Football Wraps First Preseason Scrimmage
Aug. 11, 2012
CHESNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior quarterback Chase Rettig completed 6-of-10 passes for 51 yards and one touchdown - a 15-yard strike to running back Rolandan Finch - while Finch carried the ball eight times for 37 yards and junior place kicker Nate Freese went 3-for-3 in field goal attempts to lead Boston College football in its first scrimmage of the 2012 preseason training camp on Saturday evening at Alumni Stadium.
"It was a good start, good first series and then it tailed off," head coach Frank Spaziani said. "We got soft and had some execution issues, but in general the scrimmage gives us a good idea where we're at right and we'll look to improve for the next one."
Rettig worked with the first-team offense and sophomore quarterback Josh Bordner worked with the second-team offense. Bordner completed 9-of-18 passing attempts for 71 yards.
Four of Finch's eight carries were for five yards or more, including a 17-yard burst in the first half. Junior Andre Williams carried the ball four times for 25 yards, including a two-yard touchdown.
Freese split the uprights from 30 yards, 35 yards and 25 yards during red zone drills that opened the second half of the scrimmage.
Six-foot-8, 285-pound sophomore defensive end Brian Mihalik registered two tackles for a loss of 10 yards, including a sack. Senior captain Jim Noel recorded the lone interception of the evening in spectacular fashion, diving to his right to pick off a Rettig pass while fully outstretched.
Junior Kasim Edebali, senior Dillon Quinn and redshirt freshman Kieran Borcich each recorded one sack, while sophomore defensive back Dominique Williams had a forced fumble and nearly picked off a Bordner pass that ended up in the steady grasp of freshman wide receiver Harrison Jackson.
There are 21 days to season's kickoff when Boston College hosts Miami in its season opener on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Stadium.