Boston College at Florida State: BC Offense vs. FSU Defense

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Oct 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) runs the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The battle of the BC offense vs. FSU defense will be a tough test for an offense that has struggled to move against better opposition.

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Boston College’s run game may be one of the best in the nation, but the Eagle offense as a whole has not, and the worst part for the visiting team this upcoming weekend is that they are coming off of a mediocre performance against one of those better defenses.

Florida State was an elite defensive team last season; now, they are just an above-average one, if that. Will that be enough to shut down the Eagles and make things easier for the Seminoles offense to control the clock?

BC Offense vs. FSU Defense: Statistical Comparison

• BC offense: 26.6 ppg (81st in FBS)
• FSU defense: 22.8 ppg (33rd)

• BC offense: 264.00 ypg (12th)
• FSU defense: 139.70 ypg (36th)

• BC offense: 135.1 ypg (122nd)
• FSU defense: 246.1 (96th)

Total Yards
• BC offense: 399.1 ypg (68th)
• FSU defense: 385.8 ypg (58th)

Turnover Margin
• Boston College: -3 (T-86th)
• Florida State: -1 (T-71st)

Sacks Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 1.60 per game (T-36th)
• FSU defense: 1.60 per game (T-100th)

Tackles For Loss Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 6.80 per game (T-100th)
• FSU defense: 6.10 per game (T-55th)

3rd Downs
• BC offense: 34.33% (109th)
• FSU defense: 42.41% (95th)

Red Zone
• BC offense: 87.50% (T-33rd)
• FSU defense: 70.73% (6th)