Backup quarterback Matt McDonald picked up right where he left off this spring in BC’s first scrimmage of training camp, but, as a whole, the team’s performance was tainted by 10 penalties.
BC, once the laughing stock of the conference, clocked in at fourth in ESPN’s ACC Preseason Power Rankings and fourth in the media’s ACC Preseason Poll—higher than the Eagles have ever been ranked in a Steve Addazio offseason.
Anthony Brown may not be able to take any reps at Quarterback just yet, but there will be a lot of new things to see from the offense Saturday afternoon.
Last season, BC rode a second half surge to the Pinstripe Bowl. After adding several new coaches and returning plenty of experience, the Eagles enter spring practice with an optimism unrivaled over the past few years.
The Eagles led by a touchdown at the break, but poor special teams and struggles to adjust to the harsh conditions resulted in a poor second half and a Pinstripe Bowl defeat at the hands of Iowa.
Even though BC outgained the Hawkeyes by 183 yards and controlled the clock, it turned the ball over three times, including twice in the fourth quarter, handing the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to its Big Ten foe.
Darius Wade logged a career-high 248 passing yards, A.J. Dillon rushed for more than 190 yards for the third-consecutive game, and the Eagles totaled a season-best 581 yards of offense in the regular season finale.
A.J. Dillon and the linebackers were bright spots in the Eagles’ blowout win over Florida State, but BC was still plagued by dropped passes and an uneven passing game rhythm.
A.J. Dillon rushed for 149 yards, and Anthony Brown added two more touchdowns to his career total, as BC racked up 35 points—its most ever against FSU—in the fourth annual Welles Crowther Red Bandana game.