Villanova at Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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4. What’s the gap between a losing BCS conference team and a winning FCS team?

We’ll find out, won’t we?

However, that assumes that BC will still be a losing team, which I am not prepared to concede at this point in time. On the other hand, it seems clear that Villanova will not only be a winning team, but a very good one.

Boston College played the Maine Black Bears in 2012, a team that ultimately finished 5-6. The Eagles, destined only to win two games last season, beat them by 31 points. So, therefore, the difference last year between a bad BCS-conference team and a mediocre FCS team was four touchdowns plus a field goal.

Considering that Villanova is expected to contend for the FCS title this year and BC will likely not be a pushover anymore, how do the numbers work out? You can find out for sure what I think in the picks segment tomorrow but there is a difference in the Eagles’ favor, and it is relatively substantial.