Event: Boston College Eagles (2-7, 1-5 ACC) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-0).
Date/Time: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8:00 p.m. ET.
Location: Alumni Stadium (Capacity: 44,000), Chestnut Hill, MA.
Broadcast Info: Saturday's game between Boston College will be televised nationally on ABC (Ch. 5 in Boston and surrounding areas), with Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox on the call. The game can also be heard on the radio on the WEEI Sports Radio Network (93.7 FM).
Odds: Notre Dame is a 19-point favorite over Boston College on Saturday night.
Series History: Boston College trails the all-time series against Notre Dame, 12-9. The series dates back to 1975. The Eagles and Fighting Irish are 4-4 in games played in Chestnut Hill. Notre Dame has won the last three meetings, including a 16-14 decision last season in South Bend, IN.
Game Preview: Another disappointing season has resulted in a second-straight season of bowl ineligibility, but that won't stop the Boston College Eagles from going all in attempt to end the perfect season of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. No doubt, the Eagles are fired up and will be treating Saturday's rivalry game like a bowl game. An Eagles' victory, as unlikely as it is, wouldn't mean much in the standings, but the moral win would be huge. Clearly, the players and coaches at Boston College are frustrated with this year's results, and a win against the Fighting Irish would go a long way towards easing that pain. It won't be easy, though. Notre Dame enters the Battle for the Ireland Trophy with a below average offense, but one of the best defenses in the nation, anchored by its Heisman Trophy candidate, linebacker Manti T'eo. Boston College, meanwhile, boasts a subpar defense that ranks in the bottom half of the league in a handful of categories. The Eagles' offense is a different story, as junior quarterback Chase Rettig and star wide receiver Alex Amidon have nearly single-handedly kept the unit respectable. The odds favor Notre Dame, for very good reason, but Boston College has historically been ready for these matchups, so a close game is not entirely out of the realm of possibility. One thing's certain: Boston College will have its work cut out for it.
Prediction: Boston College does all it can to make this one interesting, but the all-too-powerful bunch from Notre Dame come away with the win. Final score: Notre Dame 38, Boston College 28.
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