Season Prediction Part II: best case scenario
Things don't always go wrong. Sometimes every bounce can go your way and you end up overachieving. I don't feel that way this year, but who knows? Maybe things will go our way. If Murphy has a big season and if the defense improves as Brown's units do in Year 2, we might be the surprise team of the ACC. I don't think this will happen, but it could.
Best Case Scenario
at UMass. Win. Not even close. BC controls and the offense looks great without Andre Williams.
Pitt. Win. This is a close game, but BC creates a few turnovers that kill Pitt drives.
USC. Win. This is a signature win for the season and it is early. BC catches USC a bit jetlagged and benefits from playing them a week after Stanford. We pound away and win by a healthy margin.
Maine. Win. The backups play and BC is off to a 4-0 start. Everyone is pumped.
Colorado State. Win. Not a great game, but another win. BC enters the Top 25.
at NC State. Win. Like CSU, this is another game where BC does not play particularly well, but still escapes with the win. It is the luck I hoped for plus a good rushing attack.
Clemson. Loss. The Dream Season bubble bursts as we lose our first game.
at Wake Forest. Win. Wake is bad and I think we beat them in any type of season.
at Virginia Tech. Win. Although this is not a great Hokie squad, the win gets BC some more respect and gets us back into the Top 25.
Louisville. Loss. But then we fall right out again as a solid Louisville team puts up big numbers on our Defense.
at Florida State. Loss. The Champs are cruising and the game is not close. With the loss we are eliminated from the Division title.
Syracuse. Win. A solid end to the regular season. We avenge last season's heartbreaker.
The 9-3 (5-3) surprises everyone including most Bowl Committees. No one wants us but we cannot slip down too far due to our 5-3 ACC record. We end up in the Sun Bowl playing Stanford. We cap off the season with another upset win and finish with a 10-3 record and a Top 25 ranking. It is a huge accomplishment and has everyone on the bandwagon for the Addazio era.