Boston College @ No. 25 Clemson
Current Records: Boston College 4-0; Clemson 2-2
What to Know
Get ready for an ACC battle as the Clemson Tigers and the Boston College Eagles will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Memorial Stadium. BC should still be riding high after a win, while Clemson will be looking to right the ship.
Clemson fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the NC State Wolfpack last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 27-21. If the result catches you off guard, it should: Clemson was far and away the favorite. Their defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of WR Justyn Ross, who caught eight passes for two TDs and 77 yards, and QB D.J. Uiagalelei, who passed for two TDs and 111 yards on 26 attempts in addition to picking up 63 yards on the ground.
Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Eagles ultimately got the result they were hoping for last week with a 41-34 victory over the Missouri Tigers. The score was all tied up at the break 17-17, but BC was the better team in the second half. Their RB Pat Garwo III was on fire, rushing for two TDs and 175 yards on 25 carries. One of the most memorable plays of the matchup was Garwo III’s 67-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter.
This next game looks promising for Clemson, who are favored by a full 14.5 points. They may be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are 0-3 against the spread when favored.
Clemson is now 2-2 while BC sits at 4-0. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Clemson is 202nd worst in the nation in yards per game, with only 295.5 on average. BC has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 157th fewest passing yards per game in the nation, having accrued only 194.5 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Memorial Stadium — Clemson, South Carolina
- TV: ACC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $10.00
The Tigers are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 14.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Clemson have won all of the games they’ve played against Boston College in the last seven years.
- Oct 31, 2020 – Clemson 34 vs. Boston College 28
- Oct 26, 2019 – Clemson 59 vs. Boston College 7
- Nov 10, 2018 – Clemson 27 vs. Boston College 7
- Sep 23, 2017 – Clemson 34 vs. Boston College 7
- Oct 07, 2016 – Clemson 56 vs. Boston College 10
- Oct 17, 2015 – Clemson 34 vs. Boston College 17