Monday, October 05, 2009
BC HAD A BIG WIN TOO
With the ending of the MLB regular season, the Patriots beating the Ravens, and the Bruins rolling over the Hurricanes, BC's Saturday afternoon win over Florida State has gone a little unnoticed.
The Eagles tried their best to blow this one, just as they tried to blow last week's win over Wake Forest. BC was up 21-3 late in the 2nd quarter, and went into halftime with a 21-6 lead.
The score remained 21-6 for most of the 3rd quarter. BC only had to hang on for 16 more minutes, but allowed a pair of ultra-fast Florida State scoring drives. But that's when Jacksonville's Montel Harris exploded, rushing 42 yards for the game winning touchdown.
Harris rushed for 179 yards and 2 TDs. Harris has already matched his touchdown total from last season with 5.
Now this wasn't your older brother's Florida State Seminoles. They're 2-3. They barely beat Jacksonville State. Then again, they also beat BYU, and their two losses are against ranked teams (South Florida, Miami).
That being said, it was on national TV, with ESPN's College GameDay broadcasting on campus, and very few people thought the Eagles would get to 4 wins at all, let alone be 4-1. It was also a divisional win. The ACC Atlantic Division winner will probably have 5 conference wins, and BC already has 2.
The Eagles are also very close to bowl eligibility, which also seemed like a far-fetched dream in the preseason. They need 2 more wins in their remaining 7 games in order to achieve this.
Next week's task is a tall one. BC has to go down to Blacksburg and play the #5 Virginia Tech Hokies. It's a pipe dream, but a win there would be epic. I predict a BC loss, but that's to be expected.
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