CHESTNUT HILL - Luke Kuechly and the Boston College Eagles' defense were battered around for the third straight week, with the BC defensive unit surrendering 465 total yards in Saturday's agonizing 20-19 loss to the Duke Blue Devils.
Kuechly, who had 23 tackles and extended his streak of games with 10 or more tackles to an FBS-leading 25 games, knows that the Blue Devils figured out the Eagles' defensive scheme, and that was what ultimately did them away.
"They picked up on our defense," said Kuechly. "When we play that soft coverage; that stuff happens. What can't happen are those two deep balls. If you look, that's what killed us today. Two big plays in the first half got to us.
"I don't think there was a breakdown. They were chipping on us. That's kind of what we wanted to ahppen. The reason why they scored was they had two big plays. If you want to play football on defense, you can't let any plays cut you up and that's what happened."
Boston College has two games remaining on its three game homestand, and will face in-state rival Massachusetts next Saturday, and that's all that Kuechly and company will be focusing on for the coming week.
"You have to forget about it," Kuechly said about the loss. "It's a new week, a new chance to get a win. It's a new opportunity and a chance to get our first win. If you think about the three losses, then it distracts you from what you need to so and that is to get our first win this week."