Pittsburgh at Boston College: Pitt Offense vs. BC Defense

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Aug 30, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles defensive back

Manuel Asprilla

(21) defends a pass during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

When it’s the Pitt offense vs. BC defense, Eagles fans will be asking what Don Brown’s men can really do.

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Boston College did what was needed against UMass on Saturday, holding one of FBS’s worst offenses to just over 200 yards and only seven points. One bad play was the only blemish, but what can anyone even glean from playing a team of that caliber?

Pittsburgh’s offense put up 62 points against Delaware, but the Blue Hens are an FCS team. They likely will not gather much from that performance, either.

What can we believe about these units? Probably that both will not have as easy a time on Friday night.

Pitt Offense vs. BC Defense: Statistical Comparison

(Still using 2013 stats until next week because of small, lousy 2014 sample)

• Pittsburgh scored 26.3 points per game in 2013 (T-79th in FBS)
• Boston College allowed 28.9 points per game last season (78th)

• Pitt managed 362.2 yards per game (98th)
• The Eagles allowed 428.2 yards per game (93rd)

• Pitt could not keep their quarterback upright, allowing 3.31 sacks per game (122nd)
• Boston College’s 35 sacks were good for 2.69 per game (T-19th)

• Pitt converted in the red zone 84.44% of the time (54th)
• Boston College held opponents to 78.26% conversions (T-29th)