Sept. 22 Purdue Game Time Announced
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Big Ten and its television partners announced the game times and networks for select games this fall today. Boston College’s game at Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 22 will kickoff at noon on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
It will be the first meeting between BC and Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. The game marks the first time since 2012 – when BC traveled to Northwestern – that the Eagles have played a Big Ten team on the road.
In total, five BC game times this fall have now been announced, including the first four of the season.
Boston College opens the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. vs. UMass at Alumni Stadium. ACC Network Extra has broadcast coverage as UMass makes its first visit to Chestnut Hill since 2011, a 45-17 BC win. All-time, BC is 21-5 against UMass, including a 26-7 victory in the last meeting at Gillette Stadium in 2016.
Jesuit opponents Boston College and Holy Cross meet again for the first time in 32 years on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Chestnut Hill. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
Boston College and Holy Cross met 82 times on the gridiron between 1896 and 1986. The 2018 meeting will mark the first football game between the Eagles and Crusaders since a 56-26 BC victory on Nov. 22, 1986, in Worcester, Mass. Boston College has faced Holy Cross more than any opponent in school history and leads the all-time series, 48-31-3.
Atlantic Coast Conference play begins on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Wake Forest on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. The game marks the second straight season BC and Wake meet to open conference action. BC is 13-10-2 all-time against the Demon Deacons and won 17-14 in the Eagles’ last visit to Winston-Salem in 2016. The Thursday night primetime matchup against the Demon Deacons is the first Thursday primetime game for BC since Nov. 3, 2011, against Florida State at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles’ last Thursday night ACC road game was the memorable 14-10 win at No. 8 Virginia Tech in 2007 when Matt Ryan threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Andre Callender with 11 seconds remaining.
ESPN’s Friday night crew returns to Alumni Stadium as BC hosts Miami in primetime on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The old BIG EAST rivals rekindle a series that began in 1955 as the Hurricanes lead the all-time series 24-5. It marks Miami’s first visit to Chestnut Hill since 2012. The two teams played one of the most memorable games in college football history in 1984 as Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary with no time remaining gave the Eagles a 47-45 victory over the Hurricanes at the Orange Bowl.
Every ACC controlled football game will be broadcast on a television or digital network. ACC Network Extra is available on the ESPN app.
Saturday, Sept. 1
Massachusetts at Boston College, 1 p.m., ACC Network Extra
Saturday, Sept. 8
Holy Cross at Boston College, 1 p.m., ACC Network Extra
Thursday, Sept. 13
Boston College at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 22
Boston College at Purdue, Noon, ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Friday, Oct. 26
Miami at Boston College, 7 p.m., ESPN