Davon Jones was the Eagles’ second-leading rusher in 2016 before switching to the linebacker position the following season.
A.J. Dillon rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns in less than a quarter of work, and BC cruised to its second 30-plus point blowout of the season against longtime New England rival Holy Cross.
The Eagles have used the jet sweep the last few years, but with a capable play-action passing game, it has the potential to be especially tough for opposing defenses to deal with in 2018.
Anthony Brown was hit or miss in his first scrimmage of training camp, and, as a whole, the offense was out of sync for the majority of the exhibition—Jim Reid’s defense capitalized, recording four interceptions on the day.
Running back Jonathan Hilliman became the second prominent Eagle to transfer for his final year of eligibility, joining quarterback Darius Wade.
Head coach Steve Addazio said that his team’s defensive meltdown against Notre Dame was a result of missed assignments and tackles. The unit will give it another go against Kelly Bryant and No. 2 Clemson on Saturday.
All his life, A.J. Dillon has played football like the guys in the 70s. From bodyweight workouts to north-south running, the freshman running back is as traditional as they get.
After five days of training camp, the Eagles suited up for their first scrimmage of the summer. Similar to the Jay Memorial Spring Game, the offense stole the show.
With Matt Ryan in attendance for his jersey retirement, the Eagles held the Huskies scoreless on Senior Day, putting them in good position to make a bowl game.