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Football Outsiders has moved BC up to 33... I was like "whaa...", but I gues when you break down how the team has performed on both sides of the ball, it has been pretty solid. Situational play-calling, clock management, and special teams have diluted the results. I would link, but afraid of repercussions.
If bc wins tonight I become a believer. Lose, and pray for 6-6 and a crap bowl.
Who would have "thunk it" only two weeks ago? The eulogies were being prepared. Let's see if BC can grab destiny by the throat.
Both teams have a lot at stake tonight. BC to confirm progress and FSU to avoid a disastrous season. Who wants it more? Who makes less mistakes? The answer to those two questions will likely determine the outcome of this game. I predict:BC 27 FSU 23
Plenty of empty seats at kickoff.
What does the attendance look like? Oh boy, empty at kickoff.I'm going to sit back and hold my breath.Only a few short weeks ago we had about a 5% chance to win this game.Now we have a "good chance" if we can hold it together on defense and mix it up on offense.I'm not going to be critical of coaching, hopefully - but just watch BC play tough with a chance to win against a high pedigree program - and hopefully show continued improvement.Go BC - beat FSU.
That's terrible. Great throw by Brown.
What could have been.Mack Brown said it was a must score.
Didn't know Landry was out.
Nice catch. Nice call.
One reason why we were so frustrated with RRPP.
Someone is deciding to fly. Love the play call on the Smith TD throw.
Two trick plays already. Wow!
Go Eagles 🦅
Now let's see the D answer.
After the td, I heard "For Boston". It wasn't too loud and off key but it still sounded good. They haven't been playing it too often. So, I guess that they are out of practice.
Lucky but I will take it.
We need to find a way to put big pressure on the QB.Wow - fumble recoveries help.
Timely recovery. Let’s move it!🦅
Flying High. Will Harris is johnny on the spot.
Bad field position. Need to run it out !
two bad drops already.
Good time for an option.
The drops are really too bad.I would have expected both of those to be caught - especially the last one.
Mixing up well
Still gets shaken
Great punt & coverage.
BC should be winning by more than they are but that was a good first quarter.
It shows we can play with these guys.Let's hope some of our passes connect.Open it up for #2.The pass sets up the run and vice versa. but not the predictable RRPP.
Now try to run it down their throats.
Good catch. Too bad not on down 1 or 2
BC needs to go for it.
Great call and play by Brown.
FSU getting a little chippy. Maybe some penalties coming.
God damn BC football is fun again
"For Boston" the second time sounded lots better. It's the practice. Just think what it will sound like when they score again.
I really think three weeks ago the Daz punts there on 4th and 2. Jarmond must have given him an ultimatum, how else to explain the change in philosophy?
We are not going to settle for this. Keep it up, guys. Keep the pressure up!!!!
Got to get to the QB somehow.
OK D - keep it together. Be disciplined.
That was great. Schwab read that the whole way.
When it comes together it's going to be beautiful
As Mac Brown has said a number of times, BC is "on fire". I hope that they remember that there are two halves. The Atlanta Falcons didn't.
I hope our fans at the game don't leave at halftime.
We can't let them get back into this game. FSU is checked out. Give them nothing now.
That was the same play as last week only Brown kept it.
We were at the USC game in 2014 (back in my Flynn Fund 50 yard line seats days). This is magic so far.Go BC - beat FSU.I'll renew my Flynn Fund Seats from 1000 miles away. :-)
Props to Daz and Loeffler. This has been a near flawless half of offense — play calls and execution. I can’t believe I am thinking we could very possibly put 40 up again.
this is getting scary----i'm dumbfounded at the ease of BC's scoring capability.
FSU is imploding. BC needs to keep up the pressure. A penalty on the kickoff moves them further back.----It is interesting to note the blood lines of A.J. Dillon. His grandfather is Tom Gatewood who was a wide receiver for Ara Parseghian.
Boston College - DO NOT LEAVE AT HALFTIME!!!!!
Grandfather Gatewood deserves our thanks for his guidance.
Think these commentators going for FSU?
Last time we scored 40 in 3 consecutive games? 1993. Army, Tulane, Va Tech. We scored 33 the following wk against Pitt and then you know what happened in ND. 41-39.
These FSU players are stupid.
There is a stunned realization that we are dominating FSU after 3rd TD here in Section. R
That's an interception. FSU 1st down at the 3 or 4.
Wow - confirmed.
How is that not a pick?
Aghhhh pick that Harris
Hold that line
Yes - and pressure the QB somehow.
Big FSU catch.
Mack Brown is the worst.
There goes the shut out.
Clean play and I hope the QB is okay.
Hope #1 is ok
Walker is amazing!
Now he can take a knee.
Addazio is coming back next year...this is the he best stretch of BC football in 10 years...enough negative chatter.
Oline is playing with agresssion And assignment football I have not seen since The beginning of Addazio’s tenure. I literally sat in the seat in the first half of this year and feel like I am watching a different OC and different line.
That was a good half.
Two halves guys. A. Brown is showing some leadership skill now. It is his team. It looks like the FSU qb has a separated shoulder.
I had season tickets for about 42 years (will renew again) before they drove me out with s$It teams on the schedule and RRPP.But we always stayed until the end, no matter.If our fans at the game don't come back after halftime, I am really going to be mad.This is a special turnaround for our team, and I hope we can sustain the action in the 2nd half.A wild stadium like at the USC game in 2014 will go a long way to helping our players (and coaches) win this game.
If our team faces adversity in the second half, how will they respond?This is the key for the team in week 9.Go BC - get over any hurdles.
Can’t tell if all fans are back; but if team continues tough in 2half - great for recruiting.
Keep giving it to Dillon.
6 screwed that up
Brown has to be careful.
BC ball! 🦅
Wow - can't expect FSU to make those mistakes.
Love Dillon moving the pile.
One more now for #2
#2 TD Yea. What I line blocking!🏈
Are you kidding me?
LETS GO 28-3
AJD2 for Heisman
On the wY to 49 again? Who woulda thunk it?!
Don't let up, BC.These teams love to roll it up on us!!!Stuff em, and score again.
28-3 on the 3rd Quarter. Better not count our chickens yet.
Petal to the metal.
Oops. Pedal. Autoshit.
The fat lady hasn't sung yet. Keep the pedal to the metal.
Good Fair Catch.Agree with CT and all - pedal to the metal.
Keep em with a heavy dose of Dillon. More points.
Hilliman keeps making me nervous.
Brown is hitting these guys.If we catch more balls, it would be unbelievable.
Hilliman not getting to that ball on 3rd down just now. Ugh.
BC punt? Last time?
The clock is really slow this period. Don't turtle up, BC.Wow, #32 missed two and that was a first down.
What a strong October for BC football. A lot of the fans have left but that's expected in a lopsided game late on a Friday night. We are going to a bowl game again and we have more ACC wins then we've had for a long time. Very happy for the players and coaching staff.
Luck of the Irish!
This game is a trainwreck for FSU.
Enjoying the game but... what’s up with the band?
Yes. And if ND roughs up NCState, we will have a good shot at wing out! (Am I nuts?)
Daz has gone conservative. Shit!
Does anyone else feel like the BC band playing the same tune between every. single. play. is making this game unwatchable(at least with volume)? I’m getting closer and closer to muting.And yes I realize if that’s the worst thing I have to complain about we’re obviosuly playing pretty well.
Hockey game tonight as well. Plus I heard it's the smallest BC Band in history.
Georgia Eagle - hope you're wrong.
Makes sense. Less in this case should equal more.
He's back to the old two runs up the middle followed by a short pass
Magnificent take down Zack!
Let's go for 35. No kidding!!!~
Sounds like a Bon Jovi tribute band half the time instead of our beloved screaming eagles
More points please
We want 40 Jack!
I don't think the turnaround is all about Brown. But I would hate to see him out.
Run it in
4Th and goal. Go for it. End them.
I didn't like those 3 formations for hand offs up the middle.Not being super critical.
Wade for MVP!
Wow that was close - hopefully the KO punch.
35-3 with 15 minutes to go. What is going on.
I feel like Flounder watching the Faber Parade... Oh boy! This is great!
Just f...ing pinch me cause this is unreal
Fourth Quarter 💪🏻
Need another TD to ensure 49 & to score in each quarter!🦅
I mean 40. Typos
This possession will be interesting.Is Brown out for the night?Probably a good idea with a bye week.But I'd love to see us score another one.Pay back for last year and other years.
This has not even been close in any aspect of the game: O, D or special teams. And no Landry. Unreal.
Get Dillon out... save some for next week.
Run clock, run.Let's get this over with.I don't want to see a couple of FSU TDs in garbage time.Pedal to the metal.
Kind of a long shot but if NC state beats ND and then Clemson they could come in as a top 5 team in a trap game... exciting possibility
Defense has played amazing without its most talented player. Coaching to win makes a difference. What made the staff and daz change their approach? Jarmond? Whatever it is it worked. The aggressiveness really is paying off and we been talking about playing this style for years. Happy for the kids. Great streak we are on. Bc football is fun.
Put in Hilliman or that other rb. Save them for NCState. Bye coming.
I sat under a speaker at Alumni for the vtech game. It’s not actually the band. They pipe in some crappy music that sounds like a cross between a marching band and a nintendo soundtrack.
Nice sack 20
FSU have raised the white flag
I sat under a speaker at the vtech game. It’s not actually the band. They pipe in some crappy music that sounds like a cross between a marching band and a Nintendo soundtrack.
I am stunned at this teams turn around. Can we get another shot at Clemson and Notre Dame?
No Quarter for them. Payback for many years. 🦅
Daz said it would be beautiful!
Many fan bases are leaving games early.Welles' parents being interviewed.Really touching.
And what I meant to convey is the contrast from 2014 USC with 40,000 plus staying until the end and rushing the field.And tonight, with this unbelievable turnaround, already gone to the bars, the library, wherever.
I just wish they stayed to salute this team tonight - and Welles Crowther's parents!!!
Agreed. Don't understand it at all.
Gotta say these announcers have been gushing about anything and everything BC all night. Proud day to be an alum.
Kudos. Team and coach deserve a pat on the backNice job
OK - those remaining are showing their spirit.Go BC.
Book it! & they rushed the field. 🦅🦅🦅
Biggest damn smile on my face right now. These kids have earned it.
Here's the deal.Bye week - time to heal up.Then we get NC State coming off Notre Dame and Clemson and then flying to little Boston College.Coaches - let's put some more frosting in the cake. Get ready for the Wolf Pack and knock them off next!!!No kidding.Go BC - enjoy your dinner (Sunday?) and get ready to stick it to NC State.Pedal to the metal!!! :-)
Weakest college football crowd in America. Cannot wait until the douchebags start showing up for NC State and UCONN.We just got the last three years of missed bounces tonight.Go Eagles. NC State is fucked.
Brown was 6/20 for 54 yards. Not good.
Tim, I think our receivers did Brown some disservice tonight.Although he made up for it, #89 didn't bring 2 catchable balls in, including a great potential TD pass. #18 dropped one while wide open and #32 missed two.I think there were some others also.So it could easily have been 10 for 20 for 100 yards and 2 TDs, no INT.
Brown played like a veteran and a winner tonight.Go BC.
The crowd seemed weak for some reason...Friday night, good weather...I thought there would be more energy
As a Don Bosco Prep alum, I was flipping back and forth in the first quarter of the Boston College game to check on the Bosco/Bergen Catholic game, which was live on national TV.The Bergen quarterback, Langan, engineered a last minute comeback to win the game. It was mentioned several times that he was a verbal commit to Boston College for next year. Langan was more of the tall, drop back, pocket passer type. Accurate, with a strong arm. Definite leadership. Thought he was going to go crowd surfing after the go-ahead TD. I am very pleased for the kids to see BC win over FSU. Sorry, but I still haven't changed my assessment of DAZ. Men's Hockey lost 3rd in a row. 2-1 to Providence.Very busy Friday evening....
I agree, dtrain. Hopefully, the energy will continue to grow.We've been down for a long time, but the turnaround should happen faster.Can you imagine if NC State beats either ND or Clemson - or both, what November 11th will mean? Wow.Go BC.
Daz please take the team to guesStimate. Sparse crowd; my voice is still hoarse; beer lines were long. Go BC
STOCK YARD.... autocorrect
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