Eagles heading to Motor City

Eagles heading to Motor City

The Boston College football team will play in the post-season for an unprecedented fourth year in a row, having accepted a bid earlier this week to the Dec. 26 Motor City Bowl in Detroit.

BC, which compiled an 8-4 record this year, will play Toledo (9-4) of the Mid-American Conference. The game will kick off at approximately 5:08 p.m. in newly opened Ford Field, and will be televised on ESPN.

"The fact that our football team will be going to a bowl game for its fourth straight year speaks volumes about our fourth- and fifth-year seniors," said Head Football Coach Tom O'Brien. "These guys made a commitment to this program when things were rough, and set an example for our younger players. Now they will become the first senior class in Boston College football history to go to a bowl all four years."

The Eagles' 31 wins during the past four years ties a school record set during 1982-85, popularly known as "the Doug Flutie era." This past season marked the third time in the past four years BC won eight; before 1999, the Eagles had won eight or more games only twice in the previous 12 seasons.

 

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