Jeff Hafley’s success in his first year as Boston College football head coach earned him The Heights’ 2020-21 Coach of the Year.
Notre Dame’s Ian Book threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns and added 66 rushing yards, as the Eagles lost the 25th edition of the Holy War, 40-7 and didn’t score in the second half.
D.J. Matthews scored a 60-yard touchdown with 1:48 to go and Florida State fought off a late push from BC to hand the Eagles a disappointing 38-31 defeat.
To reach six wins and bowl eligibility, BC will have to navigate the sixth-toughest rest of season schedule—which features four of five games away from home.
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 nation’s fifth-best rush defense comes to Chestnut Hill this weekend, which poses a tough test for BC as the Eagles will turn to backup quarterback Dennis Grosel in his first career start.