Behind an impressive offensive first half and a defense that forced four turnovers, BC came away with its biggest season-opening win in quite some time as it knocked off visiting Virginia Tech, 35-28.
Under Steve Addazio, BC has consistently plateaued at the seven-win mark. Now, with a healthy Heisman candidate at running back and a potentially potent offense, the Eagles are looking to finally take that next step—even with a lot of turnover on the defense.
There’s a new kicker from Temple, familiar faces in the backfield, and several intriguing pieces in the receiving game—including a dynamic freshman and pair of running backs that trained at a new position.
A roundtable discussion of key players, best and worst case scenarios, and strengths and weaknesses ahead of the 2019 season.
The last scrimmage of fall camp saw Steve Addazio’s side improve in their execution, but BC was hampered by penalties at times and has two weeks to clean up before the season opener.
A.J. Dillon is the first player in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons, and Petrula started 24 games as an underclassmen, playing both center and right tackle.
Birdball had not one, but three incredibly talented freshmen who didn’t go through the typical adjustment period and instead rose to the occasion, co-winning the breakout athlete of the year award.
With Chris Lindstrom as the latest example for BC, no other school has had a higher percentage (36 percent) of their draft picks come from the offensive line since 2000.
With AJ Dillon sitting out, David Bailey and Javian Dayne stood out carrying the ball, and the new secondary pieces looked strong in the annual spring game.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming BC bowl game—including detailed scouting reports, breakdowns, and predictions from the sports staff.