Maine at Boston College: Maine Offense vs. BC Defense

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The Maine offense vs. BC defense on paper looks like an open and shut case, but you play the games for a reason.

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Boston College’s offense did a number of great things in the Eagles’ win over the Trojans last weekend, but the defense also came up big, putting hit after hit on USC playmakers and keeping the game within reach.

This week, they draw the Black Bears offense, a unit which is not the best Maine has to offer. How will they hold up against the Eagles at Alumni Stadium?

Maine Offense vs. BC Defense: Statistical Comparison

• Maine has scored 10.0 points per game against FCS opponents
• Boston College has allowed 22.7 points per game (T-53rd in FBS)

• Maine’s rushing offense accounts for 110.5 yards per game
• The Eagles’ run D has given up 125.67 yards per game (45th)

• The Black Bears pass for 121.5 yards per game
• BC’s passing defense has allowed 191.7 yards per game (32nd)

• Maine’s offense generates just 232.0 yards per game in total
• The Eagles total defense allowed is 317.3 yards per game (26th)

• Maine has gotten Dan Collins sacked 3.5 times per game
• Boston College is dealing out 2.67 sacks per game (T-31st)

• Maine has been tackled for a loss 10.5 times in each contest in average
• BC is also registering 7.67 tackles for a loss per game (18th)

• The Black Bears convert on 20.69% of their third downs
• Eagles’ opponents convert third downs 33.33% of the time (T-39th)

• Maine has scored in the red zone on three of four attempts, with one touchdown
• BC has given up red zone scores 85.71% of the time (T-67th)