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Boston College at Georgia Tech: Preview & Final Prediction

Boston College at Georgia Tech: Preview & Final Prediction

Pat Garwo
Pat Garwo (Photo: BC Athletics)

Boston College (3-3, 1-2 ACC) will be traveling to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech (3-3, 2-1 ACC) this Saturday looking for their third victory in a row. Kickoff will be at Noon ET from Bobby Dodd Stadium (Atlanta, GA) and will be broadcast nationally on ACC Network (ACCN).


Boston College is coming into this game after their bye week and back-to-back wins, the most recent being a 27-24 victory over Army. Boston College rushed for 321 yards against Army with running back Pat Garwo having 111 yards on the ground. Thomas Castellanos was an absolute force in that game, becoming the first BC quarterback to rush for four touchdowns in a game and combined with Garwo to be the first Eagle pairing to each go over 100 rushing yards for the first time since AJ Dillon and David Bailey at Syracuse in 2019.


The Eagles now face a very similar team to themselves, the Yellow Jackets have proven they can compete with anybody in any given week but they have been inconsistent throughout the season. Georgia Tech is also coming off their bye week and a stunning victory against Miami, beating the Hurricanes 23-20 in the last minute of regulation due to one of the biggest coaching blunders in recent memory.


Trying to stop Georgia Tech's offense led by starting quarterback Haynes King will be a massive test for the Eagles on Saturday. King is a transfer from Texas A&M who was once a 5-star and the top quarterback recruit out of the state of Texas. Since arriving in Atlanta he has made a huge impact throwing for 1,631 yards and 16 touchdowns so far this year.

"[Haynes King] is really athletic... He moves a lot better, and when you really start to watch the tape, he can run and keep things alive... and he can throw the ball down the field." - Jeff Hafley on Georgia Tech's quarterback

This game on Saturday has major ramifications for the season and the future of the BC Football Program. This game is another must-win for the Eagles and for coach Jeff Hafley as they desperately need this win to remain on a viable path toward bowl eligibility.

Thomas Castellanos
Thomas Castellanos (Photo: BC Athletics)

Current Line: BC +5.5 (O/U 56.5)

Chance Of Winning: 25.8%


According to ESPN Analytics BC has a 25.8% chance of winning this game. The spread for this game is currently 5.5 points in favor of Georgia Tech, with the over/under at 56.5 points.


Does BC Cover The Spread?


Boston College will cover the spread. The confidence level is low, but we do think there is value in taking the points with BC.


The over/under looks a little high, but there is a decent chance that either one of these offenses goes off and has a big day. You should stay away from this bet but we are leaning towards the under.


(If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER)


Final Score: 27-24 (Boston College Wins)


Let's make it three weeks in a row that Boston College wins 27-24.


Are BC fans finally feeling the momentum? It seems that more fans are in a positive mood now having gone three weeks without a loss. And they should be. The Eagles rolled into West Point in front of their passionate NYC alumni and got a gutsy win, and now they play on Saturday for their third win in a row.


Now, If they lose this game all momentum is lost, but if they win positive feelings start to pick up real fast when you look ahead to Connecticut at home the following week. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, Boston College is still considered the underdog in this matchup, which is mostly attributed to the fact that both teams have played inconsistently and Georgia Tech is at home. But what both teams know for certain is that the rest of their season will most likely be determined by this game.


The keys to victory are all about improvement. The Eagles need to finally prove to themselves and their fans that they can play a full 60 minutes of football. Coming off of a bye week this is a major concern since BC has had issues with starting slow and getting behind early. It will be all about tackling in open space and coming off of screens, something that they did improve upon in their game against Army. Boston College's secondary is going to have to show up on Saturday in a big way and eliminate the explosive plays. And finally, let Tommy be Tommy.


BC Football Fans have not witnessed back-to-back-to-back wins since the beginning of 2021. This road win would continue to enflame this surging momentum that the Eagles and their fans have been yearning for.


Depth Chart:


Boston College at Georgia Tech Depth Chart
Boston College at Georgia Tech Depth Chart (Photo: BC Athletics)

How To Watch The Game:


Saturday’s game will be broadcast nationally at Noon ET on ACC Network. Chris Cotter (play-by-play) and former BC linebacker Mark Herzlich (analyst) are in the booth with Sherree Burruss (reporter) on the sidelines.


Coverage on the Boston College Sports Network begins 30 minutes prior to kickoff on WEEI 850 AM. Jon Meterparel (play-by-play) is joined on the call by former BC linebacker Pete Cronan in the booth and quarterback Scott Mutryn on the sideline.

 

Boston College Football Fans (BCFF) will be covering this game live on Twitter/X (@BCFootballFans).



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