Missouri at Boston College 9/25/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Boston College Eagles (3-0) vs Missouri Tigers (2-1)
Game Info: Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)
Betting Odds: Boston College Eagles +1.5 -- Over/Under: 58 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Missouri faces Boston College on Saturday, 25th, at Alumni Stadium for a Week 4 college football matchup.
Missouri is coming off a blowout victory over the FCS' Southeast Missouri State via a final score of 59-28. Missouri is now 2-1 on the young season after also beating Central Michigan in Week 1 of the season. Missouri's lone loss this season was also its first SEC game in a 35-28 contest at Kentucky. Missouri's offense has been explosive this season, scoring an average of 36 points per game and earning 514 yards per game as well. Missouri's quarterback Connor Bazelak has completed 76 of 113 passes for 897 passing yards and nine passing touchdowns (one interception). Missouri's defense has not been the strongest, especially against the run. Missouri allowed 332 rushing yards to Kentucky and 294 rushing yards to SE Missouri State. On average, Missouri has allowed 20 points per game and 453 total yards per game as well.
Boston College defeated the AAC's Temple in its last game in Week 3. The final score of that contest was 28-3 as Boston College's defense was strong from start to finish. On the season. Boston College is now a perfect 3-0 after wins over Colgate, UMASS, and Temple. Boston College has certainly had a very weak schedule, and this will be the team's first Power 5 opponent this season before starting conference play next week at Clemson. Boston College has scored 41 points per game and has earned 406 total yards per contest as well. Boston College took a big blow when the news was released that starting quarterback, Phil Jurkovec, was doubtful to return to the team in 2021 after suffering an injury in Week 2 against UMASS. Dennis Grosel has taken over the duties at QB and has completed 21 of 33 passes for 277 yards, two passing touchdowns, and one interception. It is clear that Boston College is going to focus on its ground game with Grosel in at quarterback, and on the year Boston College has earned 205 rushing yards per game as a team.
Missouri is a 1.5-point favorite and the total is set at 58. I think we see plenty of points in this contest. Missouri should be able to attack a Boston College defense that has not seen a strong offense yet this season. Boston College, as mentioned before, is going to run the ball a lot in this game. Although that will force a running clock for most of its possessions, I think BC runs the ball efficiently against a poor rush defense in Missouri. I will take the over.