Roughly the only knock on the Seminoles defense is the fact that they do not generate many turnovers, but in all fairness, they have not needed them. Still, with their schedule having been fairly light so far with the exception of Pittsburgh, it’s curious that Florida State has done just about everything else right except for turnovers.
Otherwise, the numbers are exceptional for the Seminoles. Their run defense has proven more average, but their pass defense is great and their bottom line has been very, very good.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the football, Boston College’s offense has not had a good bottom line. As a matter of fact, it has been quite bad, with the Eagles dead last in total offense and yardage per game in the ACC. Some of the minor stats are fine, like the Eagles not allowing many turnovers or sacks, but aside from that, they’ve been as unproductive as the Seminoles have been productive.
It may be unfortunate to say, but it’s one of those “it is what it is” situations. The Eagles are going to have difficulty contending with top teams at this stage of the rebuilding process.
Florida State at Boston College: BC Offense vs. FSU Defense Evaluation
It does not make sense to waste a great deal of words or bandwidth on breaking down the particulars of the matchup. At every corresponding position, the Seminoles match up well with the Eagles, not the other way around. If there is anything the Eagles have to do to give themselves a chance, they must stay true to form and not allow sacks or turnovers. Even at that, it is going to be very difficult moving the football.
Florida State is slightly weaker at running the football, if one can call them that, so expect the Eagles to continue with their power run game. At the end of the day, however, the offense might end up only being as effective as it was against USC. Florida State favored