Boston College at Virginia Tech: VT Offense vs. BC Defense

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Sep 20, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback

Michael Brewer

(12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

In Blacksburg on Saturday, the battle of VT offense vs. BC defense could be more of a mismatch than some would expect.

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Sure, we said the same thing about the Eagles defense meeting the Wake Forest offense, but in fairness, it was a mismatch much of the game. The only problem is that in the first half, it was as such in favor of Boston College, and in the second, Wake flipped the script and moved the football far too easily.

Should Boston College’s second-half performance in Winston-Salem be of any concern to the Eagles as they prepare to face the Hokies? Only if Virginia Tech’s disastrous game against Miami is fair game as well.

VT Offense vs. BC Defense: Statistical Comparison

• VT offense: 25.6 ppg (92nd in FBS)
• BC defense: 18.8 ppg (13th)

• VT offense: 148.75 ypg (85th)
• BC defense: 91.38 ypg (6th)

• VT offense: 228.9 ypg (68th)
• BC defense: 208.4 ypg (38th)

Total Yards
• VT offense: 377.6 ypg (88th)
• BC defense: 299.8 ypg (8th)

Sacks Allowed/Made
• VT offense: 1.88 per game (T-57th)
• BC defense: 2.75 per game (T-28th)

Tackles For Loss Allowed/Made
• VT offense: 5.63 per game (T-57th)
• BC defense: 7.88 per game (T-5th)

3rd Downs
• VT offense: 42.75% (50th)
• BC defense: 37.72% (53rd)

Red Zone
• VT offense: 83.87% (T-61st)
• BC defense: 85.71% (T-85th)