September 20, 2006

Weak running game could lead to records

Matt Ryan is on pace to break the single season passing record for Boston College. It's true. At his current pace of 297 yards per game over a 12-game season, he would break Doug Flutie's single season record of 3,454 set in 1984. Even averaged over an 11 game season, he would still be right on the heels of Glenn Foley for second place.

He has the poise, toughness and the arm to make this a special season for BC. However, this is a tale of two offenses and both of them have to be in sync for this special season to come to fruition. You see, BC simply cannot run the ball with any conviction right now.

As of right now, Boston College is third in the league in scoring offense, averaging over 31 points-per-game. The Eagles offense is first in terms of passing (not even close in fact) and first in terms of net offensive yards gained with over 400 per game, however they are ninth in rushing yards and that has to change.

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