Last year, the Confidential unveiled over-unders for each ACC school. For Boston College, the over-under was set at 7.5 regular season wins. Ultimately, B.C. started out by out-scoring its opponents 100-3, and held tight with Florida State until suffering a QB injury. After beating Northern Illinois, the Eagles would lose out. But now it is on to 2016. The Confidential sets the over-under for Boston College at 5.5 regular season wins.
Here is the schedule for 2016, courtesy of a great college football website:
|9/10||Sat||vs.||Massachusetts||@ Foxboro, MA|
|10/29||Sat||@||*North Carolina State|
Very likely wins: UMass, Wagner, Buffalo, UConn (wow, weak OOC schedule this year for the Eagles)
Very likely losses: FSU, Clemson, @ Virginia Tech
Verdict: Unlike Syracuse, Boston College appears to be eschewing the over-scheduling curse. Gone is Southern Cal–enter a Mac-tastic opponent in Buffalo, local foes UConn and UMass, and an FCS-tilt against Wagner. This is a legitimate chance at 4 wins. The conference slate it typically tough, with trips to Wake Forest and NC State making things a challenge. But if B.C. can upset Georgia Tech week one at home, the Eagles will be well-positioned to go 2-6 in conference, yet find themselves a bowl bid even without a single upset. This is what a rebuilding program MUST DO to regain relevance. The Confidential sets the over-under at 5.5 wins.
What do you think? Will BC go over or under 5.5 regular season wins?