Game Day Facts
Boston College Eagles (5-4) vs
Florida State Seminoles (4-5)
On Saturday, as two teams, Boston College and Florida State, play a game we’ll remember a man who put the team first, when there was much more than a game at stake. Boston College will be honoring the memory of Welles Crowther, a BC alum who gave his life on September 11th, saving at least a dozen people from the south tower of the World Trade Center. BC will also be honoring other members of the BC community for exemplifying the school’s motto of Men and Women for others.
Chestnut Hill, MA
Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM ET
How to Watch
The game is going to be broadcast on the new ACC Network, which can be found on channel 612 for DirecTV, 402 for Dish Network, 388 for Spectrum, and for Verizon Fios channel is 329 for standard definition and channel 829 for high-def.
The game will also be available to those subscribed to the ACC Network via the ESPN app.
Furthermore, the ACC Network is available to those with subscriptions to Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, or Playstation VUE.
You can also find a TV provider with ACC Network by going on GetACC.com
How to Listen
The radio broadcast will be on the BC Learfield IMG Sports Network or WEEI 93.7 FM.
How to Follow Along on Twitter
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BC’s Best Chance to Win
More play action passes and win the battle in the trenches.
BC put up a school record 691 yards of offense last week against Syracuse and it’s no surprise most of it came on the ground. However, the two plays that really broke the game wide open were the long touchdowns passes to Kobay White and Zay Flowers. Both plays were play action passes. BC will be smart to lean on the run again as, not only are the Seminoles surrendering 154.7 yards per game and 3.7 yards per rush, but it will provide more opportunities for big plays down the field. With BC’s methodical style of offense that doesn’t usually produce a lot of points, any chance they have to grab a quick 7 points, could put the score out of reach. Like BC, much of Florida State’s offense goes through their running back Cam Akers but a big lead would put the pressure on the shoulders of James Blackman and his struggling offensive line.
Speaking of that offensive line, this is a unit that BC can take advantage of. Florida State’s biggest problem over the past few seasons has been their offensive line and BC’s defensive line has shown brief flashes of improvement over the last few games. This is a very winnable game for the Eagles, but a dangerous one, as you can never be quite sure which Florida State team you’re going to get: talented and athletic or incompetent and unfocused.
I expect the Eagles to be locked in and focused, as they almost always are for the Red Bandanna game.