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.
BC jumped offside six times, couldn’t contain Eric Dungey, and ultimately bowed out of the regular season with a disappointing 21-point loss to visiting Syracuse.
The Eagles committed four turnovers and conceded a season-high 559 yards of total offense, as the Orange rode Eric Dungey and his six touchdowns to a blowout victory, handing BC its third-straight loss in the process.
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.
Florida State nearly lost to Samford at home, and Pittsburgh was embarrassed by longtime rival Penn State on national television, each taking a big step back before the brunt of ACC play.
Virginia Tech embarrassed the Seminoles in Tallahassee, and BC shelled Massachusetts—meanwhile, teams like Miami and Louisville found themselves on the other side of things, limping out of the gates to a shaky start.
Coming into Saturday, the Hurricanes had won their previous four games by a combined 18 points. Miami beat Virginia Tech alone by 18, and practically wrapped up the Coastal Division.
Clemson may have lost to Syracuse, but the power structure at the top of the ACC hasn’t changed. The same can’t be said for the rest of the conference.