NC State vs. Boston College fearless prediction and game preview.
NC State vs. Boston College Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 19
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
Network: ACC Network X
NC State (4-2) vs. Boston College (3-3) Game Preview
Why North Carolina State Will Win
For all of the problems and all of the inconsistencies, it’s still a 4-2 team with a defense good enough to win with against mediocre teams like Boston College.
The D is fantastic on third downs thanks to a killer pass rush and a line that makes plays in bulk behind the line. The offense might not have much pop and explosion, but it’s not turning the ball over and the offensive Eline hasn’t been all that bad.
Stop the run, and you stop Boston College. NC State leads the ACC and is fifth in the country against the run, allowing just 400 yards on the year and just over two yards per carry.
This group should behind the line and get to AJ Dillon before he gets started, but …
Why Boston College Will Win
Dillon continues to be fantastic.
The offense might not be doing enough, and there’s not enough down the field with the passing game, but Dillon keeps on rolling no matter what.
The BC star has hit the 100-yard mark in each of the last four games averaging over five yards per carry. As always, he’s enough of a grinder to work everything else around.
The ACC’s No. 1 running game isn’t a problem.
The defensive side should catch a break against a State offense that’s not converting third downs, doesn’t have a downfield passing game, and there’s no efficiency all-around to the offense.
This is an NC State offense that BC can keep up with, but …
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What’s Going To Happen
Not having Anthony Brown around is a killer.
He wasn’t amazing, but the BC QB was the veteran who could’ve made the downfield plays needed to loosen up the State D. He’s out for the year with a knee injury, and now the Wolfpack get to have at it against former walk-on Dennis Grosel.
The entire NC State team will be focusing on stopping Dillon, and it’ll do it.
NC State vs. Boston College Prediction, Line
NC State 24, Boston College 20
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