Boston College vs. Maine Black Bears
Maine is opening up this week off a 9-4 season a year ago as they reached the FCS national quarterfinals before being eliminated, which is quite complementing. Only problem is, Boston College is not the complementing type, at least not on the field anyway. For the Eagles, the season opener didn’t go as planned, unraveling in the latter part of the game and ultimately losing against the Hurricanes on self-inflected turnovers.
Normally scoring thirty-two points will give a team a good chance at victory, but not giving up forty-one points on the back end. Chase Rettig, and the Boston College offense got off on the right foot in the beginning of the game scoring their first two possession. The end of the game was a different story as they ended up fumbling the ball on consecutive drives to start the fourth quarter. Shortly after the loss they had a look forward approach toward the Maine Black Bears who they have somewhat of a history with.
The once upon time history started back in 1915, to later play in 1929, 1967, and 2006, with the all-time series tied (3-3). From most recent games they’ve played, there’s an inclination that the Eagles will use this game to tighten up some screws on defense, and use this as a `get everyone involved’ kind of game for the offense. Coach Spaz, has made it perfectly clear that he isn’t looking past Maine. An attitude that most Eagles fans want to hear, but in their inner circles it’s being talked about as a glorified scrimmage, and would be highly disappointed it didn’t look otherwise.
Chase Rettig registered his first career 400+ game last week, and has a high potential of getting high numbers again with the help of Junior wide reciever Alex Amidon, and Junior running back Andre Williams who looks to open those passing lanes whenever their numbers are called upon. All in all, the Eagles are motivated to take on the Maine Black Bears with intentions on substituting `Bears’ for `Eyes’ in their name, by the end of the game.