Boston College: A strange yet happy Thanksgiving at the Heights

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November 25, 2020

They’re back! Well, sort of. After a bye week and then an extended bye week that eventually turned into a game week thanks to the ACC, the Eagles were back on the field this week getting ready for Louisville on Saturday. We’re going to do things a bit different this week. Instead of giving you our standard “everything you need to know heading into (name opponent here) week,” we’re going…

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Boston College: Taking a step back during the bye week(s)

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November 20, 2020

Photo courtesy of the ACC.  Five straight months. That’s how long it’s been since the Boston College football program had a legitimate break. Coaches and players came back to begin quarantine in late June. Since then, the Eagles have had a few days off here and there, but it’s pretty much been five straight months of grinding. Aside from that, the Eagles have stunningly had over 7,000 negative Covid tests…

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Boston College: Eagles drop 26th edition of the Holy War

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November 15, 2020

Image courtesy of the ACC CHESTNUT HILL — The red bandanna game. The Holy War. The second-ranked team in the country visiting Alumni Stadium on a perfect fall afternoon. The storylines were all set up for Boston College to have a magical day against rival Notre Dame on Saturday. Unfortunately, turnovers, an inability to stop the Notre Dame offense and missed red zone opportunities were all huge factors in a…

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Boston College Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) at Boston College (5-3)

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November 14, 2020

Line: Irish by 11.5 Opening Kickoff: It is another installment of the Holy War as Notre Dame travels to the Heights to take on the Eagles in a pivotal ACC match-up. For the second time in three weeks, the Eagles have a chance to make a statement nationally. After almost beating Clemson on Halloween, the Eagles now have an opportunity to knock off the number two team in the country….

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Boston College: The Eagles have another opportunity to make a statement

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November 13, 2020

Two weeks ago, Boston College was a half away from shocking the college football world by almost beating number one ranked Clemson. The Eagles fell short, losing 34-28. Fast forward to this weekend and Jeff Hafley and his team once again have another opportunity to pull off an upset, this time against long time rival Notre Dame. The Irish knocked off Clemson at home last week and come to the…

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Boston College: It’s Notre Dame and Red Bandanna Week

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November 13, 2020

Image courtesy of Boston College Athletics. In the immortal words of Cosmo Kramer, “giddy up.” Not only do the Eagles host Notre Dame for the latest installment of the ‘Holy War’ on Saturday, but it’s also the annual red bandanna game honoring former Eagle and true hero Welles Crowther. Let’s jump right in to all of the storylines surrounding this huge matchup that will be nationally televised on ABC: PLAYING…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Boston College High vs. Catholic Memorial

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November 9, 2020

Series Record: BC High leads the 57-game Thanksgiving Day series 38-18-1. Look at the Rivalry: Two of the most recent special moments in this rivalry came in 2015 and 2017 when the Eagles and Knights squared off at Fenway Park. BC High took the first meeting in front of the Green Monster 13-10. Two years later, BC High won again, this time by a 32-16 score. The second game was…

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Boston College: Eagles escape NY with a 16-13 win over Syracuse

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November 8, 2020

SYRACUSE — I’m 99% sure that I’ve used this to start another game story from this season, but the old saying “they don’t ask how, just how many” applies here as well. BC visited the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Saturday afternoon and were favored to win by at least 14 points. With the way the offense had been clicking lately, it was just assumed by anyone who covers or…

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Boston College Preview: Boston College Eagles (4-3) at Syracuse Orangemen (1-6)

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November 7, 2020

Line: Boston College -14.5 Opening Kickoff: Boston College and Syracuse began series play in 1924 as the Orangemen shutout the Eagles 10-0. The two programs will meet for the 54th time on Saturday. Syracuse leads the all-time series 32-21, including a 20-8 record at the Carrier Dome. B.C beat Syracuse at the Carrier Dome last season 58-27. That is the most lopsided victory in the series history for the Eagles….

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