Despite a struggling pass game, Boston College football came away fro Temple with a win thanks to its defense and run game.
Hafley emphasized the strong wideout play that Temple showed against Akron and the return of Deon Jones and Jaelen Gill.
The Eagles will face Notre Dame in the quarterfinals after their 21-11 victory over the Owls. Charlotte North scored eight goals.
Boumerhi, who saw his 2018 season cut short due to a hip injury, joins the Eagles seeking to return to his All-AAC Second Team level of play and should immediately factor in the starting kicker competition.
The Eagles rolled past Miami behind an impressive defensive effort and a big night from A.J. Dillon in his return from injury, setting the stage for a pivotal stretch of games against tough conference opponents.
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.
Despite the Eagles managing to squeak out a win over Temple thanks to a career day for Ben Glines, both the run defense and the first-down playcalling remain cause for concern.
Temple outgained BC, 452-429, in total yards, forced two turnovers, and nearly staged a late-game comeback, but thanks to Ben Glines and the Eagles’ offense, the program improved to 4-1 for the first time since 2009.