ACC Football: Florida State Travels to Boston College

Boston College Football

Boston College is Looking for Payback

The Florida State Seminoles and the Boston College Eagles will meet on Friday in a key ACC matchup at Alumni Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:00 pm EST. ESPN will televise the game nationally.

In 2016, Florida State’s defense totally dominated Boston College. The Eagles were held scoreless until the last four minutes of a 45-7 Seminoles win. It was clear from the start of that Friday night contest that the for BC to move the ball was going to prevent any chance of an upset.

We’re back on a Friday night for Florida State and Boston College. This time the game is in Chestnut Hill and the tables have turned. The Eagles have an offense that’s surging while Florida State is struggling to put points on the board.

Oddsmakers have the Seminoles as 6.5-point favorites over the Eagles. The total is at 46.5.

Florida State and Boston College have experienced youth movements on offense this season. Freshmen will once again play major roles for each squad Friday night.

Quarterback James Blackman and running back Cam Akers have had to become starters for the Seminoles due to injuries. The Eagles have had to turn to quarterback Anthony Brown during the preseason by winning the job outright.  AJ Dillon has taken over as the lead running back the past two weeks.

Boston College Offense is Surging

Last time out for Boston College, they were a 41-10 winner as they battled the Virginia Cavaliers on the road. Boston College covered in the match as a +6.5-point underdog, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Eagles have totaled more than 500 yards of offense in wins against Louisville and Virginia the last two weeks. Brown has shown dramatic improvement running the offense. He is falling into rhythm with his receivers and it shows.

The biggest breakout star has been the true freshman Dillon. He rushed for 272 yards against Louisville. He jumped up in the national rankings for rushing yards among freshmen. Dillon is now at No. 4 trailing Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin, JK Dobbins of Ohio State, and Spencer Brown of UAB with 694 yards.

It took a few games for Dillon and the offense to get rolling. The Eagles have a realistic shot at making a bowl game with a 4-4 record heading into Friday night’s contest.

Florida State Looking for Answers

Florida State was a 31-28 loser in its last match at home against the Louisville Cardinals. They failed to cover the -6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 59 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Every week from here on out isn’t just Florida State playing for pride. The Noles’ are playing to guarantee the continuation of the program’s NCAA-best streak of 35 consecutive bowl games. It’s hard to imagine a team that started the season in the top five would need a rally to make the postseason.

FSU is 2-4 with only five games remaining after losing out on playing ULM because of Hurricane Irma.They basically have to win out.

The offense has been woeful. As true freshman quarterback James Blackman has improved his play, the wide receivers have been banged up. Florida State moves the ball with some success at times. Finishing drives with touchdowns,or even successful field goals, has been a struggle.

For Florida State to avoid dropping to 2-5 with Clemson and Florida left on the schedule, they’ve got to do a better job of getting seven when they get into scoring position.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Florida State2-40-5-119.8322.50-2.670-30-2-11-51-20-3
Boston College4-45-323.0027.50-4.52-23-13-51-32-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records

Florida State Seminoles

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf2-30-32-00-4-10-30-1-122.4022.200.20
Last 31-20-21-00-30-20-121.6721.670.00

Boston College Eagles

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf2-30-22-14-11-13-022.6028.60-6.00
Last 32-10-12-03-01-02-032.0025.007.00


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense19.8311527.5080
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense176.0091187.2550
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense139.0076224.50112
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense23.0010022.5044
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense163.50114190.3323
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense176.0059126.6741

Head To Head Summary

Florida State8-25-55-530.50124.103.7431.9065.83268.70392.801.30
Boston College2-85-55-516.30146.303.8124.6050.00152.00298.301.80

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 11, 2016BOST.CFLAST7-45965014601802364160
Sep 18, 2015FLASTBOST.C14-0981192170139561952
Nov 22, 2014BOST.CFLAST17-202407331301102813911
Sep 28, 2013FLASTBOST.C48-3415933048912001973972
Oct 13, 2012BOST.CFLAST7-519612922512014486492
Nov 3, 2011FLASTBOST.C38-71271803071941132074
Oct 16, 2010BOST.CFLAST19-241719526601411703114
Oct 3, 2009FLASTBOST.C21-287134041111882113992
Nov 15, 2008BOST.CFLAST27-171761813573732122853
Nov 3, 2007FLASTBOST.C27-17813714520634154784

NCAA Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Florida State Seminoles

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 21, 2017LOUISV28-31L-6/58.5L/O1552484032931564492H
Oct 14, 2017DUKE17-10W-7.5/44.5L/U2281974251112043151A
Oct 7, 2017MI-FL20-24L2.5/45L/U203203406832543371H
Sep 30, 2017WAKE26-19W-7/46P/U14912127096271367-1A
Sep 23, 2017NCSU21-27L-11.5/50.5L/U1042783821102553651H

Boston College Eagles

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 21, 2017VIRGNA41-10W6.5/47.5W/O23727551295152247-3A
Oct 14, 2017LOUISV45-42W19/60W/O364191555293332625-1A
Oct 7, 2017VTECH10-23L16/46.5W/U153191344109322431-1H
Sep 30, 2017CMICH28-8W-10/52W/U22485309116180296-1H
Sep 23, 2017CLEM7-34L32/53W/U971412383421404820A

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Humidity is 39%
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Next up:
Florida State home to Syracuse Saturday, November 4
Boston College home to NC State Saturday, November 11

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