Boston College and ACC Football Week 11: How We Did

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Nov 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback

Tyler Murphy

(2) gets tackled by Louisville Cardinals linebacker

Blake Ramsey

(49) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

ACC Football Week 11 was just another one of those weeks where the rich got richer and the poor got poorer, and leaders are emerging in the ACC Coastal.

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The teams of this conference all have only about two or three regular-season games to go before championship weekend and/or bowl season, and at this point, seven teams are bowl-eligible. For a team like Boston College, it is a good thing they already got there before Saturday, just in case Syracuse becomes too hot to handle for whatever reason. As for Virginia, their dreams of getting there are all but dashed.

Let us weave our way through this week in the ACC and attempt to make sense of it.

ACC Football Week 11: Seeing Red

Our Recap: Cardinals Embarrass Eagles in 38-19 Win

Even after an interception on the first play of the game, things looked up for the Boston College Eagles — until they didn’t.

To put it in basketball terms, the Eagles opened the game on a 13-3 run (and missing a “free throw,” as is their wont), but then let Louisville close the game on a 35-6 run. That is how bad it got for Boston College, who fell out of the game in a hurry.

If not for some early defense, Boston College easily could have led by a lot more. Louisville outplayed and outcoached the Eagles, who will find themselves in a bye week as they prepare for Florida State. The Cardinals’ first year in the ACC is turning out to be a good one.

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