Boston College Q&A

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I was contacted by Boston College blog Eagle In Atlanta to do a bit of a Q&A between websites. We exchanged

My answers to the Q&A can be found here.

Here are the Eagle in Atlanta answers to my questions:

The Unbalanced Line: Could you give me your thoughts on Boston College's ACC membership?

ATL_Eagle:  BC has been a member of the ACC for eight seasons, so I would say most of us are used to the conference by now. It was the right move then and despite our current slide, it is still the right place for BC now. There were aspects of the Big East that made sense but the football/basketball split always made the long-term situation unstable. Plus the ACC has been very lucrative for BC. And despite the geography, we are much more philosophically aligned with the ACC schools than we were with many of the old Big East.

 The Unbalanced Line:  How do you view BC's old rivals Pitt and Syracuse as new additions to the ACC?

ATL_Eagle: I think Pitt and Syracuse will only help BC's cause. They will change perception of BC being an "outsider" and help rekindle old rivalries. Plus adding them only reinforces our recruiting in New York and Pennsylvania.

The Unbalanced Line: Army's on an 8 game overall losing streak dating back to 2011 and have dropped 5 straight games to Boston College. Army will give BC their best shot. How do you think the game will turn out?

ATL_Eagle:  I think BC should win. If they push the tempo and throw it, BC should put up plenty of points. The issue is will BC stop Army on offense. They haven't stopped anyone yet.


Closing Out Stony Brook

... because somebody has to.

Danny Wild has a photoblog on the Stony Brook game. Really nice work once again from Danny, go on over and relive the game - do it now, I can almost guarantee you won't want to revisit this one same time next year.

I mentioned that Army fell to #2 in the NCAA rushing rankings. There are a couple other stats and figures that may surprise. At 30 of 56 on third down (53.57) Army clocks in at 12th in 3rd down efficiency. 4th downs? 6/16, 40% success  -  perhaps R.E. should reexamine the team's attitude toward going for it on 4th down?  The Black Knights are tied for 12th for fewest penalty minutes, 33.75 penalty yards per game - not bad, but can be improved upon.

A lot of places for improvement which can only mean one thing:

Army's inclusion in ESPN's Bottom 10 rankings is obvious; that is definitely not a good thing.


Army 0-4

Monday, October 1, 2012

Here's a review of the Michie Stadium fan experience from the fellows at Theirs is a well thought out and interesting website certainly worth a look/bookmark.

Trent Steelman's career accomplishments are to me very impressive, but still a lot less impressive than the single-day numbers that Geno Smith and West Virginia are producing. WVU got the biggest bump in my week 5 Blogpoll Ballot. Also, the score sheet from this game from the CAA last week impressed me enough to mention it.



SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings


The Unbalanced Line Ballot - Week 5

1Alabama Crimson Tide--
2Oregon Ducks--
3Florida St. Seminoles--
4West Virginia MountaineersArrow_up 5
5Georgia BulldogsArrow_up 3
6LSU TigersArrow_down -2
7Kansas St. WildcatsArrow_down -2
8Florida GatorsArrow_down -1
9Ohio St. BuckeyesArrow_up 6
10South Carolina GamecocksArrow_down -4
11Notre Dame Fighting IrishArrow_down -1
12Clemson Tigers--
13Louisville CardinalsArrow_up 4
14Texas Longhorns--
15Oklahoma SoonersArrow_down -2
16TCU Horned FrogsArrow_up 2
17Nebraska CornhuskersArrow_up 6
18Mississippi St. BulldogsArrow_up 7
19USC TrojansArrow_down -3
20Cincinnati Bearcats--
21Stanford CardinalArrow_down -10
22Texas Tech Red Raiders--
23Northwestern Wildcats--
24Rutgers Scarlet Knights--
25Washington Huskies--
Dropouts: Iowa St. Cyclones, Michigan St. Spartans, Arizona St. Sun Devils, Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Oregon St. Beavers
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings »

Army has dropped to #2 behind Air Force in NCAA team rushing rankings.You can make that stat really depressing if you just give it a little more scope: Army's FBS rankings for passing and points.

Game notes are up for Army/ Boston College.

Here are the Army/Stony Brook story, stats and highlights.



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