After a bounceback win over N.C. State, BC has the unenviable task of heading to South Carolina to face a Tigers squad that has won 22 straight games.
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.
The Eagles will have to fill the void left by 13 NFL signees—nine of which were undrafted free agents—but a much-needed kicker and a pair of four-star recruits isn’t a bad start.
Nine BC players signed with NFL teams after the end of the annual draft, including Jeff Smith, Hamp Cheevers, Lukas Denis, and Connor Strachan.
BC is expected to have seven or so players selected in this year’s NFL Draft—but what about the guys that might not hear their name called in April?
Although the final three games of the regular season ended in disappointing defeats, BC still enters the bowl season having been ranked for the first time since 2008 while additionally hosting College GameDay.
Ranking second in the conference only behind three-time defending league champion Clemson, BC boasts 13 All-ACC players this season—including four First Teamers—both of which are program records.
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.
Despite missing opportunities in the first half, BC used a breakout game from Travis Levy and a strong second-half defensive effort to score 21 unanswered points and down the Hokies on the road.