- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Army was winless.
Note the past tense.
Boston College's run defense was nonexistent in a 34-31 road loss to Army. The Eagles allowed three 100-yard rushers, and couldn't make the stops when needed on Army's last-minute scoring drive. BC allowed 516 rushing yards. That must feel like three miles to BC's defense. With 45 seconds remaining in the game, Trent Steelman rushed 29 yards for the game-winning touchdown. It was Army's first win of the season.
Boston College, meanwhile, has dropped three straight and has yet to beat an FBS team. At this point, it's survival mode for coach Frank Spaziani. The Eagles have back-to-back road games lined up, starting with No. 3 Florida State next weekend. If they couldn't slow down Army, good luck against the Seminoles and a similar offense to Army in Georgia Tech. A 1-6 start is likely, and the frustrating part for BC fans has to be that this team is finally making progress offensively. Receiver Alex Amidon had another great game, and Andre Williams ran for 191 yards and two touchdowns. It's the defense that has collapsed. This loss is going to be tough for Spaziani to overcome.