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.
BC jumped offside six times, couldn’t contain Eric Dungey, and ultimately bowed out of the regular season with a disappointing 21-point loss to visiting Syracuse.
Without Lamar Jackson, Louisville’s defensive deficiencies have been on full display this season, most notably the Cardinals’ inability to stop the run—the bread and butter of BC’s offense.
For the last six years, a flawed offensive strategy and inattention to special teams has made it much more difficult than it should be for BC to win games.
As soon as Clemson won the 2017 National Championship, the ACC was pronounced the best conference in college football. Since then, the league has been on the decline—and it might have just hit rock bottom this past weekend.
Clemson may have lost to Syracuse, but the power structure at the top of the ACC hasn’t changed. The same can’t be said for the rest of the conference.
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.
Behind the 271 rushing yards of freshman A.J. Dillon, the Eagles came away with a road victory against Louisville, their first since 1994.