Ian Book threw for three touchdowns and No. 15 Notre Dame blew open a nine-point game in the second half, piling on for a 40-7 victory.
There’s a new kicker from Temple, familiar faces in the backfield, and several intriguing pieces in the receiving game—including a dynamic freshman and pair of running backs that trained at a new position.
The last scrimmage of fall camp saw Steve Addazio’s side improve in their execution, but BC was hampered by penalties at times and has two weeks to clean up before the season opener.
BC hosted its first scrimmage of training camp on Saturday. The rust was there, but a handful of Eagles, including wide receiver C.J. Lewis and placekicker Aaron Boumerhi, turned heads.
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.
The Eagles special teams unit turned in an impressive performance for the first time this season, but it was offset by an offense that took almost three full quarters to find any success in a disappointing loss.
Despite the Eagles managing to squeak out a win over Temple thanks to a career day for Ben Glines, both the run defense and the first-down playcalling remain cause for concern.
Whether it was chasing Massachusetts’ quarterbacks out of the pocket or dialing up long completions for Anthony Brown, BC executed a nearly perfect game plan—the few struggles were largely on special teams—and rolled over the Minutemen.
Redshirt freshman Matt McDonald threw three touchdowns, outplaying his counterpart, E.J. Perry, and Elijah Robinson hauled in a pair of highlight-reel catches, effectively stealing the show in the annual exhibition game.