Well this isn’t exactly where we expected to be a week ago. After a magical upset, Boston College looks to keep its momentum going against the University of Virginia. The good news for the Eagles this week? No dual threat quarterback on the other side. Cavaliers QB Kurt Benkert has -1 rushing yard on the year. The bad news? Anthony Brown is only probable for the game, having been forced to leave the Louisville game with a shoulder injury (and we’ve seen what a limited Brown can do). With a little luck it won’t matter who’s under center though, as long as they can properly hand the ball off to human freight-train AJ Dillon.
GAME DAY FACTS
Boston College Eagles (3-4, 1-3 ACC) at
University of Virginia Cavaliers (5-1, 2-0 ACC)
BC GETS TO GO FOR BACK TO BACK WINS!
Scott Stadium (one of the prettiest stadiums I’ve ever seen)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Kickoff is set for 12:30 PM ET
HOW TO WATCH
The game is on the ACC digital network, which means far away Eagles can watch it on watchESPN. It is blacked out locally (and by locally, I mean the entire east coast), so check NESN and your local listings.
HOW TO LISTEN
The radio broadcast will be on the BC IMG Sports Network, which is 95.7FM for the locals.
HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG ON TWITTER
AJ Black will be running our gameday coverage, so follow @bcinterruption to get every soaring high and heart wrenching low on Twitter.
Follow @joegrav, @BCHysteria, @choppintoppin, and @arthurbailin for our own hot takes/unnecessary opinions from the comfort of our homes/local bars.
For those of you paying attention, you should know by now that the BC Alumni Association of New York has two "BC bars" in Manhattan, where each week fans and alumni can gather to watch the game. At Joshua Tree, the long-standing home of BC Alumni in New York, continues to host with special BC menus, BC decorations all over the bar, playing the fight song for every TD, and the staff all wear BC shirts. Dewey's Pub keeps their doors open to BC fans and are continuing to deliver some great service. Once again, there will be free 30 minutes of Bud Light open bar prior to kickoff and during half time. Their weekly specials of Lower Dining Hall Steak and Cheese, the New England Classic, and the "ALS Wing Bucket Challenge" will continue as well! (It’s a great time, see what it looked like below for the Notre Dame game!)
BC’s BEST CHANCE TO WIN
BC’s strengths match up well here. Harold Landry and the front four should be able to generate pressure and convert sacks, since Benkert is considerably less mobile than quarterbacks like Lamar Jackson and Brandon Wimbush (who tore BC up). On defense, UVA’s strength is in its secondary, giving up only 169 passing yards a game. The run defense is a bit shakier, giving up 143 per game on 4 yards per carry. If Dillon, Jon Hilliman, and the offensive line can get a good push, I like the Eagles’ chances.