Scores

Final

UCF 7

(1-2, 0-1 away)

Boston College 34

(2-1, 0-1 ACC)

Coverage: ESPNU

1:00 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Alumni Stadium (MA), Chestnut Hill, MA

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 0 7 0 07
BC 0 3 14 1734

Top Performers

Passing: C. Crane (BC) - 207 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: M. Harris (TEM) - 13 CAR, 112 YDS

Receiving: B. Robinson (BC) - 7 REC, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Crane turns it around in second half as BC rolls

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Chris Crane ran for a pair of third-quarter scores and threw a touchdown pass early in the fourth after being booed and benched to lead Boston College to a 34-7 win Saturday over Central Florida.

Crane, starting just his fourth game after backing up graduated QB Matt Ryan, went 16-for-34 for 207 yards with three interceptions for the Eagles (2-1).

Montel Harris rushed 13 times for 112 yards and backup quarterback Dominique Davis threw a late TD pass for BC.

Davis, a redshirt freshman, took over for Crane with the Eagles at their own 46 midway into the opening quarter and marched them 47 yards in 12 plays before Steve Aponavicius hit the left upright with a 24-yard attempt.

When Crane returned on the next series, he was booed by many of the 41,267 fans. Davis came back in for one more series before the Eagles went with Crane the rest of the game.

Crane was just 6-of-14 for 45 yards with an interception in the first half.

UCF's Daren Daley was wide left on a 25-yard attempt. He also hit the left upright on a 23-yard attempt in the fourth.

Crane gave BC a 10-7 lead with a 1-yard touchdown run to end the Eagles' first possession of the second half.

Following Jeff Smith's 56-yard kickoff return, Crane hit his first two passes of the drive before closing it with his 2-yard run.

His 48-yard scoring toss to Brandon Robinson, the longest of Crane's career, made it 24-7.

Michael Greco's 1-yard TD run on the final play of the opening half gave UCF (1-2) a 7-3 halftime edge.

Greco, replaced a few times in the game, went 12-for-24 for 92 yards and three interceptions.

UCF's TD was set up by Greco's 44-yard scramble. The Knights were stopped on a pair of runs from the 1 before Greco rolled out of the pocket and was hit as he barely crossed the goal line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
BC
1st Downs1224
Total Yards252411
Passing129237
Rushing123174
Penalties5-452-21
3rd Down Conversions5-175-16
4th Down Conversions0-03-3
Turnovers43
Possession24:3035:30

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Greco12/24923.803
Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Crane16/342076.113

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greco6549.0144
Weaver14423.0011
Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris131128.6037
Crane7314.4227

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watters6599.8015
Rabazinski3186.0010
Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson710915.6148
Momah14646.0046

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERUCFBC
FG01:12Steve Aponavicius 22 Yd 03
TD00:00Michael Greco 1 Yd Run (Daren Daly Kick) 73
THIRD QUARTERUCFBC
TD11:39Chris Crane 1 Yd Run (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 710
TD03:28Chris Crane 2 Yd Run (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 717
FOURTH QUARTERUCFBC
TD11:47Brandon Robinson 48 Yd Pass From Chris Crane (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 724
FG03:47Steve Aponavicius 25 Yd 727
TD01:15Lars Anderson 3 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 734