The Ultimate Boston College Football Game Series Round Of 16: Notre Dame 2002 Vs. BYU 2006

The final Round of 16 matchup in our Ultimate Boston College Football Game series pits Group H winner, the 2002 win over Notre Dame, against the Pool G runner-up, a double OT winner over BYU in 2006.

Here's the current bracket:

(A1) 2004 W vs. Notre Dame vs. (B2) 2008 W vs. Wake Forest -- in progress
(B1) 2007 W vs. Clemson vs. (A2) 2005 W vs. Clemson -- in progress

(C1) 2007 W vs. Virginia Tech vs. (D2) 2009 W vs. Florida State -- in progress
(D1) 2005 W vs. Boise State vs. (C2) 2006 W vs. Clemson -- in progress

(E1) 2003 W vs. Notre Dame vs. (F2) 2004 W vs. West Virginia -- in progress
(F1) 2003 W vs. Virginia Tech (E2) 2010 W vs. Weber State -- in progress

(G1) 2008 W vs. Notre Dame vs. (H2) 2008 W vs. Florida State -- in progress
(H1) 2002 W vs. Notre Dame vs. (G2) 2006 W vs. BYU

Random fact 1: The 2002 season was the last time Boston College played three teams ranked in the AP Top 10 at game time in a single season (#1 Miami, #4 Virginia Tech, #4 Notre Dame). This feat has been achieved four other times in program history -- in each of the three TC seasons (1991-1993) and in 1981.

-- 2002 - #1 Miami Hurricanes (L), #4 Virginia Tech (L), #4 Notre Dame (W)
-- 1993 - #4 Miami (L), #1 Notre Dame (W), #5 West Virginia (L)
-- 1992 - #9 Penn State (W), #8 Notre Dame (L), #10 Syracuse (L)
-- 1991 - #2 Michigan (L), #10 Penn State (L), #1 Miami (L)
-- 1981 - #9 North Carolina (L), #2 Penn State (L), #2 Pittsburgh (L)

Random fact 2: Boston College and BYU have met three times in the all-time series with the Eagles holding a 2-1 edge in the series. Either the Eagles or Cougars were ranked in the AP Top 25 for all three of those games, with the ranked team's record a perfect 3-0. #10 BYU won the 1985 Kickoff Classic 28-14, while BC notched a pair of victories in the 2005-2006 home-and-home series (ranked 22nd in 2005 and 23rd in 2006).

Which victory advances to the Quarterfinals? Voting will remain open through Monday, August 21.

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