Aug. 24, 2000
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass -
The Boston College football team held its final preseason scrimmage of the season on Thursday afternoon as it continues to prepare for the 2000 season. The Eagles open the year on Sat., September 2, at West Virginia in a nationally-televised game on ESPN.
"We were a little sluggish this afternoon, but it was a hot day - it was 85 or 90 degrees on the turf," says Boston College head coach Tom O'Brien. "The quarterbacks had a good day and were much better than they were in last week's scrimmage. They appeared to be on top of their game.
"The first units got some early work and then we looked at backups on both sides of the ball for the rest of the scrimmage.
"We now look to begin our preparation for West Virginia in earnest beginning on Saturday."
Senior quarterback Tim Hasselbeck was 11 of 15 in the air for 140 yards and two touchdowns while sophomore quarterback Brian St. Pierre was 14 of 21 for 143 yards.
Junior wide receiver DuJuan Daniels had five receptions for 60 yards while classmate Ryan Reed had four receptions for 37 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Keith Hemmings had three receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown.
On the ground, redshirt freshman Greg Toal had 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown while classmate Derrick Knight had 14 carries for 58 yards. Sophomore Willie Green had 82 yards on three carries.
Defensively, redshirt freshman Paul Cook made 10 tackles while senior defensive back RaMon Johnson made seven. The Eagle defense recorded one interception and recovered three fumbles.