2014 Boston College Football Season Expectations

3 of 3

Aug 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazio during the first half against the Villanova Wildcats at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston College Football Season Expectations: Worst-Case Scenario

The Eagles begin their quest at Gillette Stadium, which has few UMass fans present but barely enough Boston College fans; the game is likewise a disappointment, but Boston College wins a game that is uncomfortably close for a while.

All eyes then turn to the home opener on September 5 against Pittsburgh, and they make us regret doubting why they’re already solid favorites, beating Boston College by two touchdowns and slapping the Eagles down to 1-1.

USC goes on to drop Boston College to 1-2, pulverizing the Eagles’ veteran offensive line and making the national television game a laugher.

Boston College recovers the following week by beating Maine, but instead of the typical 30-point type of win, it is a game more like Villanova where the Eagles are forced to hang on by about ten.

Few would see this coming, despite the fact that the Rams are a decent team, but when Colorado State drops the Eagles to 2-3 by winning at Alumni Stadium, some will feel like lining up on the Zakim Bridge. Already, the bowl math is difficult, with only three home games left.

Needing desperately to win at NC State to get back on track, the Eagles do not, following to 2-4 after a depressing, flat performance in Raleigh. It only gets worse the following week when Clemson makes Boston College 2-5.

The Eagles salvage some pride by beating Wake Forest by a field goal to get to 3-5, but they are eliminated from bowl contention by November 8, falling in successive games to Virginia Tech and Louisville to ice a losing season.

Florida State then gives Boston College an atomic wedgie at Doak, and to squeeze some more lemon into the wound, Syracuse pulls another rabbit out of their collective hat and wins a last-minute victory at Alumni Stadium, capping off a truly disastrous year.