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Peterson Named Starter, Shines At Scrimmage

Senior Paul Peterson will start at quarterback when the Eagles open at Ball State on September 2.

Senior Paul Peterson will start at quarterback when the Eagles open at Ball State on September 2.

Aug. 23, 2004

Paul Peterson completed 18-of-24 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles conducted their third and final preseason intrasquad scrimmage Monday afternoon in Alumni Stadium. The senior had learned Sunday that he will start at quarterback in BC's season opener on September 2 at Ball State. Head Coach Tom O'Brien met with Peterson and fellow senior Quinton Porter shortly before practice Sunday evening to announce his decision. O'Brien intends to redshirt Porter this season. Senior Grant Adams, back from an injury that kept him out of the squad's first two scrimmages, led all receivers with four catches for 75 yards, including a long of 33 from Peterson. Junior tight end Chris Miller had four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown. After the scrimmage, O'Brien said Miller will serve as the backup tight end to starter David Kashetta on the year's first depth chart. Sophomore Jeff Ross led all rushers with 11 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown. Redshirt freshman L.V. Whitworth carried the ball 13 times for 49 yards, while redshirt freshman Andre Callender carried six times for 26 yards. The defense came on strong once again, registering seven quarterback sacks, two by junior defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka. Redshirt freshman linebacker Jolonn Dunbar led the defense with eight total tackles, while true freshman Brian Toal contributed with five. Freshman place-kicker Ryan Ohliger connected on field goals from 27, 33 and 35 yards. The Eagles will spend Tuesday in meetings before resuming practice on Wednesday afternoon.

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