2012 Boston College Football: Northwestern Game Thread (3:30 PM, Big Ten Network)

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Boston College Eagles (1-1, 0-1 ACC) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Time: 3:30 Eastern
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Place: Evanston, Il.
Stadium: Ryan Field
Capacity: 47,130
Surface: Grass

TV: Big Ten Network (TV listings)
TV Announcers: Josh Lewin (play-by-play), Jon Jansen (analyst), Evan Fitzgerald (sideline)
Radio: Boston College IMG Sports Network, WEEI Sports Radio, AM 850, FM 93.7, Flagship Station
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronan (analyst), Brian St. Pierre (sideline)
Online: bceagles.com, weei.com
Mobile: WEEI application, iPhone & Android
Official Twitter News Feed: @BCFootballNews

Spread: Boston College +4
Weather: Mostly sunny, high 77 degrees, 10% chance of rain

Opponents Sites: Sippin' On Purple (Five Good Minutes Q&A), Lake The Posts (Five Good Minutes Q&A)

Excitement Level: 8 / 10

Series: Northwestern leads the all-time series 3-1.
First Meeting: Northwestern 45, Boston College 0 (Sep. 30, 1961)
Last Meeting: Northwestern 24, Boston College 17 (Sep. 3, 2011)
Last Meeting at Ryan Field: Northwestern 22, Boston College 21 (Sep. 18, 1993)

All-Time Series History:

L - Northwestern 24, Boston College 17 (Sep. 3, 2011)
L - Northwestern 22, Boston College 21 (Sep. 18, 1993)
W - Boston College 49, Northwestern 0 (Sep. 12, 1992)
L - Northwestern 45, Boston College 0 (Sep. 30, 1961)

Trends: Boston College is 10-30-1 in 41 games against the Big Ten Conference. Spaz is 7-9 in road games as head coach, while NU's Pat Fitzgerald is 23-17 in home games. BC is 25-8 in non-conference games since 2005, but went just 1-3 in non-conference play last season, including a loss to Northwestern in the 2011 opener.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below! Go Eagles!

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