Boston College vs. Central Michigan Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Boston College vs. Central Michigan fearless prediction and game preview.
Boston College (1-3) vs. Central Michigan (2-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30th
Game Time: 1:00 pm ET
Venue: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
Network: ACC Network
The loser’s disappointing start to the season will sink even further, while the winner will still be alive for a bowl game. It might just be that simple for these two teams that can’t get their respective seasons going.
Boston College gave Clemson a good run, but couldn’t bust through in the second half in a 34-7 loss. There was a hold-on-for-dear-life win over Northern Illinois, but that’s been about it so far. Double-digit losses to Wake Forest, Notre Dame and Clemson have been a clunk, and now, with this the third home game in the last four, BC can’t afford to blow this.
Central Michigan has a veteran team, audit was good enough to beat Kansas in Lawrence, but it got blown out by Syracuse and didn’t show up at home against Miami University.
With three of the next four games on the road, and Ohio and Toledo up next, the team with the upside – at least how it looked in the preseason – to win the MAC might just be fighting to be relevant in November.
One Reason Why Boston College Will Win
The Chippewas have two major problems. They can’t get into the backfield defensively – there’s just no pressure coming from the front seven – and the offense can’t move the chains.
Too many drives keep stalling – CMU is miserable on third downs – and the defense isn’t coming up with enough key stops when the O turns the ball over.
BC’s defense might have issues, but it’s okay at forcing mistakes and it’s been great at keeping passing games from cranking things up down the field. There shouldn’t be an issue this week against a suddenly dysfunctional CMU attack.
One Reason Why Central Michigan Will Win
Boston College is being decimated by injuries.
Why isn’t the offense rolling? Three starters are hurt on the O line. How come the defense isn’t up to its normal snuff? More injuries, especially to the linebacking corps, including losing 2016 top tackler Connor Strachan for the year to a knee injury.
This is the time to get the CMU running game going. Sputtering and ineffective so far, it has to line up and blast away against the depleted BC D to take the pressure off a passing game that hasn’t been consistent. CMU has the backs, and now they have to produce.
What’s Going To Happen
Boston College’s problems on both sides of the ball will continue, but the defense will be just good enough to come through with a late stop it’ll desperately need.
Central Michigan won’t have the turnover problem it showed against Miami University, and the defense will force the BC O to stall time and again. Even so, the Eagles will come up with a few early scores, and will hang on for dear life the rest of the way in an interesting, but occasionally ugly game.
Boston College vs. Central Michigan Prediction
Boston College 23, Central Michigan 20
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