Although Boston College is 0-4 in the ACC senior offensive lineman Chris Hairston knows the Tigers will face a challenge trying to run the ball against the league leader in rush defense.
“They always play their gaps sound. They play hard. They are tough guys. They are hard to move and all three of their linebackers are really good players. They are able to get off blocks and stop the ball before you can really get the back going,” said Hairston.
Does Chris expect a base package or lots of blitzing from Boston College?
“They do different things. They are not afraid to play you base up and play football. They blitz sometimes as the coach feels necessary. They do a lot of blitzing really. A lot of their run blitzes really get teams,” said Hairston.
With NC State and Florida State doing battle Thursday night is there a chance the Tigers could get caught looking ahead to those two games?
“To me it really is one game at a time. I honestly couldn’t tell you who we play next week. As far as the game Thursday I am not really sure who is playing. We have to focus on BC because they are the most important game of the year because that is who we play Saturday,” said Hairston.
“We went into that drive knowing that is what we had to do to win this game. We had to have a good drive that ended off with points. Although everybody in the stadium knew we were going to run the ball Napier put us in a good position to run the ball every time. We were able to keep the defense a little off balance with where we were going with the ball. We just did our job and gave Andre and Jamie a chance to be successful,” said Hairston.
Watch Chris discuss the win over Georgia Tech, the battle against the league’s top rushing defense this week and much more!