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Boston College vs Holy Cross: Preview & Final Prediction

Boston College vs Holy Cross: Preview & Final Prediction

Boston College vs. Holy Cross game poster
Boston College vs. Holy Cross (Photo: BC Athletics)

Boston College (0-1) will be hosting Holy Cross (1-0) this Saturday for the 84th all-time meeting between the two teams. Kickoff will be at Noon ET from Alumni Stadium (Chestnut Hill, MA) and will be streamed by ESPN on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX).

Note: BC will honor longtime assistant coach Bill McGovern, who passed in May. An All-American player at Holy Cross, he spent 16 seasons across two stints on the BC coaching staff.

There will be no extended preview for this game. Predictions and game info can be found below.

Current Line: N/A

Chance Of Winning: 90.9%

According to ESPN Analytics BC has a 91% chance of winning this game.

Does BC Cover The Spread?

There does not appear to be a public line on this game. We strongly suggest you do not bet on Boston College for this game.

Final Score: 24-21 (BC WINS)

This game will be very close.

After last week's meager performance by the Eagles, this game could go either way. We would not be surprised at all if Holy Cross ends up winning this game. The confidence level for this team is at an all time low.

However, the Eagles should find a way to win this game with Sophomore transfer quarterback Thomas Castellanos, who arrived at BC from UCF after the spring semester. Castellanos was put under center for BC’s third drive of week one's loss to Northern Illinois. He accounted for all three BC touchdowns and 205 yards of total offense. Castellanos is the first BC quarterback to pass and run for a TD in his first game since Tyler Murphy (2014).

This is a must win game for Boston College.

Since Boston College beat Missouri 41-34 in overtime back in 2021, Coach Hafley and the Eagles have only won 5 of their last 21 games played (5-16).

Most BC Football Fans feel that this season is already over. The Boston College football program is in a dangerous and dark place, seemingly without a pulse. The frustrations from fans have been with the complacency within the program and the lack of urgency from the University. The failure of leadership is starting to fall into unprecedented territory.

Depth Chart:

Boston College Depth Chart
Boston College Depth Chart (Photo: BC Athletics)

How To Watch The Game:

There are still some tickets available here.

Saturday’s game will be exclusively streamed by ESPN on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) on the ESPN app and Bill Spaulding (play-by-play) and former BC linebacker Mark Herzlich (analyst) are in the booth.

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

We will be covering this game live on Twitter/X.

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