Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Boston College Eagles take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Lane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 1-0-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
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Patrick Towles finished with 191 yards through the air for Boston College last week. He completed 12 passes out of 22 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Patrick Towles, who finished with 66 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jeff Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 98 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Boston College got a total of 14 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 8 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 63 total plays for 344 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 153 yards on 41 attempts.
Jerod Evans finished with 214 yards through the air for Virginia Tech last week. He completed 20 passes out of 28 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Hokies were led in rushing by Travon McMillian, who finished with 127 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Cam Phillips was the team leader in receiving with a total of 77 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Virginia Tech got a total of 21 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 11 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 400 yards for the game. The Hokies ran for 186 yards on 45 attempts.
Boston College scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 108th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11.5 passes on 19.5 attempts for a 59 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 167.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 105th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 164.5 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 79th in the nation. They also run 58.5 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 332 yards per game, ranking their offense 106th overall this season. The Eagles average 14.5 first downs per game which ranks them 122nd in the country. They accumulate 42 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 106th in the nation.
Boston College allows 132 passing yards per game, ranking 18th in D-1, and they allow 12 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 9.5 completions on 21.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 44.2. The Eagles allow 48 rushing yards per game on 38.5 carries for an average of 1.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the country. Boston College allows 180 total yards per game including 3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 3rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4 penalties for 32.5 yards per game, ranking them 9th among D-1 teams.
Virginia Tech averages 30 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 73rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.5 passes per game on 34.5 attempts for a 65.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 233 yards through the air per game, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Hokies run for an average of 196 yards per game on 46.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 57th on the ground. They also run 81 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 429 yards per game, ranking them 60th in the country on offense. The Hokies get an average of 22.5 first downs per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. They average 67 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 34th in college football.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 80.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 3rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29 points per contest, which has them ranked 90th in the nation. They give up 9.5 completions on 23 attempts for a completion percentage of 41.3 per game. The Hokies allow 164.5 rushing yards per contest on 40.5 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 86th in the country. Virginia Tech allows 245 total yards per game for an average of 3.9 yards per play, which ranks 19th in D-1. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and 9.5 penalties for 67.5 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 1-0-1 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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