With a new starting quarterback in Dennis Grosel, BC welcomes in an N.C. State side that has struggled offensively with replacing Ryan Finley but boasts a formidable defense.
Led by the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in quarterback Brett Rypien and star linebacker Curtis Weaver, the Broncos will pose quite the challenge for BC.
The Eagles forced four turnovers throughout the day and scored 20 points in the final 18 minutes of regulation, but even that kind of performance wasn’t enough to make up for BC’s offensively-challenged slow start.
After averting crisis this past weekend, BC will prepare to square off against the Wolfpack, with health concerns surrounding A.J. Dillon and Jeff Smith—the team’s leading rusher and top receiver.
Virginia Tech embarrassed the Seminoles in Tallahassee, and BC shelled Massachusetts—meanwhile, teams like Miami and Louisville found themselves on the other side of things, limping out of the gates to a shaky start.
The past two weeks, Clemson has had a few fourth-quarter scares. Meanwhile, Miami’s been rolling over top-15 teams, including then-No. 3 Notre Dame. As of now, everyone else in the ACC is looking up at the “U”.
A.J. Dillon ran all over NC State’s 26th-ranked rush defense for 196 yards, on his way to becoming BC’s all-time freshman rushing leader, but even that wasn’t enough to make up for the Eagles’ deficiencies.
In a game plagued by miscues on both sides, the Eagles spoiled a great defensive performance in a 17-14 loss to the Wolfpack on Saturday.