Check out the Clemson vs. Boston College fearless prediction and game preview.
Clemson (5-0) vs. Boston College (3-2) Game Preview
Date: Friday, October 7
Game Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
Why Clemson Will Win
Just get a few scores early on.
The Boston College offense is starting to work, but playing Wagner and Buffalo had a wee bit to do with that. There’s no pop to the passing game, and the ground and pound style isn’t going to fly against a Clemson front seven that stoned Georgia Tech and did a decent-enough job against Louisville.
The Eagles are going to want to grind this down, and they have the defense to do it, so as long as Deshaun Watson is patient and doesn’t make any mistakes, and as long as the offense is patient, and doesn’t get worried when Wayne Gallman and the ground game aren’t flying, they should be fine.
It’ll help even more of Clemson owns the field position battle.
BC can’t punt, and the Tiger return game has been terrific. Keep the field tilted, make the Eagles go on long drives, and all will be fine.
Why Boston College Will Win
Where will Clemson’s head be?
Not only are the Tigers coming off the epic game against Louisville, but with Hurricane Matthew due to hit hard around South Carolina on Friday, playing football might be the least of the worries for several – if not all – of the players and coaches.
The Eagles will play their version of stall ball, trying to pound with the running game and hoping to get one or three big breaks they can capitalize on. The nation’s No. 1 offense is more than good enough to hold up, especially against the short-to-midrange passing game.
Considering Deshaun Watson is hobbling with an ankle problem and probably won’t be as mobile, the BC front seven should have a little bit less to worry about – No. 4 isn’t going to take off.
What’s Going To Happen?
It’s going to be a fight for Clemson, but Boston College isn’t breaking its long ACC losing streak against the Tigers.
The Clemson defensive front is too strong and too good – it knows how to crank up the intensity when it has to. It’s going to take more than a half, but eventually the Tiger O will get the two scoring drives it needs to put it away.
Clemson vs. Boston College Prediction
Final Score: Clemson 27, Boston College 10
Line: Clemson -16, o/u: 43
ATS Confidence: 5: Served on a tee – 1: Not even with your $ … 2.5
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