Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson is averaging 3.5 total touchdowns per game this season—more than the Eagles have scored in ACC play all season.
Like the first five weeks of the season, BC’s offense struggled to finish drives against the Hokies. But for the first time all year, it couldn’t lean on its special teams and secondary to keep the game competitive.
The Eagles’ 12th-ranked secondary got torched for 322 yards by freshman Josh Jackson and Virginia Tech on Saturday night.
BC will try to avenge last year’s brutal 49-0 loss in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech on Saturday night.
The last time BC played Virginia Tech, the Eagles were held to 80 passing yards, 44 yards on the ground, and, worst of all, zero points.
Michael Walker gave BC a short field on three huge punt returns versus the Chippewas on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Fourth quarter aside, the Eagles’ defensive performance on Saturday was encouraging to say the least. Their offense, on the other hand, was hit with another injury in the trenches and failed to reach double-digits.
A.J. Dillon made his presence known on the ground, but the Eagles once again collapsed late in a game, this time handing the victory to No. 2 Clemson.
The Eagles entered the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game with a chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets in program history. Judging by the final score, you’d never know.
Ever since BC’s Quick Lane Bowl victory, head coach Steve Addazio has bought into the up-tempo offense. The Eagles are running 19.5 more plays than last year, but are struggling more than ever to score.