Syracuse at Boston College: BC Offense vs. Syracuse Defense

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Sep 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles running back Jon Hilliman (32) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against Southern California Trojans at Alumni Stadium. The Boston College Eagles won 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The battle of BC offense vs. Syracuse defense could yield some decent results for the Boston College Eagles on Saturday.

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The Eagles offense will be facing the better of the two main Syracuse units, but even at that, just because it’s better does not mean it’s great.

Boston College has shown some ability to move the football in general this year, and a great deal when it comes to the run game. How effective will the Eagles be getting to the end zone against the Orange?

BC Offense vs. Syracuse Defense: Statistical Comparison

• BC offense: 25.7 ppg (87th in FBS)
• SU defense: 24.0 ppg (T-43rd)

• BC offense: 261.82 ypg (12th)
• SU defense: 139.00 ypg (33rd)

• BC offense: 129.5 ypg (124th)
• SU defense: 214.5 ypg (44th)

Total Yards
• BC offense: 391.3 ypg (73rd)
• SU defense: 353.5 ypg (34th)

Turnover Margin
• Boston College: -2 (T-77th)
• Syracuse: Even (T-62nd)

Sacks Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 1.55 per game (T-31st)
• SU defense: 2.18 per game (T-56th)

Tackles For Loss Allowed/Made
• BC offense: 6.82 per game (T-101st)
• SU defense: 6.27 per game (T-49th)

3rd Downs
• BC offense: 36.49% (96th)
• SU defense: 40.00% (70th)

Red Zone
• BC offense: 87.50% (36th)
• SU defense: 81.08% (T-48th)