Tuesday, December 23, 2008

BC quarterback puts loss behind him

Redshirt freshman quarterback Dominique Davis will get his third career start next Wednesday when Boston College (9-4) comes to Nashville for the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl.

Davis will be coming off a sub par performance in the ACC Championship game where he only completed 17-of-43 passes and was intercepted twice in a 30-12 defeat to Virginia Tech. He'll need to rebound from that loss (which knocked Boston College out of a BCS bowl game) if the Eagles wish to extend their bowl winning-streak to nine games.

"It was disappointing - I can't backtalk that,'' Davis told The Milford Daily News. "That was a great team, but that next week you have to put it behind you and focus on the next game. ... It took until the first day we practiced after the ACC Championship, that's when I put it behind me.''

"When you lose a game it always takes a little while to get over it, but you've got to move on,'' added Boston College Head Coach Jeff Jagodzinski. "Our next quest is to go ahead and beat Vanderbilt down there.''

Davis replaced fifth-year senior Chris Crane in the first half of the Eagles win over Wake Forest on November 22 after Crane suffered a season-ending fractured right collarbone. Although two of Davis' fumbles were returned for scores in that game, he was able to bounce back with the winning touchdown, a one-yard sneak, with 1:12 remaining. He had some success in his first start the next week in a 28-21 victory over Maryland, going 12-for-24 for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

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