The Eagles concluded the easy part of their 2011 schedule today with a 27-19 loss to the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons. BC earns the distinction of becoming the first ACC team to lose at home to both Duke and Wake Forest since the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets accomplished this feat way back in 1994. At least both those games were televised on the ACC Network.
The loss drops the Eagles to 1-4 (0-2 ACC), with any hopes of competing for this year's ACC Atlantic Division title or extending the program's bowl eligible streak to 13 seasons basically dead-on-arrival.
The lone bright spot on the day was seeing Montel Harris do his thing, finishing with 21 carries for 106 yards, as well as 2 catches for 20 yards (but one extremely costly fumble in the red zone). With 106 yards rushing on the day, Harris becomes the school's all-time leading rusher (3,733 yards), surpassing Derrick Knight's school record of 3,725 career rushing yards. This news was counterbalanced by the fact that Andre Williams left the game with a right leg injury (X-rays negative).
This season is going nowhere fast, with the Eagles staring at the very real possibility of going winless against Division I-A competition. There are no more guarantee wins on the schedule, with BC's best shot at notching win #2 coming well over a month from now when the Eagles host the N.C. State Wolfpack in the regular season home finale on November 12. Thankfully we can't lose in two weeks.
An Alumni Stadium squirrel got into the end zone more times than the BC offense did today. There's not much more that needs to be said.
Unfortunately, this team, this season ... we are simply far from hitting bottom. I'd say there's nowhere to go but up from here, but that would be a lie. There's going to be some ugly, ugly football games from here on out. Hopefully this is the type of season that causes the administration to take a long, hard look at the direction this program is headed, and forces them to make a much needed course correction.
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