Whether it was chasing Massachusetts’ quarterbacks out of the pocket or dialing up long completions for Anthony Brown, BC executed a nearly perfect game plan—the few struggles were largely on special teams—and rolled over the Minutemen.
After missing the last three games of the 2017 season with an ACL tear, Anthony Brown returned looking better than ever. Four touchdowns and 279 yards through the air propelled the Eagles to a season-opening blowout victory.
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.
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.
Editors Michael Sullivan and Annabel Steele debate if the Eagles should attack through the air more, or keep their offense the same.
Boston College football head coach Steve Addazio addressed the media on Thursday afternoon, exuding confidence in his Eagles’ chances in 2016.
Scot Loeffler will join the BC football staff as its new offensive coordinator according to a report from Boston College Interruption. He most recently held the same position under Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech.