Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wants a more balanced offense.
The Irish at the seventh best passing offense in the nation, averaging 315.5 yards, but they are 99th in rushing offense, averaging 110.8 yards.
But establishing the run Saturday when Notre Dame visits Boston College could be difficult.
The Eagles are the sixth best run defense, holding teams to 71.3 yards per game. Boston College gives up only 2.2 yards per carry and have only had two rushing touchdowns scored on it this season.
Finding that balance could take a backseat for Notre this weekend with Eagles giving up 238.3 passing yards per game.
"When you talk about the run game, it really has to do with how they're going to play," Kelly said. "If they're going to get into the three-down and disburse and give you some real good box looks, you've got to run the football. If they're going to bang six guys in the box and you're in spread, it's tough sledding in there.
"I think the balance that I'm referring to is how the defense plays you. If they're going to be more balanced, then we've got to be able to run the football more."
For more on Notre Dame's running game, read Wednesday's Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net Wednesday morning.