Saturday, November 01, 2014

In-game comments post: Virginia Tech

The weather forecast for Blacksburg looks terrible. I remember another bad weather day in Hokieland a few years back. That ended well. I don't need the same dramatics now...just another win. Leave your thoughts and comments on the game below.

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161 comments:

JBQ said...

Here we go Eagles. Here we go.

AlbanyEagle said...

Looks like BC-VT on ESPN3 blacked out in Mass. and most of NY?!

eagleboston said...

Looks like Va Tech has been watching some film. Our pass defense is horrible.

EL MIZ said...

just an atrocious first drive for the defense. embarrassing.

eagleboston said...

Our offense is going to have to score a lot of points today.

Bravesbill said...

Well that defensive series was laughable. Expect more of the same.

ORDEagle said...

wow that is bad defense

eagleboston said...

El Miz,

Great offensive scheme by Va Tech. Our defense has been vulnerable to the pass all season. The only reason USC lost to us is because they were stupid and went away from the pass.

I don't like the feel of November for this team. Bowl eligibility is going to come down to the Syracuse game and that makes me extremely uncomfortable given our history with them.

eagleboston said...

Boy, I know everyone loves Murphy but his stats on 3rd down are horrific. He just can't lead the offense to convert 3rd downs.

eagleboston said...

OK, if we don't at least get a field goal here, I'm going to be irate.

eagleboston said...

I am officially irate.

eagleboston said...

1st and 20 and you are running the ball? Huh?

Mr. Tambourine MAn said...

On a cold, rainy day, on the road, no one ever looks back and regrets blowing amazing field position with back to back false starts...

eagleboston said...

That drive was killed by the penalties. Should not be doing that this late in the season.

ATL_eagle said...

Howell saving the day.

This is sort of what I expected. We need to stick to the run and zone reads with Murphy. We cannot beat them through the air.

eagleboston said...

C'mon guys, enough with the penalties.

eagleboston said...

Hilliman should have cut it inside on the 1st down and I think he could have netted a few yards instead of losing 1.

Danny Boy said...

Hilliman looks so tentative. He slows down going into the hole and loses all of his momentum. He's wasting one of his best tools.

Bravesbill said...

Looks like BC was out to prove you wrong there Atl.

eagleboston said...

I feel a little better but we have had great field position and have only come up with 7 points. The defense is going to have to defend a shorter field which means Tech will be able to open it up more.

mod34b said...

oh my, the pass defense is bad news so far... will don brown adjust??

ATL_eagle said...

Bad special teams followed by a big play over the middle. Ugh.

eagleboston said...

BC is making way too many mistakes to win today. The drive killing penalties, poor kickoff coverage and missed assignments in the passing game are fixable, but they better start executing.

ORDEagle said...

Hate the DB's leading with shoulder to hit instead of wrapping.

eagleboston said...

Wouldn't that have been an illegal pick and not the easy TD this announcer is saying?

AlbanyEagle said...

WTF was Dudek thinking on that kickoff?

eagleboston said...

Another stupid mistake. A fair catch on a kickoff??

eagleboston said...

Get Hilliman out of there. Not his day.

ATL_eagle said...

We need a stop on this drive or the game could get away from us.

eagleboston said...

The whole season could get away from us. We are looking at 0 for November if we lose this game.

mod34b said...

agree ATL. need defense to do something here

on O, need to throw more....to unpack the box...

Big Jack Krack said...

We need to play much better the rest of the way.

mod34b said...

nice.. a STOP!?????

mod34b said...

68 yard TD

YAY

eagleboston said...

That was a Dude drive by the defense. Now the offense needs to get going.

mod34b said...

willis faster than i thought

Danny Boy said...

I've said all year that willis needs more touches. Great run for that kid.

ATL_eagle said...

That is why you stick with the run when they stack the box.

eagleboston said...

Thanks for getting Hilliman out there and replacing him with Willis!!!!!!

eagleboston said...

Now the defense is pumped. Confounded why Tech is running so much.

eagleboston said...

I don't think Alston called a fair catch there, announcer man.

Danny Boy said...

I thought he did. He refs clearly disagreed.

eagleboston said...

Boy, Murphy is elusive.

eagleboston said...

Do we go for it on 4th down?

eagleboston said...

Now, Tech is making the mistakes. I'll take that.

Danny Boy said...

Mike Knoll looks terrified in his team picture. Not s good look for a kicker.

And dammit hilliman, stop dancing.

Bravesbill said...

Ridiculous play call. Way too long to develop.

eagleboston said...

Missed blocks on that 4th down and a really deep handoff.

eagleboston said...

Not sure why Tech keeps running.

Bravesbill said...

Should have just sneaked it with Murphy like the last time.

Bravesbill said...

Field the ball!

eagleboston said...

Tech probably wishes they had their timeouts. With us pinned so deep, they could get the ball back with great field position and plenty of time.

eagleboston said...

Dammit, now Tech will get the ball back with a great chance to go up heading into the locker room. Not capitalizing on that last drive is haunting.

Bravesbill said...

Still have great field position and most likely should get points.

ATL_eagle said...

Special teams kills again.

Bravesbill said...

More kick coverage blues. You would think after almost 2 years this would get fixed.

Bravesbill said...

And why is one of their best defensive players on special teams?

eagleboston said...

Lots of mistakes in this half. Not going to win on the road in the ACC playing like this.

And, shit, now Simmons is hurt. We have no one else that can play corner.

eagleboston said...

Daniels blew pass coverage again.

ATL_eagle said...

Lucky end to the half. Not a great half, but not terrible.

eagleboston said...

OK, we just played one of the worst 1st halves of the year and we are up by 4. Lots of correctable mistakes. Defense had one bad drive and then played lights out. Offense left a lot of points on the field. If they can step up their play, I think BC can get this critical road win.

eagleboston said...

I want to see less Hilliman and more Willis in the 3rd quarter.

Bravesbill said...

I'd like to see BC start running a real option, even a triple option. Get both Hilliman and Willis/Alston out there. Maximize your weapons.

eagleboston said...

BC had 8 negative yardage plays in the first half.

eagleboston said...

8 negative yardage plays on 1st down.

eagleboston said...

Make that 9

eagleboston said...

Awesome play by Alston!

Crap, he's hurt.

ATL_eagle said...

That was one of the worst non-pass interference calls I've ever seen.

Bravesbill said...

What is up with this terrible play calling on first down?! A jumbo set? Really?!

Bravesbill said...

And more drops. Pathetic.

eagleboston said...

Wow, if we had a decent passing quarterback, he could obliterate this defense. They are putting 10 guys in the box. The one dimensional offense has cost us 2 games this year. Let's hope it is not a third.

ATL_eagle said...

terrible drop. Too many little things in this game.

Big Jack Krack said...

Quick pass on first down should do the trick.

Bravesbill said...

BC needs to hold an open tryout for kicker or poach a benchwarmer from the soccer team. This is absolutely ridiculous.

eagleboston said...

Can we have open tryouts for a place kicker? Please!!!!!!!!!

That kept Tech within 2 scores of tying. Critical, critical mistake.

Hoib said...

Nice drive. We should give up on the PAT and go for 2. We have a putrid kicker and a great goal line offense

ATL_eagle said...

Touchdown would've been nice, but I am glad we made the kick.

eagleboston said...

Let's fake the field goal

eagleboston said...

The big problem here is Va Tech is 2 scores from taking the lead. Our offense needed a TD on that drive.

Bravesbill said...

Offense inside the 10 is way too predictable esp the first down runs up the middle.

ATL_eagle said...

I hate complaining about the refs, but they have been terrible today. Not calling it both ways.

Bravesbill said...

Here's where the defense begins it's meltdown.

ATL_eagle said...

Dumb by Keyes too.

eagleboston said...

Keyes, stupid, stupid, stupid penalty!!

eagleboston said...

That was a clean hit by Kavalec

Bravesbill said...

Stop that jumbo package crap! Hasn't worked once yet today.

Bravesbill said...

So freaking predictable

eagleboston said...

We need at least 1 more score.

eagleboston said...

Who has the wind in the 4th?

ATL_eagle said...

Huge call by Beamer there. I am so surprised by our ST inconsistency.

eagleboston said...

Yet another brutal mistake. You know Beamer Ball is going to pull this crap.

Bravesbill said...

Well we know which team is playing to win. Nice fake.

eagleboston said...

Offense and special teams are killing us today. Can't blame the defense.

Bravesbill said...

Damn you Brown. Third and long and a three man rush. Converted every damn time.

Bravesbill said...

Every game is the same. Send the pressure!

eagleboston said...

I have a really, really bad feeling about this game.

Bravesbill said...

I can almost guarantee you Brown will trot out the defense he used against CSU and Wake in the 4th. Playing not to lose. Grow a pair and play to win.

Bravesbill said...

The meltdown has started. Only a matter of time with Brown calling the 4th quarter plays.

ATL_eagle said...

I don't know why we do this to ourselves. Here we go again. Let's go offense. Time and points here.

eagleboston said...

One dimensional offense is going to cost us another game.

Bravesbill said...

Look for Day to go even more conservative on offense.

eagleboston said...

Not scoring a TD on that fumble recovery inside the 10 was brutal. Then again, with all of the stupid mistakes in this game, I am not sure BC deserves to win.

Bravesbill said...

The ├╝ber conservatism is going BC another game. Can't fault te players for suck crappy 4th quarter play calling on both sides of the football.

Bravesbill said...

Typing on a phone isn't very effective. Youch.

Bravesbill said...

Another jumbo set. Another disaster.

eagleboston said...

Another negative play on first down.

ATL_eagle said...

The BC OLine has not been crisp today.

ATL_eagle said...

That was a bad series. Don't mind the play calls but the execution was not good.

Bravesbill said...

Another jumbo set eagle. That's why. Turning this crap off now. They're toast.

Bravesbill said...

First down was a disaster atl. Move away from the jumbo set!

eagleboston said...

Why don't they block anyone?

How about a screen play since they are being so aggressive?

I hate to say this because I love this staff but they are being out-coached today.

eagleboston said...

This season is such a shame since we have lost 2 and are on the verge of a 3rd because we present zero passing threat. I really feel if this goes down as a loss, we are looking at 0 for November. This team has to somehow find a way to win this game or the season is toast.

Bravesbill said...

The coordinators esp Brown learn nothing game to game and make the same stupid moves in the 4th quarter.

ATL_eagle said...

Another team figures out Brown's blitz by the 4th quarter again.

Bravesbill said...

Not even that eagle. It's 4th quarter meltdowns caused by way too conservative play calling.

Bravesbill said...

Gotta tip your hat to Va Tech. They are being much more aggressive and will win as a result.

ATL_eagle said...

How was there no holding on that?

eagleboston said...

How do they not call holding on that play?

Danny Boy said...

The refs have been blowing a quick whistle all day for VT. Until now.

ATL_eagle said...

This is brutal. Need something from somebody. The whole team didn't show up for the 4th quarter.

Bravesbill said...

Thanks coaching staff for blowing another. Wife who knows a nothing about football just asked why that always happens. Even she has more of a damn clue than the coaches.

Bravesbill said...

When you play not to lose you always lose.

eagleboston said...

Oh well, In August, I thought we would only win 4 this year, so 5 is a bonus.

ATL_eagle said...

The wind is with BC, not that it matters.

Bravesbill said...

More jumbo package! Wtf?!!!!!

ATL_eagle said...

If Bud Foster doesn't adjust to the jumbo something big is coming.

ATL_eagle said...

Of course I jinxed us.

Bravesbill said...

That never fucking works. Stop the jumbo!

ATL_eagle said...

Wow. I didn't think that had a chance.

Bravesbill said...

Get a damn clue Day

eagleboston said...

Howell!!!!!

Now it is all on the defense. Tech has plenty of time and all they need is a field goal.

Bravesbill said...

So aggravating. They don't want to win with this play calling.

ATL_eagle said...

That was just a matter of time the way they crowded the line all day.

Bravesbill said...

Move away from the jumbo and you get a touchdown. Ha.

mod34b said...

brad bates was there to congrat Murphy on the TD... catch that!

way to support the team !

Danny Boy said...

Murphy is clearly hurt. He showed guts on that last run. If he can't run it, we can't just keep running into the line.

eagleboston said...

Touchdown!!!!!!

Might have just saved the season there.

eagleboston said...

Defense, make them work. Do not let them score in under a minute.

mod34b said...

a sack is needed

eagleboston said...

The qb ran out of bounds. Why did the clock start? Not complaining, but that seemed strange.

eagleboston said...

Daniels is absolutely atrocious in pass coverage.

eagleboston said...

Not over yet, but at least the defense made them work off a lot of clock.

mod34b said...

Thank you Tyler Murphy!

ugly win.

torture

and wonderful

bowl eligible!

ATL_eagle said...

That was an ugly onside kick.

eagleboston said...

Tough, tough road win. Extremely ugly, but now we are bowl eligible.

We are perfect on the road this year!

Every game is gravy from here on out. Absolutely no pressure on this team.

Bravesbill said...

I can finally breath!

eagleboston said...

Can we beat Louisville? They really played well against Florida State and we barely beat the worst team in the Coastal Division.

I'm traveling to Alumni so I am hoping for a win.

Joseph said...

"One dimensional offense is going to cost us another game."

"Thanks coaching staff for blowing another."

Nice attitude guys.

Big Jack Krack said...

Thank you Tyler Murphy.

Thank you, crappy on-side kick. (Agree with ATL)

Go BC - beat Louisville.

JBQ said...

You have to hold your nose at the end of the game over the kicking game. A 21 yd punt albeit against the wind is bad. Both d ends were completely undisciplined and did not hold their positions. Time and again, Brewer spun outside past the ends to "live another day". Florida State will absolutely eat the ends alive. The d played well. Bordner blocked well but he can't catch a lick without the gloves. Once again, Murphy saved the day. Contrats to the "surfer".

Danny Boy said...

Let's hope Murphy can heal up this week. Big home test next week, but I think we can beat Louisville.

Any time you leave lane stadium with a win, it's a good win.

eagleboston said...

Joseph, we barely beat the worst team in the Coastal. That was not a good game by BC. Penalties, mistakes, inability to pass the ball. Failure to convert 3rd downs. The only reason we won is because Va Tech is horrible.

If we have a Crane or a Hasselbeck at qb today, they would have shredded that defense and made them pay for crowding the line.

eagleboston said...

Also, Joseph, we lost to a mediocre Pitt team and a mid-major in CO State.....at HOME. Why, because we could not pass the ball.

Murphy had to pull out a miracle with his legs to get the win today. Absolutely cannot play like that over the next two games or we will get blown out.

mod34b said...

eagleboston - teams load the box against BC because we can't/don't pass. if we had a QB who could pass, and we did pass successfully, they would not stuff 10 in the box. So if Crane were our QB, VT would not have had 10 in the box. Capice.

Jospeh, just enjoy a win with out faulting others. ya know, that whole free to express emotional, temporary opinions on a blog.... Capice

VT is always tough. Bud Foster is always a force to be reckoned with. Happy to win on the road...

Bravesbill said...

Ignore the troll.

mod34b said...

yes, good advice BB

Joseph said...

" The only reason we won is because Va Tech is horrible."

"Also, Joseph, we lost to a mediocre Pitt team and a mid-major in CO State.....at HOME. Why, because we could not pass the ball."

"ospeh, just enjoy a win with out faulting others. ya know, that whole free to express emotional, temporary opinions on a blog.... Capice"

Yah, I certainly Capice. You folks can dump all over the players and the coaches, but don't want anyone to call you on it. Send your comments to the team with your names and contact info. They won. They were the underdog. They are bowl bound. Two years ago they couldn't buy a win, yet they are not good enough for you. What the hell do you want and expect? What is a 'temporary" opinion? You must be a politician. The team deserves better than the three blind mice you with your hypercritical negativity

Jeremy Brooks said...

Joseph don't worry about eagleboston. He has been saying bad things about murphy all year and how they can't win with him as quaterback. He was even stupid enough to suggest they move him to WR.LOL The funny things is...they keep winning with MURPHY at QB.

mod34b said...

Jeremy, don't feed the Troll Joseph.

EagleBoston is an enthusiastic fan who is not necessarily the most consistent commenter....but maybe the most interested fan here. Consistency, of course, is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and divines, like Joseph.

Joseph said...

Wow I am properly put down. I'll opt for silly negativity and always follow your leads. thanks for showing the true values of BC sports. Never to excel.

Jeremy Brooks said...

I would definitely agree that he is not consistent.