Boston College Eagles: Keys To The Season, Top Game, Top Transfer, Fun Stats
Boston College Eagles: Key To The 2022 Offense
Get the passing game going again
The Eagles have an NFL quarterback in Phil Jurkovec, and they’ve got the wide receivers and options to take the offense up a few notches. Now it all has to work.
There were times when the offense didn’t turn it loose because it didn’t need to, but there were too many times when the passing game wasn’t effective enough. Jurkovec was hurt for most of that time, but only hitting the 200-yard mark in two of the final ten games wasn’t okay.
Boston College Eagles: Key To The 2022 Defense
Generate more plays behind the line
It’s not really the design of the defense to go all out to get behind the line, and the results have been fine. Of course, it would be nice to come up with an occasional tackle for loss, though.
The Boston College pass rush hasn’t done much since the 2018 version had Wyatt Ray and Zach Allen going off. Even so, the 55 tackles for loss and 21 sacks last year weren’t good enough.
The production kicked up late with three sacks in four of the last five games, and now it has to carry over.
Boston College Eagles: Key Player To The 2022 Season
OG Christian Mahogany, Jr.
The offensive line isn’t totally starting from scratch. It’s going to be just fine with a little bit of time, but losing four high-end starters is a problem. The 6-3, 335-pound Mahogany earned second-team All-ACC honors from his spot at right guard, and now he’s the veteran anchor to build the front five around.
Boston College Eagles: Key Transfer
TE George Takacs, Sr.
Trae Berry came up with 21 catches for 362 yards – second-most on the team – with four touchdowns in a strong season. The tight end is gone, but Joey Luchetti is back with great size and a decent mid-range game, but adding the 6-6, 247-pound Takacs from Notre Dame is a huge help.
He only caught eight passes for 78 yards and two scores with the Irish, but now he should be more of a featured target.
Boston College Key Game To The 2022 Season
Louisville, Oct. 8
Where will the Eagles be at after the first part of the season? They should be able to beat Rutgers and Maine, and they should at least split the road games against Virginia Tech and Florida State if everything is going right. Throw in the home game against Clemson, and they should be 3-2 or 2-3 when Louisville comes to Chestnut Hill.
There are plenty of winnable games over the second half of the year, but lose to Louisville and it’ll be a fight to get to six wins. Win, and with two weeks off to prepare for Wake Forest there should be hope for seven wins or more.
Boston College Eagles: 2021 Fun Stats
– Penalties: Opponents 84 for 732 yards – Boston College 65 for 596 yards
– Field Goals: Boston College 13-of-14 – Opponents 13-of-14
– 4th Quarter Scoring: Boston College 78 – Opponents 52