Following a defeat to Duke—the Eagles’ first ACC loss of the season—BC will continue its four-match road trip with a pit stop in Winston-Salem, N.C. to square off against Wake Forest.
Virginia Tech suffered one of the worst losses in school history, BC dropped the ball against Purdue, and Louisville reached a new low at UVA, practically making everyone rethink the conference’s power structure.
Winners of three of four, the Eagles host Virginia in a battle of top-10 heavyweights—although BC is just 1-3 against ranked opponents this year.
With a monster win over Florida State—the program’s first since 1966—Syracuse is now 3-0 and one of several mid-tier ACC teams shaking up the conference in the early stages of the 2018 campaign.
The Eagles cracked into the top-25 poll at No. 23, making an appearance for the first time since 2008—a season that ended with an appearance in the ACC Championship game.
Anthony Brown threw five touchdowns, and Wyatt Ray tallied four sacks—a new single-game program record—as the Eagles overcame several costly special teams mistakes in their ACC opener victory over Wake Forest.
Florida State nearly lost to Samford at home, and Pittsburgh was embarrassed by longtime rival Penn State on national television, each taking a big step back before the brunt of ACC play.