Vinny Testaverde threw for two touchdowns -- one 82 yards to Brian Blades -- and Selwyn Brown ran 100 yards with an interception return yesterday in Foxboro, Mass., as Miami (Fla.) beat Boston College, 45-10.
It was the first meeting of the schools since Doug Flutie's last-second "Hail Mary" pass allowed the Eagles to win at the Orange Bowl last season.
Miami (2-1) went ahead on Greg Cox's 25-yard field goal late in the first quarter. Then, Testaverde rolled to his left and threw a perfect spiral to Blades, who beat his defender near midfield and raced untouched into the end zone to make it 10-0.
Boston College (2-3) narrowed it to 10-3 on David Rooney's 26-yard field goal. But late in the second quarter, Brown struck for his big play.
The Eagles had moved to the Miami eight-yard line with less than a minute left in the half when Shawn Halloran's pass into the end zone was picked off by Brown, who raced down the left sideline to make it 17-3. "We wanted to make the quarterback throw through us, and I dropped back cutting across when he released his pass," said Brown. "I'm glad I got it. But I got kind of tired near midfield."
Halloran's 11-yard TD pass to tight end Scott Gieselman 4:31 into the third quarter cut it to 17-10 before the Hurricanes blew the game open.
Sophomore running back Warren Williams' one-yard touchdown plunge late in the third quarter and Testaverde's second touchdown toss, a 16-yarder to flanker Mike Irvin, increased the lead to 31-10.
Backup quarterback Geoff Torreta's 30-yard touchdown pass to flanker Brett Perriman and J.C. Penney's 31-yard scoring run ended the scoring.