Scores

Final

Rhode Island 0

(1-4, 0-3 away)

Boston College 42

(3-1, 2-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Alumni Stadium (MA), Chestnut Hill, MA

1 2 3 4 T
URI 0 0 0 00
BC 0 28 14 042

Top Performers

Passing: D. Cassidy (URI) - 189 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: M. Harris (TEM) - 18 CAR, 143 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Johnson-Farrell (URI) - 7 REC, 67 YDS

BC stomps Rhode Island in 1st meeting since 1917

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Montel Harris ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns to lead Boston College past Rhode Island 42-0 on Saturday in the schools' first meeting since 1917.

Backup quarterback Dominique Davis added a 24-yard touchdown run for the Eagles (3-1).

Derek Cassidy was held under 200 yards passing for the first time this season, finishing 26-for-41 with three interceptions and 189 yards for the Rams (1-4).

Rhode Island lost its fourth straight since winning its season opener against Monmouth.

Rock star Bruce Springsteen, whose son is a freshman at BC, watched the game from the president's box. They played his hit "Glory Days" over the PA system when the NCAA champion hockey team was honored on the field at halftime.

After the Eagles' offense sputtered, collecting only two first downs and 32 yards in three first-quarter series with starting quarterback Chris Crane, Davis led them to four consecutive scores after an early three-and-out.

Harris ran five consecutive times for all of the 56 yards of the drive -- scoring from 5-yards -- to give BC a 7-0 lead 4:07 into the quarter.

The Rams went three-and-out on the ensuing possession before Davis' 24-yard nifty run through the URI defense made it 14-0. He went up the middle before a quick stop-and-go move at the 5 faked out a defender and he trotted into the end zone.

Jeff Smith capped a five-play, 47-yard drive -- when he carried the ball on every play -- with a 7-yard TD to make it 21-0. Harris' 5-yard scoring run with 17 seconds left in the opening half made it 28-0.

Crane, booed in the opening half of BC's win over Central Florida last Saturday, played the third quarter. He finished 1-for-4 for 6 yards.

Harris' third TD of the game, a 3-yarder coming with 5:42 left in the third quarter, made it 35-0. Linebacker Mark Herzlich returned an interception 60 yards for the final TD.

Most of the second half was played in a steady rain.

It was the seventh meeting of the schools, and the first since Nov. 3, 1917. BC has won five.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
URI
BC
1st Downs1917
Total Yards267316
Passing21427
Rushing53289
Penalties6-348-52
3rd Down Conversions6-193-8
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers51
Possession39:4620:14

Passing Leaders

Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cassidy26/411894.603
Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis2/5214.200

Rushing Leaders

Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ferrer6335.509
Hughes6162.706
Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris181437.9321
Smith9798.8126

Receiving Leaders

Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson-Farrell7679.6017
Scott34715.7022
Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson11818.0018
Purvis294.506

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERURIBC
TD10:53Montel Harris 5 Yd Run (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 07
TD08:05Dominique Davis 24 Yd Run (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 014
TD03:53Jeff Smith 7 Yd Run (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 021
TD00:17Montel Harris 5 Yd Run (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 028
THIRD QUARTERURIBC
TD05:42Montel Harris 3 Yd Run (Steve Aponavicius Kick) 035
TD04:09Mark Herzlich 60 Yd Interception Return (Greg Abilheira Kick) 042