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Boston College Announces 2021 Football Schedule

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                                            CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -  Boston College and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2021 football schedule on Thursday. The Eagles play six home games at Alumni Stadium, including the first game of the season versus Colgate on Saturday, Sept. 4.<br />   <br />  Second-year head coach <a href="">Jeff Hafley</a> won more games than any other first-year Power Five coach a season ago as the Eagles bring back 19 starters in 2021.<br />   <br />  The Eagles return 10 starters on offense, led by junior quarterback <a href="">Phil Jurkovec</a> and All-ACC wide receiver <a href="">Zay Flowers</a>. BC's entire offensive line returns, including All-ACC selections <a href="">Alec Lindstrom</a>, <a href="">Ben Petrula</a>, <a href="">Zion Johnson</a> and <a href="">Tyler Vrabel</a> up front.<br />   <br />  On defense, BC welcomes back seven starters and 10 players that started multiple games a season ago including All-ACC defensive back <a href="">Josh DeBerry</a>.<br />   <br />  The 2021 season begins at Alumni Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 4 versus Colgate. It is the first meeting between the two schools.<br />   <br />  Following the season opener at home, BC hits the road for a two-week stretch at Massachusetts on Sept. 11 and at Temple on Sept. 18.<br />   <br />  The Eagles play in Amherst against the Minutemen for the first time since 1982. BC has won 10 straight in the series and is 22-5 all-time against UMass, including a 9-2 record away from home.<br />   <br />  Old Big East foes reunite in Philadelphia as the Eagles play their first game at Lincoln Financial Field since 2004 on Sept. 18. The Eagles last played the Owls in 2018 and came away with a 45-35 victory in Chestnut Hill. All-time, BC is 29-7-2 against Temple, including a 10-4-1 mark in Philadelphia.<br />   <br />  BC and Missouri meet for the first time on Sept. 25 as the two schools begin a home-and-home series. The Eagles return the visit to Missouri on Sept, 14, 2024. Missouri is the first SEC team to play at Alumni Stadium since Tennessee on Oct. 31, 1987.<br />   <br />  In meetings that date back to 1937, Boston College is 13-19-1 all-time against the Southeastern Conference. The last time the Eagles faced an SEC opponent was in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 31, 2008 against Vanderbilt.<br />   <br />  ACC play begins on Saturday, Oct. 2 as BC visits defending ACC champion Clemson for the third consecutive season. Last season, BC lost 34-28 at No. 1 Clemson as the Tigers rallied from a 28-13 deficit. In a series that began in 1940, Boston College and Clemson meet for the 31st time with Clemson leading the series 19-9-2. For the 14th time, Boston College and Clemson play for the O'Rourke-McFadden Trophy after the BC Gridiron Club established the award in 2008. <br />   <br />  Following a week off, BC hosts NC State on Saturday, Oct. 16 as the two division foes square off for the first time since the Eagles' 45-24 victory over the Wolfpack in 2019. All-time, BC is 10-7 against the Wolfpack, including a 7-3 record at Alumni Stadium.<br />   <br />  Another two-game road swing follows as the Eagles travel to Louisville on October 23 and visit Syracuse for the third straight season on October 30.<br />   <br />  Last season, BC captured a 34-27 victory over the Cardinals at Alumni Stadium. In 13 all-time meetings, Louisville leads the series 7-6, but BC has won three of the previous four games.<br />   <br />  Boston College won 16-13 inside the Carrier Dome last season. Syracuse leads the all-time series 32-22, including a 20-9 advantage in Syracuse. BC has won three straight games in the Carrier Dome for the first time in series history.<br />   <br />  The only Friday night game of the season features an old rival as Virginia Tech travels to Chestnut Hill on November 5. The Hokies defeated BC last season in Blacksburg as they lead the all-time series 19-10. The last time Virginia Tech played at Alumni Stadium, BC opened the 2019 season with a 35-28 victory.<br />   <br />  The final road game of the year features BC's first trip to Georgia Tech since 2007 as the Eagles and Yellow Jackets meet for the second straight season. In 2020, BC rolled to a 48-27 win at home over Georgia Tech. The Eagles are 3-7 all-time against the Yellow Jackets, including a 2-3 mark in Atlanta.<br />   <br />  Boston College closes out the regular season with two home games as Florida State comes to the Heights on November 20 and Wake Forest visits on November 27. The Eagles did not play either division opponent last season.<br />   <br />  FSU leads the all-time series 13-5 while the Eagles hold a 14-11-2 series lead against the Demon Deacons.<br />   <br />  Season tickets will go on sale for the 2021 season starting on Thursday, Feb. 4 on or by calling <a href="tel:(617)%20552-4622%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank">617-552-4622</a> (GOBC). Kickoff times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.<br />   <br /><u>2021 Boston College Football Schedule</u><br />Sat., Sept. 4                  Colgate<br />  Sat., Sept. 11                at Massachusetts<br />  Sat., Sept. 18                at Temple<br />Sat., Sept. 25                Missouri<br />  Sat., Oct. 2                    at Clemson*<br />Sat., Oct. 16                  NC State*<br />  Sat., Oct. 23                  at Louisville*<br />  Sat., Oct. 30                  at Syracuse*<br />Fri., Nov. 5                    Virginia Tech*<br />  Sat., Nov. 13                  at Georgia Tech*<br />Sat., Nov. 20                 Florida State*<br />Sat., Nov. 27                 Wake Forest*<br />   <br />  *Denotes ACC game | Home games at Alumni Stadium in bold<br />   <br />   <br />   <br />   <br />   <br />   <br />   <br />   <br />   <br />   


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