Well, that was...something. Boston College's unholy smashing of Howard is going to be talked about for some time, mostly in the context of why this game happened in the first place and whether similar games should ever be scheduled again.
BC was not the first "power 5" school to face Howard in recent years. Rutgers actually only topped the Bison by a respectable score of 38-25 last season. In 2012, Rutgers beat Howard 26-0, which is certainly within the realm of a "normal" game. But, after yesterday's fiasco, this might be the last time.
To the links:
"One thing about BC, we have smart kids,'' said coach Steve Addazio, whose team (2-0) faces a short week of preparation before hosting the 11th-ranked Seminoles in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener between Atlantic Division foes.
"[Our players] know exactly who we played and what just happened,'' Addazio said. "And they know what's coming in here on Friday night. There'll be no misunderstanding. Now we have to rise up and play at that level.''
Time to check in on the Boston College-Howard game DEAR GOD.
Shout out to these guys, who go on to quote BCI's tweet on the game being shortened by 10 minutes.
It took a couple of minutes to get confirmation, but Boston College's game with Howard on Saturday was over before it ever began.
The Herald takes a look at Tyler Rouse, who has "become a touchdown machine for the Eagles," with five scores in two games.
At least the Howard football team got paid to be humiliated, probably north of a quarter-million dollars. That's how these early-season, nonconference games go for the little guy. A team such as Howard hits the road for a game at Boston College and returns home with a check. It's a money grab many programs need to make, and it almost always comes with a loss. But Howard's 76-0 defeat in Chestnut Hill took this process to a new low.
There's not a ton more in this "news roundup" on the BC-Howard game, but it hits on the essential point about these games and asks, "was that worth the money?"
Deadspin took note of yesterday's smashing as well.
And now, for my favorite non-BC-related headline of the day:
Troll on, NYT. Troll on.