Saturday, October 29, 2016
Carter Finley Stadium
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The Boston College Eagles take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Carter Finley Stadium. The opening line for this game has NC State as 15.5 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 2-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Wolfpack have an over/under record of 4-2-1 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
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Patrick Towles finished with 45 yards through the air for Boston College last week. He completed 4 passes out of 14 attempts for a 29% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Patrick Towles, who finished with 104 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Michael Walker was the team leader in receiving with a total of 40 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Boston College got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 287 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 223 yards on 40 attempts.
Ryan Finley finished with 236 yards passing for NC State last week. He went 16 for 31, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led on the ground by Johnny Frasier, who finished with 15 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Maurice Trowell led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. NC State had 9 first downs total. 0 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 250 yards for the contest. The Wolfpack ran for 14 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Boston College scores 21 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 117th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11.1 passes on 22.7 attempts for a 49.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 146.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 120th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 170.4 yards per game on 43.9 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 67th in the nation. They also run 66.6 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 316.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 124th overall this season. The Eagles average 15.7 first downs per game which ranks them 126th in the country. They accumulate 58.3 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 54th in the nation.
Boston College allows 190.3 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in D-1, and they allow 24.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 44th. They give up 15.1 completions on 26 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.2. The Eagles allow 101.9 rushing yards per game on 33.9 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 8th in the country. Boston College allows 292.1 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 7th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 45.3 yards per game, ranking them 24th among D-1 teams.
NC State averages 28.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 69th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.9 passes per game on 31.9 attempts for a 62.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 247 yards through the air per game, ranking them 48th in Division 1. The Wolfpack run for an average of 161.6 yards per game on 39.1 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 79th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 408.6 yards per game, ranking them 72nd in the country on offense. The Wolfpack get an average of 21.3 first downs per game, which ranks 67th in the nation. They average 72.4 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 14th in college football.
NC State allows an average of 244.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 86th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 41st in the nation. They give up 22.3 completions on 35.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7 per game. The Wolfpack allow 106.3 rushing yards per contest on 33.4 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 15th in the country. NC State allows 350.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 27th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 52.6 yards in each contest, ranking 56th in the nation.
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 2-4-1 this season
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 4-2-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/24/16 LB Connor Strachan Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/24/16 RB Jon Hilliman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/24/16 QB Patrick Towles Hamstring injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/04/16 WR Chris Garrison Tibia out indefinitely
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
10/23/16 DB Dravious Wright Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/23/16 RB Matt Dayes Head injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Boston College
10/23/16 T Will Richardson Illness "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
08/28/16 WR Brian Sessoms Achilles out for season
08/28/16 WR C.J. Riley Knee out for season
07/22/16 WR Jumichael Ramos Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College
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