NC State vs Boston College NCAA Football Tips
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Alumni Stadium is the site where Anthony Brown and the Boston College Eagles will take on the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday. Boston College opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs. The Wolfpack are 2-4-0 ATS and 1-5-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 4-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the NC State Wolfpack played the Syracuse Orange and earned the win by a score of 16-10. Running the show from under center for the Wolfpack was Bailey Hockman who went 16/27 with 205 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Zonovan Knight led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 61 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.1 yards per tote. Emeka Emezie led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 77 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 15.4 yards per reception for the game. The Wolfpack ran the football 34 times and racked up 104 yards earning them an average of 3.1 yards per carry. Overall, the Wolfpack racked up 21 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 47 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they totaled 65 plays which added up to 364 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, NC State allowed 29 catches on 39 tries for a total of 300 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.4%. On the ground, the Wolfpack allowed 41 yards on 37 carries which gave them an average of 1.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 341 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
The Wolfpack head into this matchup 4-2 for this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 27.5 points per game, ranking them 77th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 173.3 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yards, they rank 6th in the conference and 56th in college football with 2,537 yards. The Wolfpack have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 19 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Wolfpack have allowed 1,497 yards. Teams are completing 64.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.2 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, NC State is giving up 66.7 yards per contest putting them 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 5th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.3 yards per rush ranking them 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 3rd in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 400 yards rushing through 6 contests.
In their last outing, the Boston College Eagles took on the Louisville Cardinals and ended up taking the loss by a score of 41-39. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Anthony Brown who went 6/7 with 193 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. AJ Dillon paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 31 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 118 yards by way of 22 carries which had him averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Hunter Long was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 99 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 33.0 yards per reception in the game. The Eagles ended up running the ball 45 times and added 259 yards giving them an average of 5.8 yards per carry. For the game, they finished with a total of 78 plays which added up to 563 yards. In the game, the Eagles earned 24 1st downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 35 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Boston College conceded 23 completions on 34 throws totaling 428 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 664 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 236 yards on 44 tries which gave them an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 3-3. Boston College is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 252.3 yards on the ground per game, putting them 9th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 1,514 rushing yards through 6 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Eagles average 487.3 yards per game overall which has them at 18th in D-1 and 4th in the conference. The Eagles are allowing 28.8 points per game which puts them at 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 82nd in college football. In regard to points given up, they have given up 173 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 191.8 yards per game which puts them at 101st in college football and 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,151 yards on the ground and 7.2 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are giving up 284.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Eagles are ranked 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +2
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