BOSTON(AP) Former walk-on kicker Steve Aponavicius became Boston College's all-time scoring leader in the Eagles' 31-10 win over Central Michigan on Saturday.
Montel Harris finished with 136 yards rushing on 27 carries and two 3-yard scoring runs for the Eagles (6-3), who improved to 6-0 at home. BC snapped the Chippewas' (7-2) seven-game winning streak - their best since consecutive seasons with eight-game streaks from 1979-1980.
Aponavicius had an 18-yard field goal and four extra points, giving him 267 total points to surpass place-kicker Brian Lowe's (1986-89) mark of 262.
Dave Shinskie was 18-for-28 passing for 262 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles, who became bowl-eligible for 10th consecutive season.
Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour , who entered fifth in the nation in completion percentage, was 20 of 34 for 152 yards and one interception.
Chippewas backup QB Ryan Radcliff had an 11-yard scoring run in the final minute.
BC linebacker Luke Kuechly had a 28-yard interception return for a score.
The Eagles took the ball on the initial possession of the second half with a stiff breeze at their backs and went 74 yards in seven plays, with Shinskie hitting Rich Gunnell down the middle for a 41-yard scoring strike to make it 14-3. For the first time since a very successful day two weeks ago when Harris ran for school-records 264 yards and five TDs - with a good chunk coming from the Wildcat formation - the Eagles lined up with Harris at QB a couple of times.
After holding Central Michigan to its first three-and-out of the game, the Eagles went in for another score. Shinskie hit Gunnell with a 21-yard toss down the right sideline on the first play.
One play later, Harris caught a short pass and turned it into a 36-yard gain. Three plays later, he scored up the middle.
Aponavicius, a former walk-on, kicked the extra point from the hold of Billy Flutie , nephew of 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, for the record.
When the next drive stalled at the 1, Aponavicius kicked his field goal, making it 24-3 late in the third quarter.
BC, which had gained just two first downs midway into the second quarter, marched 80 yards in 11 plays to take a 7-3 halftime edge on Harris' 3-yard scoring run in the closing minute of the second quarter. Shinskie was 5 for 6 on the drive for 57 yards.
The Chippewas had taken a 3-0 lead when Andrew Aguila 's 34-yard field capped a 13-play, 60-yard drive. LeFevour ran and threw for a combined 57 yards during the possession.
It was the third meeting between the schools, with BC winning all of them.