This is the most talented BC team in a decade. We have elite players on both sides of the ball. Our bruising running game and enormous OLine provide a matchup problem for every team we face. It should be our year. It could be our year. If everything goes right and Addazio doesn't get in the way, this could be special. If it is special, this is how I see it play out.
(My official predictions are coming Wednesday.)
UMass. Win. Total romp. Not even interesting. The backups play most of the second half.
Holy Cross. Win. The only thing interesting about this game is the renewal of the old rivalry. The game is terrible as BC cruises.
at Wake Forest. Win. Suspensions mean we catch them at the right time. BC starts 3-0 and is finally ranked.
at Purdue. Win. A potential trap avoided. BC grinds it out and Dillon has a big day to spark Heisman talk.
Temple. Win. BC keeps moving up in the polls. The passing game is also clicking and BC is scoring in bunches.
at NC State. Win. The D leads the way with lots of sacks and turnovers. BC starts 6-0 and is now in the Top 10.
Louisville. Win. A close game, but like last year, Dillon breaks a few big ones to get the win.
Miami. Win. Miami comes in ranked too. The game is a huge deal (Friday night, ESPN, Red Bandanna). BC runs over the shellshocked 'Canes. Campus is crazy. Playoff talk starting.
at Virginia Tech. Loss. The bubble bursts as it has so many times in Blacksburg. A few mistakes on the road and BC can't recover.
Clemson. Loss. Another wild game at Alumni that ends with a narrow loss. BC is barely in the Top 25.
at Florida State. Win. BC rights the ship and uses the ground game to control and ultimately win.
Syracuse. Win. The Orange are checked out. BC cruises.
BC finished 10-2 (6-2 in the ACC). Not good enough to get into the ACC Championship game and not good enough to get an at-large in the major bowls.
I think BC gets an invite back to Orlando for the Camping World Bowl vs Oklahoma State. I think we win that matchup and finish 11-2 and in the Top 15. Addazio silences all his critics...including this one.