BC's season is set up for a bounce back. The schedule is easier. The Offense should be better and everyone is a little older. Yet, the key for a great season is the Defense. If the Defense is as good as it was last year, this team will be one of the most surprising teams in college football. I think there will be some other issues this year, but I could see the season playing out like this
As a reminder, this is not what I think will happen. My actual prediction gets posted tomorrow.
Best Case Scenario
Georgia Tech. Win. The Offense looks better. The Defense deals with the Triple Option and everyone comes back from Ireland happy.
at UMass. Win. This game should not be an issue.
at Virginia Tech. Win. Another tough, early test. It is close and low scoring but BC pulls it out.
Wagner. Win. Most of the starters rest after the first half.
Buffalo. Win. With the win, BC improves to 5-0 and is ranked heading into the Clemson game.
Clemson. Loss. A huge, attention getting game. Campus is rocking and the team plays well early, but can't keep up with Clemson in a shoot out.
Syracuse. Win. Since we only seem to have close games in the Carrier Dome, this one is an easy win.
at NC State. Win. BC moves back into the polls after taking down the Pack.
Louisville. Win. This is the sort of game that turns a good season into a great one.
at Florida State. Loss. Another big game where BC comes up short, but still a respectable showing.
UConn. Win. Total domination.
at Wake Forest. Win. Easy game
This would be an incredible run and end with 10-2 (6-2 in the ACC). Losing to Clemson and Florida State would keep BC out of the ACC Championship Game. However, this sort of record and ranking would help BC's Bowl placement. I could see the Sun Bowl maybe against Oregon State. If we are riding that high, I say we win that game and finish with an 11-2 record and huge momentum for the program. This would also put BC in the Top 10 nationally.