|BOSTON (AP) Paul
Peterson threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns, and Boston
College beat Penn State for the second straight year, 21-7
Backup running back Andre
Callender finished with 114 yards on 27 carries for the Eagles
After struggling in the
Eagles' opener against Ball State, Peterson was 23-of-31. In
the opener, he was 12-of-23 for 135 yards with one
Penn State's Zack Mills was
intercepted four times. He finished 23-of-41 for 254 yards and
Penn State (1-1) rushed for
just 22 yards in the first half and 53 in the first three
quarters. The Nittany Lions ended up with 73 yards overall and
lost to the Eagles for just the fourth time in 23 meetings.
BC scored on the opening drive
when Peterson rolled to his left and lofted a 6-yard touchdown
pass to tight end David Kashetta. The Eagles capitalized on
two roughing the punter penalties on consecutive fourth downs
in their own territory to keep the drive alive.
Boston College started running
through the middle of Penn State's defense in the second
quarter, moving to the Nittany Lions' 10 before starting
running back Jeff Ross fumbled.
But Penn State's fullback Paul
Jefferson fumbled three plays later, and BC's Ricky Brown
recovered at the Nittany Lions' 26. Peterson threw his second
TD on the next play, connecting with Grant Adams down the
middle to make it 14-0 with 8:19 left in the first half.
Penn State opened the second
half by marching 61 yards in six plays, cutting its deficit to
14-7 when Mills hit Austin Scott with a 13-yard scoring pass.
The Eagles came right back,
moving 74 yards in 16 plays to take a 21-7 lead when Peterson
hit fullback Mark Palmer with a 2-yard TD toss. BC converted
five third-down plays on the drive, scoring on the last.
That score was set up by
Peterson's 24-yard pass to Jason Lilly, a play that moved the
ball to the Nittany Lions' 4.