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.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Florida State 2-4 0-5-1 19.83 22.50 -2.67 0-3 0-2-1 1-5 1-2 0-3
Boston College 4-4 5-3 23.00 27.50 -4.5 2-2 3-1 3-5 1-3 2-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
FLAST 17.95 15.57 2.38
BOST.C 16.32 15.31 1.01
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
FLAST 12.20 11.14 1.06
BOST.C 10.23 11.34 -1.11
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
FLAST 4.05 4.10 -0.05
BOST.C 4.29 5.29 -1
Team Records

Florida State Seminoles

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-4 0-3 2-1 0-5-1 0-3 0-2-1 19.83 22.50 -2.67
vs Conf 2-3 0-3 2-0 0-4-1 0-3 0-1-1 22.40 22.20 0.20
Last 3 1-2 0-2 1-0 0-3 0-2 0-1 21.67 21.67 0.00

Boston College Eagles

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-4 1-3 3-1 5-3 2-2 3-1 23.00 27.50 -4.50
vs Conf 2-3 0-2 2-1 4-1 1-1 3-0 22.60 28.60 -6.00
Last 3 2-1 0-1 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 32.00 25.00 7.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 19.83 115 27.50 80
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 176.00 91 187.25 50
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 139.00 76 224.50 112
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 23.00 100 22.50 44
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 163.50 114 190.33 23
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 176.00 59 126.67 41

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Florida State 8-2 5-5 5-5 30.50 124.10 3.74 31.90 65.83 268.70 392.80 1.30
Boston College 2-8 5-5 5-5 16.30 146.30 3.81 24.60 50.00 152.00 298.30 1.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Nov 11, 2016 BOST.C FLAST 7-45 96 50 146 0 180 236 416 0
Sep 18, 2015 FLAST BOST.C 14-0 98 119 217 0 139 56 195 2
Nov 22, 2014 BOST.C FLAST 17-20 240 73 313 0 110 281 391 1
Sep 28, 2013 FLAST BOST.C 48-34 159 330 489 1 200 197 397 2
Oct 13, 2012 BOST.C FLAST 7-51 96 129 225 1 201 448 649 2
Nov 3, 2011 FLAST BOST.C 38-7 127 180 307 1 94 113 207 4
Oct 16, 2010 BOST.C FLAST 19-24 171 95 266 0 141 170 311 4
Oct 3, 2009 FLAST BOST.C 21-28 71 340 411 1 188 211 399 2
Nov 15, 2008 BOST.C FLAST 27-17 176 181 357 3 73 212 285 3
Nov 3, 2007 FLAST BOST.C 27-17 81 371 452 0 63 415 478 4

NCAA Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Florida State Seminoles

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 21, 2017 LOUISV 28-31 L -6/58.5 L/O 155 248 403 293 156 449 2 H
Oct 14, 2017 DUKE 17-10 W -7.5/44.5 L/U 228 197 425 111 204 315 1 A
Oct 7, 2017 MI-FL 20-24 L 2.5/45 L/U 203 203 406 83 254 337 1 H
Sep 30, 2017 WAKE 26-19 W -7/46 P/U 149 121 270 96 271 367 -1 A
Sep 23, 2017 NCSU 21-27 L -11.5/50.5 L/U 104 278 382 110 255 365 1 H

Boston College Eagles

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 21, 2017 VIRGNA 41-10 W 6.5/47.5 W/O 237 275 512 95 152 247 -3 A
Oct 14, 2017 LOUISV 45-42 W 19/60 W/O 364 191 555 293 332 625 -1 A
Oct 7, 2017 VTECH 10-23 L 16/46.5 W/U 153 191 344 109 322 431 -1 H
Sep 30, 2017 CMICH 28-8 W -10/52 W/U 224 85 309 116 180 296 -1 H
Sep 23, 2017 CLEM 7-34 L 32/53 W/U 97 141 238 342 140 482 0 A

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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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