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Boston College vs Colgate Preview & Prediction

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Preview, Prediction & Depth Chart for BC's Home Opener Against Colgate.


We could not help ourselves from making toothpaste jokes this game week, but lets be serious, this matchup for BC will be as easy as brushing your teeth. Wash, Rinse, and Repeat next week against UMass.


This game is the annual FCS game and Colgate is not a good FCS team. Colgate has been on the decline the past few years and their head coach had to recently step down for violations against school policy involving students. Their new coach is Stan Dakosty and this game against BC will be his first game ever as a head coach. To put this matchup in perspective, even Steve Addazio was able to put up 60+ points up on a similar Patriot League opponent Holy Cross in 2019. In that same year Holy Cross defeated Colgate decisively 31-14, and since then this Colgate team has gotten worse, while BC has continued to improve.


This will be a blowout game. Expect Hafley to stay pretty vanilla in their play calls for this game so there is no tape for future opponents. Do not expect Phil Jurkovec to play past halftime along with most of the starters. This will be a great opportunity for the younger players to receive some valuable live game experience.


The most exciting part about this game is that you can be there! That is the more important thing to take away. This is the first home game that Jeff Hafley & Co. will coach in front of us fans at Alumni Stadium. Who cares who BC is playing. College football is back! So support this team and get into the stands early Saturday so you can watch Hafley lead his team out of the tunnel for the first time in person!


BC's Depth Chart for Saturday:

Starter / Backup


Offense

LT 78 Tyler Vrabel 6-5 307 R-Jr. 79 Kevin Cline 6-6 314 R-Fr

LG 77 Zion Johnson 6-3 316 Gr. 70 Ozzy Trapilo 6-8 305 R-Fr. C 72 Alec Lindstrom 6-3 298 Gr. 66 Drew Kendall 6-4 285 Fr. RG 73 Christian Mahogany 6-3 318 R-So. 74 Finn Dirstine 6-4 316 R-Jr. RT 64 Ben Petrula 6-5 314 Gr. 67 Jack Conley 6-7 318 R-So. X 11 CJ Lewis 6-3 216 Gr. 7 Kobay White 5-11 198 Gr. (OR) Jaden Williams 5-9 FR. F 1 Jaelen Gill 5-11 187 R-Jr. 84 Taji Johnson 6-3 212 So. (OR) 83 Lewis Bond 5-10 190 Fr TE 16 Joey Luchetti 6-5 252 R-Jr. (OR) 3 Trae Barry 6-6 244 Gr. 86 Charlie Gordinier 6-4 247 R-Fr RB 23 Travis Levy 5-11 203 Gr. 26 Alec Sinkfield 5-9 205 Gr. (OR) 28 Xavier Coleman 5-7 187 Fr. (OR) 24 Pat Garwo 5-8 214 R-So. QB 5 Phil Jurkovec 6-5 226 R-Jr. 6 Dennis Grosel 6-1 221 Gr. Z 4 Zay Flowers 5-11 177 Jr. 13 Jehlani Galloway 5-11 187 R-Jr


Defense

DE 11 Shita Sillah 6-4 253 Jr. 44 Brandon Barlow 6-4 258 Gr. NT 92 Izaiah Henderson 6-2 280 R-So. 99 TJ Rayam 6-0 293 Gr. DT 96 Cam Horsley 6-2 290 So. 13 Khris Banks 6-2 294 R-Jr DE 97 Marcus Valdez 6-0 259 Gr. (OR) 6 Donovan Ezeiruaku 6-2 237 Fr. 91 Jake Byczko 6-3 255 G SLB 27 Kam Arnold 6-0 228 So. 32 Nick DeNucci 6-0 226 R-Jr. (OR) 43 Jaylen Blackwell 6-0 195 Fr. MLB 19 Isaiah Graham-Mobley 6-1 230 Gr. 34 Joseph Sparacio 5-10 226 Jr. WLB 42 Vinny DePalma 5-11 227 R-Jr. (OR) 2 Bryce Steele 6-1 215 Fr. 51 Hugh Davis 5-11 225 R-Jr. Nickel 21 Josh DeBerry 5-11 176 Jr. 28 Shawn Asbury 5-9 191 Fr. CB 20 Elijah Jones 6-2 176 R-Jr. 0 CJ Burton 5-11 172 Fr. SS 9 Jaiden Woodbey 6-0 221 Gr. (OR) 8 Jahmin Muse 6-0 212 Gr. FS 3 Jason Maitre 5-10 188 R-Jr. (OR) 18 Mike Palmer 6-1 200 Gr. CB 10 Brandon Sebastian 6-0 179 Gr. 33 JT Thompson 6-0 180 Gr.


Special Teams

PK 41 Aaron Boumerhi 6-0 196 Gr. (OR) 99 Danny Longman 6-1 193 Sr. (OR) 90 Connor Lytton 6-0 200 Fr.

P 95 Grant Carlson 5-11 190 Gr. 99 Danny Longman 6-1 193 Sr.

H 98 John Tessitore 5-11 190 Gr. 6 Dennis Grosel 6-1 221 Gr.

KR 23 Travis Levy 5-11 203 Gr. 26 Alec Sinkfield 5-9 205 Gr. (OR) 80 Jaden Williams 5-9 176 Fr

PR 4 Zay Flowers 5-11 177 Jr. 26 Alec Sinkfield 5-9 205 Gr. (OR) 80 Jaden Williams 5-9 176 Fr.

SS 69 Gunner Daniel 5-9 195 Gr. (OR) 46 Aidan Livingston 5-11 214 Jr.

LS 46 Aidan Livingston 5-11 214 Jr. (OR) 69 Gunner Daniel 5-9 195 Gr.



Chance of winning: 98.2%


According ESPN's Football Power Index BC has a 98.2% chance of winning this game. Currently the spread for the game is around -49.5 in favor of BC, with the over/under around 52.5.


Does BC cover the spread?

Yes, we think that they will score at least 50+ points more than Colgate. We would highly suggest NOT putting any money on the Moneyline since you would need to bet your entire house just to make back $100. Warning: if you're betting on the spread - beware that this is an FCS opponent, Hafley could choose to pull all starters with a huge lead which could significantly reduce points gained in the second half. The 50+ point lead is a very risky bet. Also, we don't expect Colgate to score any points so betting the over/under is also an extremely risky bet.


Final Score: 0-55 (BC WINS)

This score could honestly be higher, but we believe Hafley won't keep the starters in that long, he probably will even pull our beloved QB2 Dennis Grosel out of the game pretty early too. The big thing to watch will be the defense. It's not impossible that Colgate scores a fluke TD or gets a late field goal, but we don't expect Colgate to score or to even put together any type of significant drive. It will be nice to see if Hafley's new defense can pull off the shutout against this lesser opponent.



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