Boston College vs Syracuse NCAA Football Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Dennis Grosel and the Boston College Eagles head to Carrier Dome on Saturday where they'll take on the Syracuse Orange. Syracuse opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The Eagles are 5-3-0 ATS and 6-2-0 when betting on the total. The Orange are 2-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles took on the Clemson Tigers and took the defeat by a score of 59-7. AJ Dillon paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he notched 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 76 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. Hunter Long was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 39 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 19.5 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Dennis Grosel who went 3/14 with 53 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Eagles ran the ball a total of 44 times and racked up a total of 97 yards which earned them an average of 2.2 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 62 plays for 177 yards. On the day, the Eagles earned 10 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 55 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Boston College conceded 25 catches on 36 tries for a total of 372 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.4%. For the game, they allowed 674 yards but didn't force any takeaways. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 302 yards on 44 carries which is an average of 6.9 yards per attempt allowed.
The Eagles head into this matchup 4-4 for this season. For total yardage, they sit in 3rd in the ACC and 24th in Division 1 with 3,633 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31.1 points per contest, ranking them 52nd in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 255 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the conference. The Eagles have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, giving up 32 points per contest which has them at 14th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When talking about yards on the ground, Boston College is allowing 188.6 yards per contest putting them 13th in the conference and 93rd in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per carry which has them at 12th in the ACC and 85th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,509 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 1,593 yards. Opponents are completing 64.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.5 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Syracuse Orange played the Florida State Seminoles and took the defeat by a score of 35-17. Moe Neal paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 25 yards and he notched 1 TD for the contest. He scurried for 74 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.7 yards per tote. Trishton Jackson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 57 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 11.4 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Orange was Tommy DeVito who went 20/33 with 151 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Orange ran the ball 51 times and earned a total of 192 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per carry. For the game, the Orange earned a total of 21 1st downs and they totaled 14 penalties for 107 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. Overall, they totaled 84 plays which added up to 343 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Syracuse gave up 19 catches on 32 attempts for a total of 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.4%. For this contest, they conceded 487 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. In the running game, the Orange gave up 241 yards on 47 carries which means they had an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed.
The Orange head into this matchup 3-5. Syracuse is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 120.3 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 115th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 962 yards rushing through 8 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 Orange average 367.6 yards per game overall ranking them 93rd in college football and 11th in the conference. The Orange are giving up 27.3 points per contest ranking them 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 65th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the nation. They are giving up 267.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Orange sit in 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 218 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 160 yards per game which puts them at 67th in the country and 8th in the conference. For this season, they have given up 1,280 rushing yards and 16.8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Orange college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orange -3
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