Sherman Alston and the BC Eagles will be in North Carolina this weekend to take on WaGetty Images

Boston College led No. 24 Clemson by three points early in the fourth quarter last Saturday, but the Eagles couldn’t seal the deal as Tigers quarterback Cole Stoudt had his way the BC secondary late.

Despite the loss, it was another encouraging performance by the 4-3 Eagles, who certainly seem headed in the right direction as a program.

Beating teams you should beat is another positive sign for a growing program, and BC was a road favorite by 13.5 points over Wake Forest as of Thursday as the Demon Deacons are 2-5 on the season and are winless in ACC play. Wake Forest and BC will clash on Saturday (3:30 p.m., NESN) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest’s only wins this season have come against Gardner-Webb and Army.

BC’s main offensive weapon last week was once again quarterback Tyler Murphy. While Murphy only threw for 108 yards, he did rush for a team-high 55 yards on 13 carries.