Saturday, November 29, 2008

In-game comments post: Maryland

Consider this the semi-final round of the unofficial ACC tournament. Win and it is on to Tampa. Davis makes his true debut today and hopefully the BC D caps off a dominant season with one more great performance.


I will not be online during the game. Leave your comments below.

169 comments:

Rob said...

Good Globe story today on the game: http://www.boston.com/sports/colleges/football/articles/2008/11/29/for_eagles_win_and_theyre_in/

Big Jack Krack said...

Not thinking about matchups or anything, but I'd like Georgia Tech to win the Coastal if they play well in the second half against Georgia - heck maybe they could pull off a win. Looks like Virginia might have a chance to pull and upset over VaTech.

Go BC - beat Maryland. I'm getting nervous in a good way.

Big Jack Krack said...

Maybe I don't want us to play Gorgia Tech :-) Let's go ACC - beat the SEC.

Big Jack Krack said...

Okay - we can earn a rematch with Virginia Tech. I still want Georgia Tech to pull this off.

campy said...

Both early ACC/SEC games going well so far. :)

eagleboston said...

Let's go BC! Time to get revenge for last year!

BeantownBC85 said...

So we would go to the Orange Bowl right? They get the ACC winner right? I should start getting tickets.

Rob said...

The ESPN color guy (missed his name) must read this blog since he just referred to BC being in the "ACC Semi-finals" now.

eagle1331 said...

GAME TIME!

Stadium looks pretty packed...

Rob said...

I would love to see some trickeration with Flutie in throwing the ball on a reverse at some point.

campy said...

Pam Ward thinks the Miracle in Miami game was played at Alumni?

Bravesbill said...

That's why she's normally relegated to the #3 or 4 game on the various ESPN channels.

eagleboston said...

Beantown,

Start getting your tickets? Hold your horses there tiger. BC has to beat Maryland today which is not going to be easy. Then, we would have to face the vicious blitzing attack of Bud Foster's defense and beat a team that always seems to have our number when it counts. Let's take this one game at a time.

Rob said...

Cliche alert!

Rob said...

You know you made the cornerback look real bad when you leap over him for a TD AND knock his helmet off. Woohoo!

g laro said...

Way to go Davis...A weeks worth of practice and plays geared towards his strengths...This kid can play

Thomas said...

holy **** we look sharp! Let's keep it up! Our coaches have these boys ready!

eagleboston said...

Wow! What a drive! Davis looked very good on that drive. Hell, everyone looked good on that drive. Great blocking, great running and a nice TD pass.

Rob said...

Time to burn the red shirt on Tuggle.

/snark

Bravesbill said...

Davis looks like a whole different player from last week. Those passes were the best he has thrown this season. Crisp and accurate and he's actually making quick decisions to boot.

Rob said...

You're right about that, Bravesbill. He looked poised and in control.

mmason said...

Like a well-made clock, right and tight and movin' down the field. The Kid is alright...It's a pretty thing to see. Go Eagles!

BeantownBC85 said...

Well I think it's smart to plan ahead.

Thomas said...

Dare I say Davis looked better on that drive than Crane has looked all season? Accuracy and quick decisions we haven't seen since Mr. Ryan was here.

Now if our secondary would show up we'd be all set.

eagleboston said...

Damn, the defense appears to be having an off day. Again, this drive was set-up by another big runback on the kick-off

Niems. said...

So the offense does good, and the defense plays like shit.

Time to sell the Tampa tickets...

BeantownBC85 said...

Damn, can't stop them with 12.

Rob said...

Niems, I'd take that early on as opposed to the alternative. The D will step it up.

eagleboston said...

Mmason, we got another tight one brewing here. Time to run to the nearest Ralph's and get some margarita mix.

Bravesbill said...

BC hasn't touched Turner yet. Blitz the hell out of the guy. The o-line isn't nearly good enough to stop them.

eagle1331 said...

the corners are playing really sloppy... Spaz will get them going again, I have faith...

mmason said...

Well, they're doing what they always do--Terps will test us deep 'cause they can't run. The 43 yard pass is their game plan. Our guys have to hang in there on those go routes. Now we need a score and hold'em and score again. Go Eagles!

BeantownBC85 said...

Thank God we're not a Nike school. They might force us to wear a black alternate or maybe a monochrome look.

Big Jack Krack said...

Come on D - don't let us down today. Special Teams either.

BeantownBC85 said...

SACK!

Rob said...

Look for McLaughlin on the Sportscenter Top Ten tonight...WOW

eagleboston said...

Hey, that World War II DVD looks pretty cool.

Bravesbill said...

Look what a blitz will do for ya.

eagleboston said...

I'll never understand why receivers run short of the first down marker.

Big Jack Krack said...

I was hoping we would get on top early. What a stupid personal foul on #86 - no excuse.

Bravesbill said...

Why would you just not have Harris pound the ball on 3rd and 2, esp. considering that Maryland can't stop the run.

Bravesbill said...

Why did BC not do this on Maryland's first 2 possessions?

mmason said...

It's like the O line just decided to let the D score for them...and now a roughing penalty-- NOT good...But welcome to Sack City! Twice!

Big Jack Krack said...

C'mon O - show some life. Run it down their throats if you must.

eagleboston said...

Bravesbill,

I would give the BC coaching staff some credit for adjusting. It's clear that this pressure is really dusruptive to Turner.

Now the offense needs to get its mojo back.

Bravesbill said...

They deserve credit for adjusting but they should have been blitzing since the beginning of the game, considering how feeble Maryland looked last week against FSU's blitz package.

eagleboston said...

It took until the 2nd quarter, but they finally showed the Flutie pass.

Niems. said...

Harris for Heisman, 2010.

Bravesbill said...

What awful play calling the past 2 plays. Not to mention that bad play call on 3rd and 2 the last drive.

Big Jack Krack said...

What do we think Logan needs to call for this quarterback to get us moving? I thought we could run on Maryland, but they are keying on that pretty well. A few quick outs to Hayden and Harris?

BlockParty said...

alright logan, lets run the ball.

mmason said...

These long droughts of underachievement by our marvelously talented offense, especially our ground game, take the zest and freshness out of the margarita business. We're lean and mean and should be scoring as I write this.
What's with the dropped balls and no O line blocking? The Haden-Harris jugernaut needs some TNT in the MPG.

eagleboston said...

I think the refs are saying that was uncatchable.

Even Momah can't jump that high.

Big Jack Krack said...

Time for a defensive score. I was hoping it wouldn't be all on the D today, but it looks that way.

Big Jack Krack said...

What is going on?

campy said...

Herzy!

Big Jack Krack said...

Yes.

Thomas said...

If Herzy doesn't win the Butkus, something is seriously wrong with the voters. That INT was NASTYYYYYYY

Thomas said...

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOO BABY

eagleboston said...

Herzzzzzyyyyyyyy!

Rob said...

You won't see a better back-to-back set of plays than that INT and TD Pass.

campy said...

Been waiting for a pass play like that a while ...

Bravesbill said...

What a huge turn of events that can propel, BC to victory now.

Thomas said...

That announcer who just suggested herzy come out in the draft needs to be shot

mmason said...

Ah, how sweet it is! Davis to Gunnell! What an arm on the Kid!Gunnell is Money! Baby, cut the limes, it's halftime!
Go Eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!

eagleboston said...

Rob,

How about Ryan to Gunnell followed by the on-side kick?

Rob said...

That'd be a fun debate to have some night at MA's, eagleboston. Can't go wrong regardless.

eagleboston said...

Mmason,

I like mine on the rocks wth salt. It's snowing here so I need a little sunshine.

eagleboston said...

Rob,

If you want to go back aways, didn't Glen Foley complete a pass to tight end Pete Mitchell followed by Gordon's field goal right into touchdown Jesus?

BeantownBC85 said...

Let's close this game out strong!

Big Jack Krack said...

Close it out strong with no more injuries, please.

TOB's team finished strong - you've got to give it to the guy.

mmason said...

eagleboston--It's 76 here in sunny Santa Clarita...the last Eagle outpost near Magic Mountain. I'll throw some extra salt on this one in homage to your snowwy day...and always on the rocks, of course. As for rocks--is the Kid playing with cojones, or what? I've got this feeling that with these 3 freshmen we could be rockin' for a few years--if only we could pick up a Raji, Herzy and Brace.

Rob said...

No we don't, Big Jack. No we don't.

eagleboston said...

Mmason,

The future looks bright with all of these young freshmen. We lose one O-lineman, Purvis and Robinson on offense. The big holes will be on defense where we have to replace Raji, Brace, Francois/Toal and most likely Herzy (plus Anderson). I wonder who will step up to be the next great BC linebacker?

Big Jack Krack said...

You're right, Rob - I lost my senses there for a minute. :-) He frustrated us for sure.

mmason said...

Montel is mas Man!

Rob said...

eagleboston, McLaughlin is a beast and only a junior so we're in good hands for another year, if Herzy leaves.

eagleboston said...

Another drive killed by a brutal penalty. We need at least one more score.

mmason said...

Sweet place to back up these Terps. Herzy and the gang gotta be goin' for it now!

BlockParty said...

here is where our d needs to apply some pressure. make something positive happen with maryland on the goal line.

eagleboston said...

I know we have a lot of TOB haters here, but I will always be grateful to him for getting us out of the Dan Henning era and for beating up on Notre Dame.

And you cannot deny he has done an excellent coaching job at NC State. Thank God we play them at home next year.

Big Jack Krack said...

I'm worried about Brace and Hayden.

eagleboston said...

Wow, Florida State is getting walloped by Florida. But, we won two from the SEC earlier.

I'm praying for an ND upset tonight as I do not want the Irish to make a run on Jags.

eagleboston said...

Well, that was like a 30 yard pass play for Maryland.

Rob said...

I dunno, didn't look to me like it hit his foot. Pretty tough to tell.

Bravesbill said...

Jags would never go to ND.

mmason said...

Friggin' Terps always manage to get some bleeping blindluck call when they're about to totally suck! It must be a Turtle God thing...you know that a Terp touched that ball first!

Thomas said...

WHAT??? A CALL THAT GOES OUR WAY???

Rob said...

I knew it didn't hit BC first.

eagleboston said...

Mmason,

Don't lose faith in the power of the margaritas.

Overturned!

Rob said...

Ruh roh, snap the ball quickly!

Bravesbill said...

Wow, 2 calls that go BC's way in 2 consecutive plays. The football gods are smiling.

eagleboston said...

Who is Harris' back-up? Boeck? I think Mulroney is still hurt.

mmason said...

Yes! There is a God...as I learned at BC many times!

Rob said...

You're pretty pissed right now if you're a Maryland fan. We'd be screaming bloody murder if those calls went against us admittedly. Oh well.

tow2nd2none said...

OMG Jags i love you!!!

campy said...

Flutie TD pass!

Rob said...

Yes the trick play I have wanted all along! Doug is smiling in studio.

eagleboston said...

Jags! He did it again!

Bravesbill said...

Yet another reason why I don't miss TOB.

Wolfpack Water Polo said...

State fan here. Looks like you guys will make it back to the ACC championship game. Congrats. I think both NC State and BC are happy with their new coaches. Good luck moving forward.

Rob said...

Wolfpack, appreciate the sentiment but no thanks. Check back post-game. Too much jinx potential on that one.

Rob said...

Richie Guns, cmon now with the drops.

mmason said...

We may be witnessing one of the great BC defenses in many decades, guys.
The Kid is doin'great, and would be even better if everyone held onto the ball--but the D is killer good.

eagleboston said...

Davis looks much, much better this week. Very few poor passes.

Rob said...

The D is unreal. They're reached the point where you expect them to make the big play every time we need one and are surprised when they don't.

eagleboston said...

C'mon defense. Don't let the Terps get back in this.

-8 yards rushing for Maryland.

Rob said...

Haha I like the fan yelling "nice catch." Fans there have been great tonight as far as I can tell sitting here on my couch.

eagleboston said...

You guys jinxed the defense.

eagleboston said...

Rob,

My brother is at the game. He says the stands are full and the crowd is into it even though most students are gone for the holiday.

Bravesbill said...

Who in their right mind would have shot this archive footage?

mmason said...

These are MEN, people! Raji and Herzy and Brace and all the Big D Eagles! They hit like Eagle Lightning...It's just BOOM! Down goes the QB. I love it.

tow2nd2none said...

Fletcher looks real bad today. He's 10 yards off his man every time the ball is caught.

mmason said...

Fletch is gettin' burned like a Cali suburb.

eagleboston said...

Mmason,

Another rally margarita please. I need to clam my nerves. That drive was way too easy for Maryland.

Bravesbill said...

Uh oh, just when you thought it was safe enough to put back the defibrilator.

BlockParty said...

fletcher is not playing well at all.

Big Jack Krack said...

I'm not picking on Fletcher, but why is he playing so much? I thought he was the backup.

Oh boy - we've got a tough game. The defensive secondary needs to man-up if the offensive dows a 3 and out.

eagleboston said...

I can't use the reverse karma this week because that is a once per season deal. Someone else needs to provide the mojo this week.

mmason said...

Eagleboston--I'm on it. Make it a double and how about a pick 6 thrown in while I'm watching from their 48. It wouldn't be BC if it was a blow-out.

eagleboston said...

I think the whole nation just switched to the BC game as the other two games are blowouts.

tow2nd2none said...

Thank god Friedgen continues to try to run the ball. If they threw every down we might be in more trouble than we already are.

Bravesbill said...

This short passing game is killing BC now.

tow2nd2none said...

Time to play some press coverage, please spaz

eagleboston said...

Ralph is a damn good coach. Rather than drop back and pass deep, he is getting quicker releases and nickle and diming BC.

BeantownBC85 said...

smart to NOT catch that pick. so much field position would be lost.

tow2nd2none said...

Well Ralph shoulda called for a made field goal instead of a miss

Big Jack Krack said...

Dodged a huge bullet - but another stupid penalty.

eagleboston said...

Another stupid penalty!

Well, anyone up for an 8 minute drive?

Bravesbill said...

That makes no sense Beantown. Another idiotic penalty. BC has been getting these unsportsmanlike penalties for the past 3 weeks now.

campy said...

Now, we need a good drive.

BeantownBC85 said...

How does it not make sense? Would you rather have the ball at your 3 or your 40?

eagleboston said...

Baylor and Texas Tech are tied late in the 4th.

tow2nd2none said...

Time for the O line to take this game over. Lets go big uglies.

mmason said...

C'mon BC--let's take it on down, score and ice this cake! Go Eagles! (the Fridge has had enough fun at our expense--we need to clock his big caboose and cut this game loose)

Bravesbill said...

I would rather have the ball at the 3 than giving Maryland a chance for the FG, which they thankfully missed.

Bravesbill said...

It was a third down play from inside the BC 20, so I have no clue where you get the 40 from.

eagleboston said...

Let's just get a couple first downs here and try to work the field position game.

eagleboston said...

Another 100 yard game for Harris.

tow2nd2none said...

I think Harris has become BC's most prolific freshman runner ever. We should have 3 exciting years ahead of us with him back there(not to get ahead of myself).

Big Jack Krack said...

Needless to say we need a 1st down.

Big Jack Krack said...

What are we doing? Leaving it up to the D?

eagleboston said...

Norm Duke! That guy is better than The Dude.

Chicago Eagle said...

Nice punt. Okay Defense we have faith in you.

Big Jack Krack said...

Steve Bible Logan

eagleboston said...

Did you guys see the holding on that 2nd down play?

mmason said...

The Defense will have to end this thing...which is cool with me. But I hope we've got a Fletch alert goin'--cuz this is crazy. They're gonna T.O. their way down the field, and nickel and dime us.

Big Jack Krack said...

Wow - Herzy. 2 more stops

Big Jack Krack said...

I hate this zone stuff at times like this.

tow2nd2none said...

I knew a pick 6 was coming!!!!

tow2nd2none said...

See you in tampa boys!!!

Big Jack Krack said...

Am I dumb or what :-)

eagleboston said...

Merry Christmas Bedford Falls!

Chicago Eagle said...

Faith rewarded!! I love this defense!

Bravesbill said...

3rd and 20 conversion. Why the hell do you go into a zone coverage there? It never works!

Well a TD seals the deal.

Big Jack Krack said...

See you in Tampa.

mmason said...

I am in tears,...truly. This was a great win.

Big Jack Krack said...

I DO NOT WANT TO LET THEM SCORE - NO NO NO.

NOT GOOD- hold em

mmason said...

So much for the pre-season picks and all the BCS BS. The Fridge can't bear to lose this one...every pound of his angry little brain hates this game. He's made his living lately beating BC and taking our bowl games. Now he's going to on-side kick and throw Hail Mary's until the fat lady's choir sings "Goodbye!"

tow2nd2none said...

That game was, for the most part, exceptionally coached. Great win BC. 2 more to go!

Big Jack Krack said...

I liked 28 to 14 a lot better, but congratulations to BC and our players, coaches and staff.

We could have prevented this bs by Maryland at the end of the game.

Let's stick it to VaTech next week. We can do it.

cherry ghost said...

WE REALLY DID IT. IN A GOOD WAY.

05Eagle said...

We goin to the ship! Hopefully Jags will leave the leather jacket in Boston.

mmason said...

I just heard the Choir...singing "Goodbye Terps" AND "Welcome to Boise".
Ah, yes. Gotta go to Tampa. Do they know how to make a Margarita in Tampa?

eagleboston said...

Congrats BC and great job Dominique!

In Ryan's first start, he threw 3 picks and BC was crushed by Syracuse. Davis went 12-24 with 2 TD's and no picks.

Well, I hope we can beat our nemesis next week. It would be brutal to lose 2 years in a row to these guys but they have th pedigree and the coaching.

Chicago Eagle said...

I agree the Fonze jacket has to go. That aside, 2 ACC Championship berths in 2 years is pretty damn good. WE ARE BC!!

eagleboston said...

Shove it Phil Steele,

I heard that jerk on ESPN radio this morning predicting BC would lose to the Twerps. This is the same Phil Steele who I believe picked BC to finish in 5th place in the Atlantic.

But, I guess we have to win the 'ship to get any national respect.

eagleboston said...

I disagree about the leather jacket. I think it is pretty col and we are not going to mess with the karma now.

campy said...

But, I guess we have to win the 'ship to get any national respect.

Forget it. Even winning the Orange Bowl over the Big Least won't give us much national respect.