Louisville beat BC, 17-14, in a game the Eagles had no business winning. That’s what made the loss so difficult to process afterwards.
If the Louisville Cardinals score more than 20 points, Boston College’s lackluster offense will have trouble catching up.
Penalties aside, the Eagles were simply outmatched, outmanned, and outsmarted by the one of the country’s top teams, the No. 5 (and rising) Clemson Tigers.
Inexcusable play calling, nonsensical quarterback switches, and pitiful clock management by Steve Addazio crushed any chance of a win for the Eagles in their 3-0 loss to the Demon Deacons.
Despite a win, Boston College nearly gift-wrapped the game to Northern Illinois with poor clock management and a predictable play-calling strategy.
A patchwork offense, led by Jonathan Hilliman’s resurgence and a two-QB system, lifted the Eagles over Northern Illinois.
Quarterback issues aside, BC football needs to revive its power run game, which struggled last week.
With quarterback Darius Wade out for the season with a broken ankle, Troy Flutie—not Jeff Smith, should start at quarterback for Steve Addazio’s team.