Pitt travels to Boston College to take on the Eagles who have a record of 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference. The Eagles are coming off a 34-20 loss to Virginia Tech. William Green leads the BC offense. He is the Big East rushing leader with 787 yards on 161 carries. He averages 4.9 yards a carry and has scored 8 TD's so far this season. St. Pierre is the BC QB and he has had an excellent year so far. He has completed 88 of 162 for 1079 yards, with 14 TD's and only 4 picks. He leads the Big East in TD passes. The top BC WR is Dedrick Dewalt , who has 24 catches for 302 yards and 2 TD's. On defense 3 excellent defensive linemen lead BC. They are led by DT Douglas Goodwin who has 8 tackles for losses and 3 sacks. Defensive end Sean Guthrie leads the team in sacks with 5. Another defensive end in Antonio Garay has 3 sacks so far this year also.
Pitt is coming off a 42-10 loss to Syracuse in a game which they had 5 turnovers for the second consecutive week. Pitt hasn't won on BC's home field since 1989, and it is always one of the toughest places to play in the Big East. Although BC has a nice record, they are definitely beatable as their 4 wins have come over WVU,Temple,Army and Navy, which are all weak teams. The keys to a Pitt win will be the same as they were the last 3 weeks. The team must not turn the ball over and they need to move the ball and score points to take the pressure off the defense. The defense must eliminate the big play, something they failed to do last week against Syracuse. I'm not going to predict a score because it's hard to say who will get benched and who will start, but BC isn't a super team and they are definitely a beatable team if the Panthers can get their act together.