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August 15, 2009

Defense dominates first scrimmage

The defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions and a fumble, as the Boston College football team completed its first intrasquad scrimmage of the fall practice season Saturday evening in Alumni Stadium.


"We got some turnovers, and that was positive," Head Coach Frank Spaziani said. "I thought some guys demonstrated some toughness, but we've got a long way to go. We've got to be more precise on both sides of the ball."

Four quarterbacks vying for the starting job - freshman Dave Shinskie, junior Codi Boek, redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle and freshman Michael Marscovetra - took turns leading the offense, but Spaziani said no starter has emerged at this point.

Shinskie completed three-of-eight passes for 22 yards with an interception. Boek went four-for-six for 15 yards, Tuggle was two-for-six for nine yards with an interception, and Marscovetra was five-for-six for 45 yards with an interception.

On defense, sophomore cornerback Isaac Johnson led the way with five tackles. Redshirt freshman defensive end Max Holloway registered two quarterback sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown. Senior Austin Giles, junior Damik Scafe and sophomore Kaleb Ramsey also registered sacks.

The Eagles return to the practice field Sunday and will hold their second scrimmage Wednesday evening.





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