BC aim: Calm waters, right ship (BostonHerald.com)
Running back Montel Harris missed practice for the second straight day, making him appear doubtful for Saturday. The rehabbing senior practiced in pads twice last week — on Tuesday and Wednesday — but had to pull himself out on Thursday. Saturday was his target date for a return, but the possibility of Harris having to medical redshirt this season is starting to get stronger.
BC depth chart is juggled (The Boston Globe)
Seven players who were on the depth chart for last week’s game against Central Florida were not listed. Even more revealing was the youth on the chart. Of the top 44 players, 29 were freshmen, redshirt freshmen, or sophomores. Only three seniors - cornerback Donnie Fletcher, linebacker Will Thompson, and tight end Lars Anderson - were listed.
Eagles offense riddled with inexperience (The Taunton Gazette)
"It’s a patchwork deal right now," said tight end Lars Anderson. "The younger guys are going to step in. We have total confidence in the other guys. Some of the older guys on the team are trying to stay on them, give positivity toward them in practice, just encourage them because a big part of it is mental. They’re going to be fine."
Duke's Renfree urged to cut loose (ACC Now)
"I think he has two concerns: One, he's got a lot going through his mind and sometimes you forget to play quarterback. Two, I think he's so trying to please everyone, and not let his teammates down with a mistake, that it's limiting his ability to go out there and compete and have fun."
Duke Football: No More Excuses, Time For Blue Devils to Put it Together (Duke Sports Blog)
There have been injuries but most any football team has experienced injuries. The Blue Devils are certainly deeper that they’ve been in quite some time so the reserves have to be ready to step up. Cutcliffe has also said that his team is very young, and though he hasn’t used it as an excuse it is easy to see why many would take his mention of it as such.
Duke's Snyderwine questionable for Saturday (ESPN ACC Blog)
"We’re trying to get Will healthy," coach David Cutcliffe said. "He did injure himself back during camp. We held him out of kicking for a while. He’s a solid person. He’s not suddenly a bad kicker, and he’s not got that many bad habits right now. But, let’s get him well. Whether he’s well enough to kick Saturday I don’t know. So we will go in with the option, if he’s not available, to kick Jeffrey Ijjas or Paul Asack. Right now, Asack will handle for sure all kickoff duties."
The picks: Week 3 (D1scourse)
Blue Devils 17-10. Clearly, this pick has much more to do with the Eagles than Duke. Neither team has impressed, with Duke losing twice at home. But between injuries, attrition and the sudden leave of absence for offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers to go along with an 0-2 start, Boston College has the look of a team in disarray. Two weeks into the season, the Eagles' postseason hopes are dim thanks to a back-loaded schedule. If Duke can snatch a win in New England, Boston College fans will be ready to quickly move along to hoping Jerry York and Co. can lift their spirits during the winter.
ACC predictions: Week 3 (ESPN ACC Blog)
Duke 24, Boston College 21 (OT): Despite their struggles in the first two games, the Blue Devils seem to be on the brink of breaking through for their first win. The Eagles, however, seem to be on the brink of a breakdown. There has been more turnover at the coordinator position and more injuries for BC to deal with. Duke’s staff and preparation will be the difference.
Women's Soccer Earns 2-0 Win Over Dartmouth (BCEagles.com)
Sophomore Gibby Wagner scored her first career game-winning goal to lead Boston College (5-0-2) past non-conference foe Dartmouth, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon at the Newton Soccer Field.
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