BOSTON (AP) — Boston College and Pittsburgh combined to run the ball more than 100 times in easy opening week victories. Now the two schools are about to find out whether their running games can hold up in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The former Big East foes will meet for the first time in the ACC on Friday night, and they know things will be more difficult.
Despite losing Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams to the NFL, Boston College opened the season with a run-heavy offense. Over in Pittsburgh, the Panthers carried the ball 56 times — for 409 yards and seven touchdowns — a 62-0 dismissal of Football Championship Subdivision school Delaware.
The first look at the BC and Pitt passing games could come this week, when they meet in Chestnut Hill.