(An outsiders musings about the goings on at Boston College, aka The Heights)

Give them credit.  Give it to freshman running back A.J. Dillon, the highly touted recruit who backed out of a commitment to play at Michigan to come to Boston College, give credit to an embattled and injury-riddled defense, and give credit to Eagle coach Steve Addazio, who looked into his own crystal ball last week and told us that something was happening at BC and it would be beautiful when it happened.

Well, it happened for the Eagles in Louisville on Saturday when they finally put together an entire game’s worth of plays and came away with a  45-42 victory over the Cardinals, which was a payback for a lot of hurts inflicted over the past few years.

It happened because Dillion, a 6-0, 240-pound freshman with a Notre Dame pedigree (his grandfather is former Irish receiver Tom Gatewood) who originally committed to Michigan, but switched to BC, had a breakout game with 272 yards and four TD’s). The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.