After going winless in the ACC last season, there was hope the Eagles could turn that around this year. A close loss to Georgia Tech in the opener and then a win over UMass the next week, ending a nearly year-long victory drought, gave fans some measure of hope. Yesterday’s 49-0 loss to Virginia Tech dashed those hopes.There are many measures to how bad the loss was for BC. Worst while in the ACC. Worst while in any conference, Big East or ACC. Worst since a 54-0 loss to Mississippi in 1950. The worst thing about how bad it was is a response of “What does it matter?”
The game continued a 10-game losing streak in the ACC. BC’s offense reverted to its ineffectiveness and the defense, which had performed so well last year and so far this season, spent much too much time and the field and wilted. The Eagles had 6 first downs, VaTech 25. BC gained 124 yards, VaTech 476. The Eagles punted a team record 13 times.
Defensive back John Johnson made a post-game statement some might consider damning: ““I think it got a little redundant. They were running the same plays and gashing us on the same plays.”
Here is a video report of the game. There are no highlights for BC fans.
Saturday is BC’s home opener, against Wagner. Wagner is a college on Staten Island in New York City. The Seahawks are a FCS team that was 1-10 last season. They have started out this year, however, 2-0 with wins over St. Anselm and Concordia. Game time is 10 am PT. Join San Diego Eagles at The Beer Co. for a gamewatch. Odds are good BC will score.