BC in the ACC

Bc_logo_1Boston College Football (2-0) went from No. 19 to No. 17 (or 15 on ESPN’s Ranking) with last week’s win over Army…but the real test of viability in the ACC comes this weekend’s game in Chestnut Hill against Florida State.

ESPN provides a decent stats comparison of the two teams….

CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts – If you’re going to start something, you might as well do it in style. Boston College is doing just that in its Atlantic Coast Conference debut.

The 17th-ranked Eagles host eighth-ranked Florida State in a prime-time matchup Saturday that features plenty of storylines and a pair of teams off to hot starts.

Boston College has an impressive road win against BYU and a route of Army under its belt. Quinton Porter threw for two touchdowns and the Eagles built a 30-7 halftime lead in their home opener last week against the Black Knights, a 44-7 win.

The competition level will increase a few notches this week as Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in Division I-A history with 353 victories, once again will try to leave Chestnut Hill with an important victory.

The last time Bowden brought a team to Boston was in 1976, when a 1-3 Seminoles team came through with a 28-9 upset of the 13th-ranked Eagles. That FSU team finished 5-6, but the win over BC was a sign of things to come as Bowden has guided the Seminoles to 28 consecutive winning seasons since.

Florida State (2-0) knocked off No. 13 Miami in its season opener and needed a few quarters to come alive but easily dispatched of The Citadel, 62-10, on Saturday.


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