2019 Boston College Eagles football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic
2019 record6–7 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Bajakian (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Reid (4th season)
CaptainBen Glines, Tanner Karafa
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium (capacity: 44,500)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 2 Clemson x$^   8 0         14 1  
Louisville   5 3         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   4 4         6 7  
Boston College   4 4         6 7  
Syracuse   2 6         5 7  
NC State   1 7         4 8  
Coastal Division
Virginia x   6 2         9 5  
Virginia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Miami   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         8 5  
North Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         5 7  
Georgia Tech   2 6         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 62, Virginia 17
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Eagles played their home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and competed in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They were led by seventh-year head coach Steve Addazio until his dismissal on December 1, 2019.[1] For their bowl game, the Eagles were led by interim head coach Rich Gunnell.[2]

Preseason

Coaching changes

In January 2019, head coach Steve Addazio announced the hiring of Mike Bajakian as the new offensive coordinator, replacing Scot Loeffler, who left to take the head coaching job at Bowling Green.[3] Bajakian had spent the previous four years as the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Preseason media poll

In the preseason ACC media poll, Boston College was predicted to finish in fifth in the Atlantic Division.[4]

Media poll (Atlantic Division)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Clemson 1209 (171)
2 Syracuse 913 (2)
3 Florida State 753
4 NC State 666
5 Boston College 588
6 Wake Forest 462
7 Louisville 253

Award watch lists

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Maxwell Award[5] A. J. Dillon RB Junior
Doak Walker Award[6] A. J. Dillon RB Junior
Mackey Award[7] Jake Burt TE
Senior
Hunter Long TE
Sophomore
Rimington Trophy[8] Alec Lindstrom C
Sophomore

Schedule

Boston College's 2019 schedule will begin with their conference home opener against Virginia Tech on August 31. In non-conference play, the Eagles will play home games against Richmond of the Colonial Athletic Association and Kansas of the Big 12 Conference, and road games against Rutgers of the Big Ten Conference and Notre Dame, a football independent. In ACC play, they will face the other members of the Atlantic Division as well as Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh from the Coastal Division.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 31, 20194:00 p.m.Virginia TechACCNW 35–2835,213
September 73:30 p.m.Richmond*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCN ExtraW 45–1330,111
September 137:30 p.m.Kansas*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCNL 24–4832,848
September 2112:00 p.m.at Rutgers*BTNW 30–1632,217
September 283:30 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCNL 24–2739,352
October 512:30 p.m.at LouisvilleACCRSNL 39–4146,007
October 1912:00 p.m.NC Statedagger
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCRSNW 45–2430,275
October 267:30 p.m.at No. 4 ClemsonACCNL 7–5981,081
November 212:00 p.m.at SyracuseACCNW 58–2742,857
November 912:00 p.m.Florida State
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ACCNL 31–3837,312
November 232:30 p.m.at No. 16 Notre Dame*NBCL 7–4071,827
November 303:30 p.m.at PittsburghACCNW 26–1940,889
January 2, 20203:00 p.m.vs. No. 21 Cincinnati*ESPNL 6–3827,193

[9]

Game summaries

Virginia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 7 7 7 28
Eagles 7 21 0 7 35

See also: 2019 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

Richmond

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0 10 0 3 13
Eagles 21 14 10 0 45

See also: 2019 Richmond Spiders football team

Kansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 7 21 13 7 48
Eagles 17 7 0 0 24

See also: 2019 Kansas Jayhawks football team

The Kansas Jayhawks came into the game as a three touchdown underdog, but performances by quarterback Carter Stanley (238 yards passing) and running back Pooka Williams Jr. (121 yards rushing) combined with other efforts to give the Jayhawks their first road win against a "power 5" team in almost 11 years.[10]

Boston College scored first and had the lead 10-0 until the Jayhawks scored on six straight possessions. Kansas took the lead 28-24 at the half thanks to an 82 yard run with 40 seconds remaining before the break to set up a 3-yard score just two plays later. Kansas continued to score in the second half but Boston College could not match the effort. The final score was Kansas 48, Boston College 24.[10]

at Rutgers

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 10 7 6 30
Scarlet Knights 7 6 0 3 16

See also: 2019 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

Wake Forest

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 10 7 3 7 27
Eagles 0 17 0 7 24

See also: 2019 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

at Louisville

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 15 7 10 39
Cardinals 14 14 3 10 41

See also: 2019 Louisville Cardinals football team

NC State

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 0 3 7 14 24
Eagles 7 17 7 14 45

See also: 2019 NC State Wolfpack football team

at Clemson

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7
No. 4 Tigers 17 21 14 7 59

See also: 2019 Clemson Tigers football team

at Syracuse

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 34 7 7 58
Orange 17 3 7 0 27

See also: 2019 Syracuse Orange football team

Florida State

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 3 7 14 14 38
Eagles 7 7 0 17 31

See also: 2019 Florida State Seminoles football team

at Notre Dame

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7
No. 16 Fighting Irish 3 13 17 7 40

See also: 2019 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

at Pittsburgh

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 6 7 10 3 26
Panthers 0 9 7 3 19

See also: 2019 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

vs. Cincinnati (Birmingham Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
No. 21 Bearcats 0

See also: 2019 Cincinnati Bearcats football team and 2020 Birmingham Bowl

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2020 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 62 A. J. Dillon RB Green Bay Packers

References

  1. ^ "Boston College fires Addazio after seven seasons". ESPN.com. 1 December 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Bailin, Arthur (1 December 2019). "Rich Gunnell Will Be Boston College Football's Interim Coach". BC Interruption. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Thompson, Rich (January 15, 2019). "New Boston College offensive coordinator has plenty of experience". Boston Herald.
  4. ^ "Clemson Favored to Continue ACC Football Championship Run". theACC.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 Maxwell Award Watch List". July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 Doak Walker Award Watch List". July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List Released" (PDF). July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 Rimington Trophy Watch List". July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Boston College Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Jayhawks break 48-game road skid vs. Power 5". ESPN. September 13, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.