Maine at Boston College: BC Offense vs. Maine Defense

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The BC offense vs. Maine defense matchup could be problematic for the visitors, as the home team has shown the ability to run, run, and run some more.

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Boston College’s rushing performances have already had highs and lows a quarter of the way through the 2014 regular season. UMass yielded them 338 yards on the ground, but Pittsburgh held Boston College to just 142. Go figure, the Eagles’ best ground performance so far was against #9 USC, who allowed an astounding 452 yards.

Following the pattern, could this be another down week? Unlikely, but you never know.

BC Offense vs. Maine Defense: Statistical Comparison

• Boston College is scoring 29.0 points per game (T-78th in FBS)
• Against Norfolk State and Bryant, Maine is allowing 9.5 points per game

• The Eagles’ run game accounts for 310.67 yards per game (11th)
• The Black Bears have allowed only 48.0 yards per game against those teams

• But BC’s passing game only yields 120.3 yards per game (121st)
• They did, however, pass for 167.0 on average against Maine

• That adds to about 431.0 yards of total Eagles offense (66th)
• Against FCS opposition, Maine allowed 215.0 yards per game

• Boston College gets Tyler Murphy sacked 1.67 times per game (T-56th)
• Maine sacked Norfolk State and Bryant 3.5 times per contest

• The Eagles aren’t great on third down with 35.71% conversions (103rd)
• Maine allowed just 27.27% of third downs against that opposition

• Red zone conversions are good for BC early in the year at 90.91% (T-40th)
• Maine allowed a red zone score only half the time in their first two games