Bowl Notes: The Pinstripe Bowl
Penn State Notes:
- Penn State finished 115th in points scored, but will lean heavily on its defense, which was 8th in points allowed.
- The offense is passing oriented–as Christian Hackenberg passed for over 2,600 yards, nearly 1,000 more than Boston College.
- Penn State finished sixth in the Big Ten East
- The Nittany Lions lost to both Northwestern and Michigan, neither of which is going bowling this year
- The Nittany Lions best wins were over Central Florida and Rutgers
- Penn State’s last loss to Boston College was in 2003, when a 4-7 team lost to a 9-3 Boston College squad, 21-7. Penn State has lost its last three games against Boston College
- Penn State
- The best blog covering Penn State is Black Shoe Diaries
Boston College Notes:
- The Eagles best rusher is also its best passer, as Troy Murphy rushed for 1,079 yards on the season. In fact, Murphy averaged more than 6 yards a carry, which is all the more impressive given that this statistic include sacks
- The Eagles passing game is not too daunting, as its two best receivers combined for a mere 49 receptions–about 4 to 5 per game. The passing game was a dismal 123rd overall.
- Boston College’s best win of the year was its upset win over USC, ranked #9 at the time
- Boston College’s worst loss of the year was its loss to Colorado State, however the rams ended up 10-2 on the season
- Boston College’s losses to Florida State and Clemson were by a combined 7 point, continuing the BC trend of playing both teams closer than most other schools
- The Eagles last loss to Penn State was in 1991, when a 4-7 team lost to an 11-2 Penn State squad, 28-21
- The best blog covering Boston College is BC Interruption
The two teams played one common opponent–UMass. Penn State won that week 4 game, 48-7. Boston College defeated UMass 30-7 in its season opener.
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