Miami @ Boston College
I certainly hope (given Miami's murderous history vs the Eagles) that BC isn't looking past them, but if there is anytime where BC is better than Miami, it's this time. And I'm not saying that just because BC defeated Miami last year, I'm saying because Miami just does NOT match up well with this BC team (or really any team in the ACC for that matter.)
QB - Please. This is silly. Jacory (for all his faults) could at least fling it down field and was a serious deep threat. Alas, he was just as much a threat to Miami given that so many of his passes were interceptions. Gone now. Whoops, they will really miss him this year. Okay, so who will be QB, Stephen Morris or Ryan Williams? You'd think it would be Williams (if he is fully recovered from back surgery) since he started for Memphis a couple years ago, but this is the ACC and the BCS, not mickey mouse division-1 football. So whether it is Morris or Williams, I think ALJ, Noel, Rositano, and Sean Sylvia are going to have a field day. The four of them have ALL faced much better QBs in college and much better defenses than D'Onofrio can throw at them. There will be a minimum of 2INTs for BC's defensive backs, particularly since Miami will be forced to rely on the passing game with Lamar Miller is gone.
TB - Mike James or Edwardo Clements, they both suck. Pick your poison Fisch, its going to suck. BC's defensive line is very deep and experienced, not to mention their linebacking unit. Kuechly will be missed terribly this year, but he will NOT be missed in this game.
OL - 3 sophomores and a couple of juniors (Linder and Henderson) both suck. One returning starter of any note. This line is going to look like BC's line from last year. Edebali, Ramsey, Quinn, and Appiah are going to kick the living fuck out of these guys.
Receivers - TE Walford is good. That's about it. The rest of this unit either graduated or left early for the NFL.
DL - Three linemen made their way to the NFL. That said, Anthony Chickillo is a damn good pass rusher. Whether its Wetzel or Cleary, they are going to struggle to pick him up and protect Chase. Fortunately for us, Chichillo is ALL they have for a pass rush (which still may be more than what we have.) On the interior 6-2, 360 pound, Darrius Smith is going to be more than a match for White or Vardaro or whichever poor bastard will be responsible for moving him off the line. It's not going to happen. If Doug Martin calls even one interior running play on a trap or anything, I am going to have a fit. There will not be hole in the middle of the line. Best they run off tackle and take advantage of Shayon Green's inexperience.
LB - Jimmy Gaines and Denzel Perryman are very much the equal of KPL and Divitto. Both Finch and Williams are going to struggle terribly getting up field. I do not expect many (if any) break away downfield runs on this linebacking unit.
DB - They have a 5-star true frosh at corner in Tracy Howard. But for the very first college football of his life, 5-stars or not, Amidon and Swiggert, and CLJ are going to kick the living crap out of him. Even with McGee back this is a this unit to say the least. Expect Chase to have a field day throwing the ball (if he isn't picking his ass up off the carpet on every play being drilled by Chickillo.)
I expect BC to run roughshod over this Miami team. They damn well better. Practically the whole fucking team graduated last year, and they still couldn't beat BC even in Miami. This is a 3 win Miami team, proabably the weakest Miami team we've ever seen, a team that will cost Al Golden his job.
The Eagles socre a TD on defense (probably a pick - 6). That will almost be all the points they need to win this shitbag of a game. BC 23 - Miami 10
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