Boston College @

Temple

Sat, Sep 18
9:00 AM Pacific
Rotation: 117
Odds: Temple +14.5, Total: 57

Game Analysis

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Boston College (-14.5)  35   TEMPLE  21

Temple’s defense was played pretty well so far this season, allowing just 4.6 yards per play, including only 4.7 yppl in their deceiving 14-61 loss to Rutgers. The offense is also likely better off if starting quarterback D’Wan Mathis misses another game with his foot injury. Mathis has been horrible in every college game he’s ever played, including his lone start last year as Georgia’s quarterback to start last season (just 68 yards on 34 pass plays for the Bulldogs). Mathis completed only 37% of his 54 career passes while averaging only 3.3 yards per pass play. Backup Justin Lynch was 19 of 23 for 255 yards against Akron last week and that’s pretty good even after taking into account that it was against the Zips’ horrible defense.

Phil Jurkovic is out for the season for BC but backup Dennis Grosel has a lot of experience and he’s been great in this system, averaging 9.9 yppp on 78 pass plays since the start of last season (although against teams that would allow 7.9 yppp to an average QB). So, I’m not downgrading the Eagles’ offense at all and they could be better given that Grosel isn’t as conservative as Jurkovic was (Grosel has averaged 14.0 yards per completion on 128 career completions while Jurkovic averaged only 10.2 ypc since joining the team last season).

My ratings pick this game close to the number.

  • Team Stats
  • Game Log
  • Boston College
  • Temple
BC
Offense
Defense

Rush

  • Run Plays 38.0 31.0
  • Run Yards 230.5 123.5
  • YPRP 6.1 4.0




Pass





  • Pass Comp 17.5 12.0
  • Pass Att 24.0 24.0
  • Comp % 72.9% 50.0%
  • Pass Yards 284.0 150.5
  • Sacks 0.0 1.5
  • Sack Yards 0.0 8.0
  • Sack % 0.0% 5.9%
  • Pass Plays 24.0 25.5
  • Net Pass Yards 284.0 142.5
  • YPPP 11.8 5.6

Total

  • Total Plays 62.0 56.5
  • Total Yards 514.5 266.0
  • YPPL 8.3 4.7

TO


  • Int 0.0 2.0
  • Int % 0.0% 8.3%
  • Fumbles 1.0 0.5
  • Turnovers 1.0 2.5
 
  • Points 48.0 14.0
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