Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Yes, it was against Northeastern, but 54 points is still 54 points, and a shutout is a shutout -- not to mention a rather impressive one for a team that had so many questions heading into its season opener.
Boston College finally has reason to celebrate, and it was a heck of a debut for first-year offensive cooridnator Gary Tranquill. The Eagles made a statement today against the little guy, and it was that they intend to win this season, regardless of what outsiders like myself might think about their chances.
The true evaluation of what BC is capable of obviously won't come until they play a quality FBS opponent, but this was certainly a win worth giving them credit for, and one that should give them some confidence when they were surrounded by so much doubt.