I don’t want to break down the Clemson game. AJ already analyzed that embarrassing performance and gave out grades. I wouldn’t have been able to give out grades since I turned the game over two minutes into the second half.

I’m not here to write a Fire Addazio piece. I’m here to just give you some numbers and facts from the Steve Addazio era at Boston College. Thanks to John and Wes for sharing some numbers with me that I can now share with all of you.

College Football Statistical Warning

Some material may not be suitable for BC Football fans. 

Exposure to some of these numbers might cause frustration, disgust and apathy.

The Won-Loss Record at BC

Steve Addazio’s record through six and a half seasons at Boston College is 42-42.

His record against FCS competition is 7-0.

His record against non P5 schools is 12-1.

His record against P5 schools is 23-41.

His record against the ACC is 20-33.

His record against Top 25 opponents is 1-16.

The Points For and Points Against Record at BC

Steve Addazio’s teams average PPG scored is 25.5 and average PPG allowed is 24.0.

Against P5 competition the average PPG scored is 21.6 and the average PPG allowed is 27.22.

Against Non-P5 and FCS teams the average PPG scored is 37.9 and the average PPG allowed is 14.

Steve Addazio’s teams have outscored their ACC opponents twice in his 6.5 seasons at BC (2017 – 204 to 177, 2018 - 209 to 208).

The SP+ Advanced Stats National Rankings By Year

SP+ Offense

2013 – 49th

2014 – 68th (Ryan Day leaves after the season)

2015 – 119th

2016 – 117th

2017 – 88th

2018 – 88th

2019 - 30th

SP+ Defense

2013 – 68th

2014 – 45th

2015 – 5th (Don Brown leaves after the season)

2016 – 24th

2017 – 23rd

2018 – 32nd

2019 - 102nd

SP+ Special Teams

2013 – 9th (Nate Freese graduates)

2014 – 69th

2015 – 90th

2016 – 90th

2017 – 91st

2018 – 118th

2019 – 104th

The 247 Sports National Recruiting Rankings By Year

2014 – 51st (10 out of 15 in ACC)

2015 – 60th (14 out of 14 in ACC)

2016 – 78th (14 out of 14 in ACC)

2017 – 67th (13 out of 14 in ACC)

2018 – 71st (14 out of 14 in ACC)

2019 – 63rd (13 out of 14 in ACC)

2020 – Currently 51st (10 of 14 in ACC)

2019 Offensive Stats

As of 10/27, Boston College Offensive rankings are:

Yards Gained Per Game – 29th

3 down conversion percentage – 55th

4 down conversion percentage – 54th

First downs allowed – 35th

Rushing offense (yardage per game) – 10th

Passing offense (yardage per game) – 101st

Red Zone Offense Efficiency – 97th

2019 Defensive Stats

As of 10/27, Boston College Defensive rankings are:

Yards Allowed Per Game – 126th

3 down conversion percentage – 115th

4 down conversion percentage – 119th

First downs allowed – 114th

Rushing defense (yardage allowed) – 93rd

Passing defense (yardage allowed) – 125th

Interceptions – 15th

Sacks – 122nd

Red Zone Defense Efficiency – 122nd

Boston College has surrendered the most allowed yards in a single game in program history this year twice this year (Louisville and Clemson). 

Please draw your own conclusions when evaluating these numbers.

#SOAR