Free College Football Picks Today: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Boston College Eagles (3-7, 1-4 Away) travel to take on the No. 18 University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3, 4-2 Home), who will be out to extend their winning run, at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. The Fighting Irish are 21-point favorites, and the total is 43.5.Boston College is coming off a tight 21-20 win over No. 17 North Carolina State at Carter-Finley Stadium last Saturday. Emmett Morehead threw for 330 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Alex Broome ran six times for 13 yards.

Zay Flowers caught seven passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Notre Dame won for the fourth straight game last Saturday, beating Navy 35-32 at M&T Bank Stadium. Drew Pyne was 17 of 21 for 269 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. Audric Estime carried eight times for 49 yards and added one catch for 30 yards and a receiving TD. Jayden Thomas also scored once. He had three receptions for 80 yards.


The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2020, a 45-31 win for the Fighting Irish. Ian Book threw three touchdowns for Notre Dame. Phil Jurkovec tossed two touchdowns for Boston College.


The Eagles are averaging 19.0 points per game for the season, 120th in FBS, and they are facing a Fighting Irish defense that has surrendered 22.3 PPG (39th). Meanwhile, Notre Dame has scored 29.7 points a game this season, 59th in the nation, and Boston College is allowing 28.8 PPG (87th).

The Eagles rank as the country’s worst team in rushing yards per game (62.9, 131st), while they are 41st in passing yards (259.6). The Fighting Irish are 26th in passing yards allowed per game (193.8) and 52nd against the run (137.4).

Notre Dame is 109th in the country in passing yards per game (192.5) and 42nd in rushing (182.2), while the Eagles are allowing 209.3 passing yards (43rd) and 157.0 rushing yards per game (83rd).


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 29.6 yards a game over 10 games. He has two touchdowns on the ground and five through the air. Zay Flowers is the Eagles’ leading receiver with 92.1 yards a game and 10 TDs.

Drew Pyne has 18 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 171.9 yards per game through nine games to lead Notre Dame. In six home games this season, he has thrown for 10 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 145.5 yards.

Audric Estime has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 71.1 yards a game through 10 games. He has 10 total touchdowns, nine rushing and one receiving. Michael Mayer has been a key target in the Fighting Irish’s aerial attack. He has seven touchdowns and a 64.7 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Boston College +21 (-110)

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