Why is Boston College 7-0 and ranked in the top five? Try this. Jamie Silva leads the ACC with 0.71 interceptions per game, DeJuan Tribble - whose 15 career interceptions are tied for the all-time lead among active major college players - isn't far behind at 0.57 picks per game, and both are ranked in the top 15 nationally in that department. So far, the Eagles have 18 interceptions this season -far and away the best in the ACC and twice as many as Virginia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina State combined. And Boston College's turnover margin of 1.57 per game is fourth nationally, behind only Florida Atlantic (2.50), LSU (1.86) and Connecticut (1.67).
You just have to love Tommy Bowden and his mouth. Speaking to the media, he had this to say. "I would hope you all have a better idea than I do about sentence structure and grammar," Bowden said. "And I would hope I would know just a little bit more on football than what you all would." Carryng it further,"I could look at chemistry on a board and not know what it is," Bowden said. "See the carry-over? Probably a lot of you all can watch a game and really don't know what's going on there." Note to Tommy Boy. It isn't rocket science.
Maryland has outscored the opposition 50-16 in the first quarter this season, yet the Terrapins have struggled to make that early surge stand up. After racing to a 16-0 lead in the first 15 minutes against Florida International, Maryland let the margin shrink to six points before pulling away. A 10-3 advantage over Wake Forest ended in a loss and the Terrapins nearly blew a 14-3 lead against Georgia Tech, yielding 16 second-half points in a 28-26 victory.