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Boston College is amused oddsmakers thought they should be underdogs to Duke

In the year of our lord 2020, a college football team is tweeting about gambling.

Boston College Eagles tight end Hunter Long catches a touchdown pass against Duke Blue Devils cornerback Leonard Johnson in the third quarter at Wallace Wade Stadium. Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College Eagles opened ACC play in 2020 the best way we can imagine: By not only smoking the Duke Blue Devils on the road 26-6 with 19 unanswered points in the second half, but by also mocking the bookmakers and bettors that didn’t believe in their team in the process.

If you had told us ten years ago you’d see an official team social media account referencing the spread, we’d of hoped it was true but figured it would only be in a dream. But now, in an era where schools are partnering directly with wagering websites, the betting line is no longer something only spoken of in pre-game speeches to motivate student-athletes.

Eagles quarterback Phil Jurkovec was 17/23 for 300 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception, and not much was expected in Chestnut Hill under new coach Jeff Hafley as so many programs with new staffs and systems have struggled so far in 2020.

But way to stick it to the faders, BC. Just don’t, you know, actually take advantage of these bad lines yourselves. Like the poster the NCAA makes you hang up everywhere says: Don’t bet on it.

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