Aug. 15, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior quarterback Chase Rettig completed 14-of-21 passing attempts for 259 yards and one touchdown to lead Boston College football and its first-team offense in its second preseason scrimmage of 2012 preseason training camp on Wednesday evening at Alumni Stadium.
"I'm looking for him [Rettig] to run the operation, make good decisions, and right now run our offense," head coach Frank Spaziani said. "We did a couple new things out here today, gave him some more stuff to do. I thought the quarterbacks - they looked fine. I think he's been practicing well."
Rettig connected on passes of at least 12 yards seven times, including a 72-yard touchdown strike to senior Colin Larmond, Jr., passes of 30 and 35 yards to junior Alex Amidon and a 26-yard completion to junior Johnathan Coleman.
"I think we're right where we should be at this point," Rettig said after the scrimmage. "[We] just need to keep building connections with the receivers every practice. Just keep preparing like we have and scrimmaging like we have until gameday."
Coleman (4 receptions for 68 yards), junior Jake Sinkovec (4-for-22), Larmond, Jr. (3-for-84), Amidon (3-for-58), senior Donte Elliott (3-for-32) led a total of 13 receivers that registered at least one reception during the scrimmage.
Working with the second-team offense, sophomore quarterback Josh Bordner completed 10-of-19 passing attempts for 67 yards with an interception - a diving, over-the-shoulder pick by redshirt freshman Ameer Richardson on a deep third-down pass intended for freshman Harrison Jackson.
Junior tailback Andre Williams
carried the ball seven times for 18 yards and two touchdowns, which included one touchdown in goal line simulation. Freshman George Craan
, who also recorded one touchdown in goal line simulation, carried five times for 12 yards and senior stalwart Mike Javorski
carried the ball nine times.
Junior place-kicker Nate Freesewent 2-for-2 in field goal attempts and is 5-for-5 in field goals through two preseason scrimmages. The Strongsville, Ohio, native successfully kicked a 45-yard attempt from the right hash through the upright. He was also good from 27 yards tonight.
Sophomore defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad, tackles Dillon Quinn and Bryan Murray, end Kasim Edebali and Bronko Nagurski watch list linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis each registered sacks. Sophomore linebacker Sean Dugganrecorded one forced fumble.
There are 17 days to season's kickoff when Boston College hosts Miami in its season opener on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 in Alumni Stadium.