July 10, 2014
Today and continuing for each of the next seven weeks leading up to the season opener against Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 30, bceagles.com is highlighting the Eagles’ 2014 opponents. This week, continuing to work in reverse chronological order, we are featuring Wake Forest, which will host Boston College on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Below, and coming on Thursdays of each week, is a sampling of some news and notes from the series between the teams.
||Saturday, Oct. 25
||BC leads, 11-8-2
||Sept. 6, 2014 (BC, 24-10)
LAST YEAR’S MEETING
Sept. 6, 2013
- Running back Andre Williams rushed 35 times for 204 yards and a touchdown -- including a final drive in which he carried the ball eight straight times to help run the last five minutes off the clock -- and Boston College earned a 24-10 victory over Wake Forest.
- Boston College’s defense forced three turnovers and stopped Wake Forest with a pair of goal-line stands.
- Cornerback Bryce Jones had an interception and a fumble recovery, and wide receiver Alex Amidon caught five passes for 93 yards and a touchdown for BC, which improved to 2-0, (1-0 ACC) matching its win total from the previous season. Kevin Pierre-Louis had 11 tackles for Boston College, and Steele Divitto and Steven Daniels had 10 apiece.
- BC has won five of its last seven match-ups over Wake Forest, defeating the Demon Deacons in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013.
- Over the past 11 seasons, BC holds a narrow 6-5 edge in the series. BC has outscored Wake Forest by only 14 point, 262 to 248, in the more than 660 minutes of football.
- October’s match-up will mark the 22nd meeting all-time between the Eagles and the Demon Deacons. BC owns an 11-8-2 record in the series between the two institutions that dates back to 1941.
THIS DATE IN BC FOOTBALL HISTORY
- BC played its first intercollegiate game on Oct. 25, 1893 – a 6-0 loss to Tech ’97, an MIT class team.
- Second-ranked Boston College traveled to rain-soaked Lane Stadium in Blacksburg and the Eagles emerged with a 14-10 victory after quarterback Matt Ryan led consecutive touchdown drives late in the fourth quarter to lift the Eagles to an 8-0 record.
- No. 10 Boston College earned a 27-0 win over Wake Forest on Oct. 25, 1942 in Fenway Park