Boston College coach Steve Addazio will split the quarterback duties between a graduate student and a true freshman in the Eagles’ season finale at Syracuse on Saturday.
Veteran Darius Wade will make his fifth career start but Addazio said that E.J. Perry of Andover can expect more game snaps than he did in BC’s 39-16 victory over Connecticut on Saturday.
Starter Anthony Brown suffered a season ending knee in the second quarter of a 17-14 loss to North Carolina State on Nov. 11. Brown’s injury forced Addazio to burn Perry’s redshirt status and he made his college debut in the fourth quarter against UConn.
“Darius is our starter and E.J. we were able to get in the game as we said we would,” Addazio said today.
“Last week (Perry) was the first time he took practice reps substantially with the varsity, so to speak, with the starters. He’s been dynamic running the scout team and doing other things but this is the first week of working the offense with all the motions, adjustments, checks and different things that go along with that.”
BC had only 55 net passing yards against the Huskies, a number that must improve against Syracuse’s stout rushing defense.
The Eagles (6-5) are looking to bolster their bowl position after qualifying for a postseason game last week.