Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hokies (-3.5)
The Virginia Tech Hokies (0-1) will play the Boston College Eagles (0-1) at Lane Stadium on Saturday. Boston College opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The total is 45.5.
The Boston College Eagles head into this matchup 0-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Eagles played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and ended up losing by a score of 22-21. Patrick Garwo was the best rusher for the Eagles with 14 attempts for 25 yds (1.8 yards per attempt). Phil Jurkovec went 23/41 with 283 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 128.5 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Against the run, the Eagles gave up 212 yds on 42 attempts, which calculates to 5.0 yards per run allowed. Boston College gave up 13 pass completions on 22 tries for 110 yds, and a completion rate of 59.1%. When all was said and done, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 312 yards. The Boston College Eagles ran the ball a total of 28 different times and accounted for 29 yds, earning them an average of 1.0 yds per carry.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Boston College Eagles were sitting at 24.7 PPG. Offensively they had an average of 166.9 yds on the ground, ranking them 59th in the nation. The Eagles tallied 4,220 total yards for the prior season. Boston College totaled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 22 touchdowns on the ground. Boston College totaled 232 1st downs as an offense, and they were hurt by 64 infractions for 592 yds. They turned the football over 17 times.
The Eagles were ranked 31st in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 22.2 points per game. They allowed 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 170.4 rushing yards per contest over the course of last season. In total, they gave up 2,045 yards on the ground in 12 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Eagles gave up 2,082 yards which ranked them 2nd in D-1. In their 12 games played last season, they allowed 173.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 57.8%. They surrendered 343.9 yards/contest which ranked them 28th in Division 1. They conceded 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Hokies head into this matchup 0-1 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Hokies took a loss by a score of 20-17 when they played the Old Dominion Monarchs. Keshawn King carried the football 19 times for 111 yards, finishing the contest with 5.8 yds per carry for Virginia Tech. Grant Wells (1 TD) ended the game with 197 yds on 21/37 through the air while his quarterback rating was 88.8. He tossed 4 picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.3. Virginia Tech relinquished 33 rush attempts for 84 yds (2.5 yds per carry). The Hokies secondary conceded a completion rate of 40.0%, surrendering 165 yds on 14 out of 35 passing. The Hokies finished the game with 333 yds and they ran 76 plays (4.4 yards per play). Virginia Tech rushed for 3.5 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 136 yards on 39 carries.
The Virginia Tech Hokies averaged 361.7 yards/game, ranking them 98th in D-1. The Virginia Tech offense racked up 597 yds of penalties on 70 violations, which had them sitting 85th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. Last season, the Hokies racked up 2,293 yards via the pass as well as averaging 176.4 passing yards per game, putting them at 112th in Division 1. In terms of their ability to score points, the Hokies had a ranking of 98th in the nation with an average of 23.7 PPG.
The Hokies conceded 25.3 points per contest, which had them ranked 54th in the nation. Virginia Tech gave up a total of 2,204 yards rushing (169.5 yards/game) in addition to 20 touchdowns on the ground throughout last season. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 329 points in total. They allowed 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 224.2 yards/outing, which had them sitting 64th in the country. The Hokies defense took the field for 868 plays, which had them ranked 69th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +3.5
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