NC State Wolfpack at Boston College Eagles (-7)
ATS pick: Boston College
By season's end, Eagles RB Andre Williams, who leads the FBS in rushing, might end up with twice the yards per game of the ACC's second-leading rusher, a runner-up honor that's up for grabs with Miami's Duke Johnson now lost for the year. In just a few games under first-year coach Steve Addazio, Boston College has established a clear identity as a downhill team that relies on Williams as its bell cow.
NC State, coming out of an open date, played one of its best games of the year at Duke. The Wolfpack led in the fourth quarter before three Blue Devils touchdowns in 26 seconds iced it for the host. In the three games before that, though, the Pack allowed 738 rushing yards, not good news against a BC squad that has racked up at least 190 yards on the ground in six games this year.
Since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005, the home team has covered all eight meetings and has won seven of them outright. This year's Boston College squad is not a team with which we're anxious to lay more than a TD, but Williams & Co. have the ground game to run over the Pack in much the same way Syracuse did a few weeks back.
Score: Boston College 31, North Carolina State 21