The Eagles had their most explosive offensive season of the Addazio era in 2019 but were historically bad on the other side of the ball—here’s a statistical outlook on how BC ended up in Birmingham.
Notre Dame’s Ian Book threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns and added 66 rushing yards, as the Eagles lost the 25th edition of the Holy War, 40-7 and didn’t score in the second half.
Ian Book threw for three touchdowns and No. 15 Notre Dame blew open a nine-point game in the second half, piling on for a 40-7 victory.
Dennis Grosel and AJ Dillon impressed, but BC’s defense once again struggled to tackle in a loss to Florida State on Saturday.
D.J. Matthews scored a 60-yard touchdown with 1:48 to go and Florida State fought off a late push from BC to hand the Eagles a disappointing 38-31 defeat.
In an emphatic win against Syracuse, BC football’s offensive line paved the way for a dominant performance both running and throwing the ball. The Eagles finished the game with a program-record 691 total yards.
AJ Dillon had 242 yards and three scores, David Bailey had 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and the Eagles used a 34-point second quarter to roll over the Orange on Saturday afternoon.
Whether it was the 3-0 win for Wake Forest in 2015 or the 41-34 shootout victory for BC last season, Dave Clawson and Steve Addazio have seen some interesting results against each other.
Behind 272 rushing yards—154 of which belonged to AJ Dillon—BC was able to bounce back from the Kansas loss and pull away from Rutgers in the second half for a 30-16 win.