It took a furious comeback, some late heroics and a little bit of luck, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are still undefeated after beating PIttsburgh in triple overtime last week. On Saturday, they’ll put their unbeaten record on the line again, this time in Chestnut Hill against Boston College.
The Eagles are just 2-7 this season and are 1-5 in the ACC, so they will be playing solely for the pleasure of ruining the Irish’s perfect season and eliminating their National Championship hopes.
But that won’t come easily. Notre Dame allows the second fewest points per game in the entire FBS, and the Eagles have been known to put up weak offensive performances this season.
Notre Dame is led by Heisman candidate and senior linebacker Manti Te’o. Te’o has 87 tackles so far this season.
Boston College will look to quarterback Chase Rettig to lead the charge. He’s thrown for 16 touchdowns and has been intercepted eight times so far in his junior year.
Point spread: Notre Dame is favored by 18½ points
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