Luke Kuechly and the Boston College Eagles take on the Miami Hurricanes on Friday afternoon in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Event: Boston College Eagles (3-8, 2-5 ACC) vs. Miami Hurricanes (6-5, 3-4 ACC).
Date/Time: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 3:30 p.m. EDT.
Location: Sun Life Stadium (Capacity: 75,192), Miami Gardens, Florida.
Odds: The Hurricanes are 13-point favorites over the Eagles.
Broadcast Information: Saturday's game between the Eagles and Fighting Irish will be televised nationally on ABC, with Rob Stone providing play-by-play and Danny Kanell providing analysis.
The game can also be heard on the WEEI Sports Radio Network, the home of Boston College football. Jon Meterparel will on play-by-play duty, Pete Cronan will be providing analysis and Brian St. Pierre is on the sidelines.
Series History: Miami leads the all-time series 23-4, including 14-1 in Miami. Friday's meeting takes place 27 years and two days after Doug Flutie's miracle, last-second bomb on a play called "55 flood tip" found Gerard Phelan in the end zone for a 47-yard pass, giving Boston College a 47-45 victory against Miami and providing Flutie with a final, successful boost in his Heisman Trophy campaign.
Last Time Out: BC played No. 24 Notre Dame tough, but the Eagles could not recover a late onside kick and the Fighting Irish escaped with a 16-14 victory.
Miami kicker Jake Wieclaw drilled a 36-yard field goal as time expired to give the Hurricanes a 6-3 win against South Florida.
Eagles By The Numbers: BC ranks 105th in total passing yards with 164.7 yards per game and rank 85th in total rushing yards with 128.9 per game. BC also ranks 112th in points for (17.6 PPG) and 48th in points against (24.1 PPG).
Hurricanes By The Numbers: Miami ranks 63rd in the nation in passing with 230.9 yards through the air per game and also ranks 69th in total rushing yards per tilt with 147.8. In addition, the Hurricanes rank 61st in points for (27.4) and 18th in points against (19.7).
Storyline: Boston College looks to end its disappointing season on a high note against the Hurricanes. Senior Luke Kuechly needs two tackles to break the BC career tackles record, which is currently held by Stephen Boyd. The Hurricanes earned bowl eligibility last weekend against South Florida, but can only improve their bowl standing with a win Friday.
Players To Watch: Luke Kuechly is a leading candidate for multiple defensive awards, leads the nation in tackles, and needs just two tackles to break BC's career tackles record. Because the Eagles failed to earn bowl eligibility, BC's game against Miami will be the last game of Kuechly's storied collegiate career.
Jacory Harris, Lamar Miller and Tommy Streeter lead Miami's offense.
Prediction: Boston College has been far more competitive in the past two weeks, beating North Carolina St. and giving Notre Dame a real scare. But the Hurricanes are the more talented team on both sides of the ball. Final Score: Miami 31, Boston College 20.