Boston College at Rutgers NCAA Football Tips 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
HighPoint.com Stadium is the site where McLane Carter and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday. Boston College opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The total is set at 54. The Eagles are 1-2-0 ATS and 3-0-0 when betting on the total. The Scarlet Knights are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
09/15/19 QB McLane Carter Concussion left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
08/30/19 TE Kyle Penniston Foot is out indefinitely
In their last contest, the Boston College Eagles played the Kansas Jayhawks and ended up taking the loss by a score of 48-24. AJ Dillon paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 31 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for 151 yards by way of 27 carries which meant he averaged 5.6 yards per tote. Hunter Long was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 48 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 24.0 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Anthony Brown who went 18/36 with 195 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Boston College Eagles ran the ball a total of 47 times and racked up 228 yards which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 88 plays for a total of 447 yards. For the contest, the Eagles earned a total of 26 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 55 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. When it comes to their defensive performance, Boston College allowed 20 catches on 27 throws totaling 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.1%. In the game, they conceded 567 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Eagles allowed 329 yards on 45 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 7.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Eagles head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. For total yards, they currently sit at 4th in the ACC and 27th in the nation with 1,397 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 34.7 points per contest, putting them 44th in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 243.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 3rd in the conference. The Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 29.7 points per game putting them 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Eagles have conceded 666 yards. Opponents are completing 68% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try. In terms of yards on the ground, Boston College is giving up 214 yards per game ranking them 13th in the conference and 119th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rush which has them at 12th in the ACC and 105th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 642 yards rushing through 3 games.
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced the Iowa Hawkeyes and lost 30-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Scarlet Knights was McLane Carter who went 5/15 with 22 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick during the game. Isaih Pacheco paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 42 yards on 10 carries which meant he was running for 4.2 yards per run. Isaih Pacheco led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 25 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 8.3 yards per catch for the game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ran the ball a total of 23 times and added 84 yards giving them an average of 3.7 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 49 plays for 125 yards. On the day, the Scarlet Knights earned a total of 5 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 61 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Rutgers allowed 19 catches on 34 attempts totaling 244 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.9%. Overall, they conceded a total of 438 yards and forced 0 takeaways. On the ground, the Scarlet Knights allowed 194 yards on 39 carries which gave them an average of 5.0 yards per attempt allowed.
The Scarlet Knights head into this matchup 1-1. Rutgers is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 145 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 86th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 290 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Scarlet Knights average 339.5 yards per contest overall putting them 105th in college football and 13th in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights are giving up 25.5 points per contest ranking them 12th in the Big Ten Conference and 73rd in Division 1. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 51 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 188.5 yards per game which puts them at 109th in the country and 14th in the conference. This year, they have allowed 377 rushing yards and 2 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite units in D-1. They are conceding 182.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Scarlet Knights currently sit at 4th in the Big Ten Conference.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +7.5
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