NC State vs Boston College Football Live stream. Boston College (5-4) plays its final home game of the season Saturday at noon ET against No. 23 NC State (6-3) with the aim of achieving bowl eligibility. The Wolfpack are favored by a field goal.
Boston College is run-first: 60% of its plays have been runs. The Eagles rely on a physical pair of bruisers, AJ Dillon and Jon Hillman, who can wear down NC State’s run defense. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS when rushing for 200+ yards, which they have done in 4 out of their last 5 games. Dillon has been Boston College’s most important producer. The Eagles are 0-3 ATS as dogs of 14 points or fewer when Dillon has less than 20 carries. They are 4-0 ATS and SU when Dillon runs more than 20 times.
Expect another high workload from the former Michigan commit, who is largely responsible for BC’s 6-0 ATS run. Dillon is a north-south running back whose 240-pound size and strength make him difficult to bring down. His grinding gains allow Boston College to control time of possession and wear down the opponent. In their past 3 games, in each of which Dillon has run 20+ times, BC averages 33:06 of possession, which would place it in the Top 15 nationally.
The Wolfpack rely on a balanced offense whose key contributors have struggled. After throwing zero interceptions the first seven games, quarterback Ryan Finley has thrown 3 in the past 2 weeks. Boston College ranks 4th in opposing QB rating and 9th in interceptions per game and can prolong Finley’s struggles. Kamrin Moore and Isaac Yiadom are BC’s physical, NFL-caliber cornerbacks.
Defensively, NC State relies most on its front 7, speared by defensive linemen with ambition to make the NFL. In the past two weeks, NC State has been gashed by the physical running attack of Notre Dame and Clemson for a combined 542 rush yards. Clemson alone has overwhelmed opponents. Teams are 1-7 ATS the week after facing Clemson.