BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Peterson threw two touchdown passes and Andre
Callender ran for another score Friday night to lead Boston College
to a 27-7 victory over Connecticut, spoiling the Huskies' first
game as members of the Big East.
Peterson, who threw three TD passes in last Saturday's win over
Penn State, is 6-0 as a starter.
The Eagles (3-0), who opened their final season as Big East
members, join the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. They
improved to 10-0-2 in the series against UConn.
Peterson was 14-of-23 for 193 yards with one interception.
Callender carried 26 times for 98 yards.
Dan Orlovsky was 22-of-32 for 193 yards, but had a key
interception in the final quarter for the Huskies (2-1). He was
held without a TD pass for the second consecutive week after
completing one in a school-record 25 straight games.
Connecticut's first play in the Big East was one the Huskies
would like to forget. Allan Barnes had the opening kickoff bounce
in front of him, then off his helmet before he fumbled it away
after an 11-yard return, with BC's Jamie Silva recovering at the
13. Two plays later, Peterson hit Joel Hazard with a 12-yard TD
The Eagles increased the lead to 10-0 midway in the second
quarter on Ryan Ohliger's 42-yard field goal, the first of his
career. BC made it 17-0 on Callender's 1-yard scoring run.
On the ensuing possession, UConn cut it to 17-7 on Cornell
Brockington's 7-yard TD run that capped a 79-yard drive. Orlovsky
was 6-for-6 for 54 yards on the drive. Brockington finished with
105 yards on 24 carries.
Early in the fourth quarter, BC defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka
intercepted a tipped pass at the Eagles' 33. Five plays later, BC
put the game away when Peterson hit Grant Adams with a 34-yard TD
to make it 24-7. Ohliger added a 37-yard field goal with just over
5 minutes left.