The Eagles will play in their fifth bowl in six years under head coach Steve Addazio, and head to Dallas, Texas, this December for a matchup against Boise State.
Since offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler joined the coaching staff in 2016, BC has adopted an up-tempo offense and its season scoring average has jumped from 17.2 to 32.0 points per game.
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.
The Eagles committed four turnovers and conceded a season-high 559 yards of total offense, as the Orange rode Eric Dungey and his six touchdowns to a blowout victory, handing BC its third-straight loss in the process.
All of a sudden, BC’s 7-2 start is looking like a distant memory—coming off their most heartbreaking loss of the year, the Eagles will try to right the ship against a revolutionary Syracuse team this coming Saturday.
Facing a 4th-and-1 on the FSU 40-yard line with under three minutes to go, Steve Addazio opted to punt instead of go for it—despite being 3-for-5 on fourth down in the game—and it cost the Eagles an important win.
Zach Allen had a big game for his NFL Draft prospects, while Anthony Brown had a horrible first half but was much improved after the break in a road defeat at the hands of the Seminoles.
The Eagles had a chance to clinch their first eight-win season since 2009, but Steve Addazio elected to punt the game away to Florida State, which kept its 36-year bowl streak alive with a 74-yard game-winning touchdown.