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Football Accepts Bid to Emerald Bowl; Will Face Southern California

We'll have more reactions on all the bowl selections tomorrow. For now, here is the official release from

"Boston College meet Southern California in the Emerald Bowl game at San Francisco's AT&T Park. Executive director Gary Cavalli extended the Emerald Bowl bid to each team today following yesterday's completion of regular season play.

The Trojans and Eagles, each 8-4 during the regular season, meet on Saturday, December 26 with kickoff at 5:00 p.m. [PST]/8:00 p.m. [EST]. The game will be televised in prime time for the fourth consecutive year by ESPN and will also be heard nationwide on ESPN Radio."


In other ACC bowl news ...

  • Orange: Georgia Tech (11-2) vs. Iowa (10-2)
  • Peach: Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Tennessee (7-5)
  • Gator: Florida State (6-6) vs. West Virginia (8-4)
  • Champs: Miami (Fla.) (9-3) vs. Wisconsin (8-4)
  • Music City: Clemson (8-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5)
  • Car Care: North Carolina (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (9-3)
  • Emerald: Boston College (8-4) vs. Southern Cal (8-4)

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