Army 45, Boston College 14
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) _ Sophomore quarterback Tory Crawford, starting in place of injured Rob Healy, and halfback Clarence Jones each rushed for three touchdowns Saturday night as unbeaten Army steamrolled Boston College 42-14 in college football.
The Cadets, 5-0 and winners of their last eight, amassed 505 yards on 79 carries with its potent wishbone running attack. Boston College continued its string of win one, lose one and dropped to 3-4.
Jones scored on touchdown runs of 13, 12 and 10 yards and Crawford, making only his second start in two seasons, rushed for 131 yards on 20 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 1, 14 and 7 yards.
Crawford’s and Jones’ effort overshadowed workhorse fullback Doug Black’s 158 yards on 30 carries.
Craig Stopa added a 52-yard field goal for Army.
Boston College opened the second half with its first score of the game, Tracy Giles’ 2-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-7.
Army capitalized on a fumble by Boston College receiver Sean Murphy and drove 55 yards in nine plays, taking a 24-7 lead on Jones’ 12-yard touchdown run.
A second Eagles fumble resulted in Crawford’s 14-yard touchdown scamper with :55 remaining in the third quarter. Doug Pavek’s 39-yard interception return of a Shawn Halloran pass set up Crawford’s 7-yard touchdown run.
Steve Peach, who took over for Halloran in the fourth quarter, connected with Chuck Gregory on a 13-yard scoring pass for Boston College’s second touchdown with less than three minutes to play.