Florida State vs Boston College prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24
Florida State vs Boston College How To Watch
Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Florida State (3-0), Boston College (1-2)
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Florida State vs Boston College Game Preview
Why Boston College Will Win
Can the Boston College pass rush be enough to bother the Seminole backfield?
The run defense hasn’t been all that bad over the last few weeks after getting run over by Rutgers, but it’s the pass rush that needs to get to the FSU quarterback – no matter who that is.
Tate Rodemaker is the likely starter, but Jordan Travis might give it a go on a gimpy leg after getting hurt against Louisville. Rodemaker ended up pulling out the win hitting 6-of-10 passes for 109 yards and two scores with a pick, but now the BC coaching staff had a week to prepare for him.
The FSU secondary has been solid so far, but it allowed over 200 yards in each of the last two weeks, and it’s about to get thrown on over and over again because …
Why Florida State Will Win
Boston College REALLY can’t run the ball.
It gave it a shot in the 38-17 win over Maine, but it was still a struggle. The passing game finally perked up against the FCSer, but it didn’t do enough in losses to Rutgers and Virginia Tech, and the ground game came up with just 33 yards on 54 carries in the two games.
Florida State has the punting game to give the struggling Eagle offense long field to work with, its own ground game has been solid enough to take over, and the O should dominate the time of possession battle if all goes according to plan.
What’s Going To Happen
Boston College hasn’t been playing well, but Florida State is starting to get a bit beaten up. However, the Noles will move the chains and the Eagles won’t.
It’ll take about a half to get going, and then the FSU running game will start to bust off a few big runs. New star Seminole pass rusher Jared Verse is hurting, but the pressure will still be there on Phil Jurkovec throughout the game to ever let the Eagle offense get comfortable.
It’ll be another ugly win for the Seminoles, but 4-0 looks beautiful no matter what.
Florida State vs Boston College Prediction, Line
Florida State 30, Boston College 17
Line: Florida State -17.5, o/u: 48.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Florida State vs Boston College Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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