2014 Boston College Football Offense: Stats and Grades

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

2014 Boston College Football Offense: Running Backs

Boston College Eagles. RUNNING BACKS . A. It is hard to lament what Boston College did here: despite the loss of Andre Williams, they churned out one of the best run games in the nation. <p>Myles Willis, Jon Hilliman, Tyler Rouse, Marcus Outlow, and Sherm Alston all played prominent roles (along with QB Tyler Murphy) in keeping the rushing attack potent. Considering that all except Murphy were underclassmen during the 2014 season, the future is very bright for this stable of running backs.</p> <p>Boston College had four games this season where they rushed for over 300 yards; though their averages declined towards the end of the regular season, they had a stellar performance in the Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State, rushing for 289 yards against the best run defense in the nation. Their 31 rushing touchdowns total (11 from Murphy) put them just outside the top 25 nationally.</p> <p>Our young running backs at Boston College did a great job this past season, and they have set a high bar for future years.</p>. RB/FB (and QB)

2014 Boston College Football Offense: RB Stats

(Notably, Tyler Murphy was Boston College’s leading rusher this season, with a team leading season-long of 71 yards.)

Of the actual running backs, Jon Hilliman led the way with 860 yards and 13 touchdowns, with a season long of 52 yards.

Myles Willis, one of the veteran Eagles of the bunch, had 459 yards and two touchdowns, with a long of 68.

Sherm Alston ran for 352 yards this season and scored two touchdowns, with a long of 54 yards. At 10.4 yards per carry, Alston was the most impactful rusher Boston College had this season, especially on those jet sweep plays.

Marcus Outlow rushed for 243 yards this season but did not score a rushing touchdown; he did, however, notch a receiving touchdown against Virginia Tech. His longest run of the season was 27 yards.

Tyler Rouse had 214 yards this season and three touchdowns, including a long of 42 yards.

As a team, Boston College rushed for 254.7 yards per game, 14th-best in FBS. The Eagles had 14 rushes of 40 yards of more, which was tied for sixth-best in the nation.

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