Boston College Heavily Favored Against Texas State

A.J. Black

Boston College (1-0) faces off against Texas State (1-2) this Saturday at 6pm under the lights of Alumni Stadium. After defeating Duke, who was a six point favorite, the Eagles are heavily favored against the Bobcats. According to Vegas, the consensus spread is -17.5. The over/under for the game is 58.5. 

The Eagles dominated Duke in all three phases of the game on Saturday in their season opener. Boston College forced five turnovers, and quarterback Phil Jurkovec threw for 300 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. Texas State lost a close game to SMU to open the season, before losing a bizarre game to UTSA in overtime. They however played a much more complete game against University of Louisiana Lafayette this past weekend winning 38-17. 

This is the biggest spread for a Boston College game since they were favored by twenty against Kansas last year. The Eagles were infamously beaten badly by the Jayhawks 48-24 in front of a stunned home crowd. Texas State is not a team to be taken lightly, they average 36.7 points per game through three games. However, on the flipside they have allowed 33.0 points per game.  

Other ACC spreads of note include: 

Louisville at Pittsburgh (-3.0)
Georgia Tech (-8.0) at Syracuse 
Duke at Virginia (-5.0)
Florida State at Miami (-11.0)
NC State at Virginia Tech (-7.0)

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Comments (8)
No. 1-5

Last years Kansas game comes to mind however the Texas State coach is not Les Miles and Jeff Hafley is not Steve Addazio. BC's defense looks much better than last year, I was worried about the defense after Richmond was running all over the defense last year. Richmond had 215 rushing yards and 364 total yards of offense in a 45-13 game which seemed closer than the score appeared. I don't have that bad feeling about the defense now, I think they'll play a complete game especially since they are playing like they have something to prove.


That Kansas game seemed like years ago


Think BC runs away with this one and that Hafley actually pulls the QB in the 2nd half and takes a look at some of his other talent (maybe we even see Johnson get a few snaps)
BC 52 Texas St 10


Flattenned. LMAO!


BC by 39!


Excuse me, I was under the impression that the Kansas game last year was cancelled and not played, as I certainly have no memories of any 80 yard runs before halftime.