After suffering their first setbacks of the season, both the Eagles and Huskies will get back on the horse and try to right the ship with a Saturday afternoon matinee from Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill.
"In the short window of practice open to the media, both quarterbacks were seen getting time with the first unit. Flutie looked more of a polished piece throwing the ball over the field, while Smith showed his athleticism with his feet and did connect on a long touchdown throw down the left sideline, which isn’t really his area of expertise at the moment."
For the third time this season, BC will kick off at 1 PM in an ESPN Tres special. Next Saturday's game between the Eagles and the Huskies was officially named an ESPN3/Watch ESPN App game today. On occasion, those ESPN3 games are picked up by local TV stations in New England (usually NESN+), so we'll keep our eyes open for that.
I'm slightly surprised this is ESPN3-only as Northern Illinois is a pretty good team that could well be on the verge of the Top 25, so even if BC loses to FSU this is at least a marginally interesting game. If BC does manage an upset win Friday night, maybe some things get reshuffled and this ends up on a luminous network like ESPN Classic or ESPN News.
Source: Rutgers will be without three key players today against Boston College. QB Noah Vedral, TE Matt Alaimo and RB Aaron Young are all out. Young led Rutgers in TDs last year. All are considered week-to-week. Rutgers expects to play multiple quarterbacks.