Missouri Tigers vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+2)
The Boston College Eagles (3-0) will take on the Missouri Tigers (2-1) at Alumni Stadium on Saturday. Missouri opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 57.5.
The Missouri Tigers head into this game 2-1 this season. In their last contest, the Tigers took on the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and notched a win by a score of 59-28. Connor Bazelak connected on 21/30 with 346 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 199.9 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Elijah Young was the best rusher for the Tigers with 12 attempts for 46 yds (3.8 yards per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 72 plays which gave them a total of 675 yards. The Missouri Tigers ran the ball 34 times and accumulated 235 yards, which came out to an average of 6.9 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Tigers conceded 294 yds on 36 attempts, which is an average of 8.2 yds per rush surrendered. Missouri gave up 8 completions on 15 attempts for a total of 79 yds, and a completion rate of 53.3%.
The Tigers have tallied 1,541 total yards for this campaign. With reference to getting in the endzone, Missouri has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 1 time. Missouri has compiled 77 first downs as a team, and they have committed 16 penalties for 139 yds. As a team they are averaging 183.3 yards rushing giving them a rank of 48th in college football. In terms of scoring, the Missouri Tigers hold an average of 40.3 points per outing.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Tigers are allowing 559 yds which has them ranked 54th in Division 1. They have conceded 186.3 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 52.4%. During this campaign, they are giving up 455.7 yards per game which has them ranked 127th in the nation. They are allowing 6.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 269.3 rushing yards per game this season. Overall, they have conceded 808 yards via the ground game in 3 contests. The Tigers rank 109th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 29.0 points per game.
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The Eagles come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Eagles got the victory with a final of 28-3 when they played the Temple Owls. Pat Garwo III carried the football 16 times for 49 yds, ending the game with 3.1 yds per carry for Boston College. Dennis Grosel (1 TD) walked away from the game with 34 yds on 5/13 through the air while his quarterback rate was 70.4. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 2.6. Boston College relinquished 35 run attempts for 78 yds (2.2 yards per rush). The Eagles passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 70.8%, surrendering 161 yards on 17 for 24 passing. The Eagles finished the game with 238 yds while they ran 52 plays (4.6 yds per play). Boston College rushed for 4.8 yds per attempt, finishing with 181 yds on 38 attempts.
The Boston College Eagles average 412.0 yards per game, which is good for 66th in college football. The Boston College offense has accrued 154 yds of penalties on 16 violations, which ranks 91st in college football in terms of giving up free yards. During the season so far, the Eagles have compiled 625 yards via the pass together with an average of 208.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 86th in the nation. Regarding putting points on the board, the Eagles are sitting 19th in college football with 41.3 points per outing.
The Eagles are giving up 10.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 17th in college football. Boston College has yielded a total of 304 yards via the ground game (101.3 yards/game) in addition to 1 touchdown rushing for the year. In total, they have conceded 31 pts. They have yielded 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 153.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 30th in the country. The Eagles defense has taken part in 172 plays, which has them sitting 24th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -2
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