Friday, November 9, 2012
Boston College Has No Chance
Whenever a 9-0 team plays a 2-7 team, there is always the fear of taking them too lightly and not being prepared to play. There is no way this will happen this week. Notre Dame already had a let down last week against Pittsburgh. This is a defense that gave up 26 points to the Panthers. That may not seem that bad, but it is when your average is just under 12 points. They also allowed a 100 yard rusher for the first time all year.
Therefore, the defense will be fired up this week and will take it out on Boston College. The Eagles do have a legitimate passing threat in Junior quarterback Chase Rettig who has thrown for 2556 yards with 16 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions. His favorite target is Junior receiver Alex Amion who has caught 67 passes for 1073 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Boston College has had virtually no running game all year. Junior Andre Williams does have 584 yards with four touchdowns, but that is misleading considering 191 of those yards came against Army. It is also safe to say that no defense they have faced in the ACC, other than Florida State, can compare with Notre Dame.
On the other side, the Eagles give up an average of 35 points a game. Put that against a team that has a young quarterback who is getting better every week. Everett Golson has also said that he is actually more comfortable playing on the road. I am not sure why that is. Maybe it is easier being away from South Bend and all the media that is there. Brian Kelly needs to just stay with Golson from here on out. We all love Tommy Rees, but it is time to let Golson take charge of this offense.
To go along with Golson is a great running game that has three runners with at least 300 yards in Theo Riddick, Cierre Wood, and George Atkinson. Tyler Eifert leads a really good receiving core to help Golson. With the development of young Golson. Notre Dame is no longer just a great defense. They are a great team.
Of course we can't look past anybody, but I am certain Notre Dame will be ready after the let down last week. The line is that barring an act of God, Boston College has no chance.