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Boston College vs. East Carolina Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for 2021 Military Bowl

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Cody Glenn/Getty Images. Pictured: Jaden Williams (80) of the Boston College Eagles.

Boston College vs. East Carolina Odds

BC Odds -3.5
ECU Odds +3.5
Over/Under 49.5
Date Dec. 27
Location Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland

Boston College is set to take on East Carolina in the Military Bowl on Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Find our expert’s projected odds, a recap of each team’s seasons, plus more information on the Military Bowl below.

Boston College vs. East Carolina Projected Odds

Boston College Spread Pick’em
East Carolina Spread Pick’em
Over/Under 51.8

These Boston College vs. East Carolina projections are based on Collin Wilson’s college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Boston College Reached the Military Bowl

Boston College lost quarterback Phil Jurokovec and never really regained form.

A 4-0 start out of the gates was matched with a four-game losing skid thereafter, which set the Eagles back before Jurkovec returned late in the season.

The team as a whole went under the total in nine of the 12 games. Boston College’s offense in particular sailed under the team total in nine of the last 11 to close out the year.

The program’s been stuck in the log jam of the ACC, going just 12-11 in the Jeff Hafley era.

However, it apparently likes the direction the team’s heading, dishing out a five-year extension to the head coach.

Boston College is just 7-11 in ACC play the last two years. It’s tied for sixth in the Atlantic in both.

How East Carolina Reached the Military Bowl

East Carolina saw enough from head coach Mike Houston in 2021 to lock him up, giving the former James Madison cog a newly-minted contract extension.

They’re a ways from reaching Cincinnati or UCF territory, but it’s baby steps for a program that hadn’t been bowl eligible since 2014.

The Pirates went on tear from early October into the middle of November, covering six straight – a window that included an overtime loss against ranked Houston, a four-point defeat to Central Florida, and a signature, bowl-clinching win over Memphis as underdogs.

Former highly-touted high-school recruit and quarterback, Holton Ahlers, led the Pirates to a top-25 passing unit.


Boston College vs. East Carolina Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Boston College and East Carolina match up statistically:

Boston College Offense vs. East Carolina Defense
Offense
Defense
Edge
Rush Success 83 64
Line Yards 112 60
Pass Success 80 23
Pass Blocking** 32 120
Big Play 101 94
Havoc 107 24
Finishing Drives 96 54
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

East Carolina Offense vs. Boston College Defense
Offense
Defense
Edge
Rush Success 87 78
Line Yards 118 75
Pass Success 48 31
Pass Blocking** 115 126
Big Play 90 52
Havoc 94 95
Finishing Drives 91 20
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling 5 63
Coverage 11 37
Middle 8 88 33
SP+ Special Teams 51 20
Plays per Minute 86 100
Rush Rate 61.2% (22) 52.8% (81)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.


Military Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 27
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland
  • TV Info: ESPN

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