Friday, October 7, 2016
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The Clemson Tigers take on the Boston College Eagles on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Alumni Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 17 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 2-2-1 against the spread.
Deshaun Watson finished with 306 yards through the air for Clemson last week. He completed 20 passes out of 31 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 110 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Deon Cain was the team leader in receiving with a total of 98 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Clemson got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 507 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 201 yards on 31 attempts.
Patrick Towles finished with 234 yards passing for Boston College last week. He went 14 for 25, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Jon Hilliman, who finished with 54 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jeff Smith led the team in receiving with 65 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Boston College had 21 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 84 total plays for 400 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 142 yards on 57 carries as a team.
Clemson scores 35.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 48th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 40.2 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 295.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 29th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 167.8 yards per game on 36.8 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 73rd in the nation. They also run 77 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 463.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 43rd overall this season. The Tigers average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 37th in the country. They accumulate 65.2 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, which ranks 34th in the nation.
Clemson allows 159.6 passing yards per game, ranking 14th in D-1, and they allow 16 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 16 completions on 30.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.9. The Tigers allow 128.8 rushing yards per game on 39.8 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 38th in the country. Clemson allows 288.4 total yards per game including 4.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 58.6 yards per game, ranking them 85th among D-1 teams.
Boston College averages 23.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 100th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 11.8 passes per game on 23 attempts for a 51.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 172.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 110th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 163 yards per game on 43.8 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 76th on the ground. They also run 66.8 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 335.6 yards per game, ranking them 114th in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 16.4 first downs per game, which ranks 118th in the nation. They average 58 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 52nd in college football.
Boston College allows an average of 124 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 1st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 16th in the nation. They give up 11.6 completions on 23.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.2 per game. The Eagles allow 78 rushing yards per contest on 33.6 carries for a 2.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the country. Boston College allows 202 total yards per game for an average of 3.5 yards per play, which ranks 1st in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 4.2 penalties for 32.8 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd in the nation.
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 2-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Friday vs. Boston College
10/02/16 WR Adrien Dunn Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Boston College
10/02/16 DL Austin Bryant Foot "?" Friday vs. Boston College
09/26/16 CB Denzel Johnson Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
09/23/16 LB Jalen Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
09/13/16 WR Hunter Renfrow Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/02/16 WR Chris Garrison Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Clemson
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Clemson
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