Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-9)
The Boston College Eagles (6-6 last year) will try to beat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-8 last season) at Alumni Stadium on Saturday. Boston College is 9-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 52.5.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights wrapped up their year having earned a 5-8 record. In their last game, the Scarlet Knights played against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and took a loss by a score of 38-10. Gavin Wimsatt led the offense in rushing for the Scarlet Knights with 4 totes for 38 yards (9.5 yards per attempt). Noah Vedral finished 8/13 with 87 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 102.4 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Against the run, the Scarlet Knights gave up 148 yds on 37 tries, which is 4.0 yards per run allowed. Rutgers gave up 23 pass completions on 39 tries for a total of 304 yards, and a completion rate of 59.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 62 plays which totaled 275 yds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ended up rushing 29 times and recorded 110 yards, earning them an average of 3.8 yards per carry.
When talking about scoring points, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights were sitting at 19.7 points per game. As a team they maintained an average of 138.3 yards on the ground, giving them a rank of 90th in D-1. The Scarlet Knights tallied 4,037 total yards over the course of last season. Rutgers compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 20 rushing touchdowns. Rutgers amassed 226 1st downs, and they were called for 65 penalties for 529 yds. They turned the ball over 14 times.
When talking about yards through the air, the Scarlet Knights conceded 3,054 yds which put them in 90th in the country. Over the course of their 13 games, they yielded 234.9 yards per contest through the air and surrendering a completion percentage of 55.8%. They gave up 398.1 yards/contest putting them at 82nd in Division 1. They allowed 25 touchdowns through the air and 16 rushing touchdowns. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 163.2 yards on the ground per game over the course of last year. In total, they gave up 2,122 rushing yards through 13 outings. The Scarlet Knights sat in 57th in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 25.6 PPG.
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The Eagles ended the year holding a 6-6 record. In their last game, the Eagles took a loss by a final score of 41-10 when they played the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Phil Jurkovec (1 TD) ended the contest with 19 yards on 3/11 through the air while his QB rate was 35.4. He tossed 2 picks and his Y/A was 1.7. Phil Jurkovec carried the football 11 times for 66 yards, ending the contest with 6.0 yds per carry for Boston College. Boston College ran for 5.6 yds per carry, finishing the game with 163 yards on 29 attempts. The Eagles finished the game with 182 yds while running 41 plays (4.4 yards per play). The Eagles passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 62.5%, relinquishing 236 yards on 20 out of 32 passing. Boston College relinquished 54 run attempts for 177 yards (3.3 yds per rush).
The Boston College Eagles averaged 349.7 yards per game, which had them ranked 103rd in the country. The Boston College offense racked up 592 yds of penalties on 64 infractions, which had them ranked 107th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. Last year, the Eagles threw for 2,192 passing yards together with an average of 182.7 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 108th in D-1. When it comes to how much they scored, the Eagles ranked 93rd in college football holding an average of 24.7 points per game.
The Eagles gave up 22.2 points per game, which put them in 33rd in Division 1. Boston College allowed the opposition a total of 2,050 yards via the ground game (170.8 yards/game) in addition to 16 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last year. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 266 points in total. They surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air as well as 173.5 yards per game, which had them sitting 3rd in Division 1. The Eagles defense took the field for 760 plays, which ranked 10th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles -9
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