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.
BC hosted College GameDay last Saturday for the first time since 2009, and—despite the loss to No. 2 Clemson—the excitement surrounding the program rivaled that of decade’s past.
Michael Walker returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, but the Eagles managed just 113 total yards of offense and eight first downs in a dismal performance against the Tigers and their excellent defensive line.
Anthony Brown left the game in the first quarter with an internal body injury, and the Eagles never really found an on offensive rhythm, recording just 113 total yards against Clemson hours after hosting College GameDay.
According to head coach Steve Addazio, the 2018 Tigers—currently ranked No. 2 in the nation—might just be the best team he’s ever seen in his coaching career, at the very least since he’s taken over at BC.
The Eagles are playing their best football at the right time, and their last two wins over traditional ACC powerhouses show that they deserve the spotlight of College GameDay
Trailing by a touchdown at the break, the Eagles’ defense responded by only allowing 147 yards and seven points in the second half, setting the stage for BC’s first win over Virginia Tech in four years.