Boston College Eagles (2-1) vs Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1)
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm
*3 Star Play Under* The Boston College Eagles host the Pitt Panthers on Saturday afternoon. I've really been impressed with this Boston College defense under new coach Jeff Hafley. He was a defensive coordinator at Ohio State and did a great job with that Buckeyes defense. He is already helping this Eagles defense immensely.
Pitt has a top five defense in the country. Rashad Weaver is one of the best pass rushers in the country. The Panthers rank 3rd in the nation in yards per carry allowed (1.98).
The weather in this game should be helpful. Sustained winds of about 20 mph are in the forecast with gusts to 25 or 30 mph. That is enough to change the game, especially since the winds are forecast to be blowing side to side in the stadium rather than at the back of either team.
Both of these teams prefer to throw rather than run, but the weather will make it more difficult. Both teams have really struggled to get any running game going.
I expect a defensive battle here.
Take the under.