Upset watch: Week 2 (ESPN ACC Blog)
Don't you have to be considered the favorite to be on upset watch? "The Eagles are coming off a disappointing loss to Northwestern, and UCF is confident after a 62-0 romp of Charleston Southern. The Knights scored on their first five possessions and set a school record with eight rushing touchdowns. Not a good sign for a BC defense that just allowed an uncharacteristic 424 total yards and 227 rushing yards. The Eagles should be concerned because a loss would put a serious damper on their bowl hopes."
BC’s Chase Rettig not satisfied despite stats (BostonHerald.com)
"Quarterbacks have a comfort level in guys that they throw the ball to, but the overriding factor is to throw to the open guy," coach Frank Spaziani said. "They all have to replace Momah. We’ve got to delegate some of the throws to different places, but Johnathan Coleman is going to take his spot."
Northwestern-Boston College Play of the Week: Mike Trumpy's Misdirection (Sippin' On Purple)
Analysis via screenshot of Northwestern's biggest offensive gain of their 24-17 victory over Boston College - and why that play was important.
ACC Football Power Rankings (ACC Sports Journal)
Losing to Northwestern (24-17) isn’t a big blow – the Big Ten program is coming off three straight winning seasons. But the fact the Wildcats didn’t have their starting quarterback and managed to rack up 227 rushing yards is disturbing. The Eagles led the nation in rush defense last season. What’s more bothersome is the frightening number of injuries piling up. BC’s best receiver, Ifeanyi Momah, tore his ACL against the Wildcats, while defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey left in the first quarter with a foot injury. Whether star RB Montel Harris (missed Northwestern game while recovering from knee surgery) will be ready for Saturday’s road trip to Central Florida remains in question too.
ACC Blogger Power Poll – Week One (ACC Blogger)
This one hurts. BC started strong, faded in the middle and couldn’t finish off a comeback at the end to a 0-1 start against Northwestern, falling 24-17. Add to that, leading receiver on the game, Ifeanyi Momah, tore his ACL and is out for the season. It doesn’t get much easier this week with a trip to UCF, who won 62-0 over Charleston Southern last week.
Football. Finally (Philly.com)
"I love special teams," he told SI.com’s Peter King. "I always have. So that helped me [in training camp]. But really, we had a bunch of young guys at linebacker competing for jobs. I just played like I played when I was trying to make the team at BC. Work hard every day, leave the facility, get back around 9:30, study my plays for an hour and a half, then get up and do it again the next day. Before you can play the way you know you can play, you've got to learn the system so you're playing, not thinking."
Everett Jr. OT Montelus already has four offers - Boston High School Blog (ESPN Boston)
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with Everett offensive lineman John Montelus, who has already scored scholarship offers from four BCS programs before his junior year of school has even started.
Stupid things about Sippin' Up to Boston. (Sippin' On Purple)
Eventually we got to Boston. BC's campus is pretty damn beautiful, featuring old-timey churchish buildings on some hills with a pretty lake in the middle. However, this lake is nowhere near as big as Northwestern's lake, and therefore, the school sucks. A BC girl told us to "go back to our landlocked state", which is a pretty lame insult. But it really led right into us mocking their crappy excuse for a lake. I'd call it a pond if you asked me. Should've ponded the posts.
UCF football news: UCF running back Latavius Murray spurned Boston College to become a Knight (OrlandoSentinel.com)
UCF running back Latavius Murray could have been an Eagle. Murray, who played at New York's Onandaga Central High, was offered a full scholarship to play linebacker at Boston College. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound athlete was hoping to continue playing running back despite his athletic frame that would make him a natural fit at a variety of other positions. He recalls touring the Boston College campus before he ultimately decided to sign with UCF.
Red bandanna honoring 9/11 hero goes perfectly with UCF's school colors (OrlandoSentinel.com)
A couple of UCF students — Neal Surrena and Garrett Weiss — had never heard of him either until they saw a segment on ESPN during the weekend telling the story of the many lives he saved on that sad, surreal morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The two students were so inspired, they took to Facebook and Twitter and have apparently persuaded thousands of other UCF students and fans to wear Welles' symbolic red bandanna to Saturday night's game between UCF and Boston College.
Red Bandannas and Straight Class out of UCF (Heights and Lows)
Unsolicited by relevant PSA: BC alums have organized a Welles Crowther 5k called the ""Red Bandanna Run" for the last seven years. This year's event is coming up on October 15 and loops around the Chestnut Hill Campus, and absolutely worthy way to spend a Saturday fall morning on a bye week, if you ask me.