Colorado State at Boston College Opening Line & Basics


With the Eagles on a two-game win streak and wrapping up a September homestand, the Colorado State at Boston College opening line favors the maroon and gold.

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Things turned in a big way following the USC game, and the 3-1 Eagles are looking for their best start in years. Will Boston College continue hurtling at full speed towards bowl eligibility? Not if the Rams, who won a bowl game last season, have anything to say about it.

This will probably be a closer game than most expect.

The Colorado State/Boston College game primer goes something like this:

Colorado State at Boston College Opening Line

Boston College -4.5

Colorado State at Boston College: Us

• Head Coach Steve Addazio (2nd; 10-7)
• Last game: defeated Maine, 40-10
• This season: 3-1 (0-1 ACC)
• 2-1 at Alumni Stadium this season (5-1 in 2013)
• First 3-1 start since 2009

Colorado State at Boston College: Them

• Head Coach Jim McElwain (3rd; 14-15)
• Last game: defeated UC Davis, 49-21 (9/13)
• This season: 2-1 (0-1 MWC)
• First game against ACC team since 2002 (Virginia)
Won 2013 New Mexico Bowl over Washington State; first bowl win since 2008

Colorado State at Boston College: The Game

• 2nd all-time meeting between Eagles and Rams
• Boston College won only meeting between the two teams
• Most recent meeting: 2003 San Francisco Bowl (BC wins, 35-21)
• First appearance by Colorado State at Alumni Stadium

• Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:30pm ET
• Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
• Long-range forecast: Sunny, 80

Colorado State at Boston College Opening Line: Initial Evaluation

The line to open at some Vegas books was 2.5 points in favor of the Eagles, which quickly rose to 4.5. Colorado State is a decent team, and the expectation is for a close game.

This is still one of those games Boston College needs to have. Not just to keep their momentum going — a 4-1 start to the season will already tie the win total some predicted for this team — but it will hurt for the Eagles if they lose what is probably the easiest home game they still have left, relatively speaking.

The schedule is going to get a good bit more difficult in October, and the intent for September was always for Boston College to rack up as many wins as possible. Colorado State is a winnable game, but the Rams are capable of challenging this team in their first-ever game on the Heights.