Michael Walker returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, but the Eagles managed just 113 total yards of offense and eight first downs in a dismal performance against the Tigers and their excellent defensive line.
The Eagles are playing their best football at the right time, and their last two wins over traditional ACC powerhouses show that they deserve the spotlight of College GameDay
Two days after beating Miami and improving to 6-2 or better for just the sixth time since 2000, the Eagles climbed back into the AP Top 25, joining three other ACC teams in the poll.
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.
David Bailey ran for 112 yards on 28 carries as BC controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage, holding Louisville to just 47 yards rushing on 32 carries in its 38-20 win over the Cardinals Saturday.
The Eagles forced four turnovers throughout the day and scored 20 points in the final 18 minutes of regulation, but even that kind of performance wasn’t enough to make up for BC’s offensively-challenged slow start.
Despite having nine days between games, Steve Addazio’s Eagles looked unprepared and struggled mightily in West Lafayette, managing just 13 points in a blowout loss to Purdue.
A.J. Dillon looked vulnerable for the first time as a starter, Anthony Brown threw four interceptions, and the entire BC team—both offense and defense—was given a reality check in West Lafayette, Ind.
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.