Buffalo Bulls (1-2) at Boston College Eagles (2-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston College Eagles -20 -- Over/Under:
Headed our way in Week 5 college football action from Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, October 1, the Buffalo Bulls will be visiting the Boston College Eagles.
The Bulls come into this one with a 1-2 record on the year, getting their lone victory in their last appearance against Army. It took overtime for Buffalo to get there, however, as Adam Mitcheson bagged a 33-yard field goal in the extra period to take it 23-20. Bulls QB Tyree Jackson went 20-of-31 for 178 yards, a TD and an interception in that one, but there wasn’t much room to run for Jonathan Hawkins, who led the team on 37 yards on 10 carries. Marcus McGill would walk away the leading receiver, grabbing two passes for 63 yards.
On the Buffalo season, Jackson has posted a 41-of-78 line for 433 yards, three scores and two picks. Jordan Johnson leads the team in rushing with 50 carries and 218 yards alongside a TD. Mason Schreck has a team-high 11 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown for the Bulls.
Moving on over to the Eagles’ side, they’ve got a 2-2 mark following a victory over Wagner 42-10 on Saturday. Boston College QB Patrick Towles got to play the hero in that win, rushing for two touchdowns and adding two more through the air. Towles would finish on a 9-of-16 line for 157 yards and seven carries for 46 yards. Davon Jones would lead the rushing attack for the Eagles with 12 carries and 90 yards, while Michael Walker bagged four receptions for 72 yards and a TD of his own.
That gives Towles a total of 572 yards on 41-of-83 passing with four touchdowns and three picks on the year. Jon Hillman heads the Eagles in rushing with 68 carries for 241 yards and four touchdowns. Jeff Smith is Boston College’s high man in receiving with nine grabs for 182 yards and three scores.
The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. Buffalo is also 1-5 ATS in their last six games on fieldturf, and 0-4 in their last four games following an ATS win.
As for Boston College, they’re 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight versus the MAC, and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games following an ATS loss. The Eagles are also 1-4 ATS in their last five games on fieldturf and 0-5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
With all the weapons Boston College has on offense, there’s no excuse for them not to cover here. I expect a big showing from the links of Towles, Jones and Smith in this one.