Boston College vs. Pitt fearless prediction and game preview.
Boston College vs. Pitt Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 30
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Network: ACC Network
Boston College (5-6) vs. Pitt (7-4) Game Preview
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Why Boston College Will Win
What happens to the Pitt running game?
A terror last year that led the way to an appearance in the ACC Championship, the Panther ground attack is struggling to provide a spark.
It has yet to hit the 200-yard mark, it’s averaging under 3.6 yards per carry, and it’s not able to pound into the end zone. The Panthers have nine rushing scores on the year – three came against North Carolina.
On the other side, AJ Dillon was bottled up in the blowout loss to Notre Dame, but before that he was a 100-yard machine, hitting the mark in seven of his previous eight games. With bowl eligibility on the line, he’s about to be his 35-carry workhorse self. However …
Why Pitt Will Win
The Panther run defense has been a rock.
The secondary hasn’t been bad, but Pitt is destroying ground attacks, is great at getting into the backfield, and has only allowed more than 140 yards to Penn State. Six times this season the Panthers have held teams to under 100 yards.
But that’s not BC’s real issue here.
The Eagle secondary has been roasted over the second half of the season, allowing 19 touchdown passes with just two picks over the last seven games. This group is giving up big plays, it’s getting dinked-and-dunked on, and it’s having hard times coming up with big stops in key moments.
No, there’s no Pitt running game, and Kenny Pickett isn’t Joe Burrow, but the Panthers have and effective enough passing attack in spurts to complement what the defense does.
What’s Going To Happen
Boston College can still potentially get a bowl game with a loss, but it’ll need a slew of teams to fail to hit the six-win mark, so …
It needs to win this to go bowling.
That’s not happening. Pitt’s run defense will be too tough, the BC offense will fizzle too often, and it’ll be a good bounce back win for the Panthers after a shutout loss to Virginia Tech.
Boston College vs. Pitt Prediction, Line
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