Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles
Alumni Stadium – Chestnut Hill, MA
Score: Boston College (35), Florida State (3)
1. Kamrin Moore continues his play as a top senior cornerback prospect.
Moore’s case to be in Mobile is only growing stronger with each performance. Whether it is against wide receivers like Auden Tate, or quarterbacks like Lamar Jackson, Moore has been a shutdown cornerback over the last couple of weeks. He plays mainly on the outside, but his best role may be inside considering his short-area reactionary quickness in Man, as well as his run support effectiveness.
This was on full display here, and although he is better underneath, he was able to showcase his ability to carry a receiver vertically down the sideline. More outings like this are going to put him on the radar of early round consideration.
2. A forgettable and disastrous night for Tarvarus McFadden.
Oh boy. The one thing Florida State fans are going to remember about this game is how Tarvarus McFadden sank the ship. Whether it was drawing a couple of penalties in coverage or muffing a punt, McFadden was more than just “off his game.”
There was a point in the game where I thought to myself: “Is there something that cannot go wrong for McFadden tonight?” Not only was he fumbling away possession in the return game, but he was also giving up valuable field position. Combine this with his penalty-stricken performance in coverage. Burn the tape, Tarvarus.
3. AJ Dillon is the real deal, deserving of freshman All-America honors.
Boston College’s engine on offense is freshman running back AJ Dillon. He is the reason why the Eagles have been so hard to beat over these last couple of weeks. His bell cow-like workload allows BC to control the time of possession and pound the rock for first downs. Dillon’s power was again on full display, as you may have guessed. He toted the rock 33 times for 149 yards and a touchdown.
Although he didn’t have a huge highlight play like he did against Louisville, he consistently gained a chunk of yards on each run. Some running backs get cute trying to find a crease, but Dillon runs north-south, getting upfield incredibly quick. Because of this, BC is going to be a tough out regardless of match-up going forward.