Maryland Terrapins vs. Boston College Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/23/13
Boston College Eagles (6-4) at Maryland Terrapins (6-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm (Byrd Stadium)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins 0 -- Over/Under: 52 See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles travel to Maryland to play the Terps on Saturday.
Boston College improved to 6-4, 3-3 ACC, after beating NC State 38-21 last weekend. The Eagles gained 473 yards on offense, with 420 of them coming on the ground. QB Chase Rettig threw for 207 yards and 1 touchdown, while WR Amidon caught 5 balls for 34 yards. RB Andre Williams ran for 339 yards to break Boston College’s single-season and single-game rushing records. Williams ran for more than 100 yards in the first quarter, and early in the fourth secured his fourth 200-yard game this season. On the year, Rettig has thrown for 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Amidon has caught 62 balls for 760 yards and 4 touchdowns. Williams has rushed for 1,810 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. The Eagles are averaging 28.1 points per game, which ranks 71st in the country this year. The Eagles defense allowed only 360 yards to the Wolfpack last week and forced one turnover in the win. Boston College is allowing 27.4 points per game, which ranks 71st in the country this season. The Eagles will head out on the road where they are 1-3 this season.
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The Maryland Terps improved to 6-4 overall, 2-4 ACC, after beating Virginia Tech on the road 27-24 in overtime last weekend. Maryland arrived at Virginia Tech having lost four of five, but scored three consecutive touchdowns to open a commanding 21-7 lead. The Terps gained 319 total yards against the stout Virginia Tech defense. Maryland’s QB Brown completed 12 of 25 passes for 135 yards with 1 touchdowns and 1 interception. Brown also rushed 23 times for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the season, Brown has thrown for over 1,600 yards with 8 touchdowns, while rushing for 378 yards and 8 touchdowns. WR Etta-Tawo caught 4 balls for 69 yards, while WR King caught 6 balls for 60 yards for the Terps in the win over Virginia Tech. The Terps rank 86th in points scored, averaging just over 25 points per game. The Terps allowed only 264 yards against the Hokies but were unable to force any turnovers. Maryland’s defense ranks 47th in points against, allowing less than 25 points per game this year. The Terps will be at home for this weekend’s game; Maryland is 4-2 at home this season.
This should be a highly competitive game, considering these teams matchup pretty well. Maryland’s defense is good at stopping the run, something Williams and Boston College do very well. On the other side of the ball, Maryland has been inconsistent on offense but should score some points against an average Eagles defense. I’m going to side with the home team to get their second straight win.