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