It's Thursday and the weekend of football has arrived. Here are some links to get you ready for week 2 for Boston College.
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This marks the 30th all-time meeting between these two teams. Pittsburgh holds a 16-13 series advantage, with an even split of games played in Chestnut Hill (7-7). The Panthers have won three straight in a series that dates back to 1959. Two of those victories came in overtime decisions (2002, 2004).
Boston College opened as a one point favorite, but the line quickly moved to Pitt -4. Both teams were dominant on defense and racked up a ton of rushing yards last week. Obviously, they won't put up those monster numbers against each other. I think Pittsburgh wins a close game by a field goal.
What does the opposition think of the upcoming game?
Mike Strizak saw an opening on the Boston College roster and made his move.
The Boston College football team is in the midst of a short week as the Eagles (1-0) host Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Pittsburgh (1-0) on Friday at 7 p.m. in Alumni Stadium. The Eagles and Panthers will square off for the first time since they were both members of the BIG EAST in 2004.
Last week, Pitt was mostly healthy heading into their season opener against Delaware. For the most part, that will hold true again this weekend when the team faces Boston College on Friday.
"Certainly, we want to be balanced," Chryst said Tuesday. "(But) I honestly don't care about the number. There are going to be games when you have to win it by running the ball, and there's going to be games when you have to win it by throwing. So, I think you have to be able to do both."
Taking a look at Pitt's depth chart for week two against Boston College.
Two days before Pitt opened its 2014 season against Delaware, offensive line coach Jim Hueber had a message for Jaryd Jones-Smith after a position meeting. Hueber told Jones-Smith, a redshirt freshman tackle, that even though he wasn't going to be in the starting five along the offensive line against the Blue Hens, he was going to play, and likely early in the game. Sure enough, on Pitt's third offensive series, Jones-Smith came in at left tackle.
Around the ACC
Most ACC teams have patsies lined up for non-conference play this weekend. However, Virginia Tech is preparing for a Saturday primetime tilt with Ohio State.
Coaches say first-year contributors who energized the offense in the opener will be featured vs. No. 8 Ohio State.