Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (-1)
Carrier Dome is the site where Rex Culpepper and the Syracuse Orange (1-6) will play the Boston College Eagles (4-3) on Saturday. Syracuse opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 52.5.
In the last game they played, the Boston College Eagles went up against the Clemson Tigers and left there with a loss by a score of 34-28. Phil Jurkovec went 12/24 with 204 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Travis Levy led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 40 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per run. CJ Lewis led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 66 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 13.2 yards per reception for that game.
The Eagles have earned 2,541 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they are averaging 94.6 yards in the run game which is 94th in D-1. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Boston College has amassed 14 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Boston College Eagles have an average of 27.6 points per game. Concerning passing yardage, the Eagles are giving up 1,646 yds which has them sitting in 99th in college football. Overall, they are giving up 393.0 yards/outing ranking them 63rd in the nation. The Eagles are ranked 57th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 26.3 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 157.9 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In their 7 games played this year, they are conceding 235.1 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.6%. During the season, they have allowed 1,105 yards via the ground game in 7 outings.
For his collegiate career, Jurkovec has passed for a total of 2,097 yards with 16 TD's and 4 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 85 times for a total of 240 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 144.7 with a TD rate of 6.0% and an interception percentage of 1.5%. He is passing for 139.8 yards per game. Phil Jurkovec has completed 164 of his career 266 passes for a completion percentage of 61.7%.
In their last contest, the Syracuse Orange went up against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and left there with a loss by a score of 38-14. Cooper Lutz paced the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 81 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per run. Sharod Johnson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 34 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 17.0 yards per reception in this game. Rex Culpepper went 15/27 with 85 yards by way of passing and added 1 TD. He threw 2 picks for the game.
During the season to this point, the Orange have thrown for a total of 1,234 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 176.3 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 84th in Division 1. The Syracuse Orange have an average of 267.1 yards per outing which ranks them 98th in the country. They average 90.9 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 636 yards for this year. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Orange are ranked 90th in D-1 holding an average of 19.0 points per contest. The Orange are relinquishing 33.3 PPG, ranking them 85th in college football. This season, they have given up 233 pts. Syracuse has surrendered a total of 1,598 yards on the ground (228.3 yards/game) as well as 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 245.4 yards/outing, which has them sitting 76th in Division 1.
Culpepper has thrown for 8 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.3% and his interception percentage is 5.3%. He has run for -10 yards on 37 attempts. He averages 91.8 yds per game through the air with a 104.2 quarterback rating. In 12 contests in his career, Rex Culpepper has been successful on 97 of 188 attempts for 1,102 yds.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles -1
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