Missouri at Boston College in numbers: SEC makes rare visit
Missouri (2-1) at Boston College (3-0)
11 a.m. CDT Saturday (ESPN2)
Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
0 Previous football games have been played between Missouri and Boston College.
0 First-half points have been scored against Boston College this season. Missouri have scored 69 points in the first half this season.
2 Players nationwide have at least 300 rushing yards and 140 receiving yards this season, including Missouri RB Tyler Badie. Badie ran for 345 yards and three touchdowns on 48 carries and caught 15 passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns.
4 The teams are ranked in the top 20 nationally in both offensive and defensive scoring, including Boston College. The Eagles have averaged 41.3 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the country, and have averaged 10.3 points per game, which ranks them fifth in the country. The other teams in the top 20 in both categories are Auburn, Baylor and Cincinnati.
5 Touchdowns of at least 45 yards were scored by Missouri in their 59-28 victory over Southeast Missouri last week. It was the biggest in school history, eclipsing the Tigers’ four of more than 45 touchdowns in a 45-6 win over Iowa State on Oct. 24, 1942. Last week, Missouri recorded 49 and 55 yard passes and touchdowns. of 46, 52 and 65 yards.
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5 A 32 third down snaps have been converted to first downs against Boston College this season. Defeating Colgate 51-0, Massachusetts 45-28 and Temple 28-3 this season, the Eagles have allowed a 15.6% conversion rate, the best in the country. Missouri have converted 51.2 percent of their 41 shots at third baseman this season.
5 Wins and four losses for Missouri against ACC opponents. The Tigers recently faced an opponent from the ACC in the Independence Bowl on December 26, 2011, when they beat North Carolina 41-24. All of Missouri’s other games against ACC opponents have been regular season games, most recently a 62-9 loss to Clemson on September 9, 2000.
34 Years since the last time an SEC team visited Boston College. The Eagles beat Tennessee 20-18 in a home game on October 31, 1987. Boston College recently faced an SEC opponent on December 31, 2008, when the Eagles lost to Vanderbilt 16-14 at Music City. Bowl. Boston College is 7-8 against SEC opponents – 5-5 in the regular season and 2-3 in Bowls.
39 RB Tyler Badie needs receiving yards to become Missouri’s first player with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards. Badie ran for 1,481 yards and 12 touchdowns on 293 carries and caught 87 passes for 961 yards and 10 touchdowns in Missouri.
520 Passing yards for Boston College QB Dennis Grosel against Virginia in his only start to the 2020 season, a number that matches Doug Flutie’s school record for passing yards in a game. Grosel is back in the starting lineup after Phil Jurkovec suffered a hand injury that could end the season on September 11 against Massachusetts. Grosel had 59 yards in last week’s 28-3 win over Temple.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.