A look around the Big East
Boston College, who visit Wake Forest on Saturday, is 3-0 for the first time since '99.
Heralded freshman linebacker Brian Toal hasn't felt that losing feeling in more than two years, not since his sophomore season of high school. That's why it wasn't surprising when he proved to be the linchpin in Boston College's 27-7 victory over Connecticut last Friday night at Alumni Stadium. He forced a fumble on the opening kickoff that led to a 7-0 lead and went on to amass eight tackles, including a third-down stop at the BC 13 that led to a missed field goal by the Huskies. The Eagles, who visit Wake Forest on Saturday (noon, ESPN2), are 3-0 for the first time since '99. Toal credits much of the success to a camouflaged Army T-shirt he's been wearing under his uniform since his winning streak began at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, where he played for his father. He better keep the camo gear in tip-top shape for that away date with West Virginia on Nov. 13. The game could decide the league champion.