2019 FSU-BC Game Info

  • Chestnut Hill, MA
  • 12:00 Eastern, ACCN
  • BC -2.5, O/U 63
  • Last Game:

When FSU’s on Offense

This offense continues to regress, from the offensive line back. The only person who is apparently immune is Cam Akers. Long may he run. If you don’t see Jordan Travis in this game, it’s probably safe to say that he’s worse than quarterbacks 1a and 1b. Personally, I’d rather us feel out what BC is trying to do defensively and then make a choice on which flawed signal-caller we’re going to use.

Thankfully, the BC defense is not very good. Let’s put it this way – the only defense we’ve faced so far that’s been worse is ULM. Cam should, at least, have a field day, as BC has allowed 4.5 yards every time a run play takes place, sacks included. Their pass defense is pretty shoddy, too, allowing almost 8.5 yards/attempt. The stout BC defense allows 6.3 yards/play. Let’s hope we can get it together enough for it to not be a repeat of last week.

When FSU’s on Defense

As always, BC tends to be very run-heavy. They’re ~2/1 run/pass, and like to use heavy sets fast. They will get up to the line and run the ball several times over. The two main ballcarriers are 7th-year junior AJ Dillon and sophomore David Bailey. – both absolute bowling balls. Starting quarterback Anthony Brown was lost to a knee injury, so we’ll see Dennis Grosel under center. He’s really not a threat on the ground, and is completing less than 50% of his passes on the season.

We’ll really see the Leavitt effect in full force this week, with Jim Leavitt’s promotion to an on-field coach. Also, we’ve lost Marvin Wilson for the rest of the season with a hand injury that needed surgery.

Other Factors

The Eagles’ kicker is pretty consistent but hasn’t made anything over 45 this year.

Apparently, practice has gone really well this week for the Noles. I’m eager to see how the Noles play, knowing that their poor play in the previous game cost the head coach his job. I hope to not see any hero ball being played, but for the team to play for the logo.

It’s going to be….chilly. Temperatures are expected to crest in the low 40s after kickoff temperatures in the mid- to high-30’s.

Score Predictions

John: 35-21 BC. The FSU defensive depth is depleted and Boston College limits explosive plays. Our guys still hate the cold.

Cory: 35-20 FSU. The Noles come out inspired and put together a great game for Odell. The offense doesn’t break loose, per se, but they show signs of life we hadn’t seen since Boise.

Mike: 38-34 FSU. FSU has held ACC opponents to just 3.6 yards per carry and I don’t trust Boston College quarterback Dennis Grosel to be able to win the game with his arm. The loss of Marvin Wilson is a big blow for the Seminoles, but the Eagles’ defense is allowing more yards per game than any team in the ACC and only Louisville allows more points. Boston College also ranks last in the conference with 11 sacks.

James: 30-17 BC.

Danielle:34-17 BC. Honey Fried Marv is out. BC has a decent OL, if memory serves, and on defense are getting better at stopping the run as of late. If they can stop Cam, then we’re in trouble.