Game Day Facts
Boston College Eagles (2-1) vs
Rutgers University Scarlet Knights (1-1)
BC looks to rebound after their disappointing loss to Kansas, as they travel to New Jersey to face off against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University. Rutgers is coming off a tough loss of their own as they were shut out by Iowa. This is a chance for the Eagles to get back on track and prove they’re as good as we think they are.
Piscataway, New Jersey
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Kickoff set for 12 PM ET
How to Watch
Trying to watch BC football doesn’t get much easier this week as the game is being broadcast on the Big Ten Network or BTN for short. BTN is on channel 285 for Comcast Xfinity, DIRECTV is on channel 610, DISH is on channel 410, and channel 372 on RCN.
OR click here, will take you to the BTN where you can type in your zip code and TV Service Provider and it will tell you where to find it.
BTN can also be streamed on Hulu with Live TV, DIRECTV Now, Playstation VUE, YouTube TV, and fubo TV.
Cable subscribers can stream BTN with either the BTN2Go or FOX NOW apps.
How to Listen
The radio broadcast will be on the BC Learfield IMG Sports Network or WEEI 93.7 FM.
How to Follow Along on Twitter
For complete coverage, follow @bcinterruption to get every soaring high and heart wrenching low on Twitter.
Follow @bagz2193, @arthurbailin, @joegrav, @niraj_patel7 for our own hot takes/unnecessary opinions from the comfort of our homes but probably not the bleachers of HighPoint.com Stadium.
BC’s Best Chance to Win
Anthony Brown throws for, at least, 275 yards and 2 TDs.
The Kansas game should’ve taught BC a lot of lessons. Lesson 1, BC cannot keep expecting to win games solely on the ground. The Eagles are very good at running the football, they have two very talented running backs in AJ Dillon and David Bailey, and every team they play knows it. Now Anthony Brown had a rocky start, which may have been why BC went back to ye ole faithful ground attack, but it is hard to consistently run the ball effectively when you are facing an eight man front on every play. A more productive air attack equals, you guessed it, a more productive ground game and vice versa. Furthermore, this offense can’t afford quick three and out possessions because all it does is wear down their own defense.
About that defense…it has problems. BC could run all day in years past because they had a defense that could often keep the score low and that just isn’t the case this year, at least through three games. Missed tackles, missed assignments, and giving up big plays Kansas didn’t overwhelm BC with its talent. BC made it easy for the Jayhawks.
Rutgers is easy to dismiss, but BC has lost the right to look down on any opponent after the Kansas game; especially since they will be on the road this time. Rutgers threw up 48 points on Umass, only to lay a goose-egg against Iowa, but they still average 339.5 yards per game. Kansas’s numbers were not nearly as good and against worse competition. Fair to say that it is not a given that the Eagles can stall the Scarlet Knights.
BC needs to use this game as a chance to get back to where they were after Virginia Tech which is still to this date their best game and wouldn’t you know that was the game in which Anthony Brown threw for over 200 yards in the first half.