The Clemson Tigers are the online betting favorites to blast the Boston College Golden Eagles back into the Dark Ages. The initials BC are, all things considered, very fitting of a program that seems to have been set as far back as 10,000 BC, and not even the actual 10th millennium BC but something actually much worse; the 2008 Roland Emmerich flick that was as devoid of ideas as the Eagles are at the moment.
📝 | Week Four Notes: The Clemson Game
— BC Football (@BCFootball) September 18, 2017
- Date: September 23rd
- Time: 3:35 PM
- Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
- Online Sportsbook Odds:
Boston College +34½ (-110) +8500
Clemson -34½ (-110) -23000
At your Tim Hasselbeck and Call
The Eagles’ performance on Saturday, a 20-49 loss to Notre Dame, compelled former BC quarterback Tim Hasselbeck to voice his disapproval on the “Kirk & Callahan” radio show. “The program will never be relevant if you’re just happy competing with people and you’re happy just being bowl eligible,” he said. “That won’t be the case. As a former player, and somebody who likes to see that place do well, that’s hard to hear.” Getting Tim Hasselbeck irate is like Orange Alert; when Matt Ryan, the last QB with whom the school was truly successful, complains, then we’ll know that Scheise has hit the fan. The Tigers, on the other hand, while they have a perfect record, they have been, stat-wise, far from perfect. But if Clemson has dome one thing well this season is the running attack. And if we consider that the Eagles allowed the Fighting Iris 515 rushing yards, then it might safe to assume that the Tigers will be running all the way to covering the 34½ online betting spread. BC has covered in the last 24 games after an against-the-spread loss, but are 2-5 ATS against teams with a winning record and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 conference matchups.
Tigers are as cool as frosted flakes
Clemson once again proved their greatness by setting Louisville back five spots in the AP Poll with a 47-21 win on Saturday. The Tigers are not just great, though; they’re gr-r-reat!
The Golden Eagles should provide Clemson with a nice stopgap between ranked teams their seventh straight O’Rourke–McFadden Trophy. “I’m very familiar with Boston College, we play them every year,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said via the Independent Mail, and by “play them,” he probably meant “beat them.” As a matter of fact, the last two times the Tigers lost to Boston College the Eagles had either a defensive or offensive star player; current linebacker for the Carolina Panthers in 2010 and the aforementioned Matty Ice in 2007. “We don’t look ahead around here, we put everything we’ve got into whoever we’re playing week in and week out,” Coach Swinney added. If that turns out to be, as it has been during the tenure of Coach Dabo Wabo, the case, then the Clemson could buck the trend that has seen the online betting total going under in five of the Eagles’ last six visits to Death Valley.