The Boston College Eagles will take on the Temple Owls at noon ET on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple is 1-1 after losing its opener but winning last week, while the Eagles are 2-0. Boston College has won the last six head-to-head meetings with the most recent coming in 2018. The Eagles, however, will be without quarterback Phil Jurkovec, who likely miss the rest of the season with a hand injury.
The Eagles are favored by 14 points in the latest Temple vs. Boston College odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 57. Before entering any Boston College vs. Temple picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Temple vs. Boston College spread: Boston College -14
- Temple vs. Boston College over-under: 57 points
What you need to know about Temple
Temple took its game against the Akron Zips on Saturday by a conclusive 45-24 score. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Owls had established a 38-17 advantage. It was a much-needed bounce-back game after the Owls were bludgeoned by a 61-14 score against Rutgers in Week 1.
Temple is reliant on its ground game to be successful and it has lots of different options in the backfield. Four different Owls have rushing touchdowns this year, including quarterbacks Justin Lynch and D'Wan Mathis both having touchdowns on the ground. The two QBs have accounted for as many rushing touchdowns as they have passing touchdowns, with Lynch throwing for both.
What you need to know about Boston College
Meanwhile, the Eagles strolled past the Massachusetts Minutemen with points to spare on Saturday, taking the matchup 45-28. With a 51-0 win over non-major school Colgate in Week 1, the Eagles are currently ranked eighth in FBS scoring (48 points per game). Boston College had just one game all of last season in which it scored more than 34 points.
The Eagles' ground game has been the catalyst for their offensive explosion this year and they're coming off a 252-yard game versus UMass. Sophomore RB Pat Garwo III leads the ACC with 9.9 yards per carry and three other Eagles have at least 60 rushing yards. Dennis Grosel is expected to take over at quarterback and he's been effective so far -- completing 16-of-20 passes for 243 yards this season.
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