College Sports

BC football ends regular season with blowout home loss to Wake Forest

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe
Elijah Jones (left) and Boston College had a difficult time stopping A.T. Perry and Wake Forest.

Moments removed from Saturday’s disheartening 41-10 loss to Wake Forest, Boston College coach Jeff Hafley was unsure exactly what to make of the Eagles’ up-and-down regular season.

“It’s hard to put that into words right now,” Hafley said. “It feels like almost three different seasons that we’ve played.”

The Eagles (6-6, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) started 4-0 and sat just outside the Associated Press Top 25. They were then out of sorts for an entire month and lost four straight to open conference play. With quarterback Phil Jurkovec back following a hand injury that kept him out nearly two months, they won back-to-back games before losing the last two to drop to .500.

A win over No. 21 Wake Forest (10-2, 7-1 ACC) at Alumni Stadium would have changed the narrative entirely, but instead the Eagles suffered a head-scratching defeat that left them wondering what could have been once again. The Demon Deacons, meanwhile, captured their first Atlantic Division title since 2006 and will play Pittsburgh in the ACC championship game.


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