The COVID-19 pandemic prevented countless college football teams from hosting fans at their home games in 2020. It was a tough pill to swallow because the fans are such an integral part of the game.
Thankfully, fans are once again returning to the stands for this fall. That’s great news for Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley, who shared his brutally honest thoughts on empty stadiums this Saturday.
Following the Eagles’ win, Hafley told reporters that college football needs its fans. Without them, Hafley believes the sport loses its luster.
“It was kind of so morbid last year walking into a dead campus,” Hafley said after Boston College’s win over Colgate on Saturday. “This is what college football is all about. It takes all of us.”
Jeff Hafley: “It was kind of so morbid last year walking into a dead campus. This is what college football is all about. It takes all of us.”
— Trevor Hass (@TrevorHass) September 4, 2021
The fans at Alumni Stadium certainly had something to cheer about this afternoon, as the Eagles looked dominant against the Raiders.
Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec was sensational in the season opener, completing 16 of 24 pass attempts for 303 yards and three touchdowns. He also had five carries for 61 rushing yards.
The play of the game occurred in the second quarter, as Boston College tight end Trae Barry had an incredible hurdle over a Colgate defender to get into the end zone. It was an absurd play by the 6-foot-7 pass catcher.
Boston College will be on the road for the next two weeks before returning to Alumni Stadium for a Sept. 25 showdown with Missouri.
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