On Sunday night, the Wynn Las Vegas published early lines on this weekend's college football action, installing Boston College as a 2-point home underdog against Maryland. That line has steadily come down and now stands at Boston College -1. It's only the second time this season that the Eagles have been favored against a Division I-A opponent.
Part of the reason the line has come down a bit since the opening line is the Terrapins unsettled QB situation. Perry Hills, Maryland's starting quarterback for the first seven games of the season, will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in the loss to N.C. State. Perry Hills was filling in for C.J. Brown, who also tore his ACL back in the preseason.
The Terps now turn to either re-coverted wide receiver Devin Burns or true freshman Caleb Rowe, who burnt his redshirt in the final two minutes of last weekend's game against N.C. State. Predictably, Maryland HC Randy Edsall won't tip his hand as to who he's starting at QB1 this weekend.
Here are the lines from the last seven BC-Maryland games:
2011: Boston College 28, Maryland 17 (BC +6.5)
2010: Maryland 24, Boston College 21 (UMD +4)
2009: Boston College 19, Maryland 17 (UMD +4.5)
2008: Boston College 28, Maryland 21 (BC -6.5)
2007: Maryland 42, Boston College 35 (BC -7)
2006: Boston College 38, Maryland 16 (BC -7.5)
2005: Boston College 31, Maryland 16 (BC -1)
The Eagles are 5-2 against the Terps as a member of the ACC, the best mark BC holds against any Atlantic Division opponent. BC has also covered the spread in five of those seven games, though Maryland has covered in two of the last three games. BC is 0-6 on the year ATS while Maryland is 2-7 ATS in their last nine conference games.
In other week 10 college football action, Clemson is a 12-point road favorite at Wake Forest on Thursday night. Florida State is a 27.5 point home favorite over bowl-eligible (BOWL ELIGIBLE!) Duke. Carolina is a 7-point favorite at home against in-state rival N.C. State. Georgia Tech is a slight 2-point favorite at home as the Jackets host BYU in non-conference play. Virginia, Virginia Tech and Miami are all off this weekend.