Looking for a Boston College vs. Maryland preview ahead of their matchup in the Quick Lane Bowl? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the big matchup.
Monday, Dec. 26, the Maryland Terrapins take on the Boston College Golden Eagles in the Quick Lane Bowl. The game, to be played at Ford Field in Detroit, is slated for a 2:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Maryland vs. Boston College preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Maryland wins the matchup between the two teams 51.0% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has Boston College favored.
Spread: Boston College -1
Game Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Boston College vs. Maryland preview:
Maryland (6-6) closed out the regular season with a 31-13 win over Rutgers which snapped a four-game losing streak. Boston College (6-6) won its last two games over Connecticut and Wake Forest to punch its ticket to a bowl game.
Boston College blanked Connecticut 30-0 on Nov. 19 then closed out the year with a 17-14 win at Wake Forest. Patrick Towles completed 51.0% of his passes this season for the Golden Eagles for 1,579 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jon Hilliman led the way on the ground with 463 rushing yards and five scores during the regular season.
Maryland put up 414 yards of offense against Rutgers including 318 yards on the ground to close out the regular season in style. Ty Johnson led the Terps’ rushing attack with 168 yards on just 11 carries against the Scarlet Knights.
Maryland and Boston College last played in a bowl game in 2014. Boston College fell to Penn State 31-30 in overtime in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl while Maryland lost 45-21 in the Foster Farms Bowl to Stanford.
Boston College vs. Maryland Prediction:
Neither one of these teams has a potent offense, but Maryland has the edge when it comes to playmakers on the outside.
Maryland’s defense ranks 35th in the nation allowing 380 yards per game while Boston College’s is the second best in the country giving up just 288 yards per game. With that, Boston College will make enough plays on both sides to win a very low scoring affair.