Nov 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) celebrates after defeating the Syracuse Orange at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
ACC Football Week 13: Sign of Things to Come?
At least, Boston College hopes it is a sign of things to come.
Syracuse, the Eagles’ next opponent, stunk up the joint in a 30-7 loss at Pittsburgh. The Orange held the ball for only about 21 minutes of game time, and as such, it should not surprise readers to learn that they just barely scratched out about 250 yards of offense.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh made the now 3-8 Orange look like one sad football team. James Conner rushed for yet another touchdown while Chad Voytik threw two more en route to the rout.
Syracuse had two quarterbacks play in the game, and neither one was any good. AJ Long went 10-for-19 with a pick while Mitch Kimble was 0-for-6 with a pick. The leading Orange rusher, George Morris, had 34 yards on the ground — and got 33 of them on one play.
If one is seeking a bottom line, Syracuse played a dreadful football game and they never looked like they were in it to begin with — in fact, they were down 17-0 at halftime, and it only got worse from there. Boston College will be favored in next weekend’s game, probably by about a touchdown.
As for Pitt, they are one win away from making a bowl, but they are going to have to beat Miami to get there. After what the Hurricanes pulled on Saturday, anything is possible.