The Clemson Tigers have all kinds of athletes, and the Boston College Eagles couldn't hold any of them in check Saturday, surrendering 576 yards of total offense, including 367 passing yards to Tajh Boyd. The Eagles scored plenty on their own, but you can't allow 45 points to any opponent unless you're West Virginia, and scoring 31 wasn't enough.
The boys at SB Nation's Eagles blog, BC Interruption, were dismayed over the performance. Here's what editor A.J. Black wrote about the loss:
It was another game that Boston College could have won if they made a few plays. But they didn't. Both the offensive and defensive line should shoulder much of the blame in this one. The offensive line struggled, Chase Rettig was knocked around in this one, and nearly injured, and it is impossible to start a running game if Clemson defenders are in the backfield before you can hand the ball off. On the defensive side, Boyd had all day to throw the ball, and was sacked once. You won't beat a team like Clemson if Boyd is left to his own devices. Alex Amidon continues to play like a star, and Rettig had a solid game, but again the pressure forced him into a few uncharacteristic bad throws.
The loss isn't entirely discouraging, though, and the Eagles have a game against Stony Brook next week to get back on the horse. Make sure you click through to the full story, because it's well worth your time.