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Coach O'Brien Pleased With Scrimmage Performance

QB Tim Hasselbeck tallied an impressive performance during the team's first scrimmage.

QB Tim Hasselbeck tallied an impressive performance during the team's first scrimmage.

Aug. 20, 2000

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior quarterback Tim Hasselbeck completed 16 of 25 passes for 126 yards and rushed for a touchdown as the Boston College football team held its first scrimmages of the 2000 training camp. Senior running back Cedric Washington was the leader rusher on the day for the Eagles with 15 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles will hold one more scrimmage later this week before opening the season at West Virginia on Sept. 2 at 12:00 p.m. That game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

"I thought we had a tremendous amount of enthusiasm out there today," says Boston College head coach Tom O'Brien. "We made great strides from a semi-scrimmage that we had on Thursday, but we have to have great improvement in this week's scrimmage before we head to Morgantown."

Sophomore Brian St. Pierre completed five of 20 pass attempts for 25 yards with an interception while redshirt freshman Kevin Kiley was three-of-six for 68 yards with an interception and a touchdown. A total of 14 players made receptions in the scrimmages.

Redshirt freshman Greg Toal, a fullback, had 17 rushes for 58 yards while classmate Derrick Knight, a tailback, had 17 carries for 57 yards.

"We need to be a more physical football team," says O'Brien. "Until we sustain more things, we won't be the total football team that we want to be."

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