The Boston College Eagles and the Pitt Panthers meet in college football action from Acrisure Stadium on Thursday night.
Boston College Falls To Virginia Tech
The Boston College Eagles come into this one looking to rebound from a 48-22 loss to Virginia Tech to fall to 6-4 on the year. Thomas Castellanos has thrown for 1,824 yards, 13 touchdowns and 9 interceptions on 57.3% passing while also rushing for a team-high 806 yards and 10 touchdowns. Kye Robichaux also has 565 rushing yards with 6 touchdowns while Lewis Bond leads Boston College’s receiving group has a team-high 37 grabs for 500 yards and 5 touchdowns. Joseph Griffin Jr. has 307 receiving yards while two more Eagles have 200+ receiving yards and another pair have 100+ receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Vinny DePalma has a team-high 76 total tackles while Elijah Jones has a team-high 5 interceptions. As a team, Boston College’s defense has combined for 12 sacks and 8 interceptions this season.
Boston College Eagles Team Facts
Boston College has won each of its last five November games as a road underdog against non-AP-ranked teams.
The road team has covered the spread in each of Boston College's last six games.
Boston College has lost the first half in 13 of its last 16 games against conference opponents.
Each of Boston College's last nine games as an underdog have gone OVER the total points line.
Pitt Drops 4th Straight
The Pitt Panthers come into this one looking to bounce back from a 4th straight loss after a 28-13 loss to Syracuse last time out. Christian Veilleux has thrown for 1,179 yards, 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 51.1% passing while Rodney Hammond Jr. has a team-high 381 rushing yards and C’Bo Flemister has 333 rushing yards and a pair of rushing TDs. Bub Means leads Pitt’s receiving group with 558 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns while Konata Mumpfield has a team-high 40 receptions for 527 yards and a team-high 5 touchdowns. Gavin Bartholomew has 326 receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Donovan McMillon has a team-high 86 total tackles while Shayne Simon and Samuel Okuniola each have a team-high 4 sacks. As a team, Pitt has combined for 25 sacks and 7 interceptions this season.
Pittsburgh Panthers Team Facts
Pittsburgh has lost each of its last four games as a favorite.
Pittsburgh has failed to cover the spread in each of its last six games against non-AP-ranked teams.
Pittsburgh has lost the first half in each of its last three home games against conference opponents.
Each of Pittsburgh's last eight home games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.
This line feels funky as Boston College is the better team but they’ve clinched bowl eligibility. Pitt is terrible, and they have nothing but pride to play for at this point and this is the last home game for the seniors on this team. I’m not trying to catch a falling knife with a bad team, but I think we see a mighty inspired effort from the Panthers to reward their home fans for an abysmal year. Give me the Panthers.