Week 7 of the college football season is here, including the another week of terrific matchups.
Our handicappers Brian Edwards and Wes Reynolds are here to give you their best bets for eight games on the weekend's card.
Lines are consensus odds from VSiN's college football lines page, as of Thursday afternoon.
Boston College Eagles at No. 23 Virginia Tech Hokies (-12, 62)
Reynolds: Virginia Tech gave up 656 yards last weekend at North Carolina in a 56-45 loss, but the Hokies do seem to have their starting quarterback back in the fold, as junior Hendon Hooker missed the first two games with COVID-19 and another with an undisclosed illness. Hooker came on in relief of Oregon junior transfer Braxton Burmeister and threw for two scores, while also running for one. Hooker has been named the starter going forward. The Virginia Tech defense also seems to be getting more and more players back by the week, as that unit was hit hard by COVID-19.
Boston College pulled off the upset over Pittsburgh last week at just under a touchdown home underdog. Sophomore Notre Dame transfer quarterback Phil Jurkovec (65% completions, 1,181 yards, 8 TD, 2 INT) has given the Eagles offense life in the passing game, but they have also needed that life because they can’t run the ball. Boston College is currently averaging a puny 60 yards per game on the ground and just 1.9 YPC (76th out of 76 teams currently playing FBS ball).