Saturday, October 31, 2015
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The Virginia Tech Hokies face the Boston College Eagles on Saturday at Alumni Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 38.
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Virginia Tech was led in passing last game by Michael Brewer, who finished with 270 yards through the air. He went 24 for 45 on the game, good for a 53% completion percentage. The Hokies were led in rushing by Travon McMillian, who finished with 142 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Bucky Hodges led the team in receiving. He had a total of 101 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 20 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Virginia Tech had 452 total yards on 100 plays. They gained 13 rushing first downs, 15 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 28 first downs on the game. The Hokies rushed for 182 yards by way of 53 carries.
Boston College was led in passing last game by Jeff Smith, who finished with 47 yards through the air. He went 5 for 11 on the game, good for a 45% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Myles Willis, who finished with 22 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Thadd Smith led the team in receiving. He had a total of 40 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. Boston College had 79 total yards on 52 plays. They gained 1 rushing first downs, 3 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 4 first downs on the game. The Eagles rushed for -14 yards by way of 30 carries.
Virginia Tech is scoring 31.1 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 16.8 passes on 30 attempts for a 55.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 213.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Hokies are averaging 171.8 rushing yards per game on 42.5 attempts per contest for an average of 4 yards per carry. They are also running 72.5 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 385.5 yards per contest. The Hokies manage 20.4 first downs per contest and they average a total of 66.5 penalty yards on 7.9 penalties.
Virginia Tech allows 183.5 passing yards per game and 26.1 points per contest on defense. They give up 13 completions on 26.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49.5. The Hokies allow an average of 177.9 rushing yards per game on 38.4 carries for a 4.6 average. Virginia Tech allows 361.4 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.8 penalties for 66 yards per game.
Boston College averages 19.4 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 8.3 passes per game on 19.4 attempts for a 42.6 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 104.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Eagles rush for an average of 178.6 yards per contest on 44.8 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry for the season. They also run 64.1 plays per game and average 4.4 yards per play for an average of 282.9 yards in each contest. The Eagles are gaining 15.1 first downs per contest and they average 51.5 penalty yards on 6.1 penalties per game.
Boston College allows an average of 155.3 passing yards and 11.8 points per contest. They give up 13.9 completions on 27.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.7 per game. The Eagles allow an average of 62.1 rushing yards per game on 32.4 carries for an average of 1.9 yards per carry. Boston College allows 217.4 total yards per game for an average of 3.6 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 50.5 yards in each contest.
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 5-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 2-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 4-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/22/15 WR Deon Newsome Suspension out indefinitely
10/06/15 RB Marshawn Williams Knee out for season
09/28/15 CB Kendall Fuller Knee out for season
09/28/15 RB Shai McKenzie Knee out for season
08/24/15 LB Holland Fisher Personal has left team
08/24/15 CB Shawn Payne Personal has left team
10/26/15 QB Jeff Smith Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
09/28/15 RB Jon Hilliman Foot out for season
09/20/15 QB Darius Wade Ankle out for season
08/31/15 WR Ben Glines Collarbone expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/31/15 WR Chris Garrison Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/31/15 TE Michael Giacone Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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