Saturday, November 24, 2012
BC hits rock bottom with loss to Pack
By Heather Dinich
If this was Frank Spaziani's last game as head coach of Boston College -- and it likely was -- it will be a forgettable one.
The Eagles defense had no answer for NC State's passing game, and the Wolfpack won, 27-10, despite a slow start offensively. With the loss, the Eagles dropped to 2-10, the program's worst season since the 1978 team finished 0-11. It's been a steady decline recently under Spaziani, and BC finished the season having lost four straight games. The only FBS win came against Maryland, and it will be the second straight season the Eagles didn't qualify for a bowl game.
Mike Glennon threw three touchdown passes -- including two to Tobais Palmer in a span of 51 seconds late in the third quarter. He completed 24 of 37 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns. BC ran the ball well, but it had three turnovers and was just 3-of-15 on third-down conversions.
NC State did what it was expected to do -- win. Now the question is if BC's new athletic director will do what many expect him to.
Brad Bates was hired as BC's new athletic director in early October. He's already seen enough BC football to make a decision on the future of the program. BC fans made their decision long ago.