2:36 PM EDT, Tue October 06, 2015
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Boston Herald Oct 5, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. — Boston College has a resolute defense that’s been exceptional in the red zone.The Eagles defense did its best work inside their 20-yard line in Saturday’s 9-7 loss at Duke, keeping the Blue Devils out of the end zone — a feat they’ve accomplished three times in five games.BC gave up one red zone touchdown in a 14-0 loss to Florida State and another in a 17-14 win over Northern Illinois. Those are the only touchdowns the Eagles defense has allowed this season.
Boston Herald Oct 4, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. — The number 13 proved exceptionally unlucky for Boston College in yesterday’s 9-7 loss to Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium.That was the number of points BC left on the field that could have produced the Eagles’ first ACC victory this season.“There were 13 points that realistically should have been made and if you add that 13 to the seven you have a 20 to 9 game,” said BC coach Steve Addazio.
DURHAM, N.C. – Boston College’s defense contained the Duke offense but the Eagles were unable to tip the scale. They were done in by a missed kick that contrasted sharply with the performance the best place kicker in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Duke’s Ross Martin connected on three first half field goals to lift the Blue Devils (4-1, 2-0) to a 9-7 victory over the Eagles (3-2, 2-0) at Wallace Wade Stadium.BC enjoyed a 305-228 advantage in total offense but Duke had a 16-13 edge in first downs.
3:30 p.m. — Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, N.C.TV: NESNplus — Radio: WEEI 850-AMTHREE THINGS TO WATCH1. The outer bands of Hurricane Joaquin are predicted to reach the Durham area before kickoff, bearing heavy rain and winds. Fortunately for both teams, each employs a power-run offense, the preferred system in inclement weather.
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke coach Dave Cutcliffe is rightly considered the offensive mastermind of the Atlantic Coast Conference.So Cutcliffe can appreciate, and fear, the unyielding unit assembled and managed by Boston College defensive coordinator Don Brown.The two strategists will attempt to undo each other when the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-0) host the Eagles (3-1, 0-1) in an ACC clash today (3:30 p.m.). The long arm of Hurricane Joaquin will make playing conditions difficult with wind and heavy rain expected to coat the region.
Boston Herald Oct 2, 2015
Dave Bowen maintains forward thinking when playing left tackle for Boston College.The other four big men on the Eagles’ front share Bowen’s perspective, which explains how the offense has survived an injury epidemic in the backfield.BC (3-1, 0-1 ACC) will employ two backup quarterbacks and one healthy tailback against Duke (3-1, 1-0) in a conference clash tomorrow (3:30 p.m.) at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. The Eagles are also down to their third tight end.
Boston Herald Sep 30, 2015
Tailback Tyler Rouse has to sacrifice some of what he loves about football to serve as Boston College’s featured ball carrier Saturday at Duke.“We’ll take him off special teams, which is a shame,” BC coach Steve Addazio said yesterday. “He’s doing a great job on kickoff team and doing couple of other good things that he can’t do now (because) we can’t afford to risk him.
Boston Herald Sep 29, 2015
Boston College will face the nation’s 10th-ranked defense with just one serviceable tailback when the Eagles take on Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference football game Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.The Eagles (3-1, 0-1) turned in an impressive-but-costly 17-14 nonleague home victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Featured tailback Jon Hilliman rushed for 122 yards on 24 carries but left the game with a fractured foot. He had surgery on Sunday and will be out for an indefinite period.
Boston Herald Sep 28, 2015
Boston College’s featured tailback Jon Hilliman had foot surgery on Sunday and will be out for an extended period according to Eagles head coach Steve Addazio.The sophomore rushed for a season-high 122 yards on 24 carries in Saturday’s 17-14 upset victory over Northern Illinois at Alumni Stadium before exiting the game.Tailbacks Myles Willis and Marcus Outlow both sustained shoulder injuries and could see limited duty in next Saturday’s ACC clash with Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium. Junior Tyler Rouse will likely carry the load against the Blue Devils.
Boston Herald Sep 27, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jordan West passed for an Eastern Washington school-record 491 yards and three touchdowns, and Kendrick Bourne caught seven passes for a career-high 204 yards and a score to help the Eagles overcome a 20-7 halftime deficit and beat Sacramento State 28-20 on Saturday night.It was the West's second-consecutive game with at least 400 yards passing.
Boston Herald Sep 27, 2015
Boston College’s young quarterbacking duo of redshirt freshman Troy Flutie and true freshman Jeff Smith had the predictable highs and lows of rookies yesterday, but it was the veteran leadership of junior running back Jon Hilliman, who rumbled for 119 yards and a 21-yard touchdown, and a stiff defense that carried the day for the Eagles in turning back a challenge from Northern Illinois, 17-14.“It was a great win against a good football team. That was about as hard a win as I’ve been around in a while,” BC coach Steve Addazio said.
BOSTON — There's another Flutie that's ready to make a name at Boston College.Troy Flutie threw a touchdown pass in his first career start and Jon Hilliman had a tiebreaking 21-yard scoring run to lift Boston College to a 17-14 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday."I think there's obviously pressure when you're coming in to start," Flutie said. "I don't really think about the last name thing."
Boston College turned back a challenge from Northern Illinois, 17-14, on Saturday in the Eagles' first game since losing starting quarterback Darius Wade.The Eagles' young quarterbacking duo of redshirt freshman Troy Flutie and true freshman Jeff Smith had the predictable highs and lows of rookie signal callers, but it was the veteran leadership of junior Jon Hilliman, who rumbled for 119 yards and a 21-yard touchdown, that carried the day for BC.The Alumni Stadium attendance was announced at 30,193 but the crowd appeared far smaller.
A lot is going to be made of life after sophomore quarterback Darius Wade as Boston College tries to figure out the most important position on the football field.But watching how the Eagles respond mentally as a team could be just as important when they take on Northern Illinois Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
Boston Herald Sep 25, 2015
Don’t blame Troy Flutie if he looks at his current situation at Boston College and has flashes of dejà vu.He’s seen this scenario play out before, maybe not exactly, but when Darius Wade went down with a season-ending ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ 14-0 loss to Florida State last Friday it brought a new quarterback competition to the table just as the season was getting under way.