Louisville at Boston College: BC Offense vs. Louisville Defense

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Nov 1, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Boston College Eagles wide receiver Charlie Callinan (83) celebrates with running back Marcus Outlow (7) and running back David Dudeck (26) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The battle of BC offense vs. Louisville defense will present its share of challenges for the home team, even though their offense has been quite productive at times.

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Boston College returns home after having just scored 33 points on a Bud Foster defense — the name may have carried more weight in the past than it does now, but it is still a respected unit against which the Eagles moved the ball. Louisville, on the other hand, has been more stout on that side, even though it did not look as such in the second half against Florida State last week, when the Cardinals allowed 35 points en route to a 42-31 defeat.

Just how full will Boston College’s hands be with Todd Grantham’s defense?

BC Offense vs. Louisville Defense: Statistical Comparison

• BC offense: 27.4 ppg (80th in FBS)
• UL defense: 17.7 ppg (8th)

• BC offense: 274.89 ypg (10th)
• UL defense: 80.33 ypg (3rd)

• BC offense: 131.7 ypg (123rd)
• UL defense: 201.9 ypg (32nd)

Total Yards
• BC offense: 406.6 ypg (68th)
• UL defense: 282.2 ypg (7th)

Turnover Margin
• Boston College: ±0 (T-66th)
• Louisville: +4 (T-31st)

Sacks Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 1.56 per game (T-36th)
• UL defense: 3.33 per game (12th)

Tackles For Loss Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 6.78 per game (T-100th)
• UL defense: 6.89 per game (T-30th)

3rd Downs
• BC offense: 33.88% (108th)
• UL defense: 27.74% (5th)

Red Zone
• BC offense: 89.29% (24th)
• UL defense: 68.18% (6th)