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

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Sep 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles defensive back

Sean Sylvia

(19) reacts during the third quarter against Southern California Trojans at Alumni Stadium. The Boston College Eagles won 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The meeting of CSU Offense vs. BC Defense gives us an Eagles bunch that seems to be coming into its own against a unit that can move the football.

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Boston College’s defense struggled in its first season under new coordinator Don Brown, despite showing some hopeful signs with the rejuvenation of the pass rush. In 2014, through one-third of the regular season, the vitals are looking better and the Eagles are playing with some life.

As for Colorado State’s offense, given that their defense has had its difficulties, they know they must score big to keep their team in games. How big do they score, and do the Eagles match up well with the visitors?

CSU Offense vs. BC Defense: Statistical Comparison

• Colorado State scores an average of 34.7 points per game (55th in FBS)
• Boston College holds opponents to 19.5 points per game (27th)

• Sans Kapri Bibbs, the Rams’ run offense generates 172.67 yards per game (59th)
• Meanwhile, the Eagles run D gives up 98.25 yards per game (18th)

• Through the air, CSU produces 340.0 yards per game (11th)
• Boston College’s pass defense allows 174.5 yards per game (23rd)

• Overall, Colorado State earns 512.7 yards per game of offense (21st)
• The Eagles allow a total of 272.8 yards per game (11th)

• The Rams allow just one sack per game (T-24th)
• The Eagles get to the quarterback 2.5 times per game (T-29th)

• CSU offensive players have been tackled for a loss 5.33 times per game (T-60th)
• The Eagles have generated 7.0 TFLs per game (T-15th)

• The Rams convert 45.95% of their third downs (46th)
• BC holds opponents to just 30.19% of third down conversions (26th)

• Colorado State scores in the red zone 76.92% of the time (T-92nd), though mostly touchdowns
• Boston College allows 88.89% red zone conversions (T-82nd)