Football Hosts Pittsburgh in ACC Opener
Sept. 4, 2014
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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College football team hosts Pittsburgh to open the home schedule and the Atlantic Coast Conference slate on Friday, Sept. 5 in a nationally-televised game. The Eagles (1-0) and Panthers (1-0) will square off at 7 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN WEEI 850 AM will carry the game on the road.
BC enters the game after defeated Massachusetts, 30-7, to open the season. Graduate quarterback Tyler Murphy became the first Boston College quarterback to rush for 100 yards in the history of the school, amassing 118 yards on the day. He added 173 yards through the air and a rushing and passing touchdown. Graduate wide receiver Josh Bordner also had a career day, catching four passes for 81 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown, in his debut as a receiver.
The Panthers shut out Delaware, 62-0, in their opener at Heinz Field. James Connor scored four rushing touchdowns and Chad Voytik threw for two more.
The Eagles' 42:11 time of possession in game one ranked first in the nation while the Panthers' 64 yards of offense allowed ranked first nationally.
This marks the 30th meeting between Boston College and Pittsburgh and the first since the Panthers made the move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The two were regular opponents in the BIG EAST. Pitt holds a slight 16-13 series advantage over BC and has won the last three meetings. The two teams have won seven games apiece on the Eagles' home turf. In the last meeting, in 2004, the Panthers won, 20-17 in double overtime.