Saturday, September 1, 2007
BC stumbles ass backwards into win against "ACC Champs" Wake Forest 38-28
So how about that Michigan-Appalachian State game? I honestly think this is one of the biggest upsets in college football history if not the very biggest. My local Pop Warner team could bury Appalachian. The only question before this game was whether or not the Michigan score would break triple digits. I think Rocky got better odds against Apollo Creed. The Wolverines were number 5 in the country and considered national title contenders yesterday, today they'll be lucky to stay in the top 25. Oh well, all the more room for other teams to move up..speaking of which....
So how do you get mad at an offense that puts up 38 points? When the opposing defense scores two touchdowns off of sloppy turnovers, including the opening play of the season. Soon it was 14-0 after the Demon Deacons stormed down the field to put up 7 more. It was at about this time that I nearly turned off the TV in disgust and began mourning the decision to place Jagodzinski as the head coach. But Matt Ryan righted the ship and put up 5 Touchdowns as the running game struggled to establish itself all game. Dejuan Tribble carried the Eagles to a victory kicking and screaming by posting 3 interceptions, 2 of which came in the Red Zone. Pretty easy to come back when the opposing offense can't stay on the field and they rely on their defense to put up half the points. BC has set the tone with the first conference win in the ACC, but this game was extremely sloppy on offense and led me to believe that if somebody's going to put BC in the end zone it's going to be Matt Ryan and supporting a one dimensional offense is no cake walk. The Eagles will welcome our turncoat former head coach Tom O'Brien with his new look NC State wolfpack to Alumni Stadium and look to improve to 2-0 in conference play.