Run and Shoot: O'Brien Strikes Back

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O'Brien Strikes Back

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass - Who said Tom O'Brien was conservative? It hasn't shown so far, with two long passes setting up a 2-yard scramble into the end zone by Harrison Beck.

Blown coverage had as much to do with the deep balls - a 49 and 32-yarder - as the NC State offense did. Either way, Beck led the Wolfpack 98 yards in just five plays after a Johnny Ayers punt stuck NC State at the 2-yard line. Both receivers were wide-open and Beck had enough time to find them.

The play-calling from offensive coordinator Dana Bible - including the pass from the 2-yard line - may surprise some BC fans used to his notoriously conservative play-calling as O'Brien's OC. So far neither team has gone by its self-defined script, with BC using the ground game and Beck leading the Wolfpack through the air.

Update: Ryan just threw an interception, evening out the turnovers on the game. NC State is back in BC territory and threatening.

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