2014 Boston College Football Offense: Stats and Grades

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Oct 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles wide receiver Josh Bordner (with ball) celebrates after catching a touchdown against Clemson Tigers linebacker Tony Steward (7) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston College Football Offense: Effectiveness

All offense. Boston College Eagles. EFFECTIVENESS . B. For as many things went right (or seemed to go right) for the offense this season, at the end of the season, they only averaged about 26 points per game and was just outside the bottom quarter of FBS in terms of scoring. <p>Their total offense was not much better, coming in 83rd nationally with about 381 yards per game. They dazzled us with some big runs, but Boston College was not great at moving the football compared to other college football teams.</p> <p>What they were excellent at doing was controlling the clock. Boston College’s average time of possession was 33:06, tenth-best in FBS. Though they did not end up running up scores or going all Oregon on us by racking up video game yardage stats, they held onto the football and kept their defense off the field, which in turn helped make their job a little easier.</p> <p>The Eagles were also very good at holding onto the ball, as in the opposite of giveaways. Boston College was tied for eighth this season with just 13 giveaways, or one per game. This team rarely turned the ball over, to put it simply.</p> <p>The bottom line: they were a mixed bag in terms of actual, tangible results, though some of the underlying performances were good.</p>

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