Florida State vs Boston College NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Alex Hornibrook and the Florida State Seminoles travel to Alumni Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston College Eagles. Boston College opens this game as 2-point dogs. The Seminoles are 3-5-1 ATS and 3-6-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 7-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-3-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Florida State Seminoles played the Miami Hurricanes and were defeated 27-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Seminoles was Alex Hornibrook who went 17/24 with 135 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Cam Akers led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 66 yards by way of 22 carries which had him averaging 3.0 yards per carry. Gabe Nabers was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 40 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 13.3 yards per catch for the game. The Seminoles ran the football 41 times and totaled 31 yards which earned them an average of 0.8 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Seminoles totaled 15 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 75 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In all, they finished with a total of 69 plays for a total of 203 yards. In terms of defense, Florida State conceded 21 completions on 37 attempts for a total of 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.8%. In the running game, the Seminoles conceded 40 yards on 24 carries which is an average of 1.7 yards per run allowed. For the game, they gave up 353 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Seminoles step onto the field holding a record of 4-5 in 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 27.2 points per game, which has them at 77th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 127.8 yards on the ground per game which is 11th in the ACC. For total yards, they sit in 6th in the ACC and 57th in the nation with 3,539 yards. The Seminoles have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 28.8 points per contest ranking them 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Seminoles have allowed 2,389 yards. Teams are completing 60% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt. In regard to yards rushing, Florida State is giving up 154.7 yards per game ranking them 8th in the conference and 61st in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry ranking them 6th in the ACC and 33rd in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,392 rushing yards through 9 games.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles played the Syracuse Orange and notched a win by a score of 58-27. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Dennis Grosel who went 8/10 with 195 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. AJ Dillon paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 51 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 242 yards via 35 carries which meant he was running for 6.9 yards per run. Kobay White was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 83 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 41.5 yards per catch in the game. The Eagles ran the football 65 times and added 496 yards which had them averaging 7.6 yards per run. For the game, they ran 75 plays for 691 yards. Overall, the Eagles got 29 first downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 25 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. When discussing the defense, Boston College gave up 25 completions on 36 throws totaling 289 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.4%. On the day, they conceded a total of 448 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Eagles gave up 159 yards on 42 carries which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 5-4. Boston College has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 281.8 rushing yards per game, ranking them 5th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,536 rushing yards through 9 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Eagles average 480.4 yards per game overall ranking them 13th in D-1 and 3rd in the ACC. The Eagles are allowing 31.4 points per contest which puts them at 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 95th in the country. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in D-1. They are conceding 297.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles are ranked 14th in the ACC. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 283 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 185.3 yards per contest ranking them 94th in D-1 and 12th in the conference. In 2019, they have given up a total of 1,668 yards on the ground and 9.9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seminoles -2
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