Louisville-Boston College: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 6 (October 14, 2017)

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The Louisville Cardinals (4-2) will look to bounce back from a frustrating loss to N.C. State and keep their chances of making a New Year’s Six bowl alive in a home matchup against Boston College (2-4) in Week 7.

Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.

Louisville-Boston College game time, details

Date: Saturday, October 14

Time: 12:20 p.m.

Location: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky

Weather: Sunny, high 81 degrees

Odds: Louisville -22

Which TV channel is Louisville-Boston College on?

The Louisville-Boston College game will be on the ACC Network.

How can I watch Louisville-Boston College online?

Louisville-Boston College can be watched online at WatchESPN

How can I listen to Louisville-Boston College on the radio?

The Louisville and Boston College matchup can be heard on the Louisville Cardinals Sports Network or at WHAS 840 AM.

Louisville-Boston College preview, keys to the game

Louisville’s loss to N.C. State knocked the Cardinals out of the rankings for the first time all season and ended any remaining chance of the team making the ACC Championship game or the College football Playoff. Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino came away from the loss frustrated, saying the team needed to improve on both sides of the ball.

After 10 days of preparation, expect Louisville to enter its Week 7 matchup with Boston College hungry to prove itself.

Against N.C. State, Louisville allowed Wolfpack quarterback Ryan Finley to throw for 367 yards and a touchdown. Three different Wolfpack receivers totaled 99 yards or more. After the game, Petrino chalked up the poor defensive performance to bad tackling and blown assignments in the passing game.

Fortunately for Louisville, cornerback Jaire Alexander, who saw his first action since Week 1 against N.C. State but didn’t appear fully healthy, said he’s feeling better and expects a larger role against Boston College. Plus, Boston College’s offense has struggled mightily so far this season.

The Eagles were stifled again last week in a 23-10 loss to Virginia Tech. In Boston College’s four games against Power 5 opponents this season, its offense is averaging less than 12 points per game. The Eagles have lost all four games.

The Eagles have found some success rushing the ball — they’re averaging more than 158 yards per game on the ground — but that might be more due to volume than effectiveness, as the team’s 3.72 average yards per carry ranks 96th in the FBS. Combine that with a meager passing attack, and Boston College’s offense ranks 115th out of 130 FBS teams and last in the ACC.

If its defense can take advantage of Boston College’s struggles and get back on track, Louisville has to like its chances of putting up points against the Eagles. Last season, the Cardinals scored 52 points when the two teams played — in just three quarters. Lamar Jackson racked up 416 yards of total offense and 7 touchdowns — 4 passing and 3 rushing — in a 52-7 blowout.

That performance came against a Boston College defense that was ranked No. 9 in the country in yards allowed. This season, the Eagles are ranked 94th.

While they’ve been better in recent weeks, the Eagles have struggled against dual-threat quarterbacks this year. Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush ran for 207 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Eagles in Week 3, and Clemson’s Kelly Bryant ended up with 246 total yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.

Jackson, meanwhile, enters the game averaging over 416 yards per game of total offense on his own this year. That’s more than 71 entire teams — over half of the FBS.

The only concerns for the Louisville offense should be injuries and Boston College defensive end Harold Landry.

Louisville’s main offensive weakness over the past two seasons has been its offensive line, which will have its hands full with Boston College’s Landry. Landry, who led the nation in sacks last season with 16.5, had three sacks last week against Virginia Tech. On the season, the Cardinals have allowed 15 sacks through six games. That ranks 102nd in the FBS.

The N.C. State loss saw several key Cardinals go down with injury. The team lost running back Colin Wilson for the season with a torn ACL . Malik Williams, another running back, is expected to miss several weeks with a wrist injury suffered in the game.

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