Boston College Eagles (2-5) vs. UCONN Huskies (3-5)
October 29, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: UCONN Huskies +7.5 / Boston College Eagles -7.5 ; Over/Under:
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The UConn Huskies and Boston College Eagles clash Saturday in week 9 college football action from Rentschler Field. Boston College just finished up a game versus Wake Forest. In that matchup, the Eagles fell in a blowout. As for UConn, they’re coming off an open week. The Huskies last appeared in a loss to Ball State. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Boston College lost three of their first four games, falling to Rutgers 22-21, Virginia Tech 27-10 and Florida State 44-14. A 38-17 win over Maine was the only outlier. After another win 34-33 over Louisville, the Eagles fell 31-3 to Clemson.
In game seven versus Wake Forest, the Eagles were down 21-9 by halftime. Boston College scored just six points in the second half in a 43-15 loss. QB Phil Jurkovec posted 221 yards with a score, and Zay Flowers caught 10 balls for 135 yards and a TD.
Over on the UConn side, their year began with a 31-20 loss to Utah State. The Huskies then beat Central CT State 28-3 before losing to Syracuse, Michigan and NC State in succession. UConn would then beat Fresno State and FIU before the Ball State loss.
In the Ball State matchup, the Huskies had a 21-10 lead at halftime. UConn failed to score after the break and lost 25-21. QB Zion Turner posted 129 yards with two scores and a pick. Victor Rosa led the rush with 72 yards on 17 carries.
PICK: I’m probably going to stay with Boston College. Granted, the Eagles need a nice bounce-back following their loss against a talented Wake Forest team. Boston College came up with 315 total yards with 15 first downs in the loss, committing 11 penalties along the way. UConn won’t be as intimidating a matchup, and I think Boston College can cover if they play well.
As for the Huskies, they should benefit from the extra week off. UConn had some rough stats in the Ball State loss, including 12 penalties for 110 yards, just 16 first downs and a rough 5-of-14 rate on third-down tires. I don’t think the Huskies will be able to keep up for long in this one if they’re not playing well.