USC at Boston College Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/11/2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill
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The #9 USC Trojans (2-0) will hope that their tough defense can contain the rushing attack of the Boston College Eagles (1-1) on Saturday night. USC beat the Eagles 35-7 in 2013.
USC took on the then-ranked #13 Stanford Cardinal last weekend and got a late 53-yard field goal from kicker Andre Heidari to pull off the 13-10 win. USC only had 291 yards of offense in the win, but they didn't turn the ball over while Stanford coughed the ball up twice. The Trojans are currently ranked 14th in the country with only 11.5 points against per game.
USC quarterback Cody Kessler has been solid this season by completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 529 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor has 14 catches in two games for 148 yards and two scores.
Boston College had a hard time moving the ball against Pittsburgh last Saturday and ended up suffering a 30-20 loss. They gained just 276 total yards in the game while giving up 303 rushing yards to Pittsburgh. The Eagles have rushed for 240 rushing yards per game, but they are only averaging 153.5 yards through the air.
Boston College's top offensive player has been quarterback Tyler Murphy, who has rushed for 210 yards with two touchdowns on just 29 carries. Murphy has also passed for 307 yards and two touchdowns, but he's already thrown three picks.
Matchup Betting Trends
USC is 1-0 against the spread versus BOSTON COLLEGE over the last 3 seasons
USC is 1-0 straight up against BOSTON COLLEGE over the last 3 seasons
Injuries to Watch
09/11/14 RB Tre Madden Toe is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Boston College
09/07/14 OL Aundrey Walker Ankle questionable Saturday vs. Boston College
09/07/14 LB Hayes Pullard Suspension expected to miss 1st half Saturday vs. Boston College
09/07/14 OG Jordan Simmons Knee questionable Saturday vs. Boston College
09/07/14 WR Steven Mitchell Knee questionable Saturday vs. Boston College
08/29/14 DB Anthony Brown Personal quit the team
08/26/14 CB Joshua Shaw Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/14 DT Kenny Bigelow Knee out indefinitely
08/26/14 LB Lamar Dawson Knee out indefinitely
08/14/14 LB Jabari Ruffin Knee out for season
08/07/14 TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick Academics out for season
Boston College Eagles
09/09/14 LB Sean Duggan Leg expected to miss Saturday vs. USC
09/02/14 OG Harris Williams Ankle expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/26/14 WR Bobby Swigert Knee out indefinitely
08/26/14 WR Harrison Jackson Chest out indefinitely
08/26/14 LB Tim Joy Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take USC
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