Time running out on Eagles (The Boston Globe)
"So many little things we’re doing wrong,’’ said wide receiver Bobby Swigert. "We have the talent, we just have to be able to put four quarters of football together.’’
Consistency crucial for BC (The MetroWest Daily News)
"We just have to be more consistent," said sophomore wide receiver Bobby Swigert. "I think we have the talent and we have the drive, and we're working hard, but we can't put together an entire four quarters of executing. ... If we can put together four quarters where we don't have those mental errors, or we execute better than we have been, I honestly feel like we can beat anybody in the country."
Maryland feels Boston College's pain (Washington Examiner)
The positive for BC this week is that it faces a Maryland defense that ranks 110th against the run (215.1 ypg), 109th in total defense (442 ypg) and 94th in scoring (31.4 ppg). The Terps will return linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield, out since suffering an injury three games ago against Georgia Tech. Linebacker Darin Drakeford returned last week in the Terps' 41-16 loss at Florida State.
Behind Enemy Lines: Talking Maryland-BC With Eagles Blog BC Interruption (Testudo Times)
Getting another perspective on Saturday's Terps-Eagles matchup.
Terps Making Final Preparations for BC (UMTerps.com)
"The thing we're going to have to be able to do defensively is stop the run game and play action game of Boston College, a ball control game," Edsall said. "We're going to have to stand in there and play good, sound, fundamental football and be physical."
What to watch in the ACC: Week 9 (ESPN ACC Blog)
BC’s bowl streak. The Eagles have already lost six games this season; a loss to Maryland would make them ineligible to compete in a bowl game for the first time since 1998. BC’s active streak of 12 consecutive bowl games is tied with Oklahoma as the seventh longest in college football, and is the longest in school history, and its streak of non-losing seasons is the longest in the modern era of BC football.
Filling seats still a challenge for ACC schools (Boston.com)
Only three schools have shown significant improvement in attendance: Wake Forest, Maryland and Florida State. At five ACC schools -- Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina -- the stands are markedly emptier than they were last year.
No. 12 Field Hockey Closes Regular Season (BCEagles.com)
The No. 12 Boston College field hockey team is set to close out the 2011 regular season with a game at Atlantic Coast Conference rival, No. 19 Wake Forest, on Saturday, Oct. 29. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Demon Deacons’ Kentner Stadium.
No. 4/5 WIH Heads to Providence, Hosts Maine (BCEagles.com)
The No. 4/5 Boston College women’s ice hockey team opens up a six game conference slate when it heads to Providence (1-5-2, 1-1-0 Hockey East) for a 7 p.m. meeting on Friday, Oct. 28. The Eagles (4-1-1, 1-0-1 Hockey East) then return home to face Maine (5-3-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East) on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m.