ACC: North Carolina at Boston College: 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0) at Boston College Eagles (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Alumni Stadium)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +11.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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North Carolina faces Boston College on Saturday, October 3rd at Alumni Stadium for week five of NCAA football action.
North Carolina is currently ranked #12 in the country and is 1-0 on the season. North Carolina's only game of the season was at home against Syracuse, and the Tar Heels of North Carolina defeated the Syracuse Orange by the final score of 31-6 in that game. North Carolina's defense stood out in that game, and it is a big reason why North Carolina is ranked inside the top-15. North Carolina will now face its second ACC opponent of the season at Boston College. North Carolina is led by head coach Mack Brown, who is also a big part of why North Carolina is earning respect by the AP pollers this season. Brown believes he has a special group of guys this season and based on North Carolina's first game, this team could certainly do big things.
Boston College is coming off a home win against the Sun Belt's Texas State. Boston College struggled at the start of this game, as Texas State had a 14-7 lead at halftime. Boston College outscored Texas State 10-0 in the fourth quarter to win the game by the final score of 24-21. Boston College is now 2-0 overall this season and 1-0 in ACC play, as BC took down Duke in its first game of the season. Boston College's defense has also played well this season, as Boston College has only allowed an average of 13.5 points to the opposition per game. Boston College will have the tough task of stopping quarterback Sam Howell of North Carolina. Howell did not have a sharp outing in his first game, but he is a well-experienced and talented quarterback that can take control of this game.
I like North Carolina to win this game by two touchdowns at least. North Carolina is the stronger team on both sides of the ball, and they are led by a mastermind head coach. Boston College barely escaped Texas State, which makes it impossible for me to back BC up in this spot. I will take North Carolina against the spread.