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FBU International Games: Team BC beats USA 38-18

Posted on 2013-01-05 22:07:03

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Team BC closed out the FBU International Games the same way on Saturday the same way they opened it two days earlier - with a dominating performance on offense.

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Starting QB Liam O'Brien rushed for three touchdowns to lead the way as Team BC stunned the United States capturing a 38-18 decision.

"It was huge," said O'Brien of the quick start. "The first three possessions all started inside the 50 I think. Coming out there that fast and quieting them down and taking the motivation out of them was huge."

Team BC also got touchdowns from WR Marcus Davis (31-yard pass catch) and RB Mason Swift (8-yard run). RB Liam Mahara kicked an 18-yard field goal to round out the scoring for Team BC.

"From the start of the game we came out firing," said Davis. "That just gave us all the momentum to carry us throughout the game."

With the win, Team BC improved their record to two wins and no losses at the FBU International Games to finish the tournament undefeated.

"It's probably the best experience of my life," said defensive back Kevin Wiens who recorded an interception for the second straight game. "Going to Texas, playing two games, beating the Americans. I can't describe how great it feels."

Team BC carried over their dominant offensive performance from their game against Europe on Thursday by scoring on all five of their drives in the opening half of the contest and six of eight overall in the game.

Team BC jumped out to an early 21-0 lead including scoring on their very first offensive play of the game when O'Brien connected with Davis for the 31-yard touchdown pass.

The USA got on the board early in the second quarter when a failed onside kick attempt gave them great field position and allowed them to march all the way down to BC's 1-yard line before punching it in.

Team BC answered on their next drive with Swift capping an 88-yard drive with an 18-yard touchdown run and also got a field goal from Mahara to lead 31-7 at half-time.

The USA pulled within 21 points early in the third quarter with a field goal but BC replied soon thereafter with O'Brien's third touchdown of the night to open up a 38-10 lead.

The United States added a late touchdown off a punt return.

Team BC got a scare midway through the second quarter when Davis was hit hard on a play and was down on the field for several moments. He missed several plays but was deemed okay by FBU medical personnel to return to the game. He was ultimately named game MVP for Team BC.

"That was probably the hardest I've ever been hit in my life but I knew I had to bounce back and show my toughness and get back out there with my teammates," said Davis.