Boston College at Georgia Tech: 5 Big Questions

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3. Keeping Question 4 in mind, what should be BC’s approach offensively?

Sling it. If the first half of the season is any indication, Georgia Tech’s triple-option is going to tear the front seven to shreds, so the offense might as well swing for the fences. So far, the Jackets have not been all that great in stopping the pass, but are statistically quite close to where the Eagles are in that department.

There is no one interception threat on the Georgia Tech defense, as interestingly enough, all seven of their picks have come from seven different players.

The Yellow Jackets’ M.O. this year has been to run up the totals early and then trail off in the second half. We also know that Boston College has a very poor record these last two seasons when trailing at halftime (1-10). This will be in Chase Rettig’s hands. This conservative “run the ball for one yard a carry and slow the game down” crap will only slow one team: you. The other team will still score at will every time they touch the ball, so the Eagles really ought to air it out. Keeping in mind that BC’s run offense is still poor, they are not going to keep up with GT with a balanced attack (read: 2 carries, 2 yards, being forced to convert 3rd & longs in obvious passing downs). Throw the ball, and if it doesn’t work, you’re giving up 40 points, anyway, so who cares — at least you tried.