Jan 192004
Authors: Collegian sports staff

Looking to avenge a loss to Texas Christian in the 2002 AXA

Liberty Bowl, the Rams came out hungry in the Diamond Walnut San

Francisco Bowl at Pacific Bell Park, but ran into a problem: Boston

College safety T.J. Stancil.

Perhaps CSU’s quarterbacks Bradlee Van Pelt and Justin Holland

forgot the team’s colors are green and gold, not maroon and gold;

perhaps they did not think Stancil, who had not recorded an

interception in the Eagles’ previous 12 games, was capable of being

in the right place at the right time; whatever the reason, Stancil

had three interceptions on the night, while Van Pelt and Holland

combined to throw for five interceptions in BC’s 35-21 win.

The loss dropped the Rams to 7-6 and extended the team’s bowl

losing streak to two games, while Boston College finished 8-5 in

what appears to be the school’s final season in the Big East


A bright spot for the Rams on a cold New Year’s Eve was

sophomore wide receiver David Anderson, who had 10 catches for 134

yards and a 40-yard touchdown reception. Those numbers gave the

sophomore the all-time single season high in CSU history in both

receiving yards (1,293) and receptions (72). With the absence of

starter Chris Pittman due to academic ineligibility, Anderson

played a key role in the passing game and also set the school’s

bowl game record in receiving yards and receptions.

“I got hit pretty hard one play so I couldn’t really tell you

how it is (to get the record),” Anderson said. “But it’s nice I

guess, but I’d like to get a victory, I’m 0-2 in bowl games.”

Anderson and the Rams will have their chance to change that

record next season, assuming they qualify for a bowl game.

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