Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Lane Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+10.5)
Hendon Hooker and the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) host the Boston College Eagles (3-1) at Lane Stadium on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Boston College opens this game as 10.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 57.5.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles took on the Pittsburgh Panthers and notched a win by a score of 31-30. David Bailey paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 36 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 2.4 yards per carry. Zay Flowers was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 162 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 27.0 yards per reception for the game. Phil Jurkovec went 19/35 with 358 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Boston College Eagles have an average of 25.8 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 60.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 75th in the country. The Eagles have earned 1,422 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Boston College has amassed 8 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of yards via the pass, the Eagles have allowed 937 yards which has them ranked 61st in D-1. Overall, they are granting 370.0 yards/game which has them sitting 40th in the country. The Eagles rank 26th in D-1 concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 20.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per run and 135.8 rushing yards per game so far this year. In their 4 games, they are conceding 234.3 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 55.6%. For the year, they have allowed 543 rushing yards through 4 contests.
For his career, Jurkovec has thrown for 1,403 yds with 10 touchdowns and 2 picks. Since he has been in college, he has left the pocket to run 64 different times for a total of 141 rushing yds. His QB rating is 151.7 with a TD percentage of 5.9% and an interception percentage of 1.2%. He is passing for 116.9 yards per game. Phil Jurkovec has completed 111 of his attempted career 170 throws for a completion percentage of 65.3%.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies took on the North Carolina Tar Heels and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 56-45. Hendon Hooker went 7/13 with 136 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Khalil Herbert paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 52 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in this outing. He racked up a total of 138 yards via 18 carries which gave him an average of 7.7 yards per carry. James Mitchell was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 103 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 25.8 yards per catch for that contest.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Hokies currently sit 7th in D-1 averaging 42.7 PPG. For the year thus far, the Hokies have racked up 579 yards via the pass as well as an average of 193.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 61st in the country. They hold an average of 299.3 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 898 yards for this year. The Virginia Tech Hokies have an average of 492.3 yards per outing which is good for 12th in the nation. The Hokies are conceding 37.0 PPG, which has them 80th in the country. Overall, they have relinquished 111 total points. Virginia Tech has allowed a total of 677 yards rushing (225.7 yards/game) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 258.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 58th in college football.
During the 14 games in his career, Hendon Hooker has been successful on 106 of his 175 attempts for a total of 1,691 yds. He averages 120.8 yards per contest through the air with a 167.7 QB rating. Hooker has passed for 15 touchdowns compared to 2 picks in his career. He has scampered for 442 yds on 135 attempts. His TD percentage is 8.6% and his interception percentage is 1.1%.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +10.5
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