2019 Boston College Eagles football team

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2019 Boston College Eagles football
Boston College Eagles wordmark.png
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
2019 record5–5 (3–4 ACC)
Head coachSteve Addazio (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Bajakian (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Reid (4th season)
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium
(Capacity: 44,500)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 3 Clemson xy   8 0         11 0  
Louisville   4 3         6 4  
Florida State   4 4         6 5  
Wake Forest   3 3         7 3  
Boston College   3 4         5 5  
NC State   1 5         4 6  
Syracuse   1 5         4 6  
Coastal Division
Virginia   5 2         7 3  
Pittsburgh   4 2         7 3  
Virginia Tech   4 2         7 3  
Miami   4 3         6 4  
North Carolina   3 4         4 6  
Duke   2 4         4 6  
Georgia Tech   1 6         2 8  
Championship: Clemson vs TBD
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 18, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

The 2019 Boston College Eagles football team represents Boston College during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Eagles play their home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and compete in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They are led by seventh-year head coach Steve Addazio.

Preseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

In January 2019, head coach Steve Addazio announced the hiring of Mike Bajakian as the new offensive coordinator, replacing Scot Loeffler, who left to take the head coaching job at Bowling Green.[1] Bajakian had spent the previous four years as the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Preseason media poll[edit]

In the preseason ACC media poll, Boston College was predicted to finish in fifth in the Atlantic Division.[2]

Media poll (Atlantic Division)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Clemson 1209 (171)
2 Syracuse 913 (2)
3 Florida State 753
4 NC State 666
5 Boston College 588
6 Wake Forest 462
7 Louisville 253

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Maxwell Award[3] AJ Dillon RB Junior
Doak Walker Award[4] AJ Dillon RB Junior
Mackey Award[5] Jake Burt TE Redshirt Senior
Hunter Long TE Redshirt Sophomore
Rimington Trophy[6] Alec Lindstrom C Redshirt Sophomore

Schedule[edit]

Boston College's 2019 schedule will begin with their conference home opener against Virginia Tech on August 31. In non-conference play, the Eagles will play home games against Richmond of the Colonial Athletic Association and Kansas of the Big 12 Conference, and road games against Rutgers of the Big Ten Conference and Notre Dame, a football independent. In ACC play, they will face the other members of the Atlantic Division as well as Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh from the Coastal Division.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 314:00 p.m.Virginia TechACCNW 35–2835,213
September 73:30 p.m.Richmond*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCN ExtraW 45–1330,111
September 137:30 p.m.Kansas*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCNL 24–4832,848
September 2112:00 p.m.at Rutgers*BTNW 30–1632,217
September 283:30 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCNL 24–2739,352
October 512:30 p.m.at LouisvilleACCRSNL 39–4146,007
October 1912:00 p.m.NC Statedagger
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCRSNW 45–2430,275
October 267:30 p.m.at No. 4 ClemsonACCNL 7–5981,081
November 212:00 p.m.at SyracuseACCNW 58–2742,857
November 912:00 p.m.Florida State
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCNL 31–3837,312
November 232:30 p.m.at Notre Dame*NBC
November 303:30 p.m.at PittsburghESPN/ESPN2/ACCN

Source:[7]

Game summaries[edit]

Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 7 7 7 28
Eagles 7 21 0 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–18 Nov. 3, 2018 W, 31–21

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0 10 0 3 13
Eagles 21 14 10 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 Oct. 2, 1971 W, 24–0

Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 7 21 13 7 48
Eagles 17 7 0 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

The Kansas Jayhawks came into the game as a three touchdown underdog, but performances by quarterback Carter Stanley (238 yards passing) and running back Pooka Williams (121 yards rushing) combined with other efforts to give the Jayhawks their first road win against a "power 5" team in almost 11 years.[8]

Boston College scored first and had the lead 10-0 until the Jayhawks scored on six straight possessions. Kansas took the lead 28-24 at the half thanks to an 82 yard run with 40 seconds remaining before the break to set up a 3-yard score just two plays later. Kansas continued to score in the second half but Boston College could not match the effort. The final score was Kansas 48, Boston College 24.[8]

at Rutgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 10 7 6 30
Scarlet Knights 7 6 0 3 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–6–1 Nov. 6, 2004 W, 21–10

Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 10 7 3 7 27
Eagles 0 17 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–11–2 Sept. 13, 2018 W, 41–34

at Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 15 7 10 39
Cardinals 14 14 3 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 Oct. 13, 2018 W, 38–20

NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 0 3 7 14 24
Eagles 7 17 7 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–7 Oct. 6, 2018 L, 23–28

at Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7
No. 4 Tigers 17 21 14 7 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–18–2 Nov. 10, 2018 L, 7–27

at Syracuse[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 34 7 7 58
Orange 17 3 7 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–31 Nov. 24, 2018 L, 21–42

Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 3 7 14 14 38
Eagles 7 7 0 17 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–12 Nov. 17, 2018 L, 21–22

at Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Fighting Irish 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–14 Sept. 16, 2017 L, 20–49

at Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Panthers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–17 Sept. 5, 2014 L, 20–30

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
CFP Not released NR NR Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Rich (January 15, 2019). "New Boston College offensive coordinator has plenty of experience". Boston Herald.
  2. ^ "Clemson Favored to Continue ACC Football Championship Run". theACC.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Maxwell Award Watch List". July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Doak Walker Award Watch List". July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List Released" (PDF). July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 Rimington Trophy Watch List". July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019 Boston College Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Jayhawks break 48-game road skid vs. Power 5". ESPN. September 13, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.