Boston College dropped its third game of the season to No.3 Clemson on Friday night by a score of 56-10. Unfortunately, the Eagles could not pull off another Red Bandana night upset as they did two years ago against USC.
Clemson got on the board early in the game and didn't look back, the two early scores by the Tigers killed any momentum that the Eagles may have gained after their first quarter field goal. Clemson is the highest ranked team to ever play at Alumni Stadium and last night they further showed why. Unstoppable on the ground and in the air, the matchup was just too much for the Eagles' defense. After preventable scores by the Tigers, the Eagles' confidence plummeted and they began to play timid, something they can not afford to do against a team with such offensive speed and power.
The Eagles' offense, on the other hand, was lackluster and unable to generate anything in the air, so it relied heavily on the ground approach. BC could not find success on either side of the ball, but did not play as poorly as the score reflected as the final 14 points for Clemson were scored in the last 10 minutes of the game when the Eagles knew a win was far out of reach. The two rushing plays took on identical form with a large gap in the middle of the field and a Clemson RB taking full advantage.
The Eagles are back in action on October 22, following a bye-week next Saturday they will return to Alumni to take on Syracuse.
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