Here we go again. My little preseason exercise in "what if?" There are lots of reasons to be optimistic this year, but we know things can fall apart quickly. So here is how the season might play out if nothing goes our way. Tuesday will be the what the perfect season would look like and Wednesday will be my actual predictions for the year.
UMass. Win. Brown looks rusty, but BC still runs all day on UMass.
Holy Cross. Win. Another sloppy game, but BC has enough talent to cruise.
at Wake Forest. Loss. A short week leads to major confusion. Brown still struggles and Wake loads up to stop Dillon.
at Purdue. Loss. BC can't keep up in a shootout. Suddenly the preseason hype starts turning to hot seat talk.
Temple. Win. Another game that is much closer than it should be. The Offense continues to look one dimensional, but the BC D carries the team.
at NC State. Loss. BC doesn't give up the big play and hangs for a while, but NCSU chips away on offense, controls the clock and the game.
Louisville. Loss. A game BC should win but doesn't. There are some mistakes and now a winless ACC schedule starts to seem possible.
Miami. Loss. It is a national TV and red bandanna game. BC is hyped and it is close. But mistakes hurt BC again and the passing game remains one of the worst in college football.
at Virginia Tech. Loss. Another high scoring offense pulls away from BC.
Clemson. Loss. BC plays well, but can't hold back Clemson.
at Florida State. Loss. Another ugly game. The narrative continues that BC is "playing better" but just unlucky.
Syracuse. Win. Senior Day and a positive way to end a bad season.
This would leave BC at 4-8 and home for the bowl season. In my opinion it would also be time to make a head coaching change.