After eight weeks of play, BC is the only team in the country with a freshman leader in passing, rushing, and receiving.
The Eagles have scored 40 or more points in back-to-back games for the first time since 2002. Their scoring average has jumped 6.7 points, and their entertainment value has skyrocketed.
Anthony Brown completed close to 80 percent of his passes and tossed three touchdowns in what was the Eagles’ largest margin of victory against an ACC opponent in the Steve Addazio era.
Barring any serious injury, Anthony Brown will start at Virginia on Saturday, behind an increasingly improved offensive line that, six weeks ago, was an injury-riddled mess.
Carry after carry, A.J. Dillon punished the Cardinals’ defense on Saturday. He became the first Eagle to eclipse the 200-yard mark since Andre Williams, and in doing so, took a whole lot of pressure off the passing game.
Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson is averaging 3.5 total touchdowns per game this season—more than the Eagles have scored in ACC play all season.
The last time BC played Virginia Tech, the Eagles were held to 80 passing yards, 44 yards on the ground, and, worst of all, zero points.
On paper, the Eagles’ Week Four win was just what they needed: a 20-point blowout. But a subpar passing game, missed field goals, and two late-game turnovers raise some serious questions.
Four of BC’s top-six offensive linemen were sidelined with injuries against Wake Forest. Two of them won’t return this season. All head coach Steve Addazio can do is turn to the next man up.
The Eagles never committed more than three turnovers in a single game all of last season. After Saturday’s game against Wake Forest, Anthony Brown and Co. won’t be able to say the same in 2017.