Nov 29, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) during the first half against the Syracuse Orange at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
We have all had over a week to digest the end to the season, so our first in a five-part final analysis series breaks down the 2014 Boston College football offense. What kind of year did they have? Who stood out and who could have done better?
Having lost a Heisman Trophy finalist in the 2014 offseason named Andre Williams, the key question to consider was whether or not Steve Addazio and Ryan Day’s “ground and pound” offense could continue to prosper with new faces carrying the rock. Is it the system (and the offensive line) that helps make the running backs successful, or was it all on the efforts of Williams?
Boston College fans and the team itself would soon learn that while Williams was an accomplished and rightly decorated player, the run game would not miss a beat without him.
With that said, did the success of the run game make the offense as a whole viable this season?
2014 Boston College Football Offense: Grading Factors
In order to come up with the most fair final evaluation as possible, each unit of the offense, including the coaches, will be graded.
The categories to be considered will be as follows:
- Running backs
- Offensive line
Additionally, we will grade on “effectiveness” — that is to say, considering whether or not the Eagles actually did well scoring points and if they met their objectives game after game.