Game Day Thread: Boston College vs. Duke (12PM, RSN)

A.J. Black

Boston College kicks off their regular season today against Duke (0-1) in Durham, North Carolina at noon. The game which will be on the RSN (click here to find out how to watch and listen), is the highly anticipated debut of head coach Jeff Hafley. The former Ohio State defensive coordinator took over for Steve Addazio who was fired after a 6-6 season. 

This is where you will get all the latest updates and analysis of the game. Throughout the game I will update this article to include any notes, injury updates and analysis of the game as it happens. I will also be in the comment section to talk about the game. 

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Before the game starts, here are the top analysis articles and info articles we put out at BC Bulletin. 

First Half Takeaways:

Jurkovec looks a little jitterish out there,  taking a lot of hits. Needs to settle down. The offensive line is getting handled by Duke, and causing the offense to struggle. However BC's defense looks energized, making stop after stop. Marcus Valdez and Chibueze Onwuka have had incredible games so far. Like the physicalness of the secondary, who look much improved. 

Game Updates:

Duke drives, but Deon Jones strips the ball out of Chase Brice's hands. BC responds marches down the field with an eight minute drive. Danny Longman field goal BC 26-6

Zay Flowers, wide...open...long touchdown catch. BC 23-6

Jurkovec opens it up with some nice passes to Zay Flowers, and an unbelievable one handed catch by Hunter Long. Great moving in the pocket by Jurkovec who hits Long in the endzone. Danny Longman misses the extra point BC 16 Duke 6

Offense still can't get anything going. Danny Longman kicks a 24 yard field goal Boston College 10-6

11:27 3Q: After a BC drive sputters, Josh DeBerry rips the ball out of the hands of a Duke WR and BC will get the ball inside the 20

Halftime: Boston College 7 Duke 6

2Q: After a sack by Marcus Valdez, Isaiah McDuffie with an interception to stop the Duke march. 

3:00 1Q: Duke with a 49 yard touchdown run from Durant. Nice answer, but Duke misses the extra point BC 7 Duke 6.
7:46 1Q: Touchdown David Bailey, BC bullies Duke on a 10 yard drive and punches it from two out. Excellent drive. 

Depth Chart Updates:

Redshirt sophomore Phil Jurkovec will start at QB

Redshirt sophomore Jaelen Gill will wear No. 86

Redshirt junior CJ Lewis will start at WR

Redshirt freshman Christian Mahogany will start at LG

Redshirt sophomore Elijah Jones will start at LC

Redshirt junior Jahmin Muse will start at SS

Graduate student Deon Jones will start at FS

Redshirt junior Brandon Sebastian will start at RC

Junior Danny Longman will start at PK and handle kickoffs

Inactive List:

Freshman WR Justin Bellido

Graduate student TE Danny Dalton

Redshirt sophomore DB Tyler Days

Redshirt sophomore LB Vinny DePalma

Redshirt freshman DB Connor Grieco

Redshirt freshman DT Izaiah Henderson

Freshman DB Gio Holmes

Freshman TE Hans Lillis

Redshirt sophomore TE Joey Luchetti

Redshirt sophomore LS Tito Pasqualoni

Graduate student WR Kobay White

How To Watch: BC vs. Duke

PODCAST: AJ & Eric Preview the Season, Jeff Hafley and the Duke Game.

Boston College vs. Duke: Final Thoughts & Predictions

Boston College Depth & Analysis

Over 65 Individual Boston College Player Previews: Find them Here

The BC Bulletin Roundtable: Discussing the BC/Duke Game

Transfer Luc Bequette Adjusting Quickly to Boston College

Previewing Duke with Shawn Krest of Blue Devil Country

Five Questions That Must Be Answered By BC's Offense
Five Questions That Must Be Answered By BC's Defense

Five Takeaways from Jeff Hafley's Press Conference

Boston College vs. Duke: Weekly Kickoff

Your Predictions

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Comments (57)
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BC78
BC78

to think we were the worst D in the ACC last year

BCNavy1989
BCNavy1989

Hafley and team found groove in 3rd quarter. This defense ain’t bad

BC78
BC78

Kudos to the O-line for a much better 2nd half

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

Most fun watching a BC qb since tyler murphy with a much higher ceiling.

Kilroy12
Kilroy12

Where has Gill been throughout this game?

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

Haf-time

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

Big swing since Half-time!!

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

Wow, zay

bcmoderate77
bcmoderate77

Water those FLOWERS let’s gooooo

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Zay Flowers is going to be a star.

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Aerie89
Aerie89

Ethon, C.J. Bailey all flashed upgraded receiving skills in my opinion.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Definitely. Can’t wait to see what they do when the playbook is opened more.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Offense still can't get anything going. Duke's defensive line is beating them up up front.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Josh DeBerry just ripped that out of the Duke WR's hands. Aggressiveness and physicalness of this defense has been clear all game.

MAEagle
MAEagle

We also need to get the running game going again

BC78
BC78

Who would have thought our biggest concern would be our All ACC O-line? Come on guys, scrape off the rust.

MAEagle
MAEagle

Halftime Adjustment: put everyone on the O-Line back to their positions last year

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

Duke and refs saving us, 4th & 46 into penalty

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Bad beat on Zion Johnson on that sack. He almost got Jurkovec killed.

Durkcal
Durkcal

big fumble recovery. Needed that

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Rumph hurries Jurkovec, and BC turns it over on 4th and 1.

bcmoderate77
bcmoderate77

McDuffie absolute junkyard dog. We missed that last year big time

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Hell of a motor on Valdez who makes a big sack on Brice.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Duke is answering, offense sputtering the last two drives.

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

A bit of razzle dazzle backfires, make Duke prove they can stop the run

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Not a good pass from Jurkovec, throwing into double coverage, and an interception

FlatbreadsFan
FlatbreadsFan

My GOD MacDuffie what a tackle there

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Hafley already being aggressive, going for it on 4th and 1, Jurkovec gets like three. Excellent start for the Eagles

FlatbreadsFan
FlatbreadsFan

Bailey looks extra quick with that lower weight, and Flowers made them look silly! Offensive line looks good so far.

bcmoderate77
bcmoderate77

Water the Flowers baby!!! Let’s go!!

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

What a way to start on defense, third and short and they STUFFED the Duke rushing attack

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Jurkovec is the starter!

BCEagle1974
BCEagle1974

Big Jack Krack is in the SI Bulletin house.

My life is now complete.

I can go to heaven in peace.

First play, fake run... roll out pass to Hunter Long 14 yds, first down.

Frankie's Aerie_Al Circus #BCOASTOFFENSE

$LetIt RipJurkovec

58-17

This offense will roll at least 40 a game!

FlatbreadsFan
FlatbreadsFan

Interesting that Kobay is still out..hopefully more precautionary, or that they want him to practice in the offense more?