Boston College Among Biggest Climbers This Season on Offense

Boston College Among Biggest Climbers This Season on Offense
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With college football’s National Championship game set for Monday night, we have seen a bunch of teams improve their offense immensely from the 2022 to 2023 season — whether from a change at coordinator or improved talent.

To aid in your Massachusetts sports betting moving forward, BetMassachusetts.com utilized TeamRankings.com to see the biggest change in average points scored per game by every Power 5 college football team. Here are the most improved offenses from the 2023 season:

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Most Improved Offenses in College Football

RankTeam2023 Avg. Points Per Game2022 Avg. Points Per GameDifference
1Georgia Tech29.715.514.2
2Colorado28.215.412.8
3Virginia Tech29.518.511.0
4Texas A&M32.922.010.9
5Miami30.119.410.7
6LSU43.332.210.1
7Kentucky29.219.59.7
8Northwestern22.012.89.2
9Oklahoma41.732.88.9
10Boston College24.315.98.4

Massachusetts betting apps list Michigan as a 4.5-point favorite in this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship game against Washington in Houston on Monday. The over-under is 56.5 total points.

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Eagles Close with Bowl Victory

Boston College coach Jeff Hafley completed his fourth season at Chestnut Hill with a drastic improvement in both record and offense from last season. The Eagles (7-6, 3-5 ACC) defeated SMU, 23-14, in the Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park in Boston on Dec. 28 to snap a three-game losing streak. But BC won six of its last nine games to cap a successful season. It was the school’s first bowl win since 2016 when they defeated Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl.

In 2022, Boston College finished with a disappointing 3-9 record. Hafley has recorded .500 records or above in three of his four seasons at the helm. Offensively, Boston College rounded out our top 10, improving its point production by 8.4 points (24.3 points per game) from the year before (15.9 points per game).

Sophomore quarterback and Waycross, Georgia, native Thomas Castellanos played a huge part of the Eagles success as he completed 189-of-330 passes (57.3%) for 2,248 yards (172.9 avg.) with 15 touchdowns thrown along with 14 interceptions. He was also a huge part of the Eagles rushing attack with 215 carries for 1,113 yards and 13 TDs.

One other ACC team made the top 10 with Georgia Tech garnering the top spot with 29.7 points per game this season, a productive 14.2 points average per game from the year before as the Yellow Jackets went from 15.5 points per game to 29.7 points.

Boston College is set to open its 2024 season with a road trip to Missouri on Sept. 14. FanDuel Sportsbook Massachusetts lists the Eagles as +80000 to win next year’s national championship. Missouri is +5000.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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