(An outsiders musings about what is happening at Boston College, aka The Heights)

Almost every indicator points in their direction.

They are well rested–coming off a bye week.

They have more incentive–they are one victory short of being bowl eligible.

They are playing at home.

The weather–prediction is for overcast skies with temperatures in the high 20s or low 30s.

They are facing a team that has to be emotionally and physically drained after back to back losses to Notre Dame and Clemson.

They are facing a team that has very little incentive–it already is bowl eligible with six victories.

What Boston College does not have in its game on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium against North Carolina State is an edge in talent.

The Wolfpack has talent on both sides of the line of scrimmage that is equal or better than Coach Steve Addazio’s team. Which is probably the only reason why NC State is a narrow favorite.

But college football, as much as any sport, is filled with intangibles. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.