fter limping out of the gates last season, winning just two of its first six games, Boston College football took the ACC by storm, finishing the 2017 regular season 5-1. During that span, the Eagles recorded 40 or more points on three separate occasions, in large part due to the meteoric rise of running back A.J. Dillon, the eventual ACC Rookie of the Year. BC went from being a pushover to being recognized as a legitimate force.
Still, at the end of the day, BC closed out the season with a 7-6 record—the same mark that its posted four of the past five years. The media is expecting the Eagles to build off their late-season run and make a case for themselves in the ACC this season. BC hasn’t won more than seven games in a year since 2009. Making the jump from mediocrity to elite is no easy task—but in 2018, it could very well be the measure of the program’s success.