NC State 27, Boston College 10: Nightmare Season Ends with Eagles Loss


It’s finally over.

The 2012 Boston College Eagles football season, the worst the program has had in over 30 years, came to a close on Saturday evening. The hosting North Carolina State Wolfpack defeated the Eagles, 27-10. BC ends their campaign at 2-10, the first ten-loss season since 1978.

The Eagles’ starting quarterback, Chase Rettig, had a very difficult afternoon. The pass-blocking for him was terrible, but he made some bad plays in his own right. While taking a pounding from NC State’s front seven, he logged a poor outing, and one he will hope to erase from memory when the spring game is played in 2013. All told, Rettig went 16-for-45 with 119 yards and three interceptions, one of which was a pick-six.

About the only bright spot for Boston College’s offense was Rolandan Finch, as “Deuce” had 143 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. It’s a shame he didn’t play for half the season, because BC could have used the help weeks ago.

The BC defense played a much better game than they have been playing in recent weeks and months, holding the Wolfpack down on third downs for much of the afternoon. NC State converted some in the second half to get back to 8-for-20, but compared to what BC has been doing lately, that is respectable. Some players having decent afternoons included Kasim Edebali and Nick Clancy, the latter of whom played his final game on Saturday.

This contest was ugly and uninteresting for the duration, which is perfectly apropos considering that this was likely Frank Spaziani’s final game as Boston College head coach. After a 2-10 season and 6-18 since 2011, the odds of his dismissal within the next 72 hours are extremely high. For now, Boston College fans will wait for the word to come down from athletic director Brad Bates, and then for the white smoke to come from Yawkey to announce a new coach. Major changes are coming soon.

To close, Soaring to Glory would like to thank our seniors. They had a rough four years in terms of the state of the program, but they are fine representatives of Boston College and deserve to be wished well in their future endeavors.