How Has BC’s Hafley Fared in October Games?

How Has BC’s Hafley Fared in October Games?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

As we head into the heart of the football season, Massachusetts sportsbooks are getting an increasingly good handle on college and pro teams. The timing made us wonder: Which college coaches have experienced success in October?

So, – your source for Massachusetts betting promos - utilized records from to see which Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) coaches have the best records in the month of October. Coaches must have a minimum of three years' experience to qualify.

ACC Football Coaches October Records

You can’t bet on in-state college teams like Boston College in Massachusetts. But maybe this info will help you when you consider a college football wager on other schools on one of the many Massachusetts sports betting apps.

Coach Oct. Record Winning Percentage
Dabo Swinney, Clemson 48-9 .842
Mack Brown, North Carolina 92-43-1 .680
Jeff Brohm, Louisville 20-14 .588
Mike Norvell, Florida State 16-12 .571
Dino Babers, Syracuse 22-18 .549
Pat Narduzzi, Pitt 16-15 .516
Dave Doeren, NC State 22-21 .512
Mario Cristobal, Miami 18-20 .460
Dave Clawson, Wake Forest 40-47 .472
Jeff Hafley, Boston College 3-10 .231


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BC’s Hafley at Bottom of List

In his fourth year as head coach at Boston College, Jeff Hafley has the worst October record in the ACC at 3-10 (.231 win percentage). By contrast, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is 48-9 with an .842-win percentage, tops in the conference. Recently, we looked at BC’s against the spread record under Hafley.

Even though BC is 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the ACC, two of those losses came by three points or less. The exception was a 56-28 ACC setback at Louisville. After Saturday’s home contest against a beatable Virginia team, Boston College will have three October games - two on the road, starting with a visit to Army Oct. 7. Boston College leads the all-time series with Army, 25-13, and has won six of the last seven, including a 48-27 home win in their last meeting in 2013.

After a week off, Boston College will visit Georgia Tech Oct. 21 and end the month with their Homecoming game vs. Connecticut on Oct. 28. The Yellow Jackets have a 7-4 all-time record against BC, but the Eagles won the last time out, 41-30, on the road in 2021. The New England rivalry isn’t much of one as Boston College has had Connecticut's number, winning 12 of the last 13 meetings. The lone exception, however, was a 13-3 home win by the Huskies last season.

The Eagles went 1-3 last October with the only win coming at Homecoming over Louisville, 34-33. Boston College is an overwhelming underdog (+100000) to win the ACC Championship at BetMGM Massachusetts

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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 ( 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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