Wednesday, December 8, 2021

In a surprise, BC has Jarkovec back on QB

BOSTON (NWN) — Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec began Friday night’s game against Virginia Tech, a surprise move that hadn’t been hinted at in the past few weeks when the Eagles shuffled the QB and played solidly in position. searched.

Jurkovec, a junior who transferred from Notre Dame before last season and threw for more than 2,500 yards in his first season at The Heights, suffered a hand injury in Week 2. It was thought that he might be out for the rest of the season.

Jurkovec completed his initial pass before choosing his next pass. But, at an interesting juncture, Virginia Tech defensive back Dorian Strong stumbled on the return and Jarkovec got it back.

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Two plays later, Jurkovec scammed for an 8-yard TD.

In his opening win of the season over Colgate, he threw three touchdowns and 303 yards—his fifth career 300-yard game.

Last season, the 6-foot-5 Jarkovec finished with 2,558 yards, the most by a Boston College QB in his first 10 games.

BC used backup Dennis Grosel after Jarkovec suffered an injury before moving true freshman Emmett Morehead in a 21–6 loss at Syracuse.

On Tuesday, BC coach Jeff Hafley said, “It may be two, but I want it to be one” when he pointed out which backup would play.


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