Maine at Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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Sep 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback

Tyler Murphy

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

Maine at Boston College: 5 Big Questions — #1

How can Boston College’s rushing game possibly follow up last week?

They are probably not going to, simply because 452 yards on the ground is an astronomical number and you have to expend some serious effort to output yardage like that.

Still, would anybody on the Boston College side complain if the team rushed for 250-300 yards this weekend? It would probably not be indicative of anything major if there was a decline in their rushing yardage such as that. In the meantime, if they did have another 400-yard game as a team, many people would take notice of what we here have been saying since the offseason: not having Andre Williams is fine, because instead of one great running back doing all the work, Boston College has multiple good running backs splitting the work.

Think about it: the Eagles can give defenses so many looks with their running game that it is difficult to keep up. Also consider that the quarterback adds a completely new dimension to the offense with his legs.

Boston College’s overall total on Saturday in that category will probably be a big number, perhaps around their season average (appx. 310 ypg). Yet, matching last week’s totals will be hard, and exceeding will be even harder.