After a brief, built-in hiatus, Boston College Eagles football is back. They’re getting thrown right back into the frying pan again when the #8 Florida State Seminoles come for a visit.
Right off the bat, this looks potentially disturbing. How disturbing? Read on.
Florida State at Boston College: The Line
• Opening Favorite: FSU -22.5
• Current Favorite: FSU -21.5
Florida State at Boston College: Us
• Head Coach Steve Addazio (1st; 2-1)
• Last game: defeated by USC, 35-7
• This season: 2-1 (1-0 ACC)
• Last win vs. Florida State in 2009 (three-game losing streak)
• Current two-game win streak at home
Florida State at Boston College: Them
• Head Coach Jimbo Fisher (4th; 34-10)
• Last game: defeated Bethune-Cookman, 54-6
• This season: 3-0 (1-0 ACC)
• Ranked #8 in both AP and Coaches Poll
• Outscored BC 113-33 during three-game win streak (2010-12)
Florida State at Boston College: The Game
• 12th all-time meeting between Eagles and Seminoles
• BC 4-7 all-time against Florida State
• BC 2-4 all-time against Florida State at home
• Last meeting: October 13, 2012 (Florida State 51, Boston College 7)
• Saturday, September 28, 2013, 3:30pm ET
• TV: ABC or ESPN2
• Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
• Long-range Forecast: Sunny, 71
• STG Preseason Difficulty Rank: 3rd of 12
Florida State at Boston College: Initial Evaluation
Boston College is a multi-touchdown underdog to the Seminoles and should be. The Eagles have not earned what they’ve earned and if both the USC game and most recent games against FSU are any indication, it could be a long afternoon. Florida State is a better team, and they’ve been annihilating every team in their path so far.
Winning this game is going to be a very, very difficult task for the maroon and gold given the talent disparity and overall state of each program at present. Florida State’s offense is scary good and their defense isn’t half-bad, either.
The good thing about having the two best teams in the ACC in your division (because, arguably, Florida State and Clemson are as such) is that the Eagles can take their expected lumps and learn about top football teams up-close. Games like this one on Saturday figures to be are only wastes of time if the team learns nothing from the experience.