Good morning! It's a great day to be a Boston College Eagle. It's Thursday already - and tonight, the men's hockey and basketball teams are both in action.
The University of Massachusetts men's hockey team didn't have much time to dwell over its 9-0 loss to New Hampshire last Saturday. UMass hosts No. 7 Boston College in a marquee Hockey East matchup on Thursday. It's the only Thursday night home game all season for the Minutemen and it offers fans a glimpse at one of the most prolific offenses in the nation.
Toledo has been listed as one of the preseason favorites for the West Division of the MAC so we shall see if that's true or not soon enough. A 102-55 destruction of Northwest Ohio didn't tell us a thing and probably was little more then a work out for the Rockets who dominated the boxscore from top to bottom. Toledo blitzed the Racers with with nearly 63% shooting while allowing only 33% while forcing 21 turnovers and owning the boards 40-24. Six Rockets broke the ten point barrier Rian Pearson led the fireworks with 19 points with Jonathan Williams and Justin Drummond adding 15 and 14 points while JD Weatherspoon, Julius Brown and Zach Garber combined for 36 points.
They predict Toledo to win against the spread (+10.5), which seems fair. (The pick, not the spread.)
The Eagles' senior back leads the nation in yards rushing per game (163.4) and no one is within 10 yards of him.
Andre Williams does not appear on this list. Maybe we can write a list: Five guys articles about guys the Heisman will ignore will ignore, but should not.
It was a long way to travel, all the way to Las Cruces, N.M., to finally find paydirt. But, as far as Mike Naples was concerned, it was well worth the journey. The senior tight end went the distance to score the first touchdown of his Boston College career on a 69-yard play-action pass from quarterback Chase Rettig.
I think we should tell everyone that he's really Mike Napoli. Instant ticket sale boost. Can he grow a beard?
An educated look at two upcoming BC opponents.
The women's hockey team is back in action tomorrow at Quinnipiac, kicking off a four-game stretch against ECAC teams - two of them who are pretty good in QU and Princeton, followed by next week's two-game home clash with very good #2 Cornell.
"I didn't know how much the job actually entailed," Quinn says 90 minutes before his first game against Boston College as Terriers head coach. "When you are an assistant coach you think, Oh, I know what that job is all about.' But it's just completely different when you sit in the seat and have all the responsibilities of a head coach."