UCF Falls to BC on the Road


Sept. 20, 2008

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass (UCFAthletics.com) - Playing on the road for the first time in 2008, UCF fell 34-7 to Boston College Saturday at Alumni Stadium. The Knights led 7-3 at halftime, but the Eagles rallied after intermission to post the win.

UCF (1-2) took the lead into halftime after junior Michael Greco (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) scored on a one-yard touchdown run as time expired in the second quarter. Greco setup the touchdown with a 44-yard run three plays earlier.

Chris Crane of Boston College (2-1) ran for a pair of third-quarter scores and threw a touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles post the win. He gave the hosts a 10-7 lead with a one-yard touchdown run on the Eagles' first possession of the second half.

Boston College posted 411 yards of total offense, which much of it coming after halftime. The Eagles totaled 24 first downs, compared to 12 for the Knights.

Greco shared time at quarterback with freshman Rob Calabrese (Islip Terrace, N.Y.), who made his collegiate debut in the game. Greco went 12-of-24 for 92 yards with three interceptions.

With UCF trailing 17-7 near the end of the third quarter, Crane was intercepted by sophomore Lawrence Young (Pensacola, Fla.) at the BC 11. Three plays later, senior Daren Daly (Coral Springs, Fla.) could not connect on a 23-yard field goal when his attempt hit the left upright.

On the Eagles' next possession, Crane found Brandon Robinson for a 48-yard scoring toss. Boston College tacked on a field goal and a three-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter.

Greco carried the ball six times for 54 yards. Redshirt freshman Ronnie Weaver (Wabasso, Fla.) had 14 carries for 42 yards. Sophomore Brian Watters (Rome, Ga.) led UCF with six catches and 59 yards.

Senior Jason Venson (Marietta, Ga.) paced UCF with nine total stops and also had an interception. Fellow senior defensive back Johnell Neal (Baton Rouge, La.) also added an interception.

Montel Harris rushed 13 times for 112 yards in the wining effort.

UCF will open Conference USA play on Sept. 27, heading to Texas to meet UTEP. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Eastern and the contest will be televised live nationally on CBS College Sports.

The Knights' next game at Bright House Networks Stadium is set for Oct. 4 versus SMU.

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