Friday, November 11, 2016
Bobby Bowden Field
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The Boston College Eagles take on the Florida State Seminoles on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Bobby Bowden Field. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 23 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 3-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Seminoles have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Patrick Towles finished with 147 yards through the air for Boston College last week. He completed 13 passes out of 21 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Richard Wilson, who finished with 39 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Charlie Callinan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 54 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Boston College got a total of 9 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 207 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 57 yards on 37 attempts.
Deondre Francois finished with 330 yards passing for Florida State last week. He went 22 for 39, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Seminoles were led on the ground by Dalvin Cook, who finished with 65 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Nyqwan Murray led the team in receiving with 153 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Florida State had 20 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 393 yards for the contest. The Seminoles ran for 63 yards on 24 carries as a team.
Boston College scores 19.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 122nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.3 passes on 24.2 attempts for a 50.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 154.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 117th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 157.6 yards per game on 43.1 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 88th in the nation. They also run 67.3 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 312.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 126th overall this season. The Eagles average 15.6 first downs per game which ranks them 126th in the country. They accumulate 58 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 52nd in the nation.
Boston College allows 216 passing yards per game, ranking 47th in D-1, and they allow 26.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 58th. They give up 16.4 completions on 28 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.7. The Eagles allow 106.1 rushing yards per game on 32.7 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 8th in the country. Boston College allows 322.1 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 14th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.4 penalties for 45.7 yards per game, ranking them 26th among D-1 teams.
Florida State averages 33.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 41st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 58.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 279.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th in Division 1. The Seminoles run for an average of 190.9 yards per game on 39.9 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 49th on the ground. They also run 73.9 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 470.6 yards per game, ranking them 34th in the country on offense. The Seminoles get an average of 25.7 first downs per game, which ranks 12th in the nation. They average 81.1 penalty yards per game via 8.6 penalties, ranking them 2nd in college football.
Florida State allows an average of 257.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 95th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 73rd in the nation. They give up 18.2 completions on 31.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4 per game. The Seminoles allow 153.8 rushing yards per contest on 35.8 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 53rd in the country. Florida State allows 411.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 73rd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 62.2 yards in each contest, ranking 103rd in the nation.
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 3-5-1 this season
Florida State Betting Trends
Florida State is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Florida State has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 LB Connor Strachan Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Florida State
10/04/16 WR Chris Garrison Tibia out indefinitely
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
11/07/16 DE Brian Burns Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Friday vs. Boston College
11/06/16 DE Jalen Wilkerson Concussion "?" Friday vs. Boston College
11/06/16 RB Johnathan Vickers Concussion "?" Friday vs. Boston College
11/04/16 DT Adam Torres Foot out for season
11/04/16 OL Landon Dickerson Knee out for season
11/03/16 WR Jesus Wilson Foot out indefinitely
10/12/16 DB Nate Andrews Pectoral out for season
09/28/16 WR Ja'Vonn Harrison Suspension out indefinitely
09/21/16 QB Malik Henry Suspension Served likely to redshirt
09/14/16 DB Derwin James Knee out indefinitely
09/09/16 WR George Campbell Groin out for season
09/09/16 LB Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane Academics out for season
09/04/16 DT Keith Bryant Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Florida State -23
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