If our D is an good as some think, the best case scenario might finally come true. But for the following to play out, a lot would have to break our way and Wade would have to be mature beyond his years. But you never know. This is not my official prediction, but I wouldn't mind being wrong if this happens.
Best Case Scenario
Maine. Win. Not close. The backups all play and the D looks really, really good.
Howard. Win. BC gets a shutout and people start forgiving the cupcakes to start the season.
Florida State. Win. The crowd is pumped. The D plays really well and we get enough big plays in the running game to pull off a huge upset.
Northern Illinois. Win. We control the tempo via the running game and it never gets interesting.
at Duke. Win. A very tough game, but BC pulls it out late. The win and the 5-0 start gets BC into the Top 25.
Wake Forest. Win. Another decisive win at home. BC now firmly in the Top 20. The hype for the Clemson game gets huge.
at Clemson. Loss. Very tough loss, but BC plays well in defeat. Wade makes a few mistakes, which is understandable on the road at night and on national TV.
at Louisville. Loss. This is the killer. It knocks BC out of the Top 25 and pretty much eliminates any chance to win the division.
Virginia Tech. Win. BC finally bounces back.
NC State. Win. This is a close one, but the defense creates some big turnovers to give BC enough cushion to hold on to the win.
Notre Dame (neutral). Win. BC is ranked again. The Irish are in the Top 10 and thinking playoff. Of course we ruin that. Our fans storm the field at Fenway.
at Syracuse. Win. Like last year, Syracuse is checked out of their season by the time they play us. Not even close.
This would mean BC finishes 10-2 (6-2 in the ACC). The two losses and the tie-breaking loss to Clemson keeps us out of the ACC Championship game, but everyone feels this was a great season. Politics and ticket sales become a big issue and BC is kept out of the Russell Athletic Game. However, some back room deals are put together and BC plays Florida in the Tax Slayer Bowl in Jacksonville. Addazio shows Florida fans he can coach and we win, finishing 11-2 and in the Top 20.