North Carolina Tar Heels vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Alumni Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina (-11.5)
Alumni Stadium is the venue where Phil Jurkovec and the Boston College Eagles (2-0) will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0) on Saturday. Boston College opens this matchup as 11.5-point dogs. The total is set at 54.
In their last outing, the North Carolina Tar Heels took the field against the Syracuse Orange and took home the victory by a score of 31-6. Michael Carter paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 45 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 78 yards via 7 carries which meant he was running for 11.1 yards per carry. Dyami Brown led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 94 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 15.7 yards per catch in this outing. Sam Howell went 25/34 with 295 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He threw 2 picks for the game.
The Tar Heels have earned 463 total yards for the year. Offensively they have an average of 160 yards via the ground game ranking them 39th in Division 1. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, North Carolina has compiled 1 touchdown through the air and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the North Carolina Tar Heels hold an average of 31 points per contest. When talking about yards through the air, the Tar Heels are allowing 134 yds which ranks them 11th in the country. Over the course of this season, they have given up 202 yards/outing which ranks them 13th in the country. The Tar Heels are sitting in 13th in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 6 PPG. They are giving up an average of 1.9 yards per rush and 68 rushing yards per game on the year.
For his career, Howell has passed for 3,936 yards with 39 touchdowns and 9 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 100 different times for a total of 47 rushing yards. His QB rating is 159.1 with a TD percentage of 8.6% and an interception rate of 2.0%. He is passing for 281.1 yds per contest. Sam Howell has connected on 284 of his career 456 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.3%.
In the last game they played, the Boston College Eagles took on the Texas State Bobcats and notched a win by a score of 24-21. Phil Jurkovec led the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for this contest. He ran for a total of 37 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per carry. Hunter Long was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 81 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 9 yards per catch in this outing. Phil Jurkovec went 26/38 with 210 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception on the day.
When it comes to how much they score, the Eagles are sitting 50th in Division 1 with 25 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Eagles have racked up 510 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 255 passing yards per outing, which ranks 31st in the nation. They hold an average of 85.5 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 171 yards in total. The Boston College Eagles hold an average of 340.5 yards per game which has them ranked 56th in the nation. Boston College has allowed a total of 262 rushing yards (131 yards per outing) in addition to 2 touchdowns on the ground on the season. The Eagles are allowing 13.5 points per contest, ranking them 22nd in the nation. In total, they have allowed 27 points. They have conceded 2 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 223 yards per outing, which puts them in 39th in D-1.
Jurkovec has passed for 5 TD's compared to 2 interceptions. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 6.3% and his interception percentage is 2.5%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 183 yds on 44 attempts. He is averaging 73.2 yds per contest through the air with a 163.3 QB rating. In 10 games in his career, Phil Jurkovec has completed 55 of his 79 tries for 732 yards.
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
09/28/20 DL Kedrick Bingley-Jones Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
09/04/20 S D.J. Ford Personal is out for season
09/04/20 DB Javon Terry Personal is out for season
09/04/20 OL Triston Miller Personal is out for season
09/04/20 DB Bryce Watts Personal is out for season
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
09/28/20 TE Joey Luchetti Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
09/28/20 LB Vinny DePalma Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
09/28/20 TE Danny Dalton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
09/28/20 DB Connor Grieco Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
09/23/20 WR Kobay White Knee is out for season
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tar Heels -11.5 and under 54 total points
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