Looking for its first eight-win season since 2009, BC was instead dealt a cancellation in its final game of the season, the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.
Although the final three games of the regular season ended in disappointing defeats, BC still enters the bowl season having been ranked for the first time since 2008 while additionally hosting College GameDay.
Despite losing three commitments late in the recruiting cycle, BC still announced 16 incoming players in the second year with the early signing period.
Despite traditionally strong programs like Virginia Tech, Miami, and Florida State struggling, the Eagles failed to take advantage and instead limped to a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Division.
Ranking second in the conference only behind three-time defending league champion Clemson, BC boasts 13 All-ACC players this season—including four First Teamers—both of which are program records.
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.
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.