2013 Boston College Football: Best-Case Scenario
With a new coach leading the team out of the tunnel, Boston College opens their season on August 31 with a sizable victory over Villanova, giving them a 1-0 record for the first time since 2010. They follow it a few days later with a close-good-enough Friday night win over Wake Forest, giving them a 2-0 record heading out to Southern California.
There, the Eagles play respectably, considering they’re multiple-touchdown underdogs, but the talent gap is too great and BC loses a narrow, entertaining contest. Unfortunately, things don’t get any easier as they return home the following week and face Florida State, and the ranked Seminoles beat the Eagles yet again. At this point, Boston College is 2-2, but they get a reprieve as Army comes to Chestnut Hill. The Eagles exact revenge for last year’s disgrace and improve to 3-2.
Then comes another hard stretch as Boston College visits Clemson and North Carolina. The first game is just as ugly as the previous two games the Eagles played at Clemson, whereas the North Carolina game is a more narrow defeat. At this point, the Eagles are still looking for their first road win as they sit at 3-4.
The Eagles come home to face the Virginia Tech Hokies, and unfortunately, their luck doesn’t change from previous season, falling to 3-5, with bowl eligibility slipping away.
Afterwards, Boston College goes out to New Mexico State and gets themselves back in the mix with a respectably-sized win over Doug Martin’s team to go to 4-5, getting their first road win since 2011. The Eagles follow it up with Senior Day heroics as they find a way to beat the NC State Wolfpack in their last home game, getting back to 5-5.
At this point, all BC needs to do is win one more game to get back to bowl eligibility, and they do it the following week with another narrow escape against the Maryland Terrapins. For added measure, the Eagles, now on a three-game win streak, do it again to Syracuse in the season finale. 7 wins, 5 losses