Week 3 Result: 13-22 L at No. 29/30 Northwestern
Week 3 Stats: 17 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, 1 pass defended
If not for teammate Nick Clancy’s 24 tackle effort in the same game, Kevin Pierre-Louis could have racked up even more tackles for Boston College in Week 3 against Northwestern University.
The Wildcats ran exactly 100 plays in the game, so Pierre-Louis—along with Clancy—got plenty of opportunities to bring down ball-carriers. More specifically, the linebacker pair was more active than usual, because Northwestern called 60 running plays.
Pierre-Louis and Clancy are stars on an otherwise below-average defense in Chestnut Hill. Boston College has allowed 389.3 yards of offense per game through Week 3.
The Eagles lost to its first two FBS opponents, so the defensive excellence of Pierre-Louis and Clancy has not resulted in much good.
Opposing offenses should try to keep the ball away from Pierre-Louis and Clancy as much as possible. Considering these two rank in the top six in tackles in FBS, this is easier said than done.