Louisville vs. Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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Nov 1, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Boston College Eagles coaching staff reacts in the third quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

All involved are looking forward to Louisville vs. Boston College, but the game has us collectively wondering what sort of Eagles team we will now see.

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After all, the team is coming back home after having wrapped up a big win last weekend, while Louisville is coming off of a deflating loss in which they had the #2 team in the nation on the ropes, down 21-0, and still lost by double digits.

Boston College and Louisville have the same record, but several differences, and that is where the big questions come into play.

Louisville vs. Boston College: 5 Big Questions — #5

The Eagles were 5-1 at home last season. What’s with the losing record at Alumni Stadium this year?

One argument people might make is that there is a better quality of opponent coming to Alumni Stadium this season. Florida State became a road game, Wake Forest did as well, and Villanova was swapped for Maine. Otherwise, Clemson, Louisville, and USC all made inbound trips to Boston this year, and (though Boston College still should not have lost) Colorado State at 8-1 is showing that they actually are not that bad.

Yet, Boston College won the USC game and should have probably won both Clemson and Colorado State. The worst game of the whole lot they have played so far at home has been Pittsburgh, a disappointing team in and of themselves.

There are any number of reasons why Boston College is not winning as much at home this year, and some of them propose coincidence. It is probably somewhat irritating to the season ticket holders who go to the games and watch the Eagles lose, but now they can get a ticket to the bowl game and watch them there, so it works out.

Next: Question #4