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BC Edges Maryland, 19-17
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 11/28/2009

Nov. 28, 2009

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Montel Harris ran for 142 yards and Dave Shinskie threw for 227 yards to lead Boston College to a 19-17 victory over Maryland on Saturday.

Quarterbacks Chris Turner and Jamarr Robinson, both playing injured, combined for 216 yards in the air, but the offense struggled to find a rhythm.

Shinskie threw a 66-yard touchdown pass and Steve Aponavicius kicked four field goals for Boston College (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Aponavicius secured the victory with a 42-yard field goal with 3:59 left - the Eagles' only points of the second half.

Maryland (2-10, 1-7) used a 28-yard touchdown pass from Robinson to Torrey Smith to close the lead to 19-17 with 1:34 to go, but Boston College recovered the onside kick.

One week after posting a season-high 196 rushing yards, the Terps managed only 61 on the ground.

Aponavicius kicked three field goals in the first half, including two in the final 4 minutes, to help Boston College take a 16-10 lead.

The Terps tried to mount a comeback in the second half behind Turner, who returned to action after missing the last two games with a knee injury.

Trailing 16-10 early in fourth quarter, he had the Terps in position to score the go-ahead touchdown. Turner completed 4 of 4 passes on the drive, but Davin Meggett was stuffed for no gain on a fourth-and-1 from the BC 37.

Turner, a senior playing his final college game along with 13 other Terps, directed a 66-yard drive on the opening possession of the game that produced a field goal.

But Turner, who completed 11 of 17 passes for 101 yards, was roughed up on the next two possessions and Robinson came in and played the rest of the first half.

The Eagles gained 119 yards in the first quarter in going up 10-3. After Shinskie and Colin Larmond hooked up on a third-and-17 for a 66-yard touchdown - BC's longest pass play of the season - Aponavicius kicked a field goal on BC's next drive.

Maryland pulled even behind Robinson, who went 4 for 4 for 50 yards in a march that ended with a 3-yard TD run by Da'Rel Scott.

Material from the Associated Press contributed to this story.



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