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

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Oct 4, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback

John Wolford

(10) rolls out of the pocket against the Florida State Seminoles during the second quarter at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The meeting of WF offense vs. BC defense looks like a huge mismatch on paper. If Boston College wants to win, it needs to be one on the field as well.

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The Eagles are fortunate this week to get a chance to rebound from the Clemson loss with the ACC’s weakest team. As their team’s units go, their offense, young and short on playmakers, is definitely Wake Forest’s least impressive.

In our ACC game previews, power rankings, and postgame wrap-ups, we have long made light of the Demon Deacon offense, in much the same way we have poked fun at the North Carolina defense. Yet, beyond the humor and snarky Twitter remarks, is it really that bad?

Yes, it is. Probably worse.

WF Offense vs. BC Defense: Statistical Comparison

• WF offense: 14.4 ppg (126th in FBS)
• BC defense: 19.0 ppg (16th)

• WF offense: 36.71 ypg (128th)
• BC defense: 101.71 (T-10th)

• WF offense: 170 ypg (115th)
• BC defense: 203.6 ypg (30th)

Total Yards
• WF offense: 206.7 ypg (128th)
• BC defense: 305.3 ypg (11th)

Sacks Allowed/Made
• WF offense: 3.86 per game (123rd)
• BC defense: 2.57 per game (T-40th)

Tackles For Loss Allowed/Made
• WF offense: 9.86 per game (128th)
• BC defense: 7.14 per game (T-22nd)

3rd Downs
• WF offense: 27.88% (123rd)
• BC defense: 39% (T-62nd)

Red Zone
• WF offense: 78.95% (T-96th)
• BC defense: 88.24% (T-97th)

Long Rushing Plays
• WF offense: No 50+ runs (T-86th); 16 10+ runs (T-123rd); season long 36 yards
• BC defense: No 50+ runs allowed (T-1st); 26 10+ runs allowed (T-27th); season long 43 yards

Long Passing Plays
• WF offense: No 50+ passes (T-114th); 51 10+ passes (93rd); season long 36 yards
• BC defense: 3 50+ passes (T-68th); 61 10+ passes (T-67th); season long 77 yards