Boston College Daily Links: Bruised Pride Edition

Andre Williams #44 of the Boston College Eagles tries turnover recover the ball after quarterback Chase Rettig #11 was hit by Tyler Scott #97 of the Northwestern Wildcats on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Boston College Eagles 24-17. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston College’s pride bruised (BostonHerald.com)
"Sometimes, it’s just the wrong play against a defensive look and it doesn’t work out; sometimes we missed a guy; sometimes the running back didn’t cut it right," Richman said. "It’s a combination of (the line and running backs) and we have to have all five (linemen) doing everything right for us to success. That first play (an Andre Williams’ 69-yard run), we did. Some of the others we didn’t, so we’re trying to fix all of that for this weekend. They’re very correctable mistakes we did, so we should be good to go on Saturday."

Boston College's Nate Freese not kicking himself for missed field goals (ESPN Boston)
"I took it pretty tough," Freese said before practice Wednesday afternoon. "I took it as I could've changed the outcome, I could've had the win for us, if I would have performed and done my duties. Because the rest of the team did what they needed to do and I didn't do what I needed to do."

BC's Coleman looks to light up the Florida night (The Milford Daily News)
"He grows every day, not just over the year," said junior Colin Larmond Jr., BC's other starting wide receiver. "As the days go by you can see he's slowly taking everything we talk about in the meeting room to the field. ... He wants to get better every day, and that's obvious to everyone. He continues to push himself on a daily basis."

Consistency is key for Knights’ success this season (Central Florida Future)
Saturday's game against Boston College is more than just another game. It matters more than just a win or a loss in a few ways. For starters, there's that awful record against Bowl Championship Series opponents. What's more is that the Knights have never beaten a BCS opponent at Bright House Networks Stadium. Finally, if UCF does win on Saturday, the Knights will be 2-0 and one win closer to that undefeated, BCS-buster season we're all secretly (in most cases, not so secretly) hoping for.

Study Hall: Northwestern 24, Boston College 17 (Football Study Hall)
Boston College isn't known for explosiveness, but only big plays kept them in this game. Their 35% success rate was dreadful, but some nice gains and Kuechly's interception gave them a fighting chance ... while their third-down execution killed them. They couldn't stay on schedule and in standard downs, and even when they did, they weren't that strong on third down.

The picks: Week 2 (D1scourse)
Eagles 17-16. Sure, it's a long season, but the odds get very steep for Boston College to get to six wins without knocking off the Golden Knights. Boston College fell at home to a Northwestern team using a backup quarterback last week, and now must contend with a visit to a team that won plenty of praise in winning 11 games last season (even though none of the teams Central Florida beat finished with a winning record, but that's a story for another day).

ACC Football Midweek Links – Week Two (ACC Blogger)
"We had concerns about that. We’ve had concerns all preseason. I think I’ve been pretty consistent about that. We try to help ourselves in certain areas and maybe we could do a better job. We might need to do a couple of different things."

ACC Announces Conference-Wide Football Military Appreciation Day Initiative (TheACC.com)
September 17 -- BC vs. Duke. "The initiative will vary from campus to campus, but all ACC Military Appreciation Days will have several common elements. Each school will host and honor a member of the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service men and women, to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Each school will also pay tribute to veterans during the course of the game and will promote the initiative through ACC Military Appreciation Day videoboard and ribbon board graphics provided by the conference office."

Field Hockey Cracks Top 10 in National Polls (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College field hockey team has jumped from No. 14 to No. 10 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, according to an announcement made Tuesday.

BC Football News on Twitter @BCFootballNews
"Yesterday was a great practice. We're gelling as a team & feeling comfortable again. Its going to be a great week for us." - Nathan Richman

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