Pittsburgh at Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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Aug 30, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles wide receiver

Josh Bordner

(8) celebrates his touchdown with running back Jon Hilliman (32) and wide receiver

Charlie Callinan

(83) during the second half against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh at Boston College game on Friday presents some big questions. Five, to be exact. Well, possibly more, but we’re answering five.

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The Eagles will make their Alumni Stadium debut tomorrow in their ACC opener, and it is the sort of game that with a win may come confidence. With a loss, well, it depends on how bad of one it is.

The questions are:

Pittsburgh at Boston College: 5 Big Questions — #5

The Eagles are four-point underdogs; why were preseason lines closer to ten?

Because the conventional wisdom in the preseason — and probably still the conventional wisdom amongst the outsiders now — is that Boston College is not that good. This is why when the Golden Nugget put out all of their summer projected lines, the Eagles got bagged in every one.

The Pitt game was the only one close to even at +9 for Boston College, but that also came with the expectation that the Panthers were going to be good. The ACC Coastal could have six bowl teams in 2014, with Pitt amongst them. Still, and we will know for sure on Friday, someone might have been overestimating the differences between these two teams right now.