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NC State opens as 15.5-point favorite over Boston College

That’s more like it!

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Boston College Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

NC State returns home this weekend badly in need of a victory to get itself back on track, and fortunately there waiting for the Wolfpack will be Boston College, which is off to an 0-4 start in the ACC. The Pack opened as a 15.5-point favorite to beat the Eagles, per Vegas Insider.

Steve Addazio’s program and tenure at BC are in flames right now, with little hope for recovery in the near term. The Eagles still have very little worth mention going on offensively, and the defense hasn’t been nearly as formidable as it was in 2015. Losing defensive coordinator Don Brown to Michigan might have been the development that cost Addazio his job. (Well, that and his utter inability to find a competent quarterback.)

Boston College is 3-4 with games against Louisville and FSU still to come, so it’s pretty much a must-win week for the Eagles if they want to even think about a bowl game. But it wouldn’t surprise me if their hearts weren’t in it this week, especially if NC State picks up a lead early.