Sep 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles running back Jon Hilliman (32) scores a touchdown after avoiding a tackle by Southern California Trojans guardDamien Mama
(51) during the second quarter at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Boston College at NC State: 5 Big Questions
1.) Will Boston College’s offensive creativity make an appearance against the Wolfpack?
Some would argue that the Eagles “held back” their playbook against Colorado State to keep NC State from getting a look at any funky offensive plays they might run. That’s an okay theory, though the other team can just as easily pull up game film from previous games and see them from a few weeks earlier.
At least we hope that’s all it was, because to put it bluntly, the Eagles did not look like they were trying that hard on September 27 in terms of aggressiveness.
The creativity that we saw here and there was working. The sweeps, the reversals, and the different looks with different backs, amongst other things, kept defenses on their toes. Yet, last week, a sub-par Colorado State run defense contained the Eagles enough to win because they were predictable.
As to whether or not the predictability goes away, that is up to the coaches to decide, but if it stays, it could be another disappointing afternoon.