UCF football: UCF favored to beat Boston College but Knights expect tough test (OrlandoSentinel.com)
UCF senior LB Josh Linam said it doesn't matter what outsiders think about the matchup. "It's a big challenge," he said. "They're a good team. We're going to have to play really good football all around — offense, defense and special teams. And we're going to have to be prepared."
UCF football: Boston College coach Frank Spaziani says Eagles have to improve before UCF game (OrlandoSentinel.com)
"Looking at them from last year, they certainly are a very proficient football team and certainly well coached," Spaziani said of UCF. "We're going to have to be on the top of our game down there, for sure. ... They've got it going, and we've got to take care of our own business. We've got our work cut out for us."
Boston College Eagles receiver Ifeanyi Momah out for year with torn ACL (ESPN Boston)
"Honestly, even though the game just ended, we always have our heads up. We are ready for the next week and for the next challenge," Momah said after the game Saturday. "We're disappointed that we lost this game but it's not the end of the world. The season goes on and we are going to be a really good team at the end of the year, so we are going to start pushing, starting tomorrow at practice."
BC's Momah out for season (Boston.com)
"He's the ultimate team player,'' said Spaziani, who said he would move sophomore Johnathan Coleman into the receiver rotation, which also will include Bobby Swigert, Alex Amidon, Coleman, and probably freshman Spiffy Evans, whom Spaziani had been hoping he could red-shirt.
ACC REPORT CARD: For starters, it could have been better (ACC Insider)
Statistically, coach Frank Spaziani’s team had some high points. The Eagles outgained the Wildcats 479-422 and QB Chase Rettig showed some improvement from his up-and-down freshman season while LB Luke Kuechly had his customary 19 tackles. But just like last season, those positives were offset by too many silly mistakes – like the procedure penalty that cost BC five yards and a 10-second runoff on the game’s next-to-last play – and too many missed opportunities.
Giants' Mark Herzlich makes NFL roster not long after beating cancer (NJ.com)
"Your story’s never over because when you talk about the story, that’s actually my life," Herzlich said. "Maybe the book is getting toward the end of the chapter. But that’s my life. And that’s going to keep on going and lots of changes are going to happen whether it’s related to football or what."
Isaacs takes in Boston College opener (Rivals)
"I talked quickly to coach Siravo and I talked to the AD again and after that we went to our seats with the other recruits and we watched the game. At halftime we went into the athletic center and then we watched the rest of the game. It was good. There weren't as many people as I thought there was going to be but it was a good atmosphere. It was a really good vibe and I liked how everything went. I liked all of it there."
ACC bowl projections (ESPN ACC Blog)
We need to go ahead and buy HD a "Jump To Conclusions" mat.