Boston College at NC State: NCSU Offense vs. BC Defense

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Sep 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles line backer

Matt Milano

(28) reacts after sacking Southern California Trojans quarterback

Cody Kessler

(not pictured) during the third quarter at Alumni Stadium. The Boston College Eagles won 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The meeting of NCSU offense vs. BC defense features two units that had their share of issues in their previous games.

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Boston College’s defense, which had earlier done well against the USC Trojans and Maine Black Bears, played a good first half against Colorado State, only to get shredded in the second. As for the Wolfpack offense, Jacoby Brissett and company never showed up against Clemson, putting a bagel on the scoreboard for the first time in the Dave Doeren era.

Will one of them come alive? Will both units somehow have better games? Or will they struggle one more?

NCSU Offense vs. BC Defense: Statistical Comparison

• NC State scores 33.7 points per game (52nd FBS)
• Boston College allows 20.4 points per game (28th)

• The NC State run offense totals 212.83 ypg (32nd)
• The Eagles give up just 111 yard per game on the ground (25th)

• The Pack throws for 234.5 yards per game (63rd)
• BC opponents pass for 193.2 ypg (25th)

• NC State totals 447.3 yards per game of offense (45th)
• BC gives up 304.2 yards in each contest on average (13th)

• NC State’s offense has the ball 29:17 per game (74th)
• The BC defense is on the field about 26 minutes, 4 seconds per game (9th in TOP)

• The Pack get Brissett sacked about 1.83 times per game (T-62nd)
• The Eagles drop the quarterback 2.6 times in each game (T-37th)

• State converts 47.89% of their third-down chances (23rd)
• BC holds the opposition to 35.82% on third down (T-49th)

• NC State scores in the red zone 84.62% of the time (T-58th)
• BC opponents score 91.67% of the time (T-107th)