Tuesday, September 08, 2009
BC WINS FOOTBALL BEANPOT
I'll enjoy BC's 54-0 victory over Northeastern as much as possible. Wins for the Eagles will be few and far between this season, so let's not spoil things by talking about Northeastern's 2-10 record last year in I-AA. And don't forget, two ACC teams fell to I-AA opponents this weekend, so beating Northeastern isn't totally meaningless.
BC used 4 quarterbacks in this game. All did well, none did great. The position is still wide open. Combined, they were 15/22 for 205 yards and 2 TDs. It was the rushing game that did most of BC's damage. 6 players combined for 236 yards and 4 TDs.
Billy Flutie caught his first career TD pass.
This was a preseason game for BC, no doubt about it. But it's not like the Eagles are alone in scheduling cupcakes to start the season. #1 Florida scheduled Charleston Southern, #2 Texas played Louisiana-Monroe, #4 USC hosted San Jose State, and #9 Penn State scheduled Akron. And all these games were blowouts.
I don't mind games against I-AA teams, but they shouldn't count for something like bowl eligibility, especially if there are 2 I-AA games on a team's schedule.
The "real" season starts for BC next Saturday, as Kent State (who went 4-8 last year) comes to Chestnut Hill. The Eagles best stockpile these easy wins while the getting is good, because after Kent State it's a road trip down to Clemson.
AP Photo/Lisa Poole