It is teams like Boston College that come to mind when you think about the weak ACC. Teams that just seem to struggle in this weak conference every season; when they win six or more and go bowling it’s a big deal. That should not be the case with a Power 5 school, but unfortunately for the ACC, it is the majority as they are extremely top heavy every year. The health of star-stud quarterback Anthony Brown will play a major role in the Eagles season and could be the difference between two wins or seven wins.
In Steve Addazio’s tenure as head coach of the Eagles, consistency had lacked in a big way. After a tumultuous 2-10 season, the Eagles bounced back with a 7-6 record the following season. Just a year ago, Addazio’s group started the season 2-4 in the first six games, and then followed that up with a 5-2 record in the following 7 to get to that 7-6 job-saving record for the coaching staff. While this isn’t the deepest team in the conference, rising true-sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown will look to bounce back from a season-ending knee injury. If healthy, Brown will be one of the most exciting dual-threat quarterbacks to watch in the entire nation and could put up enormous numbers on a depleted BC team. If he had talent around him and they could win nine or ten games, it would not be far-fetched to put him in the Heisman conversation. Sadly, that will not be the case in the 2018 season for the Eagles, who could easily find themselves towards the bottom of the weaker ACC. It will be vital for them to capitalize on their non-conference schedule if they want to win five games as they will likely be an underdog in every single ACC game, minus the season finale against rival Syracuse.
Record: Wins 5, Losses 7
Week 1: Boston College 28, UMass 17 (W)
Week 2: Boston College 30, Holy Cross 9 (W)
Week 3: Boston College 23, Wake Forest 31 (L)
Week 4: Boston College 27, Purdue 21 (W)
Week 5: Boston College 30, Temple 24 (W)
Week 6: Boston College 21, NC State 30 (L)
Week 7: Boston College 28, Louisville 39 (L)
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: Boston College 17, Miami 28 (L)
Week 10: Boston College 24, Virginia Tech 38 (L)
Week 11: Boston College 20, Clemson 27 (L)
Week 12: Boston College 28, Florida State 38 (L)
Week 13: Boston College 38, Syracuse 34 (W)