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College Football Betting Preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College Eagles

September 16, 2023


This matchup features a pair of ACC Rivals when the #3-ranked Florida State Seminoles travel to take on the Boston College Eagles in week 3 of the college football season. Florida State enters this game with a record of 2-0 following a win against the LSU Tigers in week 1 by a score of 45-24 and a win at home against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles by a score of 66-13 while the Boston College Eagles enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a loss at home against the Northern Illinois Huskies by a score of 24-27 in overtime and a win at home against the Holy Cross Crusaders by a score of 31-28. 

Will the Florida State Seminoles win in a rout or will the Boston College Eagles keep the game closer than expected? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Florida State Seminoles enter this game ranked 3rd in the AP Poll and 3rd in the Coaches Poll with a record of 2-0 following a 66-13 win at home against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles as well as covering the 31-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. The Seminoles scored 66 points while compiling 554 total yards offensively which included 248 passing yards and 306 rushing yards while allowing 13 points and 258 total yards defensively which included 154 passing yards and 104 rushing yards. 

Jordan Travis led the team in passing, completing 15 of 29 attempts for 175 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 20 yards. Trey Benson led the team in rushing with nine carries for 79 yards and three touchdowns. Keon Coleman led the team in receiving, catching three of six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown.

Boston College enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a win at home against the Holy Cross Crusaders, an FCS team, in week 2 of the college football season while failing to cover the 10-point spread as a home favorite. The Eagles scored 31 points while compiling 407 total yards offensively which included 204 passing yards and 203 rushing yards while allowing 28 points and 394 total yards defensively which included 130 passing yards and 264 rushing yards. 

Thomas Castellanos led the team in passing, completing 17 of 23 attempts for 204 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 69 yards on 16 attempts. Kye Robichaux led the team in rushing with 19 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 15 yards. Jaden Williams led the team in receiving, catching both targets for 70 yards.

BookMaker has the Florida State Seminoles listed as 26-point favorites on the road against the Boston College Eagles in week 3 of the college football season on Saturday afternoon. Florida State has won nine of the last ten including the previous four matchups in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games of the series. Florida State is 2-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as a favorite while the Boston College Eagles are 0-2 ATS overall and 0-2 ATS at home.

Through the first two weeks of the season, the Florida State Seminoles have looked like the best team in college football while Boston College struggled in a win at home against an FCS school. I look for the Florida State Seminoles to look dominant again in week 3 against Boston College in a series that the Seminoles have dominated winning nine of the last ten including the previous four matchups in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three matchups. As a result, I am taking the Florida State Seminoles -26 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Florida State Seminoles -26