Despite traditionally strong programs like Virginia Tech, Miami, and Florida State struggling, the Eagles failed to take advantage and instead limped to a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Division.
A.J. Dillon rushed for 149 yards, and Anthony Brown added two more touchdowns to his career total, as BC racked up 35 points—its most ever against FSU—in the fourth annual Welles Crowther Red Bandana game.
The Seminoles are on pace to miss their first bowl game since 1982. But as far as Eagles head coach Steve Addazio is concerned, FSU is still one of the most talented teams in the nation.
While the rest of the conference was molding into midseason form, FSU and Miami were on the practice field, waiting out Hurricane Irma. Three weeks away from football proved to be costly.
One week after putting up 76 points against Howard, Jon Hilliman and the Eagles disappeared on the offensive side of the ball in a 14-0 shutout by the Seminoles. To make matters worse for BC, Darius Wade will miss the remainder of the season with a broken left ankle.