As noted by Pre-Snap Read's Paul Myerberg. When the Boston College Eagles and Miami Hurricanes kick off the 2012 season, this will be one of those uber-rare games where the Eagles will face the same team in the season opener as it did in the previous season's finale. This has only happened two other times in program history.
The most recent occurrence wasn't recent at all, really, occurring all the way back in 1943-44. The Eagles ended one year and began another against Harvard - tying 6-6 in 1943 and losing 13-0 the following season. Both games took place across the river in Cambridge.
The only other time this occurred was between 1901 and 1902. Boston College lost the 1901 season finale to Massachsuetts 11-0 out in Amherst, following that up with a 30-0 defeat the following season, again on the road at UMass. (Though BC is 18-3-0 in the all-time series vs. UMass since those two games).
This year's season opener against Miami will mark only the third time in program history when the Eagles will face the same team they ended the season with in the following season's opener. The bad news? BC is 0-3-1 when this has happened in the past. More bad news? BC is 5-23-0 all-time vs. Miami, but winners of two straight! Boom.