Saturday, November 16, 2013

In-game comments post: NC State

This is the final home game for Rettig, Amidon, Williams and their fellow seniors. More importantly, it is the team's chance to become bowl eligible. NC State has some issues, but I am sure they will come out fighting. Let's hope our guys are ready to answer. Leave your thoughts and comments below.

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98 comments:

Big Jack Krack said...

And most of all I would like to see these guys win this game for each other!

Go BC - beat NC State today.

Big Jack Krack said...

Just doodling and thinking that the weather has been very cooperative for games this year.

The Eagles will have no advantage weather-wise today - a great mid-November day for college football in Boston.

Their advantage will be in their can-do attitude.

ATL_eagle said...

How was the crowd during the Senior Day presentations?

ATL_eagle said...

Don't know why we are using gimmicks on the kick off.

Big Jack Krack said...

I was unable to make the game today, but the crowd looked pretty light as usual. It makes me sad that the fans can file in early for Senior Day.

Looks like a marvelous weather day on TV.

I transferred my tickets to the father of a player.

Looks like Freese was nervous on the firsy kick.

ATL_eagle said...

Good opening defensive drive.

Benjamin said...

Great stop on the first drive there. The first missed opportunity on 3rd down had me worried.

Big Jack Krack said...

Let's go, guys - stuff it to 'em early.

ChrisB said...

Sparse crowd for presentations

ATL_eagle said...

If the defesensive start was solid, the offensive start was not.

ATL_eagle said...

Happy with the D so far.

Benjamin said...

O-line has been a huge improvement this year.

ATL_eagle said...

Amidon has got to catch that.

ATL_eagle said...

Benjamin: agree on the oline. Shows how important position coaching is.

Benjamin said...

I can't believe Amidon didn't get that. As much flak as Rettig receives, poor receiver play doesn't help him.

Benjamin said...

D's coverage looking more disciplined.

Benjamin said...

Amidon is doing a great job setting up blocks for Williams downfield. He may not be catching much, but he's still proving instrumental.

John said...

This team deserves a bigger crowd, for crying out loud.

CT said...

Totally agree with John. This team may finish with five, six, seven wins, but they're getting back to their roots. Would be nice if a few northeasterners recognized that.

John said...

Have we used #43 Freshman CB John Jones before today?

CT said...

Is that Marshawn Lynch? Beast. Mode.

Big Jack Krack said...

Let's go Defense. Hold them and let's see if we can go 17 to 0 by halftime.

Let's hit a TE or Sinkovek on the next drive. Open them up for the Williams TD run up the middle. :-)

Big Jack Krack said...

Just what we didn't want.

dixieagle said...

Lots of missed tackles the last couple plays.

eagleboston said...

I can't believe this is going to turn into another nail-biter. The offense stalled and does not adjust to NC State playing the run and then the defense plays flat and slow to bring NC State right back into this game. Frustrating.

Big Jack Krack said...

You realize how close our margin for error really is.

chicagofire1871 said...

We got this. Our seniors will feel it in the second half. Go BC

Benjamin said...

And then Myles Willis comes along and makes us all feel better.

ATL_eagle said...

That was a good response. It also shows that we can run this style of offense without Williams. I want power running next year.

Deacon Drake said...

Great hurry-up snap... Most teams will forego the huddle to prevent the defense from subbing... Few teams snap the ball within 4 seconds of breaking the huddle, preventing the defense from matching up.

Big Jack Krack said...

Do not give up another end of half TD.

Do not!

Big Jack Krack said...

Great. Let's get some more now.

Bravesbill said...

BC needs to play for a score here. Another Spaz-like end to the half will not cut it.

Bravesbill said...

Well BC went all Spazzy and now have killed any chance of a score. And now NCST has the ball. Genius!

eagleboston said...

It's hard to get on Williams after his amazing performance today, but that turnover could be a killer.

Bravesbill said...

Nice defensive stand at at least. BC should be up 3 scores, instead of 1 at the half.

eagleboston said...

Dodged a bullet there!

Big Jack Krack said...

I may have jinxed Andre when I said to my wife earlier I didn't think he had fumbled all year.

ATL_eagle said...

Pretty good first half. I feel like we should be up by more, yet because of the turnover, I guess it is okay we are still up by 10.

Big Jack Krack said...

Well let's kill their will in the 2nd half. If we can get up another 7 or 10, we might be able to really open it up in the 4th quarter.

This could also be a dog-fight, of course.

Go BC - take the suspense out of it in the 3rd quarter.

dixieagle said...

Let's put up 7 pretty quick here.

ATL_eagle said...

Let's start the second half with a long scoring drive.

ATL_eagle said...

three and out. Ugh.

Bravesbill said...

Pathetic opening drive. Rettig still is scared to throw the damn ball.

Big Jack Krack said...

Wow - I thought we'd come out better.

dixieagle said...

That wasn't good.

ATL_eagle said...

That was a good sack from Edabali.

ATL_eagle said...

Based on the update, UNC is not going away. That's not good for our ACC bowl placement.

Bravesbill said...

Throw the freaking ball!

eagleboston said...

Well, UNC proved on the field they are the better team.

ATL_eagle said...

Lots of drops today. Don't like letting them hang around.

Bravesbill said...

22 passing yards is pretty sad.

Big Jack Krack said...

It's too bad CJ couldn't pull that one in.

I liked the call, but.............

Benjamin said...

ATL: Way too many drops. Including some drive killing ones. Rettig isn't playing lights out, but he doesn't have to today. The receivers need to step it up.

eagleboston said...

Why are re refusing to catch balls on punts. That causes us 10 yards every possession.

Big Jack Krack said...

Come on, BC - let's go.

ATL_eagle said...

In fairness to Mike Cloud, he set the record in 11 games. Williams is going to break it. Let's hope he does it next week, so that it is apples to apples.

Big Jack Krack said...

I guess we'll ride the horse regardless of the number of defenders in the box.

That's better.

eagleboston said...

Any chance Willis gets more touches? Williams always seems to hit a wall in the third so why not use Willis as a change-up?

ATL_eagle said...

We are really overusing Williams. This isn't NM State.

ATL_eagle said...

I like the idea of running with Chase (obviously).

Big Jack Krack said...

Stay perfect Nate

ATL_eagle said...

Our D on third and short has been solid today.

Big Jack Krack said...

Dudek is a punt return observer.

Deacon Drake said...

They were playing into the sun for a while, which is why the punts were bouncing... No excuses now.

eagleboston said...

Was that the fastest quarter of the year?

eagleboston said...

Williams is amazing!!

eagleboston said...

Let's get Willis to 100 yards.

Bravesbill said...

Not liking that keeper there. Didn't work last time, didn't work there either.

eagleboston said...

This is not a good half for the offense. 3 points? C'mon Eagles! Don't let these guys hang in there.

Big Jack Krack said...

Curious play.

eagleboston said...

Tech getting beat by Maryland? That's scary.

eagleboston said...

Anyone else getting nervous here?

Big Jack Krack said...

I hope this doesn't turn into a sweat.

eagleboston said...

I'm pissed. The way too conservative offensive play calling is killing us. This has happened all season. When we have opened it up in the past, good things have resulted. The run game has dried up. It is time to do just what the Wolfpack did. Throw the ball and stretch this defense and THEN run.

Big Jack Krack said...

Give me a break.

This is why I am always suspect of the eat up the clock mentality.

We have a game, everyone.

That was a high school sand lot play they just ran with ease.

But we'll grind it out.

Bravesbill said...

BC playing not to lose yet again. They have basically been trying to run out the clock the entire second half. It is going to come back to bite them in the ass at this point. I predict next series will be another run, run, pass, punt.

eagleboston said...

ALso, can we teach the safeties to keep the receivers in front of them?

Bravesbill said...

Jesus Andre..Just Jesus. You better be thanking him tonight.

eagleboston said...

Williams is getting really lazy with the ball. I think he is exhausted. Willis has been excellent. Are they worried he will make a freshman mistake?

Bravesbill said...

What a stupid fucking play call. Put those QB keepers into the dustbin. Just asking for trouble every time.

eagleboston said...

How about Rettig for laying it all out for a Senior Day play!

And screw what I said about opening things up. What the hell do I know? Williams now has the best 2-game performance by any rusher in BC history. I wonder what the NCAA record over 2 games is?

Deacon Drake said...

Keep pounding the ball... Just stop dropping it on the ground.

eagleboston said...

Is NC State trying to kill the clock?

eagleboston said...

Lots of missed tackles today by the defense. That needs to be corrected.

Deacon Drake said...

Yeah, prevent defense is fugly.

Bravesbill said...

Would be nice to get Williams to 300. 2 records in 2 weeks.

Bravesbill said...

Doesn't look like it will happen today. So close yet so far.

Deacon Drake said...

Bowl eligible with two to play... Good work.

Deacon Drake said...

Plus Pitt and VT have rallied back, improving BCs chances in ACC.

eagleboston said...

Boy, our defense is very, very bad. Let's hope some freshmen can get on the field next year.

Bravesbill said...

Well on the bright side, Williams has a chance at 300.

Bravesbill said...

Over 300!

Big Jack Krack said...

Glad I stayed to watch that run.

Re defense - ALJ seems to fall down a lot.

Great effort, BC - way to go.

Beat Maryland!

eagleboston said...

Andre needs to be considered for the Heisman now! He is legit!

Benjamin said...

That was a great moment at the end of the game when Addazio addressed the crowd and students, and that the students could join the players at the field. Great, great moment.

Bravesbill said...

339 yards today, 634 in the last 2 games. About 1924 in 10 games so far. Unbelievable.

eagleboston said...

And let's credit Bates for the great hire. A lot of people criticized Bates but it has proven to be a great move. I never would have guessed after last season that this team could be turned around so fast. Although, we lose a lot of seniors that have been great contributors, so be prepared that next year could be a drop off until Daz's young recruits get their sea legs.