Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Alumni Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (-13)
Phil Jurkovec and the Boston College Eagles (5-3) host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) at Alumni Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The spread on this game has Notre Dame as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 50.5.
The last time they took the field, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the Clemson Tigers and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 47-40. Kyren Williams paced the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 65 yards and he notched 3 TD's for this contest. He rushed for 140 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he was running for 6.1 yards per carry. Javon McKinley led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 102 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 20.4 yards per catch in this outing. Ian Book went 22/39 with 310 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are sitting at 36.6 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 227.9 yards rushing ranking them 19th in the country. The Fighting Irish have earned 3,141 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Notre Dame has compiled 8 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns via the ground. The Fighting Irish are ranked 25th in college football in terms of team defense, conceding 14.6 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 85.1 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 596 rushing yards through 7 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Fighting Irish have conceded 1,480 yds which puts them in 96th in D-1. During their 7 games played this year, they have relinquished 211.4 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 55.1%. Overall, they have surrendered 296.6 yards per game which puts them 23rd in the nation.
Ian Book has connected on 614 of his attempted career 977 passes for a completion percentage of 62.8%. He is throwing for 191.3 yards per game. For his college career, Book has thrown for 7,652 yds with 65 TD's and 18 picks. His quarterback rating is 146.9 with a TD percentage of 6.7% and an interception percentage of 1.8%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 311 times totaling 1,312 rushing yards.
In their last outing, the Boston College Eagles went up against the Syracuse Orange and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 16-13. Phil Jurkovec went 20/29 with 208 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. David Bailey paced the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 125 yards by way of 25 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Zay Flowers led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 64 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 10.7 yards per reception in this game.
For the year thus far, the Eagles have earned 2,087 passing yards as well as holding an average of 260.9 passing yards per outing, ranking them 39th in the country. The Boston College Eagles average 367.5 yards/contest which ranks them 91st in Division 1. They hold an average of 106.6 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 853 yards for this year. In relation to how much they score, the Eagles sit 85th in Division 1 averaging 26.1 PPG. The Eagles are giving up 24.6 PPG, which has them ranked 51st in the country. This season, they have relinquished 197 points in total. Boston College has yielded a total of 1,157 yards on the ground (144.6 yards per game) as well as 13 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 229.3 yards per game, ranking them 67th in the country.
Jurkovec has thrown 17 touchdowns compared to 4 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 5.8% and his interception percentage is 1.4%. He has rushed for 235 yds on 89 attempts. He is averaging 144.1 yds per contest through the air with a 144.3 quarterback rating. In 16 games in his career, Phil Jurkovec has been successful on 184 of his 295 attempts for 2,305 yds.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +13
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