On Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Tar Heels blasted the Boston College Eagles, 34-10.
With the loss, the Eagles fall back below .500 to 3-4 (1-3).
Particulars of the scoring plays and other game happenings can be found here.
Late in the first half, Eagles safety Sean Sylvia was ejected for targeting; he will be eligible to play the whole game next week against Virginia Tech.
Boston College played a poor game; quite possibly their worst of the season to date. The defense had more good moments than the offense did, and the defense struggled against what had previously been a non-existent North Carolina run game. The offense suffered from very bad execution and, sadly, bad quarterback play.
Chase Rettig had a very unfortunate afternoon from his perspective, taking a number of sacks and missing or not throwing to open receivers. It was definitely an afternoon for him and the rest of his teammates to forget as they lost to one of North Carolina’s worst football products in years. Give the Tar Heels credit, however, as they played a much better game and retained the intensity that many here expected the Eagles to have. Boston College stunk up the joint and North Carolina took advantage.
Outside of execution, penalties were a problem for the Eagles. Though there were only five, they were costly in their particular situations. Furthermore, a negative tone was set due to a turnover at the outset of the game, as the Eagles turned it over deep within their own territory.
It may be difficult for the team to shake off this setback, but they must as they brace for another difficult conference game. They appeared underprepared this afternoon, which is surprising and disappointing coming off of a bye week, and that sort of effort will land them outside of bowl contention. As for the fans forgetting about it, that will be even harder.
Next weekend, the Eagles return home to face the Virginia Tech Hokies.