Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles
Junior Dalvin Cook has a chance to become Florida State’s all-time leading rusher when the 18th-ranked Seminoles host Boston College on Friday night in an ACC matchup (Enter Contest). Cook needs 127 yards to pass Warrick Dunn (3,959) for the top spot in Florida State history. He was held to 65 in last week’s 24-20 come-from-behind victory at North Carolina State. Cook won’t have it easy against a Boston College defense which ranks second in the league against the run (106.6 yards). The Seminoles are performing well despite being out of contention for the College Football Playoff and the ACC title game. Boston College, on the other hand, still has a chance to get a bowl bid after. They’ve lossed 52-7 last week’s to No. 6 Louisville at home. A strong performance in Tallahassee would go a long way toward sealing it.
ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE (4-5, 1-5 ACC)
The Eagles could not follow up their first ACC victory against N.C. State versus Louisville, allowing Heisman Trophy candidate Lamar Jackson 416 total yards. Boston College is 15th in the nation in total defense and eighth against the run, but its offense is still a work in progress. Quarterback Patrick Towles has completed only 51 percent of his passes, the Eagles are 88th in the nation in rushing yards and sophomore Michael Walker is the only receiver with at least 20 catches (24 for 281 yards). Running back Jon Hilliman rushed for 73 yards the last time the Eagles visited Tallahassee.
ABOUT FLORIDA STATE (6-3, 3-3)
Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday that senior receiver Jesus Wilson will undergo foot surgery and is out for the rest of the season. Sophomore Nyqwan Murray has stepped up in his absence with 15 catches and 249 yards during the last two weeks. Freshman quarterback Deondre Francois, who has been sacked 26 times, completes 60 percent of his passes and owns only four interceptions. Defensive back Derwin James (knee) won’t see the field for the rest of the regular season, while Trey Marshall (concussion) remains questionable for the game. Florida State won 14-0 at Boston College on a Friday last season.