Free College Football Picks Today: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles 11/12/22

Free College Football Picks Today: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles 11/12/22
Sat 12th November 2022

The No. 17 North Carolina State University Wolfpack (7-2, 3-2 ACC) welcome the Boston College Eagles (2-7, 1-5 ACC), who will be hoping to halt their losing run, at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday.

The Wolfpack are 19-point favorites, and the total is 41. Boston College is coming off a 38-31 loss to Duke at Alumni Stadium last Friday, their fourth consecutive defeat. Emmett Morehead was 27 of 45 for 330 yards and four touchdowns.

Alex Broome ran 10 times for 49 yards. Joseph Griffin Jr. caught five passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns.North Carolina State beat No. 20 Wake Forest 30-21 at Carter-Finley Stadium last Saturday. MJ Morris threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Houston carried 12 times for 53 yards. Thayer Thomas hauled in eight receptions for 79 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Wolfpack won the only game between the teams last season, a 33-7 victory in October. Devin Leary threw three touchdowns for North Carolina State.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Eagles are averaging 18.8 points per game for the season, 120th in FBS, and they are facing a Wolfpack defense that has surrendered 17.8 PPG (13th). Meanwhile, North Carolina State has scored 27.1 points a game this season, 77th in the country, and Boston College is allowing 29.8 PPG (92nd).

The Eagles rank as the nation’s worst team in rushing yards per game (70.0, 131st), while they are 54th in passing yards (251.8). They will be facing a particularly tough test on the ground, as the Wolfpack are 10th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (101.9). Against the pass, North Carolina State is 54th (218.4).

North Carolina State is 78th in the country in passing yards per game (227.8) and 101st in rushing (124.0), while the Eagles are allowing 217.6 passing yards (52nd) and 152.2 rushing yards per game (76th).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through eight games, Phil Jurkovec has thrown for 11 touchdowns (8 INT) and 213.9 yards per game to lead Boston College in passing. In four away games this season, he has three TDs (5 INT) and an average of 154.0 yards passing.

Pat Garwo III leads the team in rushing with an average of 33.6 yards a game over nine games. He has two touchdowns on the ground and three through the air. Zay Flowers is the Eagles’ leading receiver with 87.9 yards a game and eight TDs.

Devin Leary has 11 passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 210.8 yards per game through six games to lead North Carolina State. In four home games this season, he has thrown for nine TDs (2 INT) and an average of 202.2 yards.

Jordan Houston has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 48.5 yards a game through eight games. His only touchdown has been through the air (1). Thayer Thomas has been a key target in the Wolfpack’s aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 57.3 yard per game average through nine appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

Boston College is winless on the road this season. North Carolina State is looking to remain undefeated at home this season in six games.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Over 41 (-110)

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