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Boston College at Maryland: Opening Line & The Basics

A great weight was lifted from the shoulders of the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, and indeed the shoulders of Superfans everywhere as the Eagles became bowl-eligible. Their spot in the postseason nearly secure, their focus turns to one thing: getting greedy. The Maryland Terrapins, facing the Eagles for the final time as ACC members, will be the team’s target for a seventh win and Boston College’s first winning season since 2010.

The primer for the penultimate game of the 2013 regular season:

Boston College at Maryland: The Line
• Opening Favorite: Pick ‘em

Boston College at Maryland: Us
• Head Coach Steve Addazio (1st; 6-4)
• Last game: defeated North Carolina State, 38-21
• This season: 6-4 (3-3 ACC)
• 1-3 on the road this season; ended 9-game road losing streak on November 9
• Maryland was BC’s sole ACC win last season
• Two-game win streak against Maryland
• Three-game overall win streak

Boston College at Maryland: Them
• Head Coach Randy Edsall (3rd; 12-22)
• Last game: defeated Virginia Tech, 27-24 (OT)
• This season: 6-4 (2-4 ACC)
• Snapped three-game losing streak on Saturday
• 4-2 at home this year; lost most recent home game to Syracuse

Boston College at Maryland: The Game
• 11th all-time meeting between Eagles and Terrapins
• Eagles lead series, 7-3
• Boston College 4-2 at College Park all-time
• Eagles won last road game at Maryland in 2011 (28-17)
• Eagles won last overall meeting at Boston College in 2012 (20-17)
• Final conference meeting

• Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:30pm ET
• TV: ACC Regional Sports Network
• Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland
• Long-range Forecast: Showers, 49

Boston College at Maryland: Initial Evaluation

The Eagles do not typically play well on the road; that’s no mystery to anyone. What also is clear is that they are not at all afraid of Maryland, whom they beat in the midst of their worst season in 35 years. These teams look about even on paper, hence the current point spread, but expect an undaunted team in maroon and gold.

It is a winnable game for both teams; neither needs it for bowl eligibility, but the difference is that the Eagles want to give the Terps a nasty going-away present, while Maryland wants to avenge their last few losses to Boston College on their way out the door.

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