Boston College Daily Links: Florida State Week Begins

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday! Let the FSU prep begin.

Well, the football scheduling gods were nice enough to give us a bye week between USC and FSU. That should hopefully help out in BC's quest to knock off the high-flying Seminoles. Time to take a look ahead!

Soaring to Glory has a look at how BC's remaining opponents fared over the weekend, if you're like me and a BC bye week means pretty much tuning out.

First Coast News in Florida takes a look at Seminole quarterback Jameis Wilson and asks: is he this year's Johnny Football?

We had some pretty bad blowouts during the Spaz era, but thankfully, we never had to agree to a running clock, or to shorten the fourth quarter to 12 minutes, which is what happened in Miami's 77-7 rout over Savannah State on Saturday. (SB Nation)

It was an up and down weekend for BC's other teams. Field Hockey started the weekend by drawing first blood in the Orange Eagle trophy, beating #5 Syracuse 6-3. They rounded it out by shutting down Providence 2-0 on Sunday. They look likely to improve upon their #17 ranking when this week's poll comes out.

The women's soccer team fell to #23 Virginia Tech 1-0 on Sunday, giving them two losses to Virginia teams in the past week.

Men's soccer notched an impressive 1-1 tie with #1-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday night in Newton.

Volleyball cooled off a bit, losing to Harvard in four sets.

Hockey East Preseason: Injury Bug Already Impacting Three Teams (Western College Hockey Blog)
"Providence sophomore forward Kevin Rooney, Vermont junior forward Jake Fallon and Maine sophomore goaltender Matt Morris are all dealing with various types of injuries this preseason. The Hockey East season will kick off with exhibition games Oct 5."

Devils' Cory Schneider yet to allow a preseason goal after 100 minutes (NJ.com)

"It's unfortunate these don't count. I think it's not as much about the result right now. It's more about how guys are feeling," Schneider said after stopping all 26 Islanders shots. "I felt good tonight and improved on some areas. But again, there were still a few times when I was kicking out some bad rebounds on pucks I should be eating up. I let up a few more chances and shots. "I think there is always room for improvement."

I'm pretty happy that he's out of Vancouver.

Borges: For UMass, a painful way to build up program (Boston Herald)
"The loss dropped UMass' record to 0-4 this season and 1-15 since the ill-conceived decision to launch a quixotic quest in search of Division 1 football respectability."

Tell us how you really feel, Borges.

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