Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:30pm EST
Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend
Written by David Hess
College Football action on Saturday afternoon and the Boston College Eagles will square off with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. These teams last met back in 2017 and the Irish won that game on the road by a score of 49-20. The Eagles enter this game at 5-5 on the year while Notre Dame comes in at 8-2.
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The Eagles Are Struggling On Defense
The Boston College Eagles began their season at 2-0 but they have since gon just 3-5 to fall to 5-5 on the year. The Eagles need one more win to gain bowl eligibility. Can they gain that in this game? We shall see. If they hope to win, then the Eagles will need to shore up things on the defensive side of the ball. Boston College enters this game off a 38-31 home loss to Florida State and they have now allowed a whopping 548.7 ypg and 41.3 ppg over their last three games. That is not good news at all as the Eagles will be facing a Notre Dame offense that has found itself of late. The Eagles allowed the Seminoles to pile up 524 yards of total offense, including 346 yards through the air. Boston College is 125th in the nation against the pass, so Ian Book has to be licking his chops.
The Eagles have not been a bad offensive team and they did rollup 502 yards against the Seminoles, but it wasn't enough. The Eagles are led by their ground game, which is 5th in the nation and they piled up 281 yards on the Noles. Leading the way was AJ Dillon
, who had 165 yards in the contest. He has 1451 yards rushing on the year, which is 3rd in the nation. Dillon will have a shot at a good game as the Irish are 79th in the nation against the run. Dennis Groselthrew for 227 yards with two TDs and an INT. He has taken over as the starter after Anthony Brown was lost for the season. As I stated above, the Eagles need just one more win for bowl eligibility and that will not be easy as they have a tough road game against Pittsburgh after this one.
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