BOSTON—North Carolina State and Boston College are on two different paths.
Boston College is going through its worst season since 1998. It's run of 12 straight bowl games is over.
On Thursday, The Eagles (2-7, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell behind by four touchdowns without collecting a first down until late in the first half in a nationally televised blowout loss to Florida State.
The Wolfpack (5-4, 2-3) dominated from start to finish last Saturday, shutting out rival North Carolina while holding the Tar Heels to just 3 yards rushing. They are on track for a bowl game for the second straight year.
But they expect to see similar styles when former BC coach Tom O'Brien leads the Wolfpack back to his former place of work on Saturday afternoon.