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College football scouting report: Boston College Eagles at No. 16 Florida State Seminoles, noon Saturday, ESPN, 1040-AM

The Eagles (2-3, 0-2 ACC) have won the past two meetings with FSU and three of the past four, but they are struggling mightily. They're on a three-game skid and now face the streaking Seminoles (5-1, 3-0). The main problem is the offense, beginning at quarterback. Sophomore Dave Shinskie, who started 11 games last season (including a 28-21 win against FSU) and the first two this year, was benched after the Virginia Tech game in favor of freshman Chase Rettig. He started out against Notre Dame 5-of-10 for 72 yards, which included a 58-yard touchdown, but went out with an ankle injury. Rettig then missed last weekend's North Carolina State game, but he's expected back today. Said coach Frank Spaziani: "When you have an unsettled QB situation, everything's unsettled." That helps explain why top running back Montel Harris has struggled, too. He has rushed for just 387 yards and the team's lone rushing touchdown. He ran for 179 yards and two TDs vs. FSU last year.

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

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Senior LB Mark Herzlich, left, the 2008 ACC defensive player of the year, is back for BC after beating a rare bone cancer, Ewing's sarcoma. He has 21 tackles and two INTs.

No. 16 Florida State vs. Boston College, noon, ESPN, 1040-AM

College football scouting report: Boston College Eagles at No. 16 Florida State Seminoles, noon Saturday, ESPN, 1040-AM 10/15/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 15, 2010 7:19pm]
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