Game Thread: Pack Heads North to BC

It’s November and there’s a chill in the air.  OK, no chill.  But it is November…seriously.  I double checked.  And the chill is supposed to be here in the next day or two.  Allegedly.

But either way, the home stretch of the ’15 College Football campaign is upon us.  And with only four games left on the schedule, the Pack has some work to do as they try to become bowl eligible for a second straight week after dropping a hard fought Halloween contest at home to Clemson.

Wolfpack Football (5-3, 1-3 ACC) will try to bounce back today as they hit the road the Chestnut Hill to take on the Eagles of Boston College (3-6, 0-6 ACC).

Despite being winless in league play, and also currently on a five game losing streak, BC is no pushover.  Their defense is tops in the nation yielding a mere 64.2 yards on the ground, 159.6 yards in the air, and only 13.3 points per game.  If they could score with any regularity whatsoever, they’d be downright dangerous.

Offensively, the Pack will have to find a way to get the job done in spite of being down yet another running back, as it was announced earlier in the week that Matt Dayes is out for the year after having had surgery to repair the toe he injured vs Clemson.  Reggie Gallaspy, Dakwa Nichols and (probably) Jaylen Samuels, will have to committee the hell out of the backfield from here on out.

Kickoff is 12:30pm, ACCN/ESPN3, locally on the Big 5.

 

November Stretch Drive Begins at Boston College (GoPack.com)

B.C. ranks first in the nation in total defense (223.8), first in rushing defense (64.2) and No. 1 in tackles for loss (88). In their last two games against Louisville and Virginia Tech, the Eagles dropped ball carriers on the other side of the line of scrimmage 27 times.

“We know it’s going to be a physical game and they’re a good defense,” said NC State tight end Cole Cook. “We prepare each week the same way for every team, so if we keep preparing the way we need to, I think we’ll be ok.”

Given the fact that Boston College also features the ACC’s least prolific offense, another quick start would be the perfect tonic for an NC State victory on Saturday. Over its last two games against Wake Forest and Clemson, the Wolfpack has put 41 points on the board in the first quarter. State has also gotten points on its opening drive in six out of eight games.

“We’ve just been focusing on starting fast,” Cook said. “Not only starting fast, but continuing that throughout the whole game. We focus on trying to play four quarters of football.”

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  • #91573

    Wufpacker
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    It’s November and there’s a chill in the air.  OK, no chill.  But it is November…seriously.  I double checked.  And the chill is supposed to be here
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    #91574

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    First one to 6 wins (I assume whether we made the 2-pointer is inconsequential). Song remninder for the day, as you grind your way through this epic battle:

    #91576

    Wolfanatic
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    I could love Miss Bruin…..five, ten minutes tops….

    #91577

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    ^ Can’t find fault with that at all.

    Something about the TT gal on the left for me though. She has that semi-quirky beauty.

    #91578

    JohnGalt78
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    Best defense in the nation vs the worst kicker in the nation. Not sure how this one will play out. Too early to go with dark liquor. Well, maybe not.

    #91579

    Wufpacker
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    Duke has come out kinda limp.

    #91580

    PackFamily
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    Go Pack! I like this board so much more than the wackiness of PP. Wish it had more active ( but maybe the quality over quantity is what I like)

    #91581

    PackFamily
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    Listening to these two announcers is already making my ears bleed

    #91582

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Well that answers that.

    #91583

    MP
    Participant

    Packed house in Chestnut Hill!

    #91584

    Wufpacker
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    I really wish BC’s band would stop playing that song. I’m expecting Satan to walk thru the door any second.

    #91585

    PackFamily
    Participant

    I don’t understand our play calling so far

    #91587

    MP
    Participant

    That BC band song is tote annoying

    #91588

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    4 down territory…

    #91589

    1.21 Jigawatts
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    #91590

    PackFamily
    Participant

    Meh. That pick was better than a sack

    #91591

    Wufpacker
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    Yeah dumbass, celebrate your pick that just cost your team about 15 yards.

    #91592

    MP
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    Their offense music is much more uplifting!

    #91593

    Wufpacker
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    Their offense music is much more uplifting!

    Indeed it is. Satan wants to dance now I guess.

    #91594

    TheAliasTroll
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    This year’s BC team reminds me of the Chuck Amato team the year after Rivers left.

    #91595

    Heelh8r
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    Obviously didn’t gain any confidence during the week in our kicking game. Got to be able to kick it and get some points. We can’t give up on our man.

    #91596

    Wufpacker
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    This year’s BC team reminds me of the Chuck Amato team the year after Rivers left.

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    #91597

    BJD95
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    I think our playcalling has been GREAT, given the pieces we gots. Also a much better result than a FG attempt.

    #91598

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    #91599

    1.21 Jigawatts
    Keymaster

    Need to review that one.

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