Eagles Lose Battle Against Florida State, 38-7 (BCEagles.com)
Chase Rettig completed 11 of 18 passes with one touchdown in the Eagles' 38-7 loss to Boston College on Thursday night.
BC blown out by Florida State (The Boston Globe)
"We got licked,’’ said BC coach Frank Spaziani, who said his decision to change quarterbacks in the first half was not one of desperation, but of necessity. "We were having trouble blocking them and trouble protecting [the quarterback],’’ said Spaziani. "We couldn’t make a first down, we couldn’t get out of our own way there for a bit."
BC Is No Match for Florida State, Falls 38-7 (NYTimes.com)
Unable to get a first down for most of the first half, the Eagles fell behind 28-0 before barely putting up a challenge in losing 38-7 to Florida State on Thursday night.
That kind of year at Boston College (BostonHerald.com)
Critics point out that Spaz is a very nice man who is nonetheless a career assistant who should return to being a career assistant. Supporters point out that Spaz is still cleaning up the mess left by Jeff Jagodzinski, an insufferable, back-slapping artist from the cow pasture (if you catch my drift). He coached the Eagles for a couple of seasons and then left to pursue his glorious, but as yet unrealized, dream of being the NFL’s next resident genius.
Eagles night-mare (BostonHerald.com)
"We are disappointed we lost," said BC coach Frank Spaziani. "We are not discouraged. We’re disappointed and we know exactly who we are and where we have to go. We’ll move forward from this and build on it. There’s a lot of football to play."
Tackle-happy Luke Kuechly lone bright spot (BostonHerald.com)
Kuechly had 12 solo tackles and eight assists for the fourth 20-plus performance of his All-American career. He extended his double-digit tackles streak to 31 games, the longest active run in Football Bowl Subdivision play. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound junior has 150 tackles on the season and 491 in his career.
Florida State Dominates Boston College Early and Cruises To 38-7 win (Tomahawk Nation)
Playing a road game on just four days rest, missing six offensive starters, breaking in a true freshman center, and with Miami looming, Florida State came out and whipped the Boston College Eagles from the opening gun, winning 38-7. FSU will now go to its 30th-consecutive bowl game -- the longest streak in the country.
BREAKDOWN: Quarter-by-quarter of FSU’s win over BC (Chopping Block)
Here is your quarter-by-quarter breakdown of Florida State’s 38-7 win over Boston College. The Noles now have four straight wins, and are bowl eligible for the nation-leading 30th consecutive season.
REWIND: By-the-numbers look at FSU’s win over Boston College (Chopping Block)
12: Number of completions for FSU’s EJ Manuel
12: Number of completions combined for BC’s Chase Rettig and Josh Bordner
FSU's defense ends BC's bowl hopes (ESPN ACC Blog)
It was an ugly performance by BC, which was completely overwhelmed by Florida State. The Eagles, aside from Luke Kuechly’s ridiculous 20 tackles, simply had no answer. Again. With three games left and no bowl hopes remaining, BC will be playing for pride and for 2012 in the final three games.