USC at Boston College Opening Line & The Basics


As expected, the USC at Boston College opening line shows that the Eagles are huge underdogs at home against the visiting Trojans.

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Following a disappointing loss on Friday night, the Eagles head into a game with #9 USC at 1-1, staring a 1-2 start squarely in the face. With ten games to go in the regular season, all is not lost for Boston College, but many found themselves reevaluating their expectations for the 2014 Eagles following the Pittsburgh loss.

If this game goes the way it is expected to go, it won’t help, that’s for sure.

The USC/Boston College game primer is as follows:

USC at Boston College Opening Line

USC -19.5

USC at Boston College: Us

• Head Coach Steve Addazio (2nd; 8-7)
• Last game: defeated by Pittsburgh, 30-20
• This season: 1-1 (0-1 ACC)
• 0-1 at Alumni Stadium this season (5-1 in 2013)

USC at Boston College: Them

• Head Coach Steve Sarkisian (1st; 2-0)
• Last game: defeated #13 Stanford, 13-10
• This season: 2-0 (1-0 Pac-12)
• In AP top ten for first time since 2012

USC at Boston College: The Game

• 5th all-time meeting between Eagles and Trojans
• Boston College has never beaten USC in football
• Boston College 0-1 at Alumni Stadium vs. USC (34-7 loss in 1988)
• Most recent meeting: 2013 (USC wins, 35-7)
• Includes one bowl meeting (2009 Emerald Bowl)

• Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8:00pm ET
• TV: ABC or ESPN2
• Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
• Long-range forecast: Rain, 65

USC at Boston College Opening Line: Initial Evaluation

Nobody can say this spread is unfair. Being completely honest, the Eagles played a poor football game on Friday night, and amongst the biggest concerns was the performance of the offense. The offensive line is arguably Boston College’s best feature, and Pittsburgh made lunchmeat out of it.

USC’s defensive line is bigger, stronger, and scarier.

The Eagles are going to have a difficult time winning the battles in the trenches, notwithstanding their apparent penchant not to complete passes or tackle.

Hope for the best, but you know the rest.