The last two years of the Beanpot haven’t gone as planned for the Eagles, who enter this season seeking some form of traction in an up-and-down year.
BC has the seventh-worst penalty kill percentage in the country, and has also converted on just one of its past 25 power play opportunities—both reasons the Eagles have had an inconsistent season.
Last season, BC went 7-11 in ACC play. A finish similar to that in 2018—which an 0-4 start was less than promising—would be a letdown for head coach Jim Christian’s bunch.
Despite traditionally strong programs like Virginia Tech, Miami, and Florida State struggling, the Eagles failed to take advantage and instead limped to a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Division.
Facing a 4th-and-1 on the FSU 40-yard line with under three minutes to go, Steve Addazio opted to punt instead of go for it—despite being 3-for-5 on fourth down in the game—and it cost the Eagles an important win.
BC hosted College GameDay last Saturday for the first time since 2009, and—despite the loss to No. 2 Clemson—the excitement surrounding the program rivaled that of decade’s past.
The Eagles are playing their best football at the right time, and their last two wins over traditional ACC powerhouses show that they deserve the spotlight of College GameDay
The Eagles’ dreadful start to the season is part of a larger downward spiral that goes back to the end of the 2016-17 season, and is magnified even more by the recent rise of other sports like football.
For the second-straight year, BC football will play its annual Red Bandana Game a couple days before Halloween. Instead of wearing their costumes, students should don their paisley in support of service.
Steve Addazio and the Eagles went for it on fourth down four separate times against Louisville, an aggressiveness that the sixth-year coach has picked up over the last few years.