It was another thrilling win, as Boston College survived Pitt in overtime 31-30. Here are some observations on the Eagles offense.
* Phil Jurkovec had a good game, especially given the pressure he was facing. Still holds on to the ball just a little too long, and had that strip in the red zone. But other than that threw for 358 yards against a very good Pitt defense. As good as he has looked (he is the first BC quarterback to throw for 300 yards in 3 of 4 first starts), he has tons of room to improve. That should be a very exciting thought for BC fans.
* Zay Flowers, offensive MVP of the game. Had three touchdowns, but it could have been four if he hadn’t dropped a wide open TD in the end zone. But can’t hate on that, still an incredible game for the sophomore who should be getting his 2nd ACC Wide Receiver of the Week award.
* The offensive line had a rough game. They allowed five sacks, and BC’s rushing attack averaged 2.5 yards per carry (minus Jurkovec’s stats). This was not a pretty game in terms of pass blocking. Pitt’s pass rush was everything as advertised. The BC front five struggled in that second half
* BC really struggled when Pitt started on sitting on Jurkovec rolling out. This will be one of those things that the Eagles will need to build upon as the year progresses.
* Not a big fan of Frank Cignetti’s play calling in the second half. I understand what he was going for, he wanted to try and neutralize the Pitt pass rush, but there had to be a play action in there somewhere. It became very predictable: run, run, pass punt. When the run wasn’t happening,