Boston College was hit with another injury on Saturday when Harrison Jackson was hospitalized after a hit from a New Mexico State Aggie defender. Kaleb Ramsey and Jaryd Rudolph also didn't see the field. Who will be playing this weekend for senior day at the Heights?
1. Chase Rettig (6-3, 206, Sr.)
2. Josh Bordner (6-4, 220, Jr.) OR Mike Marscovetra (6-4, 207, Sr.)
Rettig was pretty efficient on Saturday, only making a handful of "What the heck were you thinking" passes, and torching the Aggies defense on a bunch of long pass plays. N.C. State has a pretty average pass defense, ranked 56th in the country while allowing 227 yards per game in the air.
1. Andre Williams (6-0, 227, Sr.)
2. Myles Willis (5-9, 187, Fr.)
We got exactly what we expected out of Andre Williams on Saturday as he broke BC's single game rushing record. Next on his docket is the single season rushing record, which is about 250 yards away. It will take a huge game for him to do it against N.C. State who are 55th in the country and allow 155 yards a game.
1. Jake Sinkovec (6-4, 244, Sr.)
2. Bobby Wolford (6-2, 233, R-Fr.)
1. Dan Crimmins (6-5, 222, So.)
2. Marcus Grant (6-2, 198, So.)
1. David Dudeck (5-11, 190, So.)
2. Drew Barksdale (5-11, 182, Fr.)
The injuries are piling up here at this position. Harrison Jackson is in the hospital, Brian Miller is out, Spiffy Evans is out. I predicted yesterday that Addazio would have to burn a redshirt and it looks like Drew Barksdale is the lucky kid to have his number called. Marcus Grant is back, which is good, he's been battling an injury all year and could be an improvement. Who knows though, we all know that for the most part Chase isn't looking off #83 for most of the game.
1. Mike Naples (6-4, 237, Sr.)
Nice catch and run by Naples who actually motored a little on that touchdown catch.
Pretty solid game all around last weekend for the offensive line. Chase Rettig stayed pretty clean, and the lines hard work paid dividends in the end. This week they face an NC State defense that has 17 sacks on the season.
This is going to be one of the times where I wonder if Addazio isn't showing his hand. Ramsey and Rudolph were both listed as starters last weekend and neither suited up. Did he keep them out to get them healthy for the stretch run of ACC games including Senior Day? Not sure. But again both are on there, and they are going to need to play because as we saw when the two of them aren't in the lineup the pass rush looks completely inept. If they play this unit could be a difference maker, N.C. State's offensive line is very weak allowing 25 sacks, good for 105th in the country.
1. Kevin Pierre-Louis (6-1, 225, Sr.)
2. Josh Keyes (6-2, 215, Jr.)
Everyone is listed again. Josh Keyes saw the field again on Saturday and made a tackle in his return. Marquis Little however did not play, and it'll be interesting to see if Addazio incorporates him into his rotation. Steven Daniels had an interception against NMSU, and according to Addazio is playing hurt.
1. Dominique Williams (6-0, 212, Jr.)
2. Spencer Rositano (6-1, 210, Jr.) OR Matt Milano (6-0, 200, Fr.)
1. Bryce Jones (6-1, 166, So.)
2. C.J. Jones (5-11, 185, Jr.) or John Johnson (6-0, 180, Fr)
Tough game for this crew against the Aggies as they got torched. No injuries though, which is good. They are facing an NC State passing offense that averages 228 yards a game.
1. Nate Freese (5-11, 192, Sr.)
2. Alex Howell (6-5, 215, So.)
1. Leonard Skubal (5-10, 215, R-Fr.)
2. Mike Naples (6-4, 237, Sr.)
1. Dave Dudeck (5-11, 190, So.)
1. David Dudeck (5-11, 190, So)
2. Myles Willis (5-9, 187, Fr.)
Nothing new here. But if you look at the depth chart I got a chuckle that Addazio just listed the Kicker and Punter as "Freese". No first name. Apparently we have a Brazilian soccer player on the Eagles.