The national Friday night spotlight belonged to the Boston College Eagles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. It marked the ACC debut for new head coach Steve Addazio. The former Temple head coach was hired following the firing of Frank Spaziani last season, and many expected to see a bit of a culture chance in Chestnut Hill. Addazio was going to bring a grit and toughness to this BC program that would hopefully resurrect them once again to where they were during the Matt Ryan era.
One way to positively go about that is to do what the Eagles did on Friday night.
Boston College soared their way past Wake by a final score of 24-10. Behind the 35 carry, 204 yard performance from running back Andre Williams, that whole grit and toughness part shined through.
Quarterback Chase Rettig managed the game decently, going 7-of-14 for 123 yards with two touchdowns and just one interception. His leading target, not surprisingly, was WR Alex Amidon who grabbed five balls for 93 yards and a score.
This game was a huge step in the right direction for this BC program. The Eagles now begin their 2013 season 2-0 and have already matched their entire win total from last season.
As I said earlier, when they brought in Addazio, they wanted change. Even though Wake Forest didn’t exactly appear to be any form of a top-notch contender in the ACC, this did look like a completely different Boston College team. They looked more prepared, more disciplined and just overall better.
Tonight was in no way an indication that BC will be in contention for a bowl appearance following this season, but it was a strong indication that this program may indeed be headed in the right direction under the head coach that just wants everyone around him to “Be A Dude.”