CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – With Tropical Storm Henri making landfall in Rhode Island, Boston College’s second scrimmage of the preseason was held inside Fish Field House on Sunday morning. The Boston College Eagles were able to scrimmage for nearly two hours.
Here are some news and notes from Sunday’s scrimmage:
The first song played during stretch was “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions … the entire scrimmage was thud contact … the majority of the scrimmage featured the first team offense vs. the first team defense and the second team offense against the second team defense … the first team offense started the scrimmage with an impressive 75-yard scoring drive, ending with a 14-yard touchdown run by graduate RB Travis Levy … Levy and transfer RB Alec Sinkfield ran the ball extremely effectively on the opening drive, along a 20-yard reception from transfer TE Trae Barry from QB Phil Jurkovec … junior Jason Maitre has seen a ton of playing time at free safety this preseason and worked with the first team defense on Sunday … true freshman DE Donovan Ezeiruaku continued his impressive transition to Boston College with a majority of reps with the starting defense … junior LB Vinny DePalma had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage and a pass breakup Sunday … DePalma missed all of last season with an Achilles injury … Jaden Williams was on the receiving end of a couple chunk plays from Jurkovec and QB Dennis Grosel … Danny Longman drilled a 35-yard field goal as the first team offense scored on its second drive of the scrimmage … on a drive starting at the +37, Grosel found Ezechiel Tieide for a 35-yard completion before capping off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run … Xavier Coleman continues to be a multi-dimensional threat for the Eagles in both the run and pass game … Jahmin Muse made a nice pass breakup in coverage on Barry … freshman LB Casey Phinney had a sack for the second team defense, but the play was negated due to an offsides penalty … freshman DL Ty Clemons and graduate DB Mike Palmer both recorded sacks as well … redshirt freshman DB Jason Scott recorded an interception … Coleman ripped off a 15-yard touchdown run to end a scoring drive … Ethon Williams had two receptions from Grosel as the two looked to find a good rhythm on Sunday … on Monday, the Eagles will hold their annual media day with head coach Jeff Hafley and his entire coaching staff meeting with local reporters beginning at 12:40 p.m. inside Fish Field House … QB Phil Jurkovec, C Alec Lindstrom, OL Zion Johnson, WR Zay Flowers, DE Brandon Barlow, LB Isaiah Graham-Mobley, CB Brandon Sebastian, DB Jaiden Woodbey, RB Travis Levy, DE Marcus Valdez and RB Xavier Coleman will be available from 1:30 – 2 p.m. on Monday inside Fish Field House.