Feb. 14, 2011
Home games vs. Northwestern from the Big Ten, UMass, NC State and a Thursday night nationally televised battle with Florida State highlight the 2011 Boston College football schedule, which was released Monday. 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 season ranked in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Eagles will open the 2011 season on September 3 in a home game vs. Big Ten opponent Northwestern, which finished the 2010 season with a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Ticketcity Bowl. The following week, the team will travel to Orlando to face the UCF Knights, who finished the season ranked No. 21 following an impressive 11-3 campaign capped off by a 10-6 win over Georgia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
BC returns home September 17 for three straight home games, vs. Duke, UMass and Wake Forest (Parents' Weekend) before heading to Clemson for an October 8 tilt with the Tigers.
Following an open date (October 15), the Eagles face back-to-back ACC road games, at Virginia Tech and Maryland, before returning home for a nationally televised (ESPN) Thursday night game vs. Florida State on November 3. FSU finished the 2010 season 10-4 after an impressive 26-17 win over SEC runner-up South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
BC will finish its home slate with a November 12 game vs. NC State. The regular season concludes with back-to-back road games, at Notre Dame (November 19) and Miami (November 26).
2011 Boston College Football Schedule
Sept. 3 Northwestern
Sept. 10 at UCF
Sept. 17 Duke
Sept. 24 Massachusetts
Oct. 1 Wake Forest
Oct. 8 at Clemson
Oct. 22 at Virginia Tech
Oct. 29 at Maryland
Nov. 3 Florida State (Thursday, ESPN, 8 p.m.)
Nov. 12 NC State
Nov. 19 at Notre Dame
Nov. 26 at Miami