Last week’s loss against Miami at Alumni Stadium felt like a win in some ways, at least if moral victories counted in the standings. This weekend, the Eagles have a chance for a real win as they host the Maine Black Bears. That first contest of the season left BC fans with plenty of questions, but heading into the quote-unquote easiest game of the year, we might not answer the biggest ones of all. These five questions might not all be key to this particular game, but at least they occurred to someone (me).
5. If there was a point spread for this game, what would it be?
If you want me to set a line, BC is a favorite by 21 points. That number is completely arbitrary but I think is both fair and generous for an 0-1 team against a decent FCS opponent. The relative talent level of the Eagles so far this season (I know, one whole game’s worth of data) must be taken into account, as well as the caliber of the opponent. Three touchdowns might end up being a low bar to clear but that sounds about right.