The daily league, and Boston College, will finish in the regular season

The daily league, and Boston College, will finish in the regular season ...

Boston College's fresh off a comeback attempt against Florida State, which failed to qualify, welcomes one of the nation's most explosive offenses on Saturday morning.

The Eagles are trying to keep an even better chance at eight wins for the first time since 2009, but No. 21 Wake Forest (9-2, 6-1) is the best choice.

The Demon Deacons average a whopping 43 points and 490 yards per game, when they finished the first half of the Associated Press poll, with a loss to the British Pacific Coaster, would give them the ACC Atlantic Division title and put them ahead in the championship game if they lost both.

The Eagles have played the whole season in Wake Forest since coach Jeff Hafley called Wake Forest probably the complete team that the Eagles have played all season.

Phil Jurkovec added, We know they're a quality opponent, and they're playing a lot; therefore, we're going to get their best.

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Fifteen BC players missed practice Wednesday with flu-like symptoms, according to Hafley, and all tested negative for COVID-19. He didn't specify which players were sidelined and didn't know if any players would miss the game.

If offensive lineman Ben Petrula plays, then his 60th straight start will be tied for the longest current streak of the nation.

Petrula didn't play the first game of his freshman season in 2017 but has started every one since. Hafley said that he has had his best season to date.

I felt like I was here forever, like an old man, Petrula said, but I'm proud to do that.

Hafley said Jurkovec still isnt 100% after returning against Virginia Tech following a hand injury that led him nearly two months to a loss of the ability to stay on hold.

He said that Jurkovecs grip strength was at about 50% against the Hokies, and the coach has been impressed with how admirably hes fared given the circumstances.

Hafley said that you want to talk about tough? That is who that kid is. He isn't 100%, and he's going out and fighting for his teammates every day.

Following the Seminoles he kept his reception without reception in the second half, Zay Flowers responded with three catches for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Hafley made clear that BC is trying to get him the ball all game and will continue doing that. Flowers is on fifth place in program history with five 100-yard receiving games.

The Eagles slipped to Georgia Tech, but returned to their 4-3 victory, as they walked into a 4th successive road victory. Once they trailed, 26-3, to FSU and quickly ran into the storm, and eventually left before falling short, 26-23. Hafley said starting strong has become a key moment of emphasis this week.

He said that we need to start faster. We need to make adjustments faster. We need to do everything a little faster.

Starting fast is especially crucial against a Wake Forest team that has good-octane offense. Quarterback Sam Hartman is 235 of 391 (60.1 percent) for 3,475 yards with 31 touchdown passes and a passer efficiency of 1506.3.

Weve been facing a lot of people running the quarterback recently, Hafley said. This is a team where the quarterback wants to throw it before he runs it.

This season, the Eagles can't be easy, but they have the toughest pass defense in the country, having allowed the third-fewest completions (173). The Eagles, who are capable of delivering great results, are better equipped than most to stop him. They boast the fifth most successful pass defense in the nation (175,8 yards per game) and have allowed the third-fewest completions 159. The Eagles will throw some unusual looks at Hartman.

With a lot of pressure in his face, with lots of hands on the head, and make his vision blurrier than usual, says linebacker Isaiah Graham-Mobley.

Defensive back Josh DeBerry, who leads the Eagles with 53 tackles in the nickel position, is the very most valuable defensive player in BC.

He missed the Florida State game with an ankle injury.

One young player to watch, if he can play, is sophomore defensive tackle Cam Horsley. He has started every game but one this season, and has 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hit last two.

He said, I think he's one of our more improved players, Hafley said. I think his future is very bright.

Freshman kicker Connor Lytton converted 10 field goal attempts (190.9 percent), the best in the nation for a true freshman.

A conference held on Saturday is Senior Day, and Hafley recognizes those who helped build the program.

That's mostly because of the growing old age who built foundations.

"They're going to look back and they will be damn proud," Hafley said. "We're more worried about sending these seniors off as winners at home than anyone else."

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