Notre Dame vs. Boston College Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Notre Dame vs. Boston College Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Notre Dame vs. Boston College Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Notre Dame vs. Boston College fearless prediction and game preview.


Notre Dame vs. Boston College Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 2:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN
Network: NBC

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Notre Dame (8-2) vs. Boston College (5-5) Game Preview

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Why Boston College Will Win

Start running, keep running, and hope it all keeps on working.

Boston College doesn’t do the Navy option thing – the Midshipmen took off for 281 yards last week in the loss – but it can certainly power away like Michigan was able to do for 303 yards and three scores back in Ann Arbor a few weeks ago.

AJ Dillon keeps on being AJ Dillon.

The big, bruising back has carried the offense that lost its passing game when Anthony Brown went down. He was held in check by Clemson, but he’s hit everyone else for well over 100 yards in each of the last seven games behind an offensive line that’s blasting away for the nation’s fifth-best ground game.

That’s the only way this works. BC has to own the clock, convert on third down chances – it’s hitting on 46% of its tries – and slow the game down a bit.

The Eagles don’t turn the ball over, they don’t beat themselves, and they don’t wear down, but …

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Why Notre Dame Will Win

Yeah, Dillon and the ground game might be amazing, but the Eagles aren’t able to do much when opposing passing attacks are hitting the big plays.

The BC secondary continues to have a really, really tough time against decent quarterbacks.

Ian Book has been a bit up-and-down with his passing throughout the year, but he was brilliant to close out the Virginia Tech win, threw for four scores against Duke, and last week was a sharp 16-of-22 or 305 yards and five scores.

He does have four picks in his last three games – and BC can take the ball away – but there’s absolutely no Eagle pass rush to worry about, and he’ll be able to bomb away at will.

BC has allowed a whopping ten yards or more per pass in three of its last I’ve games – all losses – and gave up 16 touchdown passes in its last six outings.

Book will bomb away, and …

What’s Going To Happen

The Irish aren’t going to screw up enough.

Book interceptions over the previous weeks aside, the Irish just don’t make a whole lot of mistakes. The defense has been good enough to clean up the mess more often than not – it’s third in the nation in takeaways.

Dillon and the Eagles will be tough, they’ll stay in the game with a few big long drives, but it won’t be enough to overcome a pass defense that will once again be a major letdown.


Notre Dame vs. Boston College Prediction, Line

Notre Dame 37, Boston College 20
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Notre Dame -19.5, o/u: 63.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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