Boston College at Wake Forest: BC Offense vs. WF Defense

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Oct 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback

Tyler Murphy

(2) runs the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

There is little doubt that the Eagles will not have their hands quite as full this week as they did last week, but in the battle of BC Offense vs. WF Defense, Boston College will still have to work to get their offense back on track.

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The Demon Deacons have struggled all season and 2014 will be nothing more in their program history than a difficult rebuilding season under a new coach. Yet, while their offense (tomorrow’s subject) has had a truly horrible year, their defense has at least been passable.

On the other hand, Boston College is coming off of a frustrating performance against one of the nation’s top defenses in Clemson. Wake Forest is a step down to be sure, but what will the Eagles have to do in order to stay on the move?

BC Offense vs. WF Defense: Statistical Comparison

• BC offense: 27.3 ppg (T-84th FBS)
• WF defense: 24.9 ppg (58th)

• BC offense: 287.71 ypg (9th)
• WF defense: 175.14 ypg (81st)

• BC offense: 130 ypg (123rd)
• WF defense: 181.9 ypg (17th)

Total Yards
• BC offense: 417.7 ypg (61st)
• WF defense: 357 ypg (41st)

Turnover Margin
• BC offense: -1 (T-75th)
• WF defense: -4 (T-102nd)

Sacks Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 1.43 per game (T-29th)
• WF defense: 2.43 per game (T-49th)

Tackles For Loss Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 6.86 per game (T-103rd)
• WF defense: 7.57 per game (T-15th)

3rd Downs
• BC offense: 36.73% (97th)
• WF defense: 40% (T-76th)

Red Zone
• BC offense: 86.96% (T-40th)
• WF defense: 74.07% (T-19th)

Long Rushing Plays
• BC offense: 6 rushes of 50+ yards (T-3rd); 64 of 10+ yards (6th)
• WF defense: 2 50+ rushes allowed (T-79th); 37 10+ allowed (T-77th)