A win is a win. "It is what it is" ...
No matter how ugly the win is or how boring the game was, Boston College sent Tom O'Brien back to North Carolina with another loss against his former employer. In front of a mostly empty Alumni Stadium, BC led from beginning to end. There wasn't a lot to write home about in terms of offense, but the defense certainly showed its teeth against the Wolfpack.
Boston College jumped out to a quick lead with an opening drive that took up a large chunk of the clock. The Eagles offense maintained a great mix of passes and rushes that ended with a quarterback sneak from backup Josh Bordner. Definitely the play of the drive was a 41 yard pass from Chase Rettig to Alex Amidon.
N.C. State drove the follow drive, going 61 yards over four minutes but stalling and Tom O'Brien was forced to kick a field goal. After that it was all BC as Colin Larmond Jr. caught a touchdown pass from Rettig. Literally that was it for offense. The rest of the game was Spazball at its finest. Lots of three and outs and lots of punts. BC's defense held down the fort and Tom O'Brien left Alumni Stadium without a win again.
Was this a season changing win? No. But at this point we will take any win we can get. On the positive side, Boston College did not give the Wolfpack a win towards their bowl season. On the other hand, the Eagles did NOTHING in the second half. It was easily the most forgettable half of football I can remember as neither team were able to do much of anything.
BC records their third win of the season. More importantly, the Eagles let the seniors leave the Heights with a victory. Will this be Luke Kuechly's final game with the Eagles? Could be. Will Boston College win another game this season? Maybe, maybe not. No matter how the rest of this season goes, this is a win that let's us all hold our head up high. Eat it, Tom O'Brien.