BC (1-6, 0-4 ACC) fell to Georgia Tech (3-4, 2-3) 37-17 yesterday. One could tell that Head Coach Frank Spaziani had surrendered—throwing his arms up in dismay with a blank, idle expression on his face. There was no spark or motivation coursing through the BC football team when they were routed by Florida State last week and yesterday’s game was much the same.
Georgia Tech dominated possession with much help from BC’s poor defensive showing, holding onto the ball for over 40 minutes and completing 30 first downs over the course of the game. If BC wants to win at least one more game this season, the defense must come to play and make significant stops—563 yards of total offense is both unacceptable and embarrassing. Spaz and Co. have to devise a scheme to counter the running attacks soon to be faced, as BC is now ranked 99th in the FBS in total defense.
Thwarted by Georgia Tech’s penetrating defense, BC’s offense completed only 15 first downs. Chase Rettig threw for 264 yards and a pair of late TD’s. Compounding their issues as a whole, BC’s running game is still not improving. Andre Williams rushed for 51 yards on 11 carries. BC is ranked 116th in the FBS with a measly 93.1 yards a game.
BC needs a change of pace to turn around their season. Another demoralizing loss to an average Georgia Tech team certainly did not help their hopes of resuscitating their season.