tallied two interceptions and had a fumble recovery while redshirt freshman Joey Launceford picked off a Dave Shinskiepass and ran 40 yards for a touchdown.
Sophomore linebacker Sean Duggan finished with eight tackles, including five solo stops.