Pitt Football Game Preview: Boston College

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Game Twelve: Pitt (7-4) vs. Boston College (5-6)

Saturday, November 30 at 3:30 p.m.

Series Record: Pitt leads 17-13

Last Game: Pitt won 30-20 (2014)

Line: Pitt Favored by 8.5

Pitt and Boston College used to play annually when both were members of the Big East. Of course realignment put an end to that. The more recent round of course brought them back together, but they still don’t play annually in football as they reside in separate divisions. As it is, this will be only the second time they are meeting since Pitt joined the ACC in 2013. That meeting came in Boston and resulted in a 30-20 Pitt victory in what would be Paul Chryst’s last season leading the Panthers. 

The Eagles on the other hand were already in the 2nd season of current Head Coach Steve Addazio’s tenure and would finish that season with 7 wins. Since then, Boston College has been seemingly stuck in neutral as they have yet to surpass that total, despite being bowl eligible every year except one under his regime. In fact, if anything they’ve seemingly taken a step back as they need to beat Pitt in order to qualify for a postseason trip this season. It is at least partially for this reason that there is the sentiment that Addazio is coaching for his job.


In recent years, Boston College has had a pretty one-dimensional offense in favor of the running game, and for good reason. Running Back AJ Dillon is 3rd in the country in rushing yards (1,507) and his 4,204 career yards are the most in school history by nearly 500 yards. However, they have been forced to rely on him and the running game in general even more during the second