CHESTNUT HILL MA - SEPTEMBER 25: Thomas Claiborne #78 of the Boston College Eagles leads the team out on the field before the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 25 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The 2011 Boston College Eagles football schedule was released Monday afternoon as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule announcement made by Commissioner John Swofford. ACC teams will play four of the top six teams ranked in the final 2010 AP poll, 10 games against opponents that are projected to be in the preseason Top 25 and 23 games against teams which participated in 2010 postseason bowl games.
The 2011 ACC football schedule begins Thursday night, Sept. 1, when Georgia Tech hosts Western Carolina. The rest of the teams are in action two days later, on Saturday, Sept. 3. Fourteen weeks later, after some 96 games, the ACC season reaches its conclusion with the Seventh Annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, set to be played on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Charlotte, N.C.
Boston College opens their 2011 schedule on Sept. 3 when the Eagles host the Northwestern Wildcats. In Week 2, BC travels to UCF before opening ACC play at home against Duke on Sept. 17. Other highlights include a Sept. 24 meeting at Chestnut Hill against in-state rival UMass, a nationally televised game on ESPN when Florida State comes to town Thursday night (Nov. 3) and another installment of the Holy War in South Bend, on Nov. 19.
In all, nine of the Eagles' 12 opponents played in postseason bowl games last season and five (Virginia Tech/16, Florida State/17, UCF/21, Maryland/23 and NC State/25) finished the 2010 campaign ranked in the AP Top 25.
Sept. 3 - NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS
Sept. 10 - at Central Florida Knights
Sept. 17 - DUKE BLUE DEVILS*
Sept. 24 - MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMAN (FBS)
Oct. 1 - WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS*
Oct. 8 - at Clemson Tigers*
Oct. 15 - OPEN
Oct. 22 - at Virginia Tech Hokies*
Oct. 29 - at Maryland Terrapins*
Nov. 3 - FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES* (Thursday, ESPN, 8 p.m. EST)
Nov. 12 - N.C. STATE WOLFPACK*
Nov. 19 - at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Nov. 26 - at Miami Hurricanes*
For more on the 2011 Boston College football schedule, visit BC Interruption.
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The 2011 Boston College football schedule will be revealed Monday afternoon when the ACC officially releases the conference's schedule for the upcoming season at 2 p.m. EST.
Though the official release is not until his afternoon, much of BC's 2011 schedule is already known. The Eagles will open at home against the Northwestern Wildcats from the
Big Twelve Big Ten on Sept. 3. Northwestern went 7-6 in 2010, with all six losses coming in their final eight games, including falling to Texas Tech in the TicketCity Bowl, 45-38.
In the second week of the season, BC will head south for their first road game of the season, a matchup with the Central Florida Knights (Conference USA) on Sept. 10, a team that went 11-3 a season ago. Weeks 3 and 4 are unknown at this point, but on Oct. 1, Boston College will play an in-state rivalry game when they host the Massachusetts Minutemen from the FBS.
In their fourth and final non-conference game, Boston College will travel to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Nov. 19 for the latest edition of the Holy War.
BC will play eight ACC games in 2011: Wake Forest, N.C. State, Florida St. and Duke will come to Chestnut Hill while the Eagles will travel to play Maryland, Clemson, Miami and Virginia Tech.
2011 Boston College Football Schedule (via BC Interruption):
|September 3||2011||Northwestern Wildcats||Alumni Stadium||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|September 10||2011||Central Florida Knights||Bright House Networks Stadium||Orlando, FL|
|October 1||2011||UMass Minutemen||Alumni Stadium||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|November 19||2011||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||Notre Dame Stadium||South Bend, IN|
|TBA||2011||Wake Forest Demon Deacons*||Alumni Stadium||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|TBA||2011||N.C. State Wolfpack*||Alumni Stadium||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|TBA||2011||Florida St. Seminoles*||Alumni Stadium||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|TBA||2011||Duke Blue Devils*||Alumni Stadium||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|TBA||2011||Maryland Terrapins*||Byrd Stadium||College Park, MD|
|TBA||2011||Clemson Tigers*||Memorial Stadium||Clemson, SC|
|TBA||2011||Miami Hurricanes*||Sun Life Stadium||Coral Gables, FL|
|TBA||2011||Virginia Tech Hokies*||Lane Stadium||Blacksburg, VA|