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Preview: BC Defense

IrishEyes previews the Boston College defensive personnel, a group paced by a pair of physical safeties, undersized defensive ends, and a true freshman tackle-leader on the weak side.

The Eagles allow just 3.1 yards per carry (2.8 to rank No. 7 nationally last year) and have yielded just over 212 passing yards per contest. BC stands 37th in points allowed (20.7 per contest through seven games) and 27th nationally in total tackles-for-loss with 50 (Notre Dame has recorded 40 TFL in one fewer contest). The BC defense earns its keep on 3rd down, limiting opponents to just over a...

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