Boston College over UConn by 25
We think it’s amazing that these two mediocre squads can draw enough fans to justify scheduling an appearance in Boston’s Fenway Park, but apparently college football fans in New England are so starved for a winner that they’ll actually show up to witness tonight’s scrum. The contest goes in the books as a ‘home game’ for the Huskies, meaning they opted for the $$$ rather than obliging their fan base at Rentschler Field. Not much of a triumphant return to UConn for head coach Randy Edsall this season as his sled dogs have stumbled to a 3-7 record (no bowl) while giving up an incredible 555 YPG on defense, worst in the FBS. That doesn’t bode well against a Boston College squad that blanked the Huskies, 30-0, in Chestnut Hill last year. Though Eagles fans are still pining for a quarterback like Doug Flutie or Matt Ryan to take them back to the promised land, they understand that a win here this evening – or one next week at Syracuse – earns them a second straight bowl ticket, their fourth in the last five years. No, this isn’t a vintage Boston College defense but the squad’s outstanding
mark in games after knocking heads with NC State is enough to seal the deal here. Lay the ‘lumbah’ in Beantown.