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Boston College starting quarterback Patrick Towles recovering from hamstring injury

BC’s situation is not improving.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Boston College Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College is not only bad, it’s not catching much good fortune. The team’s best running back has missed time recently, and starting quarterback Patrick Towles suffered a hamstring injury against Syracuse this past weekend that could prevent him from playing against NC State. Officially, he’s day-to-day, per the Boston Globe.

BC’s quarterback situation is dire—Towles, a graduate transfer from Kentucky, was supposed to provide some protection from the complete lack of experience behind him. He’s done that, though not much more—he’s completing less than half his passes on the season.

But the alternative to Towles is sophomore Darius Wade, who so far has displayed an impressive ability to complete exactly half of his attempts, and not much else. Behind Wade is a kid BC is trying to redshirt.

It’s difficult to put BC’s recent quarterback/offense problems into the proper perspective. Last year, BC had what was easily one of the best 10 defenses in the country and went winless in league play. That probably says enough.