Boston College: Suddenly, there is quite a bit of anticipation for matchup with Missouri

September 23, 2021

It’s been 34 years since an SEC team took the field at Alumni Stadium. Leading up to the game with Missouri on Saturday, there has suddenly become quite a bit of intrigue surrounding the game far beyond the novelty factor. Any time an SEC team travels to the Northeast there’s going to be a big following and Alumni Stadium should be just about sold out, but there was no real…


Boston College: Eagles grind out 28-3 win over Temple to stay unbeaten

September 19, 2021

When we all look back at the 2021 Boston College football season, the September 18th game against Temple probably won’t lead the highlight reel on the ACC championship DVD. Still, the Owls were on the schedule and the Eagles needed to check another one off before the “real” games against Missouri and Clemson unofficially “start” the season. BC took care of business in Philadelphia, winning 28-3 and more importantly they…


Boston College preview: Boston College (2-0) vs. Temple (1-1)

September 18, 2021

The Dennis Grosel Era begins (again) on Saturday as the Eagles look to go 3-0 in Philadelphia. Perhaps more so than any other team in the country, Boston College is more equipped to have its backup quarterback lead the way for the rest of the season since he’s already been there and done it several times in his career. LINE: BC -14.5 (O/U 55.5) Three offensive keys for Boston College:…


Boston College: Hafley making sure Jurkovec stays positive despite season ending injury

September 15, 2021

Look on the bright side BC fans, Phil Jurkovec will be back wearing maroon and gold for one more season. After it was announced on Monday that the future NFL QB from Pennsylvania would miss the rest of the year after undergoing surgery on his right hand/wrist, everyone immediately started thinking about how quickly he can return. Head coach Jeff Hafley was even hoping for a little “Rookie of the…


Boston College: Eagles keep expectations high with Grosel now leading the way

September 14, 2021

Boston College fans had their worst case scenario come to fruition officially on Monday with the announcement that quarterback Phil Jurkovec would be out for the season after injuring his wrist in the win over UMass. Jurkovec had surgery on his right hand Monday and was back at practice in the morning on Tuesday watching from the sidelines. The team is now in Dennis Grosel’s hands in what has become…


College: New England College Football Week Two Recap

September 14, 2021

Boston College ran past UMass on Saturday in a competitive game. (Photo courtesy of Michael Dwyer.) Week two featured a tighter than expected game between Boston College and UMass and an upset when Merrimack beat Holy Cross. Here are my thoughts in the weekend that was in college football in New England. 1. No one thought UMass would hang with Boston College. While you never got the sense the Minutemen…


Commonwealth Clash: It wasn’t pretty, but Eagles beat UMass 45-28

September 12, 2021

AMHERST – The old saying about baseball games is that anytime you head to the ballpark you might see something you never have before. On Saturday afternoon, it applied to football. Boston College visited UMass for the first time since 1982 as 37 point favorites, but lost their starting quarterback one drive into the game and had to withstand a furious, downright stunning upset bid by the Minutemen before ultimately…


Commonwealth Clash preview: Boston College (1-0) @ UMass (0-1)

September 11, 2021

Line: BC -37.5 (O/U 57) Three offensive keys for Boston College: 1. The running game – The Eagles had 190 yards on the ground last week, but 61 of them came on Phil Jurkovec scrambles. No one on the team had double-digit carries and fans are still waiting to see someone take over that “lead” back role. It’d be nice to see the 2. Continued dominance from the O-line –…


Commonwealth Clash: BC, UMass to honor 20th anniversary of 9/11 with jerseys & helmet decals

September 10, 2021

As much as we all joke about how badly BC is probably going to beat UMass on Saturday, the day itself will be about far more than just football. Saturday is of course the 20th anniversary of the tragic terroist attacks on September 11, 2001. I was in eighth grade math class when the history teacher next store stormed in the room and told our teacher and then the class….


Commonwealth Clash: Lindstrom looking forward to special weekend, tries to end CMASS/WMASS debate

September 8, 2021

Saturday is going to be a day you only dream about as a kid for Alec Lindstrom. Lindstrom, who played high school football at Shepherd Hill, will get to reacquaint himself with former teammates and opponents on the UMass side when the Eagles travel to Amherst with basically his entire family and hometown on hand. On Wednesday, Lindstrom also tried to answer a question that may never have an answer,…