Scores

Final

Penn State 7

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Boston College 21

(2-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 11, 2004

Alumni Stadium, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

1 2 3 4 T
PSU 0 0 7 07
BC 7 7 7 021

Boston College 21, Penn State 7

CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts (Ticker) -- Paul Peterson threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns and Andre Callender came off the bench to run for over 100 yards, leading Boston College to a 21-7 victory over Penn State.

Penn State appeared to capture the early momentum, blocking a punt by Johnny Ayers on the game's opening drive. But Darien Hardy was called for roughing the kicker. Four plays later, the Lions again were called for roughing Ayers.

After receiving two major breaks, Peterson finally capitalized, finishing the drive with a six-yard touchdown strike to tight end David Kashetta.

Peterson, who completed 23-of-31 passes, made it 14-0 before the half, connecting with Grant Adams on a 26-yard TD pass over the middle. The score came one play after Penn State fullback Paul Jefferson fumbled.

Callender, a redshirt freshman filling in for the injured L.V. Whitworth, had 114 yards on 27 carries.

The Eagles' defense played a key role in the win, limiting the Nittany Lions (1-1) to just seven first-half first downs and intercepting four passes.

Penn State's only score came on the first drive of the second half, when Ryan Scott hauled in a 13-yard TD pass from Zack Mills.

Overall, it was a rough night for Mills, who threw for 254 yards but was intercepted four times, twice by linebacker Jay Henderson.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PSU
BC
1st Downs2119
Total Yards327328
Passing254199
Rushing73129
Penalties8-8710-88
3rd Down Conversions3-98-19
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers51
Possession25:1734:43

Passing Leaders

Penn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Mills23/412546.214-
Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Peterson23/311996.430-

Rushing Leaders

Penn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunt14412.9012
Robinson4358.8012
Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Callender271144.2015
Peterson7121.7010

Receiving Leaders

Penn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hunt7557.9021
Smith57414.8020
Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer5224.416
Adams45012.5126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPSUBC
TD8:08DAVID KASHETTA 6 YD PASS FROM PAUL PETERSON (RYAN OHLIGER KICK)
Drive info: 15 plays, 80 yards.
07
SECOND QUARTERPSUBC
TD8:19GRANT ADAMS 26 YD PASS FROM PAUL PETERSON (RYAN OHLIGER KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 26 yards.
014
THIRD QUARTERPSUBC
TD10:26RYAN SCOTT 13 YD PASS FROM ZACK MILLS (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 61 yards.
714
TD2:35MARK PALMER 2 YD PASS FROM PAUL PETERSON (RYAN OHLIGER KICK)
Drive info: 16 plays, 74 yards.
721