Syracuse hasn’t beaten a Power Five opponent this season despite being picked to finish second in the ACC, while BC is fresh off a humbling 52-point loss to No. 4 Clemson.
Aside from No. 4 Clemson, it’s clear that every team in the ACC is capable of beating every other, after a week that saw Pittsburgh lose to Miami and Wake Forest barely escape an upset at home against Florida State.
To reach six wins and bowl eligibility, BC will have to navigate the sixth-toughest rest of season schedule—which features four of five games away from home.
Since offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler joined the coaching staff in 2016, BC has adopted an up-tempo offense and its season scoring average has jumped from 17.2 to 32.0 points per game.
All of a sudden, BC’s 7-2 start is looking like a distant memory—coming off their most heartbreaking loss of the year, the Eagles will try to right the ship against a revolutionary Syracuse team this coming Saturday.
Darius Wade logged a career-high 248 passing yards, A.J. Dillon rushed for more than 190 yards for the third-consecutive game, and the Eagles totaled a season-best 581 yards of offense in the regular season finale.