BC Loses Brown and Falls to Clemson

Tyler Englander -- WEBN TV

Tyler Englander — WEBN TV

By Tyler Englander 11/11/2018

A day that started with the excitement of College Gameday ended in disappointment as #17 Boston College Eagles fell to #2 Clemson Tigers, 27-7.

Things got off to a bad start when starting quarterback Anthony Brown fell to the turf after taking a huge hit from Christian Wilkins early in the first quarter. Brown left the game with an injury and did not return. Redshirt freshman EJ Perry came into the game at QB and didn’t fare very well, going 12-21 for a mere 98 yards.

The B.C. offense failed to score with the Eagles only points coming off of a Michael Walker 74 yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter. All eyes were on star running back AJ Dillon who left last week’s game with an ankle injury. Dillon came up limping at times and struggled, rushing for only 39 yards against a Clemson defensive line that has four potential first-round draft picks.

The BC defense came to play giving up only 20 points. The Tigers scored on a punt return for a touchdown to round out their scoring. BC’s defense was facing a tough Clemson offense and it didn’t help that they were on the field for over 35 minutes. Clemson freshman QB Trevor Lawrence threw for 295 yards. The Eagles were able to reign in ACC leading rusher Travis Etienne who went for only 78 yards.

The Eagles fall to 7-3 on the season and will head to Tallahassee to take on Florida State next weekend. The Seminoles are having an uncharacteristically bad season sitting at 4-6 after getting blown out at Notre Dame this weekend. BC returns home on November 23 to take on Syracuse in another potential top 25 matchup. Clemson goes to 10-0 and clinched a spot in the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte on December 1.