Boston College Eagles vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-14.5)
The Clemson Tigers (2-2) will try to beat the Boston College Eagles (4-0) at Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Boston College opens this contest as 14.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 45.5.
The Boston College Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 4-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Eagles played the Missouri Tigers and took home the win by a score of 41-34. Dennis Grosel connected on 18/29 with 175 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 128.6 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Pat Garwo III was the best rusher for the Eagles with 25 carries for 175 yards (7.0 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 78 plays for 450 yards. The Boston College Eagles ended up running the ball 49 different times and tallied 275 yards, which had them averaging 5.6 yards per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Eagles gave up 88 yds on 23 attempts, which calculates to 3.8 yards per run allowed. Boston College gave up 30 pass completions on 42 tries for a total of 303 yards, and a completion rate of 71.4%.
The Eagles have earned 1,669 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to scoring, Boston College has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 4 times. Boston College has compiled 85 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 19 penalties for 186 yards. As a team they're averaging 223.0 yards on the ground which is 18th in college football. When it comes to scoring, the Boston College Eagles have an average of 41.3 points per contest.
The Eagles rank 35th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 16.3 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.2 yards per running attempt and 99.5 yards on the ground per game on the year. In total, they have given up 398 running yards through 4 games. When talking about passing yards, the Eagles are giving up 762 yards which has them ranked 58th in the country. They are allowing 190.5 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.5%. During this campaign, they have surrendered 290.0 yards/game which has them sitting 33rd in college football. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 this season. In their last game, the Tigers walked away with a loss by a score of 27-21 when they faced the NC State Wolfpack. Will Shipley ran the football 11 times for 36 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.3 yards per carry for Clemson. D.J. Uiagalelei (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 111 yards on 12/26 through the air while his quarterback rate was 99.7. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 4.3. Clemson relinquished 51 attempts on the ground for 148 yds (2.9 yds per rush). The Tigers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 71.1%, surrendering 238 yds on 32 out of 45 passing. The Tigers ended up finishing with 215 yds while running 48 plays (4.5 yards per play). Clemson rushed the ball for 4.7 yds per attempt, finishing with 104 yds on 22 attempts.
The Clemson Tigers are averaging 295.8 yards/outing, ranking them 121st in the country. The Clemson offense has totaled 254 yds of penalties on 33 violations, which is 17th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season to this point, the Tigers have compiled 677 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 169.3 throwing yards per contest, putting them at 115th in D-1. In relation to their ability to score points, the Tigers rank 105th in the country by scoring 21.8 points per contest.
The Tigers are allowing 12.0 points per contest, ranking them 17th in the nation. Clemson has surrendered a total of 478 yards rushing (119.5 yards per contest) in addition to 0 touchdown rushing for the season. This season, they have allowed 48 total points. They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 177.0 yards per game, ranking them 43rd in Division 1. The Tigers defense has taken part in 290 plays, which has them ranked 118th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -14.5
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