College football is almost over, and I’m sad about this. Thus here I am writing about the second-most meaningful ACC-Big East showdown of the upcoming Saturday morning. Let’s go. The Boston College Eagles are OK at best, but they’re amazing at one thing: stopping the run dead. And the Syracuse Orange have the nation’s sixth-best overall defense.
Both offenses also rank in the triple digits in total offense, so rumor has it Vegas has set the over/under here at seven (I have not verified this). Either way I think it’s easy to see why ESPN has decided to let College GameDay lead right into this beauty.
Both teams are bowl eligible, so the selection committees of assorted six-word-name bowls will be glued to their TVs for this one. I have now written about BC-Syracuse.
TV time: Noon on ESPN or ESPN3.