Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Alumni Stadium. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 4.5 point favorites. This season the Orange are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 2-3-1 against the spread.
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Eric Dungey finished with 311 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 28 passes out of 53 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Eric Dungey, who finished with 106 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Ervin Philips was the team leader in receiving with a total of 139 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Syracuse got a total of 32 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 18 came through the air. They ran 100 total plays for 561 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 156 yards on 45 attempts.
Patrick Towles finished with 91 yards passing for Boston College last week. He went 11 for 22, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Davon Jones, who finished with 48 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Tommy Sweeney led the team in receiving with 48 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Boston College had 15 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 251 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 155 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Syracuse scores 26.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 81st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 29 passes on 45.9 attempts for a 63.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 346.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in college football. The Orange run for an average of 134.1 yards per game on 39.7 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 109th in the nation. They also run 85.6 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 480.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 26th overall this season. The Orange average 24.1 first downs per game which ranks them 21st in the country. They accumulate 52.4 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 72nd in the nation.
Syracuse allows 277.6 passing yards per game, ranking 108th in D-1, and they allow 33.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 104th. They give up 18.6 completions on 32.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.8. The Orange allow 196.6 rushing yards per game on 40 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 93rd in the country. Syracuse allows 474.1 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 113th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.4 penalties for 43.3 yards per game, ranking them 17th among D-1 teams.
Boston College averages 21.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 113th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 11.8 passes per game on 23.2 attempts for a 51.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 159.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 114th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 161.7 yards per game on 44.5 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 80th on the ground. They also run 67.7 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 321.5 yards per game, ranking them 121st in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 15.7 first downs per game, which ranks 127th in the nation. They average 57 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 55th in college football.
Boston College allows an average of 149.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 5th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in the nation. They give up 12.3 completions on 24 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.4 per game. The Eagles allow 102.5 rushing yards per contest on 33.7 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 10th in the country. Boston College allows 252.2 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 3rd in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 4.2 penalties for 30.3 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd in the nation.
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 2-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 OT Cody Conway Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/16/16 CB Cordell Hudson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/16/16 WR Devin Butler Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/16/16 C Jason Emerich Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/16/16 OL Keaton Darney Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/16/16 OG Omari Palmer Leg "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
09/17/16 CB Antwan Cordy Forearm out for season
09/17/16 CB Juwan Dowels Knee out for season
09/16/16 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/16/16 CB Wayne Morgan Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 TE PJ Batten Personal has left team
08/29/16 OL Taylor Hindy Personal has left team
08/19/16 RB George Morris II Ankle out indefinitely
10/16/16 OL Jon Baker Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/04/16 WR Chris Garrison Tibia out indefinitely
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College
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