Boston College (1-4) will play host to the Louisville Cardinals (2-2) this weekend. With BC coming off a lopsided loss to Florida State and Louisville beating Southern Florida 41-3 the morale for both teams would seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. One would think that, but even though losing handily to Florida State, BC actually was not outplayed by much.
BC Needs More EXPLOSIVE Plays
Similar to how BC beat up on Maine by having huge gains, Florida State did that to them in spades. From the start, the Eagles were behind the eight ball giving up a kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff. From there on out it was all downhill.
BC comes into this week hoping to have more of those big gains they had the week prior against Maine. Boston College will have to find a way to get Zay Flowers the ball again after he led the Eagles with 7 receptions last week. Phil Jurkovec will also need to be better at pushing the ball down the field to his young targets Joseph Griffin Jr. and Jaden Williams. Overall BC needs to find their composure on offense as a whole.
Defensive Keys For BC
Defensively BC needs to contain Malik Cunningham as he’s been exceptional as a passer and not to mention he’s the Cardinals leading rusher as well. BC will also have to try to contain Tyler Hudson and Ahmari Huggins-Bruce. As Hudson is their leading pass he is as dynamic as a receiver in the ACC.
Huggins-Bruce on the other hand is a problem matchup. Even though he has been held out of the endzone to this point he is one of the most explosive players in the ACC. Similar to Flowers for BC, all he needs in one step is to get by you and make a big play.
It should be a great test for BC as an 11-point underdog, as they try to leapfrog Louisville Saturday in the standing. Kickoff is at noon on the ACC Network. For more BC and college, football news check Gridiron Heroics daily.