Overlooked storyline for the game: throwing to the tight ends
Coming into the season it seemed that our depth and talent at Tight End would be a perfect fit with Rogers' philosophy. Yet on Saturday the Tight Ends were used for protection and were an after thought in the passing game. Now that UCF has film on us, I would like to see us pass more out of the two-Tight End formations. It would be a nice adjustment from last week.
Three Simple Keys
1. Continue throwing downfield. My fear is that without Momah and given the sacks from last week, BC will revert to more dink and dunking. That would be a mistake. UCF will bring pressure. We will have to take advantage of that go deep.
2. Keep Godfrey in the pocket. This is even more important after last week's lesson. If we don't contain Godfrey we will struggle. If we get him passing 20+ times, we will win.
3. Better tackling in the secondary. There were some coverage issues last week but my bigger concern was the tackling.
-- O'Leary is 2-19 against BCS teams while at UCF
-- O'Leary is 25-19 at home while at UCF
-- Spaz is 0-2 in his road openers
The current line is BC+7
This is BC's first live football game to be featured on CBS Sports Network.
NC State vs Wake Forest. Aside from being a matchup of two teams on our schedule, I think it will be important to see if Wake bounces back from the Syracuse loss. They looked decent at times, but gave the game away. If they play well against TOB, then we know we will have a challenge when they come to BC.
I hope to see...
Consistency out of the running game. Having the offensive line move back to their natural positions should help. If we can't be consistent, then it will be up to Rettig again.
BC is in trouble if…
We keep kicking field goals instead of TDs. This will be a low scoring game. If we cannot get to 20 points, I wonder how we will win.
As I said in prior posts, I don't think we are far off. If the lines play better, we win this game. I think Spaz will have the adjustments made to slow them down and our offense puts up another 300+ yards through the air. We get up early and then both sides bog down a bit. BC wins based on keeping them bottled up in the red zone.
Final Score: BC 24, UCF 16