Oct 30, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Will Gardner (11) looks to pass against the Florida State Seminoles during the first quarter at Papa John
Louisville vs. Boston College: 5 Big Questions — #2
The Cardinals scored 31 points last week on Florida State, and average about 30 points per game. Should Boston College’s defense be concerned?
Louisville’s offense has been alright this season, though not a high-flying bunch. Their best offensive game by far was, surprise surprise, against Murray State when they scored 66 points. Since then, they’ve gotten no higher than the low to mid-30s.
Boston College has seen worse than them on offense this year, but they have also seen better, and Louisville is about average.
Florida State’s defense is fine, and good enough to win football games (like, say, all of them), but not the top defense in the nation like it was last season. Teams have scored off of them — I mean, if NC State can put 41 points on them, I suppose anything is possible. The point is that Louisville having had almost 500 yards against FSU is not as terrifying a news item as it would have been last season.
They have a different type of offense than the Eagles, and they will pass the ball with Will Gardner. That has at times been a vulnerability of the Eagles, especially when they blitz, but the Boston College defense has shown itself to be up to the task this season. Louisville will not roll over for BC, but they might be no better than the best offenses the Eagles have faced so far this season.