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Eagles Announce 2008 Football Schedule




Feb. 8, 2008

Home games vs. traditional rival Notre Dame and ACC foes Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Maryland highlight the 2008 Boston College football schedule, which was released Friday. The Eagles will open the 2008 season with a game against Kent State in Cleveland Browns Stadium and also will travel to the state of North Carolina three times, for games against NC State, North Carolina and Wake Forest.

"Once again, our football team will face a very challenging schedule," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo says. "I'm sure our fans will be excited about our home slate, with four outstanding ACC teams coming to Chestnut Hill, along with Notre Dame for the first time in five years."

After the season opener vs. Kent State, the Eagles will face Georgia Tech in the home opener on Sept. 6. Following a bye week, BC will play host to non-conference opponents Central Florida and Rhode Island before traveling to Raleigh to take on NC State.

ACC rival Virginia Tech will face the Eagles in Alumni Stadium on Oct. 18. BC then will travel to North Carolina to take on the Tar Heels before heading home in search of a fifth straight win against Clemson and a sixth straight vs. Notre Dame. Two ACC road games, at Florida State and Wake Forest, will be followed by the season finale vs. Maryland on Thanksgiving weekend.

The Eagles will enter the 2008 season as the defending ACC Atlantic Division champions and will be looking for an opportunity to extend the nation's longest active bowl game winning streak to nine. The 2007 team roared to an 8-0 start and was ranked as high as second in the country. Led by ACC Player of the Year Matt Ryan and consensus first-team All-America safety Jamie Silva, the team finished with an 11-3 record, the first BC team to win 11 games since 1940, and was ranked 10th in the final Associated Press poll, BC's highest final ranking since 1984.

2008 Boston College Football Schedule

Aug. 30 at Kent State (Cleveland)

Sept. 6 Georgia Tech

Sept. 20 Central Florida

Sept. 27 Rhode Island

Oct. 4 at NC State

Oct. 18 Virginia Tech

Oct. 25 at North Carolina

Nov. 1 Clemson

Nov. 8 Notre Dame

Nov. 15 at Florida State

Nov. 22 at Wake Forest

Nov. 29 Maryland

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