Colorado State at Boston College: BC Offense vs. CSU Defense

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Sep 20, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College running back

Marcus Outlow

(7) breaks through Maine defensive back Khari Al-Mateen (24) and defensive back Patrick Pascal (25) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The battle of BC offense vs. CSU defense gives at least one clear advantage in a key matchup. If you don’t know which one it is already, you’ll have to find out.

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Boston College’s bread and butter is their run game, which is one of the best in the country through the first four games of the season. If a team stops that, they stop the Eagles, which begs the question thus: How does Colorado State do against the ground game?

Another repeated question Eagles fans have been asking with regards to their offense assesses whether or not the team’s (complete and utter) lack of a passing offense will hurt them. So far, it has not for the most part, even having played a team like USC.

Although this is expected to be a close game, things might look up for Boston College when Tyler Murphy and crew are on the field.

BC Offense vs. CSU Defense: Statistical Comparison

• Boston College scores an average of 31.8 points per game (67th in FBS)
• Colorado State allows 25.0 points per game (T-68th)

• The Eagles rush for 336.25 yards per game (5th)
• Colorado State gives up 212.33 yards per game on the ground (106th)

• BC passes for just 124.3 yards per game (122nd)
• The Rams’ pass defense allows 264.3 yards per game (100th)

• Boston College totals 460.5 ypg of offense (45th)
• CSU gives up a total of 476.7 yards per game on defense (113th)

• The Eagles get Tyler Murphy sacked 1.5 times per game (T-45th)
• The Rams get to the quarterback 0.67 times per game (T-120th)

• As a team, Boston College is -3 in turnovers (T-104th)
• And so is Colorado State (T-104th)

• The Eagles pick up 36.84% of third downs (95th)
• CSU allows 39.02% of third downs on defense (70th)

• Boston College scores 93.33% of the time in the red zone (T-28th)
• Colorado State gives up only 75.00% of red zone scores (T-34th)