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NC State at Boston College: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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NC State at Boston College: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Week 8 is here, let's get to it! 

Going into Week 8, the Boston College Eagles will host NC State for their homecoming game. Boston College should be well-rested coming off of a bye week while the Wolfpack squad defeated Syracuse 16-10 in week 7.    

NC State had its best defensive performance of the season against Syracuse in week 7. So far this season the Wolfpack has allowed just 2.3 yards per carry on the ground and has been ranked 22nd in the nation in scoring defense by allowing just 19 points per game.

Saturday’s game is expected to be a challenge for the Eagles who will be without their starting quarterback Anthony Brown. Earlier this week, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio announced that Brown will be out for the remainder of the season after suffering a leg injury. 

Brown was replaced by sophomore Dennis Grosel, who will start against NC State. 

NC State is 4-2 overall and 0-2 on the road, while Boston College is 3-3 overall and 2-2 at home. 

In the latest odds, the Wolfpack are favored by 3.6 points. 

The Eagles lead the all-time series 9-7, but the Wolfpack holds a 5-4 record out of the last nine meetings 

How to watch NC State vs. Boston College

Who: NC State Wolfpack vs. Boston College Eagles 

What: College Football Week 8

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET

Where: BC Alumni Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington 

Live Stream: NBC Sports Washington

Radio: 93.7 WEEI

Point Spread: N/A

Over/Under: N/A

Weather: 65 degrees, mostly sunny

NC State’s full 2019 football schedule

Week 1: vs. East Carolina., W, 34-6
Week 2: vs. Western Carolina, W, 41-0
Week 3: at West Virginia, L, 27-44
Week 4: vs. Ball State, W, 34-23
Week 5: at Florida State, L, 13-31
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: vs. Syracuse, W, 16-10
Week 8: at Boston College, 12 p.m.
Week 9: at Wake Forest, TBA
Week 10: vs. Clemson, TBA
Week 11: vs. Louisville, TBA
Week 12: at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m.
Week 13: vs. North Carolina, TBA

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Jim Boeheim does not mince words on former Georgetown Hoya James Akinjo

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Jim Boeheim does not mince words on former Georgetown Hoya James Akinjo

WASHINGTON - Do not expect James Akinjo to transfer to Syracuse this season.  

Orange head coach Jim Boeheim had some harsh words for the former Georgetown guard. Critical of Akinjo's overall approach to the game, Boeheim attributed his removal from the team to Georgetown's three-game winning streak. 

"They got rid of a guy that wouldn't pass the ball to anybody and just shot every time. That's why they're good now," Boeheim said referring to Akinjo after his team's loss to Hoyas.

Akinjo is one of four players that has announced they are leaving the Georgetown program in the past four weeks. As a starter for the Hoyas, Akinjo's loss was the most notable. The rest were all bench players, two seeing action on the back-end of the rotation. 

There is some credence to Boeheim's points. Akinjo averaged 4.4 assists in the seven games he played to start the season. The team as a whole had 14.6 assists on 26 made baskets per game - a 56% assist rate. The three games without him have seen that rate drastically tick up to 69% (20.7 assists on 30 made shots). Against SMU, Georgetown's 26 assists were the most they've had in a single game in nine years. 

Boeheim would also go on to say that despite the loss of four scholarship players, the remaining team is one of the best Georgetown teams he's seen in recent memory. He was unwavering in his support for Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing and was pleased with how he handled the whole situation. 

“Two guys weren’t really contributing at all and another guy was throwing the ball up all the time. I know Patrick [Ewing] can’t say that, but I can. I watched [James Akinjo] play three games. He lost three games, two games by himself," Boeheim said. "(Now) they have a pass-first point guard who can also score and (Mac) McClung gets to play away from the ball... they're a completely different team. If we played them, the way they were playing earlier in the year, we would’ve won the game.”

Terrell Allen, a grad transfer out of UCF, has filled the point guard void in Akinjo's absence. In their big win over SMU, he had 10 of the team's 26 assists and no turnovers. The DeMatha product added six more against Syracuse.

Akinjo has already jumped into the transfer market, visiting Arizona earlier this week. It appears there is no reason for him to waste his time taking a visit to central New York.

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Malcolm Perry breaks Army-Navy rushing record in Midshipmen victory

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Malcolm Perry breaks Army-Navy rushing record in Midshipmen victory

In a game between two teams who have for many years run the triple option, you have to be a pretty special player to run for the most yards ever in the Army-Navy Game. Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry did just that on Saturday as he led the Midshipmen to the 31-7 victory snapping a three-year losing streak to Army.

Perry finished the game with 304 rushing yards, the most ever for any player in the Army-Navy Game. He also rushed for two touchdowns.

"How did I bench him last year?" head coach Ken Niumatalolo said during a postgame interview on CBS.

Army took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and Perry took over from there, leading the Midshipmen to 31 unanswered points.

Perry was not the story of the first half as Navy took a 14-7 lead late in the second quarter off of the Philly Special, but his dominant performance became hard to ignore as the game went on as Army proved unable to stop the speedy quarterback.

The victory ensures Navy's senior class did not go without a win against their archrival. It also earned the Midshipmen their first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 2015.

With the loss, Army's season is now over. Perry will have one game left in his Navy football career as the Midshipmen will play Kansas State on Dec. 31 in the Liberty Bowl.

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