Boston College at Wake Forest: 5 Big Questions

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Sep 27, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) is upended while trying to cut between Colorado State Rams defensive lineman Terry Jackson (93) and safety Kevin Pierre-Louis during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College at Wake Forest: 5 Big Questions — #3

What will there be in greater supply on Saturday: Tyler Murphy rushing yards or Wake Forest total yards?

That’s a tough call. Let’s look at what both have done so far:

Tyler Murphy averages 109.43 rushing yards per game this season.

Wake Forest’s offense averages 206.7 yards per season, but only 176.7 against FBS teams, 152.7 against FBS winning teams, and 132.0 against FBS major-conference teams.

It’s certainly amusing to think that our quarterback could gain more rushing yards than the entire Wake Forest offense generates, but that might be a bit of a stretch. Not completely out of the question, but a stretch.

Now, add in Murphy’s passing yards and you have something. He could very well have more total offensive yards by himself than the Demon Deacons offense. Wake Forest’s defense is nowhere near as bad as their offense, but they could give up 100 rushing and 100 passing to Murphy. And, let’s be honest, if the Eagles play as well defensively as they did against Clemson, Wake might come in again right around that 132 yards per game against teams on their own competition level.

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