Notre Dame Escapes With A Victory At South Bend
With six straight victories over Notre Dame, the Boston College Eagles will optimistic heading into Saturday’s match up with the Irish at South Bend. Unfortunately for the Eagles, their bid for a seven consecutive win fell short as Notre Dame defeated BC by the final of 20-16.
Dave Shinskie’s last minute efforts came up empty when Brian Smith of ND picked off Shinskie’s pass with just over a minute and a half left in the fourth quarter. Shinskie had a rough day at the helm for BC, throwing for 279 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.
The Irish also stuffed the Eagles rushing attack, holding Montel Harris to only 38 yards on 22 carries after Harris’ record-breaking game last week. Casey Clausen was impressive for Charlie Weis’ squad with a 26-for-39 performance, throwing for 246 yards and two scores.
Boston College (5-3) now falls to 0-3 on the road this season and the Eagles fly home to take on Central Michigan next week in Chestnut Hill.