Nov 29, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) is chased out of bounds by Syracuse Orange safety Ritchy Desir (6) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
ACC football Week 14 was all about SEC dominance. That’s right, I said it: SEC dominance. As in, the ACC dominated the SEC.
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Speaking of that conference, their hopes of getting two teams in the College Football Playoff have taken a dramatic turn for the worse, but that’s neither here nor there. What matters to us is how Boston College and its compadres in the ACC played.
It was a very good week for the Eagles football program, and there were high-fives all around in John Swofford’s office.
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It may have been an ugly game, but it was a win for Boston College to cap off another 7-5 season.
Syracuse’s offense was as bad as advertised, scratching out less than 130 yards for the day. Give partial credit to the Eagle defense for stifling them, but the Orange are horrible.
Boston College’s offensive line played one of its worst games of the season on Saturday, but it did not matter as Tyler Murphy and his receivers discovered how to properly execute passing plays. It was at times an unbearably tedious game but it turned out to be a nice way for the seniors to finish.
The Eagles will await their bowl invitation, while Syracuse mercifully heads to the offseason at 3-9.