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The Game

• Winners of two straight ACC games for the first time since 2014, Boston College looks for its first three-game ACC winning streak since 2013 Friday night at Alumni Stadium against Florida State.

• ESPN has broadcast coverage of the game with Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mack Brown (color analyst) and Jen Lada (sideline reporter) on the call. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. 

• Coverage on the Boston College IMG Sports Network begins at 7:30 p.m. with Jon Meterparel, Pete Cronan and Scott Mutryn. Fans can listen to the game locally on WEEI 93.7 FM, nationally on TuneIn and on Sirius channel 84 and XM channel 84. SportsUSA also has national radio coverage with Josh Appel (play-by-play) and Charles Arbuckle (color analyst) on the radio call.

• Boston College put together its most complete performance of the year with a 41-10 rout of Virginia in Charlottesville last Saturday. The Eagles outgained UVA 512-247 in the 31-point victory.

The Series

• Boston College and Florida State meet for the 16th time in series history Friday night at Alumni Stadium. The Seminoles lead the all-time series, 11-4.

• In ACC play, FSU leads the series 10-3 as the Seminoles were the first ACC opponent for the Eagles in 2005. Florida State won the 2005 matchup 28-17 at Alumni Stadium.

• BC looks for its third win all-time at home against FSU Friday night. The Eagles are 2-6 at home against Florida State. 

• The series between the two schools began in 1957 in Chestnut Hill as the Eagles came away with a 20-7 victory.

• FSU has won seven straight in the series. The last BC victory over FSU was a 28-21 win at home in 2009.

• BC’s longest win streak in the series is two games – a 27-17 victory in 2008 and the 28-21 win in 2009. The Eagles have only scored 30-plus points once in series history against FSU – 34 in 2013.

Red Bandanna Game

• Boston College will recognize the family of Welles Crowther, a former BC lacrosse player, during the game against Florida State, in BC’s annual Red Bandanna Game.  

• Crowther is known as the “Man in the Red Bandanna” after he saved over a dozen lives in the South Tower during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He wore a red bandanna, which he carried with him and wore during his playing days at The Heights, to protect himself from the smoke and dust. 

• BC is distributing red bandannas for fans to wear at Alumni Stadium prior to the game. 

• The Eagles will wear special Under Armour uniforms for Friday’s game featuring red bandanna accents on their helmets, gloves, socks and cleats.


• The Eagles scored 40-plus in consecutive ACC games for the first time in school history following the wins at Louisville (45-42) on Oct. 14 and at Virginia (41-10) on Oct. 21. 

• The last time BC scored 40 or more points in back-to-back games prior to 2017 was against Rutgers (44-14) and Toledo (51-25) in the final two games of the 2002 season.

500 Club

• Boston College rolled up a season-high 555 yards of total offense in the 45-42 victory at Louisville on Oct. 14. 

• It marked the best day of total offense for the Eagles since rolling up 578 yards of total offense at NC State on Oct. 4, 2008.

• BC went over 500 yards of total offense for the sixth time under head coach Steve Addazio in the victory at Virginia. The Eagles finished with 512 yards of total offense against a Virginia defense that entered the game in the Top 20 nationally in total defense.

• The last time BC went over 500 yards of total offense in consecutive games was against Maine and Southern California in 2014.

• In ACC play, it marked the first time ever over 500 yards in consecutive games for the Eagles.

500+ Yards of Total Offense During Addazio Era

1. 555 at Louisville (10/14/17)

2. 550 at New Mexico State (11/9/13)

3. 523 Army (10/5/13)

4. 512 at Virginia (10/21/17)

5. 511 UMass (8/30/14)

6. 506 No. 9 Southern California (9/13/14)

What Can Brown Do for You?

• Redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Brown had his best performance of his young career in the Oct. 21 win at Virginia. The New Jersey native finished 19-of-24 passing for 275 yards and three touchdowns.

• Brown was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career following the UVA victory and also was one of eight quarterbacks nationally recognized by The Manning Award as its “Stars of the Week.”

• Brown established new career-highs in passing yards and passing touchdowns in the victory.

• He was the first Boston College player with three passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in a conference game since Quinton Porter in 2003 in the 41-10 victory at UVA.

NCAA Freshmen Passing Yardage Leaders

Player, School Passing Yards

1. Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech 1,832

2. Sam Ehlinger, Texas 1,419

3. Anthony Brown, Boston College 1,284

NCAA Freshmen Passing Touchdown Leaders

Player, School TD Passes

1. Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech 16

2. Jake Fromm, Georgia 12

3. Anthony Brown, Boston College 10

Breakout Performance

• True freshman running back AJ Dillon had one of the best performances in school history in the 45-42 victory at Louisville on Oct. 14.

• Dillon finished the day with a career-high 272 yards on 39 carries, his first career 200-yard game, along with a career-best four touchdowns.

• Dillon finished with the third-best single-game rushing total in school history and the most ever by a true freshman in Boston College history.

• He earned Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in the Louisville victory. He was the fifth Boston College player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since running back Andre Williams (Nov. 17, 2013).

Top Performance Nationally

• AJ Dillon’s 272 yards rushing were the sixth-most nationally in a game this season and the most by a true freshman.

NCAA Single-Game Rushing Leaders 

1. Khalil Tate, Arizona 327 at Colorado

2. Bryce Love, Stanford 301 vs. Arizona State

3. Khalil Herbert, Kansas 291 vs. West Virginia

4. Phillip Lindsay, Colorado 281 vs. Arizona

5. Darrius Guice, LSU 276 at Ole Miss

6. AJ Dillon 272 at Louisville

Second-Best Rookie Performance in ACC History

• AJ Dillon rushed for 272 yards (on 39 carries), the sixth-highest single-game rushing total in the nation this season, 11th-best total in ACC history, and second-highest ACC freshman total behind only North Carolina’s Amos Lawrence, who had 286 rushing yards in 1977.

True Freshmen Rushing Leaders

• AJ Dillon ranks among the true freshmen rushing leaders nationally with 694 yards (fourth) and six rushing touchdowns (tied for fifth) in 2017.

NCAA True Freshmen Rushing Leaders

1. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 1,112

2. J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State 775

3. Spencer Brown, UAB 700

4. AJ Dillon, Boston College 694

NCAA True Freshmen Rushing TD Leaders

1. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 11

2. Shamari Brooks, Tulsa 9

3. Trey Ragas, Louisiana 7

Michael Carter, North Carolina 7

5. AJ Dillon, Boston College 6

Spencer Brown, UAB 6

Travis Etienne, Clemson 6

More Notes on AJ’s Big Day

• The four rushing touchdowns by Dillon tied for the third-best performance in BC single-game history. Andre Williams (2013 vs. Army) and Montel Harris (2009 vs. NC State) hold the school record with five rushing touchdowns in a game.

BC Single-Game Rushing Leaders

1. Andre Williams (339 vs. NC State) 11/16/13

2. Andre Williams (295 at New Mexico State) 11/9/13

3. AJ Dillon (272 at Louisville) 10/14/17

4. Montel Harris (264 vs. NC State) 10/17/09

• It was the first 200-yard rushing game for a Boston College player since Andre Williams rushed for 295 yards at New Mexico State (Nov. 9, 2013).

• Dillon’s 39 carries tied for the fifth-highest total in Boston College single-game history.

BC Single-Game Rushing Attempt Leaders

1. Andre Williams (42 vs. NC State) 11/16/13

Andre Williams (42 at Syracuse) 11/27/10

3. Montel Harris (41 vs. Maryland) 11/28/09

Fred Willis (41 vs. Pitt) 11/14/70

5. AJ Dillon (39 at Louisville) 10/14/17

Rolandan Finch (39 vs. Maryland) 10/29/11

Jim Bell (39 vs. Tennessee) 10/31/87

119th Season of Boston College Football

• The 119th season of Boston College football began with a 23-20 victory at Northern Illinois on Sept. 1. All-time, BC is 656-485-37 in 1,178 games.

• BC is 36th in NCAA history with 656 victories. The Eagles are one of eight ACC schools ranked in the top 40 all-time in victories.

Pound the Rock

• For the 10th time under Steve Addazio, Boston College rushed for 300 yards or more in the Oct. 14 win at Louisville. 

• Under Addazio, BC is 10-0 when rushing for 300+ yards in a game.

• The Eagles rank fourth in the ACC and 40th nationally averaging 193.8 rushing yards per game.

300+ Rushing Yards During Addazio Era

1. 452 No. 9 Southern California (9/13/14)

2. 420 NC State (11/1613)

3. 413 Maine (9/20/14)

4. 364 at Louisville (10/14/17)

5. 347 Howard (9/12/15)

6. 338 UMass (8/30/14)

7. 320 at New Mexico State (11/9/13)

7. 320 Army (10/5/13)

9. 310 at NC State (10/11/14)

10. 300 Wagner (9/24/16)

Lighting Up the Scoreboard

• Boston College’s 45 points in the win at Louisville on Oct. 14 were the most points scored against a Power Five opponent since scoring 52 against NC State (52-20) on Oct. 17, 2009.

• It also marked just the second time in school history the Eagles scored 40 or more points in an ACC game.

• BC scored 41 one week later on Oct. 21 at Virginia for the first back-to-back 40-point performances in ACC history for the Eagles.

• The last time BC scored 40+ in two games against Power Five competition prior to this season was in 1998 against Georgia Tech (41-31) and Rutgers (41-14).

• BC never scored 40+ in consecutive conference games as a member of the BIG EAST from 1993-2004.

Defending the Pass

• Boston College’s starting secondary of free safety Lukas Denis, strong safety Will Harris and cornerbacks Kamrin Moore and Isaac Yiadom is off to a tremendous start in 2017. The unit has combined for eight of the team’s 12 interceptions.

• Boston College is fourth nationally and tied for the ACC lead with 12 interceptions in 2017.

• Opponents have had a tough time completing passes against the BC pass defense in 2017. The Eagles rank eighth nationally in passing efficiency defense as opponents have only a 99.7 pass efficiency rate. BC is second in the ACC in passing efficiency defense.

Look Out for Lukas

• Junior Lukas Denis has made a flawless transition from cornerback to free safety in 2017. The Everett native is tied for the national lead with five interceptions this season.

• Denis finished with a game-high and new career-high with 13 tackles in the Clemson game. He also forced a fumble against the second-ranked Tigers and had one interception.

• In the Sept. 30 victory over Central Michigan, Denis recorded the first two-interception game of his career.

• Denis is sixth nationally and leads the ACC with 1.5 passes defended per game.

NCAA Interception Leaders

Player, Team Interceptions

1. Lukas Denis, Boston College 5

Jalen Davis, Utah State 5

Deshon Elliott, Texas 5

Justin Reid, Stanford 5

Young Guns

• Boston College is the only school in the country to have a freshman lead the team in passing (Anthony Brown), rushing (AJ Dillon) and receiving (Kobay White). 

The Trifecta

• Senior Harold Landry recorded three sacks in a game for the third time in his career Oct. 7 against No. 16 Virginia Tech. 

• Since 2014, only three players in college football have recorded three, three-sack games: Myles Garrett (Texas A&M), Derek Barnett (Tennessee) and Landry.

• Garrett was the first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns while Barnett was taken 14th overall in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Boston College Single-Game Sacks Leaders

Sacks, Player Year Opponent

3.5, Mathias Kiwanuka 2005 NC State 

3.5, Mike Mamula 1994 Temple 

3, Harold Landry 2017 No. 16 Virginia Tech

3, Harold Landry 2016 Wake Forest

3, Harold Landry 2016 Wagner 

3, B.J. Raji 2008 NC State 

3, Mathias Kiwanuka 2005 Ball State 

3, Mathias Kiwanuka 2003 Notre Dame 

3, Mike Mamula 1994 Syracuse 

3, Joe Glandorf 1974 Syracuse

The Nation’s Leader Returns

• Boston College defensive end Harold Landry decided to return to Boston College for his senior season in January. The All-American led the nation in sacks in 2016 with 16.5.

• Landry led the country with seven forced fumbles en route to Walter Camp and Associated Press All-America honors.

• Landry finished with one of the best seasons of any defensive player in the country in 2016. An AP All-ACC first-team selection, Landry was also selected as the Division I Gold Helmet of the Year Award recipient, given annually to the top player in New England by the New England Football Writers’ Association and the recipient of the 78th annual George “Bulger” Lowe Award, “New England’s Heisman Trophy” and one of America’s oldest college football accolades.

 • Landry, who collected All-ACC second-team honors by the media and coaches, was one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive end.

 • The North Carolina native led the nation with 16.5 sacks and seven fumbles forced. Landry rewrote the Boston College single-season record for sacks in 2016, breaking the old mark of 13 held by Eric Storz (1997) and Mike Mamula (1994). Landry was fifth in the country with 22.0 tackles-for-loss, the second-best total in Boston College single-season history behind only Mathias Kiwanuka’s 25.5 TFLs in 2004.

• Since 2005, only two players have led the nation in sacks and decided to return to school instead of opting for the NFL Draft: Harold Landry and Von Miller (Texas A&M).

• Landry recorded at least one sack in 10 of BC’s 13 games in 2016. He set the BC single-season sack record, breaking the mark of 13 held by Erik Storz in 1997 and Mike Mamula in 1994.

• Landry finished 2016 with 22 tackles-for-loss, the second-best single-season total in BC history.

BC Career Sacks Leaders

1. Mathias Kiwanuka (2002-05) 37.5

2. Harold Landry (2014-present) 26

3. Mike Mamula (1992-94) 24

4. Chris Hovan (1996-99) 20.5

5. Erik Storz (1994-97) 19

BC Career TFL Leaders

1. Mathias Kiwanuka (2002-05) 65.5

2. Harold Landry (2014-present) 47.5

3. Luke Kuechly (2009-11) 44

4. Chris Hovan (1996-99) 43

5. Tim Bulman (2001-04) 38

In the ACC …

• Landry’s 16.5 sacks in 2016 ranked third in ACC single-season history. Only Peter Boulware (FSU) and Charles Bowser (Duke) recorded more sacks in one season.

All-Time ACC Single-Season Sacks Leaders

1. Peter Boulware, Florida State (1996) 19.0

2. Charles Bowser, Duke (1981) 17.5

3. Harold Landry, Boston College (2016) 16.5

4. Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina (1980) 16.0

Keith Adams, Clemson (1999) 16.0

Andre Wadsworth, Florida State (1997) 16.0

Zach Attack

• Boston College junior defensive end Zach Allen has quietly become one of the top defensive ends in the ACC. The Connecticut native leads BC with 65 tackles on the season and is tied for the team lead with 8.5 tackles for loss. 

• Allen recorded a career-high 14 tackles, leading all players, in the Oct. 7 game against No. 16 Virginia Tech. He notched a career-high three tackles for loss and one sack on the night. He was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in the Virginia Tech game.

• Allen recorded two TFLs, one sack and his first career interception in the 28-8 win over Central Michigan on Sept. 30.

Watch Out for Walker

• Junior wide receiver Michael Walker has been all over the field for the Eagles this season. The Naples, Fla., native leads BC with 119.1 all-purpose yards per game.

• Walker leads the nation in combined kick returns with 814 yards in 2017.

• In punt returns, Walker is 10th nationally and second in the ACC with an average of 15.5 yards per return.

• Against Central Michigan, Walker registered 128 punt return yards – including 124 in the first half – the fourth-best single-game total in BC history. It was the most punt return yards in a game since Ed Rideout finished with 131 punt return yards against Holy Cross in 1970. He finished the game with 135 all-purpose yards. 

Yards Name (Year) Opponent

166 Kelvin Martin (1985) Holy Cross

136 Kelvin Martin (1986) SMU

131 Ed Rideout (1970) Holy Cross

128 Michael Walker (2017) Central Michigan

109 Spiffy Evans (2012) Maryland

• Walker setup BC’s first touchdown of the game with a career-long 61-yard punt return vs. CMU. The week prior at No. 2 Clemson, Walker’s previous career-long of 27 yards also set up a BC touchdown.

• Walker had the second-longest punt return of his career on his second return of the day with a 33-yard return. BC scored on the drive as true freshman running back AJ Dillon scored his second career touchdown (first at Alumni Stadium) to give BC a 14-2 lead.

• Walker’s 29-yard punt return put BC in position for BC’s third touchdown as BC started the drive on the CMU 17-yard line. Hilliman scored his second touchdown of the game to extend the BC lead to 21-8.

• Over two games at No. 2 Clemson and against Central Michigan, BC had four scoring drives ending in touchdowns came after Walker got things started with a punt return of 27 yards or longer.

Chunk Plays

• Boston College is up to 68th nationally with 33 plays of 20+ yards in 2017. The Eagles recorded a season-high nine plays of 20+ yards in the 41-10 victory at Virginia on Oct. 21.

Longest Plays of the Year


76 Thadd Smith vs Virginia (10/21/17)

Rushing Touchdown

76 Thadd Smith vs Virginia (10/21/17)


76 Kobay White from Anthony Brown vs Virginia (10/21/17)

Passing Touchdown

76 Kobay White from Anthony Brown vs Virginia (10/21/17)

Punt Return

61 Michael Walker vs Central Michigan (9/30/17)

Kick Return

55 Michael Walker vs Wake Forest (9/9/17)

Interception Return

58 Lukas Denis vs Central Michigan (9/30/17)

Fumble Return

11 Kamrin Moore vs Louisville (10/14/17)


56 Mike Knoll vs Virginia Tech (10/7/17)

Field Goal

42 Colton Lichtenberg vs Northern Illinois (9/1/17)

Keeping the Flags off The Field

• Boston College ranks among the national leaders in fewest penalties, fewest penalties per game and fewest penalty yards per game.

• BC ranks fifth in the nation and second in the ACC with just 33.3 penalty yards per game this season.

• The Eagles are committing just 4.1 penalties per game, the ninth-best mark in the nation and second in the ACC.

• BC’s 266 penalty yards this season rank 12th nationally and second in the conference while the 33 penalties committed in 2017 rank 16th in the nation and second-fewest in the ACC.

Schwab Stepping Up

• Boston College senior linebacker Ty Schwab is tied for the team lead with 65 tackles in 2017. Even more impressive, the Florida native has been the one steady force at the position with injuries to Connor Strachan and Max Richardson.

• Against defending National Champion Clemson, Schwab set career-highs in tackles (11) and sacks (1.5).

• Schwab has played in 25 consecutive games, including 21 starts, at weakside linebacker.

20 Completions, 100-Yard Rusher

• For only the second time in the Steve Addazio era, Boston College had a quarterback with 20-plus completions along with a 100-yard rusher in the same game Sept. 16 against Notre Dame.

• Redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Brown finished 24-of-40 passing for 215 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Fighting Irish while junior running back Jon Hilliman rushed for 122 yards on 22 carries.

• In Addazio’s first game at BC, Chase Rettig was 23-of-30 passing for 285 yards and two touchdowns while Andre Williams rushed for 114 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown in a 24-14 win against Villanova (8/31/13).

Three-Headed Monster 

• Boston College has been one of the best teams in the nation in all three phases of the kicking game so far in 2017. 

• Junior place-kicker Colton Lichtenberg is 10-for-15 on field goals this season, but has two game-winning field goals, including his 27-yarder with no time remaining in the 45-42 win at Louisville on Oct. 14.

• Senior place-kicker Max Schulze-Geisthovel has 28 touchbacks on 40 kickoffs this season. The 70% rate for touchbacks is14th nationally. 

• Senior punter Mike Knoll has averaged 40.4 yards per punt, but 24 of the punts have pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line. Against Clemson, Knoll had six punts inside the 10-yard line, including three pinned inside the Tigers’ six.

• ESPN.com named Knoll to its midseason All-America team.

Freshmen Combo at QB and Center

• Boston College is the only school in the country with freshmen starting at center and quarterback. True freshman Ben Petrula made his first career start at center vs. Wake Forest after senior captain Jon Baker was lost for the year with a knee injury.

• Anthony Brown has just eight career starts at quarterback as the redshirt freshman made his first career start in the season opener at Northern Illinois.

Career Day for the Captain

• Boston College wide receiver and tri-captain Charlie Callinan had the best game of his career Sept. 16 vs. Notre Dame. Playing in his 41st career game including his 31st start, Callinan set career-highs in receptions (7), receiving yards (82) and receiving touchdowns (2) against the Fighting Irish.

• Callinan missed four games with a foot injury but returned Oct. 21 against Virginia.

Protecting the QBs

• Boston College’s offensive line has allowed just seven sacks in 2017. The Eagles have attempted 262 passes so far in 2017 and rank 13th nationally and first in the ACC with just the seven sacks allowed.

Freshman at Quarterback

• Anthony Brown was the second freshman in BC history to start a season opener under center in the Sept. 1 win at Northern Illinois. He is the only freshman quarterback in school history who started to win a season opener on the road.

• Brown was 26-for-42 with 191 passing yards and two touchdowns in the NIU win. He threw one interception. Both his attempts and completion totals are the most a BC quarterback has logged under head coach Steve Addazio.

• Redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle started the first game of 2009 against Northeastern and finished 3-of-5 passing for 56 yards with a touchdown in BC’s 54-0 victory.

• Glenn Foley entered in the second quarter of his first game his redshirt freshman season and started the rest of the way. He owns BC’s freshman record for most passing attempts (349) and completions (182) in 1990.

• Dave Shinskie played in all 13 games in 2009 and started the final 10 contests to set BC freshman records for passing yards (2,049) and passing touchdowns (15).

• Doug Flutie started the final seven games of his true freshman season in 1981 and ended the year with 1,652 yards passing, 10 touchdowns, eight interceptions and he completed 54.7 percent of his passes.

Comparing First Starts

• Anthony Brown did something in his first start that the top four career passing leaders in Boston College history could not do – win the game. Below is a comparison of the first career starts from Doug Flutie, Glenn Foley, Matt Ryan, Chase Rettig and Brown. 

Doug Flutie (10/17/81 vs. Navy)

14-of-25, 118 yards, INT, 56.0 comp. % L, 25-10

Glenn Foley (9/15/90 vs. No. 17 Ohio State)

20-of-41, 179 yards, 48.7 comp. %) L, 31-10

Matt Ryan (11/27/04 vs. No. 17 Syracuse)

24-of-51, 200 yards, TD, 3 INT, 47.1 comp. % L, 43-17

Chase Rettig (10/16/10 at No. 16 Florida State)

9-of-24, 95 yards, 37.5 comp. % L, 24-19

Anthony Brown (9/1/17 at Northern Illinois)

26-of-42, 191 yards, 2 TD, INT, 61.9 comp. % W, 23-20

Spreading the Wealth

• Anthony Brown completed passes to eight different players in the season opening win at Northern Illinois. 

• Six players finished with multiple receptions, led by junior wide receiver Michael Walker’s eight receptions.

• Walker led all BC players with 12 targets, followed by Kobay White and Jeff Smith (eight targets).

• Brown was at his best throwing on first down, completing 64 percent of his attempts (9-of-14). The New Jersey native was pretty consistent no matter the down, completing 61 percent on second down (8-of-13), 57 percent on third down (8-of-14) and was a perfect 1-for-1 on fourth down.

Scouting This Week’s Opponent: Florida State

• Florida State is 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the ACC entering Friday’s game at Boston College. The Seminoles started the season with a 24-7 loss to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta as starting quarterback Deondre Francois was lost for the season due to injury.

• The Seminoles own wins over Wake Forest (26-19) and Duke (17-10) this year while losing to NC State (27-21), No. 13 Miami (24-20) and Louisville (31-28) in addition to the setback to the Crimson Tide.

• The Seminoles are 101st nationally in total offense (356.0 yards per game), 85th in rushing offense (146.5 yards per game), 77th in passing offense (209.5 yards per game) and 115th in scoring offense (19.8 points per game).

• Florida State is 33rd nationally in total defense (350.3 yards per game), 44th in scoring defense (22.5 points per game), 49th in rushing defense (144.3 yards per game) and 50th in passing yards allowed (206.0 yards per game). 

Counting on Kobay

• Redshirt freshman wide receiver Kobay White had quite the debut as an Eagle at Northern Illinois. The Harrisburg, Pa., native led BC with 76 yards receiving on six receptions, including a critical 12-yard reception on 4th down to keep BC’s game-winning drive alive.

• White led all BC players with 104 all-purpose yards in the NIU victory.

• White led all BC players with four 15-yard plus plays in the NIU victory, including three receptions covering 15-plus yards. Four of White’s six receptions against NIU resulted in first downs.

• On the season, White leads BC with 313 yards receiving and 24 receptions. 

Setting the Tempo

• Boston College ran 92 plays out of a no-huddle, up-tempo offense in the win at Northern Illinois. It was the most plays run under head coach Steve Addazio, beating the previous game-high of 86 vs. UMass in 2014.

• The 92 plays were the most by a BC team since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005. Only three other times since 2005 has BC ran 90 plays in a game – 2007 vs. Army (90), 2005 vs. Florida State (90) and 2005 vs. Clemson (90).

• Heading into the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl, BC shifted its focus to an up-tempo, no-huddle offense. The results were immediate as the Eagles scored 29 points in the first half and 36 for the game in a 36-30 victory over Maryland.

Total Plays in a Game (since 2005)

1. Northern Illinois (9/1/17) 92

2. Army (9/22/07) 90

Florida State (9/17/05) 90

Clemson (9/24/05) 90

5. Louisville (10/14/17) 87

6. UMass (8/30/14) 86

7. Notre Dame (9/16/17) 85

Maine (9/20/14) 85

Miami (9/1/12) 85

10. Buffalo (10/1/16) 84

11. Maryland (11/10/07) 83

12. Wake Forest (9/9/17) 82

Wake Forest (10/1/11) 82

Wake Forest (11/4/06) 82

Duke (11/11/06) 82

Preseason Award Watch List

• The following list of Eagles were named to various preseason award watch lists and All-America teams:

Harold Landry, Senior Defensive End

AP Preseason All-America First Team

ESPN.com Preseason All-America First Team

USA Today Preseason All-America First Team

Sports Illustrated Preseason All-America First Team

Phil Steele Preseason All-America First Team

Athlon Preseason All-America First Team

Lindy’s Preseason All-America First Team

Street & Smith’s Preseason All-America First Team

Preseason All-ACC First Team

Walter Camp Football Player of the Year Watch List

Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

Maxwell Award Watch List 

Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List 

Jon Baker, Senior Center

Rimington Trophy Watch List

Tommy Sweeney, Junior Tight End

John Mackey Award Watch List

Jeff Smith, Junior Wide Receiver 

Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Darius Wade, Junior Quarterback

Golden Arm Award Watch List

Jon Hilliman, Junior Running Back

Doak Walker Award Watch List

All-ACC Linebacker Out

• Senior linebacker Connor Strachan collected All-ACC honorable mention honors in 2016 and returned as one of the top defensive players in the nation in 2017. The Wellesley native injured his knee prior to the NIU game and played in the team’s first two games before the injury forced him to be out for the season.

• Strachan earned All-ACC honors for the first time after the junior led the Eagles with 80 tackles in 2016. Appearing in 12 games including 12 starts, Strachan is third on the team with 11.0 tackles-for-loss and led the Eagles with four fumble recoveries. The four fumbles recovered ranked second nationally.

• Strachan played every snap in the win at NIU and finished with a key stop on fourth down to stall a NIU drive. The senior also made his first start at strongside linebacker after playing middle linebacker during his first three years at The Heights.

First Bowl Win Since 2007

• Boston College earned its first bowl victory since 2007 with a 36-30 victory over Maryland in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 26.

• Boston College is 14-11 all-time in 25 bowl appearances. The last bowl victory prior to the win over Maryland was a 24-21 win over Michigan State on Dec. 28, 2007 in the Champs Sports Bowl. 

• Boston College’s 29 first-half points marked the third-best first half scoring in BC’s bowl history. 

• The defensive line was named Most Outstanding Player in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl. Boston College finished with eight sacks and 14 tackles-for-loss.

Baker, Moore, Callinan Named 2017 Captains

• Senior center Jon Baker, senior defensive back Kamrin Moore and senior wide receiver Charlie Callinan were voted team captains by their teammates, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio announced. Baker and Moore were named captains in August while Callinan was named a captain prior to the Wake Forest game for the rest of the season.

• Baker entered 2017 with 26 consecutive starts at center, the longest current streak on the team. The Millis, Mass., native was named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, an award given annually to the nation’s top center. A two-time ACC All-Academic team selection and three-time Athletic Director’s award winner for academic achievement, Baker entered the season as one of the top centers in the ACC. Baker  played in 36 consecutive games prior to having his season cut short with a knee injury in the season opener.

• Moore entered 2017 after starting all 13 games last season for the Eagles. The District Heights, Md., product recorded 43 tackles a year ago and totaled two interceptions, including the game-winning INT in the road victory at NC State. • Joining Baker and Kamrin Moore as a team captain in 2017 will also be senior wide receiver Charlie Callinan. The team voted prior to the season on captains and Callinan recorded the third-highest total of votes and will represent the Eagles as a captain for the rest of the year. 

Three Bowls in Four Years

• Head coach Steve Addazio joined Jack Bicknell as the only coaches in Boston College history to lead the Eagles to three bowl games in their first four seasons at The Heights. Under Addazio’s leadership, BC has won seven games in three of his four seasons in Chestnut Hill and led the Eagles to their first bowl win since 2007 with the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl victory over Maryland.

• During Addazio’s tenure, 11 players have been selected in the NFL Draft, including two members of last season’s team (John Johnson, Third round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in the 2017 NFL Draft and Matt Milano, Fifth round pick of the Buffalo Bills).


• The following coaches are in the press box during the game for Boston College:

Offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler

Defensive coordinator Jim Reid

• The following coaches are on the sideline during the game:

Special teams coordinator/SLB coach Ricky Brown

Offensive line coach Justin Frye

Defensive backs coach Anthony Campanile

Tight ends coach Frank Leonard

Wide receivers coach Rich Gunnell

Defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni

Running backs coach Brian White

Welcome to The Heights

• Martin Jarmond was named the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics on April 24, 2017, becoming the eighth athletic director in Boston College history. At 37, Jarmond became the youngest athletic director of a Power Five conference institution in Division 1 athletics.

• Jarmond, who has more than 15 years of experience in the Big Ten, came from The Ohio State University where he served as the Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief of Staff to Buckeyes’ athletic director Gene Smith. Jarmond spent eight years in Columbus after spending seven at Michigan State.

• A native of Fayetteville, N.C., Jarmond graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. He was a two-time captain of the basketball team, earned All-CAA Academic honors and helped the Seahawks gain their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2000. He earned both an MBA (2002) and a master’s in sports administration (2003) from Ohio University.

• Jarmond and Harold Landry are both graduates of Pine Forest High School in North Carolina.

Dillon, Lindstrom Earn ACC Honors

• The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Oct. 16 that Boston College junior Chris Lindstrom was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week while true freshman running back AJ Dillon collected ACC Co-Offensive Back of the Week honors and was named the ACC Rookie of the Week.

• It marked the first time that Lindstrom or Dillon were named the conference’s player of the week at their respective positions. In addition, it marked the first time in 2017 Boston College had multiple player of the week selections after the Eagles’ 45-42 victory at Louisville on Oct. 14.

• Dillon was also named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Louisville.

• He finished the day with a career-high 272 yards on 39 carries, his first career 200-yard game. It was the fifth-best single-game performance in the nation in 2017 and the most yards in a game by a true freshman this season.

• Lindstrom started at right tackle and helped pave the way for a BC offense that rushed for a season-high 364 yards and 555 yards of total offense in a 45-42 win at Louisville.

• He graded out as BC’s best lineman at 88% and led the team with three pancake blocks and four knockdowns as the Eagles scored the most points in an ACC road game in the Steve Addazio era.

Allen Earns ACC Weekly Honor

• The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Oct. 9 that Boston College junior defensive end Zach Allen has been named the conference’s defensive lineman of the week. It marked the first time in Allen’s career he was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

• Allen was all over the field against No. 16 Virginia Tech as he finished with a career-high 14 tackles. He also established a new personal-best with three tackles for loss against the Hokies and also tallied one sack and one quarterback hurry.

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