One year ago in the 2012 season finale, the Boston College Eagles and NC State Wolfpack met in Raleigh. Boston College lost that game soundly, capping off their first ten-loss season in decades.
What a difference a year makes. Both teams’ coaches are gone and it is the Eagles, not the Wolfpack, who are on the verge of bowl eligibility as these ACC Atlantic rivals meet. Boston College enters this game with a 5-4 record, their most wins since 2010, and there’s still plenty of football to play. It won’t be at Boston College after Saturday, however, as this is the final home game of the season. Chase Rettig, Alex Amidon, and Andre Williams will look to make their final game at Alumni Stadium special.
The Senior Day primer:
North Carolina State at Boston College: The Line
• Current Favorite: Boston College -7.5
North Carolina State at Boston College: Us
• Head Coach Steve Addazio (1st; 5-4)
• Last game: defeated New Mexico State, 48-34
• This season: 5-4 (2-3 ACC)
• 4-1 at home this season
• Have not lost a home game to NC State since joining ACC in 2005
North Carolina State at Boston College: Them
• Head Coach Dave Doeren (1st; 3-6)
• Last game: defeated by Duke, 38-20
• This season: 3-6 (0-6 ACC)
• 5-game losing streak (last win: vs. CMU, Sept. 28)
• 0-3 on the road this season
North Carolina State at Boston College: The Game
• 11th all-time meeting between Eagles and Wolfpack
• Eagles lead series, 6-4
• Boston College 5-1 at home all-time against Wolfpack
• NC State’s lone win in Boston: 1937
• Eagles have won all four games at Alumni Stadium as ACC member
• Wolfpack won 2012 meeting, 27-10, in Raleigh
• Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:30pm ET
• “TV:” ESPN3
• Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
• Long-range Forecast: Partly cloudy, 55
Boston College at New Mexico State: Initial Evaluation
Boston College could not be catching the Wolfpack at a better time. NC State has sunk and the Eagles are on the verge of a bowl bid; not only are the Wolfpack losing, but they look bad doing it. They would need to win out to become bowl eligible, but not only are they winless on the road this season, but the Eagles are 4-1 in their own building. The scenario itself is favorable to Boston College.
This is certainly a winnable game for the Eagles, perhaps even one they should win.