In his first year as a starter, Hamp Cheevers finished the season tied for the nation lead with seven interceptions and only allowed 35 receptions and 433 yards on 74 targets.
Looking for its first eight-win season since 2009, BC was instead dealt a cancellation in its final game of the season, the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.
The Wayne, N.J. native—who threw for over 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns, all while rushing for 825 yards and 12 scores as a senior at Bergen Catholic—is returning home to play for the Scarlet Knights.
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.
Ranking second in the conference only behind three-time defending league champion Clemson, BC boasts 13 All-ACC players this season—including four First Teamers—both of which are program records.
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.
The Eagles had a chance to clinch their first eight-win season since 2009, but Steve Addazio elected to punt the game away to Florida State, which kept its 36-year bowl streak alive with a 74-yard game-winning touchdown.