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Boston College vs. Clemson: Final Thoughts And Predictions

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It's going to be a tough one, as the Eagles travel to Clemson. Can they hang with the Tigers?

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This has been a brutal week to be a Boston College football fan. Last weekend's game was easily one of the lowest points in the past few non-Spaz years. The offense is still all over the place, they are making way too many mistakes and people are jumping off the Addazio bandwagon faster than you can say "Dive left". But it's time to move past the pre-snap penalties, missed field goals and horrible playcalling/clock management. Clemson is a monster, and my god BC is going to have to step up their game if they want to stand a chance. Let's dig in.

Big Questions

Can Boston College football sustain a drive that ends with points? Can Troy Flutie or Jeff Smith play a game that minimizes mistakes? Can BC somehow get Thadd Smith the ball more often? What can Jordan Gowins give the team this week? What about the status of Myles Willis? Can the offensive line not be drive killers this week? Can they sustain blocks long enough to allow BC to pass the ball. Can Addazio get Sherm Alston in the correct spot on the field so he isn't running twenty yards back on every punt? On defense, can the defensive ends get to DeShaun Watson? Can the defensive tackles plug up the middle? How will Isaac Yiadom and Kamrin Moore fare against a very good passing attack? Can they stop Artavis Scott? How will Mike Knoll fare as a kicker this week? Will he even get a chance to attempt at putting up points?

Lingering Questions

Can Steve Addazio get out of his own way this week? Will Todd Fitch give the QB (whomever that is) something that can catch Clemson off guard? What will Boston College do if they have the ball on the 20 and it's 4th and 1? How difficult will Death Valley be for a very young program? Will the silent count cause even more problems?

What To Drink For A Game That May Hurt A Little...

Long Trail- Harvest Ale. Finally, you get an Octoberfest-esque beer from your friendly ale reviewer. No this is not a pumpkin beer, but this is a really nice fall beer. It's not one that you would want to order all that often, but if you are watching this game around a warm fireplace with family, this may do the trick. It's a brown ale, which happen to be my guilty pleasure of the fall, and has just a hint of fall spices. You can find it at many New England bars, so grab one with the game on Saturday, and then switch to something light, because this game may do a number on your liver.

Bonus! BC vs Clemson Drinking Game (WARNING DO NOT DO THIS WITH THE BEER OF THE WEEK OR YOU WILL DIE)

BC dives left. Drink! BC dives right. Drink! BC dives center. Drink! Ok seriously though try these rules instead:
Addazio does something on offense and you yell you WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?? Drink Three
BC does decide to pass, and a Clemson rusher flies in untouched and sacks the QB. Drink Two
False start number (higher than 60) on the offense. Five yards, repeat first down. Drink Five
Delay of Game, number 5/16, five yard penalty, repeat the down. UGHHHH DRINK
Defense saves BC's butt. Lightly sip your beer
BC scores a touchdown. FINISH THAT BEER AND GRONK IT BABY
BC scores multiple touchdowns. POP CHAMPAGNE!

Fireside Chat with Baldwin Jr.

Baldwin Jr.

Baldwin Jr: CAW CAW! I IZ BACK WITH YETS ANUDDER EPILISODE OF BAWDWIN JUNYOR'S PREDILICTIONS AND CHITTY CHATS! THIS WEAK I IZ HEAR WIT MY BESTEST FRIEND, DA TIGGER!

Tiger: Oh man. What a rush! Whooaaaaaaaa. I'm here with a freaking talking bird man! Are you a cop?

Baldwin Jr: NOS! I IZ NOT A COP! YOU SHOULDS MEMBER ME TIGGER! I DIDS A CHITTY CHAT WIT U LAST YEAR!

Tiger: Dude, this past year has been a blur. I don't remember much of it, let's just say I've had a tough 12 months. The most insane story involved two porcupines, a bottle of tequila and a handful of....

Baldwin Jr. CAW CAW! MR TIGGER, WE CANTS TAWK ABOUT THINGS LIKE DAT ON THIS MOST PRESTIGIOUS INTERWEB SITE! TAWK TO THE BEECEE FANS ABOUT THE CLEMPSON QUARTERED BACK?

Tiger: Well, man, Chad Kelly is...

Baldwin Jr: IZNT HE ON OLD MIST?

Tiger: Roar! Yes, don't interrupt  me man. So anyways, Sammy Watkins, woooooo baby can that boy throw the ball like the next Joe Namath. He gets me so ramped, I just want to listen to Ozzy and punch a hole in the wall. Ahhhhhh! GO CLEMSON!!!!

Baldwin Jr: OKEY! WOW THAT WUZ INFORMATIONAL! CAN YOU ALSO TELL US ABOOT HOWS THE CLEMPSON DEFENSED WILL STOP THE HIGHED POWERED, BAWL SLINGIN' BEECEE OFFENSIVE?

Tiger: Wait, where am I? GAH I'm starving, where is there some food around this stupid joint. Feed me. Hey little bird, get your plastic behind over here. It's the CIRCLE OF LIFE MOTHER F.....

Baldwin Jr. OKAY I HAVE TO CENSORED YOU AND NEED TO GETS THE HECKS OUT OF HERE. I PICKS BEECEE AND THEIR HIGH POWERED PASSING ATTACKED TO WIN 42-0! CAW CAW

Gametime Song Of The Week

If you don't like my song choice, here is a YouTube Playlist of Edgar Winter

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar: Bad Blood: Ok before you crucify me for picking Taylor Swift, let me explain myself. First of all, her music is horribly addictive, in fact I ran a marathon with 15 songs of hers on my list. Secondly, Grant and Joe made me do it, blame them. This song also does include some rap, with possibly one of the best rappers around featured in the song. Finally, the song is a perfect ode from BC fans this week to Steve Addazio "We have bad blood, we used have mad love" and "Oh it's so sad to think about the good times, you and I". Thought this song was too perfect for the mood surrounding the program this week. Hey even if you don't like the song, just check out that still above. Good lawd.

BCI Staff Predictions and GPS

It's Clemson across the board.

Jeff 10-7 Clemson. I'll be at the game. Lot 13 for tailgating and section S in the stadium with Brian Favat.

A.J -  28-0 Clemson. Somewhere in Boston watching the game, probably crying himself to sleep over a beer.

Grant Clemson 20-7. Watching from Connecticut, still angry about Duke and Wake. God damn it.

Joe 14-7 Clemson. I'll hopefully be basking in the glow of BC scoring touchdowns on Wisconsin hockey.

Dan -  Clemson 35-10. Please God just let us score an offensive touchdown. Looking forward to watching this while Bentley sells out the JAR against Northeastern on Saturday. Hot water and plumbing optional.

Laura B -31-7 Clemson. I will be at the movies sneaking looks at Twitter on my phone because I am a terrible BC football fan :/

Arthur - 21-0 Clemson. This will be ugly.

I will be watching the Mets begin the NLCS against the Cubs. #winforruben

Coach -

Clemson 20 BC 3 Can't see BC doing any better offensively against this defense, in that environment. Just want to see the BC defense do their part again at this point and please don't get shutout.

Prediction Game

Oof the entire staff swung and missed last week against Wake Forest. No points all around.

Name Wake Prediction Maine Howard FSU NIU Duke WF Clemson Louisville VT NC State Notre Dame Syracuse Total
Coach JF BC 20-10 12 10 12 12 8 0 54
Jeff Martyn BC 21-7 14 13 10 10 0 0 47
Dan Rubin BC 20-10 4 6 6 8 10 0 34
Laura B BC 17-7 10 2 0 14 4 0 30
Joe BC 31-7 6 13 0 5 6 0 30
AJ Black BC 24-6 2 4 8 0 12 0 26
Grant BC 21-10 8 8 0 5 0 0 21
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