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Jaiden Woodbey & Josh DeBerry - Week 5 Boston College Players of the Game

The defense did what they needed to do

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 02 Boston College at Clemson Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Last night, Boston College lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Clemson Tigers, 19-13, after a series of offensive drives that would make any football fan frustrated. A big reason BC was able to have those offensive drives, though, was because the Eagles’ defense held up pretty well all game and didn’t allow Clemson to score many points. Most impressive of all was the performance of BC’s secondary, who largely stopped Clemson star WRs Justyn Ross and Joseph Ngata from having a big game. That’s why BC DBs Jaiden Woodbey & Josh DeBerry are our picks for Players of the Game.

With the Boston College offense unable to get much going or finish out drives, they needed a great performance from the BC defense in the second half to stay in the game. And the Eagles delivered. BC held Clemson to 2 field goals and 5 punts the entire second half of the game, giving BC’s offense ample opportunity to make a comeback. This included a mighty forced 3-and-out at the end of the game that gave BC one final chance to score a TD and win. Grosel & co. weren’t able to do so, but the performance of Woodbey, DeBerry, and others were impressive nonetheless. These players were crucial in stopping passes on 3rd downs and forcing the Tigers’ offense off the field multiple times. Clemson would occasionally break out for the big play, but by-and-large these CBs were able to lock down Clemson’s receivers.

Many were worried that Clemson’s subpar offense was going to pick up the pieces and find a way to win against BC’s weak defense, but the Eagles’ D stepped up big and did everything they needed to do to win.

Previous BC Players of the Game

Week 1 vs Colgate - QB Phil Jurkovec

Week 2 @ UMass - RB Patrick Garwo III

Week 3 @ Temple - LB Isaiah Graham-Mobley

Week 4 vs Missouri - RB Patrick Garwo III