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CFB - Boston College at Georgia Tech

September 15, 2007

College Football - Boston College Eagles at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 8:00 PM EST

Georgia Tech is currently a 7-point favorite with a total of 48 at

Matt Ryan, QB for Boston CollegeIn their last 12 games as an underdog, BC is 10-2 against the spread (ATS) and they are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games as a road dog. 

Last season, BC was second in the Nation in turnover margin and has already forced 11 turnovers this season.

Georgia Tech racked up a ton of rushing yardage in their first two games but will face a BC defense that surrendered an average of only 29 rushing yards in their first two weeks. 

With the above numbers in mind, it is perplexing that only 45% of the early bettors are backing BC (+6.5).

Boston College is already playing its third conference game of the season and is 2-0 SU & ATS. This is the Eaglesí first road test though, and they were 1-5 ATS away last season.

Georgia Tech, meanwhile, is 2-0 as well having outscored its first two opponents 102-17. The Jackets have done the damage on the ground, piling up 327 RYPG, good for fourth in the country.

Although, these teams havenít met since 1998, the road team is 2-0 SU & ATS in the last two.

Boston College is in tricky situation after a raging river of emotion was used taking on North Carolina State, with former coach Tom OíBrien on the opposite sidelines.

The Eagles must promptly regain composure to take on an underrated Georgia Tech team. New coach Jeff Jagodzinski fell into a special situation with 16 starters back.

Matt Ryan is on his way to a special senior season leading Boston College. As the Eagles offense receives plenty of deserved attention, CB DeJuan Tribble is in the zone for All-American type year. The Eagles are lowly 3-9 ATS to open road portion of schedule last 12 years.

Georgia Tech had a good workout in home opener against FCS Samford and readies itself for ACC action. As many thought, these Yellow Jackets may be more deadly then the swarm that went to the conference title game last season.

It took a few years, but Georgia Tech is now playing the kind of football coach Chan Gailey loves. A punishing running game, mixed with fluid passing and an aggressive defense that mesmerizes opposing QBís with its myriad of blitz packages.

Boston College was treated like a red-headed step-child joining the ACC having to open the year with three conference games.

While the pace lets up next week, it wonít this week. At least the Eagles are 6-1 ATS as road underdogs the last four seasons.

Prediction - Georgia Tech by 6

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