Where: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
When: Saturday, November 21st, Noon
Records: UNC 7-3, 3-3 ACC; BC 7-3, 4-2 ACC
Here is hoping we don't get the same kind of carryover the Heels seemingly got last week on the whole Harrison Barnes-beat Miami-beat Valpo stretch.
UNC takes their three game winning streak to Boston College where the Eagles are once again surprising everyone by being in the mix for the Atlantic Division. At this point UNC is playing for wins and the possibility of a 10 win season should they beat BC and NCSU then win their bowl game. The fact we are even talking about that says volumes about the defense and John Shoop's ability to make chicken salad out of you know what. The Heels are also pushing for one of the ACC's upper tier bowl bids. The Gator or Chick-Fil-A Bowls are distinct possibilities should the Heels keep winning. BC still holds out hope that they can win this game and UVa gets it done versus Clemson putting BC into the ACC Championship Game which would drive John Swofford nuts.
As always, the defense needs to do its thing so John Shoop can figure something out on offense. It would be nice if the defense did not have to score 14 points to get the win but we take them any way we can get them. BC is good on both sides of the ball and Montel Harris will prove a challenge to stop. That being said, if UNC can shut Ryan Williams down then I am fairly certain they can shut almost any running back in the ACC down. Secondary to that, UNC needs put pressure on the QB to hopefully create those dandy INTs which can be turned into points, maybe even without putting the offense on the field.
Speaking of the offense, over/under on Ryan Houston carries? I say 25. Take the over.
UNC 24 BC 10