(An outsiders musings about goings on at The Heights, aka Boston College)
It was supposed to be better. Maybe not much better. But better. A near miss against Georgia Tech and a solid win over UMass raised expectations.
In fact, A Jersey Guy actually thought that Boston College had a chance to win on Saturday in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech. Something about a better than average defense and an offense that had shown signs of life the last two weeks.
What a silly thought. But then again, A Jersey Guy actually thought that Florida State would slow down and even find a way to beat Louisville. But as my buddy the newly retired columnist from the Providence Journal Jim Donaldson suggested, “I know nothing” when I picked Florida State. He picked the Cardinals, but he also picked the Arizona Cardinals to handle the Patriots a week ago. So it goes.
Louisville’s 63-20 win should have been a sign that things would not go well in Blacksburg for Coach Steve Addazio’s Boston College Eagles.
Not go well? Aside from an opening drive which looked promising until the Eagles’ fumbled the ball away at the Virginia Tech 33. It would be the closest BC would come to the end zone all afternoon in a 49-0 loss, the most one-sided defeat the Eagles have suffered in 66 years, dating back to a 54-0 loss at Ole Miss on Oct. 7 1950. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.