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Oh...And We Can Pass!!!!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Richmond at Boston College
AJ Dillon hopes to soar over the Jayhawks and their own st
Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Game Day Facts

Who

Boston College Eagles (2-0) vs
Kansas Jayhawks (1-1)

What

Undefeated BC plays host to the one-and-one Kansas Jayhawks out of the Big 12, coming off a win over FCS opponent Richmond. This game will be a showcase of two of the nation’s top running backs in AJ Dillon and the Jayhawks’ Pooka Williams Jr. Kansas, after dropping a bad loss to Coastal Carolina, will be hungry for a win and BC will have another chance to test their mettle against a Power five opponent.

Where

Alumni Stadium
Chestnut Hill, MA

When

Friday September 13th, 2019
Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM ET

How to Watch

The game is going to be broadcast on the ACC Network. You can also access the game via the ESPN app on mobile.

The ACC Network can be found on:

Channel 612 for DirecTV
Channel 402 for Dish Network
Channel 388 for Spectrum
Channel 829 for Verizon Fios (329 in standard definition)
Channel numbers vary for Charter, Cox, and other providers

You can also get ACC Network with one of these streaming options:

Hulu + Live TV
YouTube TV
Playstation Vue (Core)
Sling TV (Orange Sports Extra)

HOW TO WATCH IF YOU HAVE XFINITY OR SOME OTHER PROVIDER THAT HATES YOU

Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and Playstation Vue all have free trial periods. YouTube and Vue are both 5 day trials, while Hulu gives you a seven day test run. If you signed up for Hulu last Saturday for the Richmond game, you should still have today left on your free trial.

Sling TV has a different trial structure where it lets you try Sling TV for $15 for a month, which certainly isn’t a bad deal either. It’s another option should you need to use it.

How to Listen

The radio broadcast will be on the BC IMG Sports Network, which is 850AM for the locals (no Red Sox game tomorrow night but the game will still be on 850 instead of 93.7 anyway). You can also listen on Tunein.com — just search Boston College football.

How to Follow Along on Twitter

For complete coverage, follow @bcinterruption to get every soaring high and heart wrenching low on Twitter.

Follow @bagz2193, @arthurbailin, @niraj_patel7, and @Salzano14 for our own hot takes/unnecessary opinions from the comfort of our homes and under the bright Friday Night Lights of Alumni Stadium.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Coastal Carolina at Kansas
Pooka Williams is a dangerous big play back to look out for this Friday night
Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

BC’s Best Chance to Win

Anthony Brown goes for 275 and 2 TDs, and the BC runs for 125 yards and 2 TDs.

The Jayhawks stagger into Alumni Stadium after beating an FCS team, Indiana State (collegiate home of one Larry Bird),…by 7, and losing to Coastal Carolina who finished 2nd worst in the Sun Belt Conference…by 5. Through this two game stretch they’re giving up 328 yards per game, 169 passing and 159 rushing yards per game, while only racking up 312 per game (138 rush and 174 pass).

Like Kansas, BC has played an FCS team and a FBS team. The difference? Virginia Tech is not only a conference opponent but a far better team than Coastal Carolina. Against their FCS opponent they put up 45 points, which is what good FBS teams are supposed to do. Taking just their offensive production against Virginia Tech, BC put up 432 and that was on a day when they only ran for 157 yard and averaged 3.3 yards per rush.

Why favor the pass? This is BC we’re talking about and while Anthony Brown has looked good, AJ Dillon is among the nation’s best. But you know who else is among the nation’s best? Kansas’s Pooka Williams Jr.

Watch a highlight reel of Pooka and you see that he’s a true big play back. Now I am not saying that Pooka is better, his number this year don’t back it up, what I’m saying is a running back duel means low scoring, close game (potentially), and Pooka could be one sharp cut from breaking a big play that puts Kansas ahead. Furthermore, BC gave up 215 rushing yards to Richmond and 111 to Virginia Tech, so an explosive big play back like Pooka makes me a bit nervous.

However, if the game comes down to a passing duel, I know that BC has the better quarterback. A high scoring game (especially if BC has a big lead) would take the ball out of Pooka’s hands and put into the hands of Carter Stanley, the Jayhawks’ senior QB. We’ve seen that Anthony can direct this passing offense very effectively when he is given the opportunity. I believe AJ Dillon and the Eagles’ running back core can out play the Jayhawks’ but I know Anthony Brown can out play Carter Stanley. Let Brown go out and put some big points on the board and late in the game with a big lead, Dillon and the boys will do their thing.