|Maryland QB Devin Burns is one option to fill in for injured QB Perry Hills this weekend at Boston College. (US Presswire)|
Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Spread: Boston College by 1
Watchability: Before the season, it looked like this game would be a battle of two coaches on the hot seat. Instead, Maryland coach Randy Edsall has led the Terrapins to a surprising 4-3 start, despite losing his starting QB C.J. Brown to a season-ending injury before the season. Now, he has to replace QB Perry Hills, who was lost for the season last week due to a torn ACL. Spaziani, on the other hand, has only seen his seat get hotter. The Eagles are winless against FBS competition this season.
Shining Stars: Maryland -- True freshman WR Stefon Diggs has lived up to the hype. He is second in the ACC in all-purpose yards, averaging 166 yards per game. Boston College -- WR Alex Amidon has thrived in new offensive coordinator Doug Martin's system. Amidon ranks second in the league with 115.1 receiving yards per game.
Who could steal the show: Maryland -- True freshman RB Wes Brown has been named the starter. He rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries last week against NC State. Boston College -- QB Chase Rettig has put up good numbers, despite the team's record. Rettig is throwing for 273.9 yards per game and has 13 touchdowns compared to just five interceptions.
You going? Ranking the road trip: This will be Boston College's first home game since Sept. 29. The Eagles have lost five in a row and the calls for coach Frank Spaziani's firing have grown louder among the fans. If things go poorly for Boston College Saturday, those who show up will not be pleased.
Magic number for Maryland: 6. Maryland has lost the turnover battle in six of its seven games, including last week's loss to NC State. The Terrapins have also had multiple turnovers in six of their seven games this year.
Magic number for Boston College: 117. Boston College ranks No. 117 nationally in total defense, giving up 508.7 yards per game. During their current five game losing streak, the Eagles are allowing a staggering 588.6 yards per game.
The game comes down to: Maryland's quarterback play. Edsall listed both true freshman QB Caleb Rowe and QB Devin Burns, who was converted from a WR this preseason, atop the depth chart at quarterback. If the Terrapins get adequate play under center, they should be able to get a road win in Chestnut Hill.
Prediction: Maryland 23, Boston College 17
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