USC at Boston College: BC Offense vs. USC Defense

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Sep 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman

Khaynin Mosley-Smith

(95) tackles Boston College Eagles quarterback

Tyler Murphy

(2) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Pitt won 30-20 over Boston College. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The battle of BC offense vs. USC defense could be anything but pretty for the home team, if this game resembles last season or any of this one.

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Boston College may have scored 20 points last week, but their overall performance on that side of the football against Pittsburgh was far below what it should be. This week, they get to play an even better defense in the #9 USC Trojans.

Eagles fans recall how Boston College went into last year’s game in Los Angeles with the momentum of a 2-0 start while USC looked to be reeling following the Trojans’ embarrassing loss to Washington State in which they scored seven points. Yet, the defense was far from the problem in that one, nor was it an issue the following week when they held the Eagles to seven points.

That Boston College team had a Heisman finalist on it, and USC handed him his worst game of a special season. With the new Eagles offense seemingly disheveled last week, how will this go-around against the Trojans look?

BC Offense vs. USC Defense: Statistical Comparison

The sample sizes are very small, but we’re rolling them out with 2014 numbers, anyway.