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2013 Boston College Football: Villanova Game Thread (Noon ET, ESPNews /

Boston College football begins its 115th season as it takes on the visiting Villanova Wildcats. Game is at noon on ESPNews / ESPN3.


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Villanova Wildcats (0-0) vs. Boston College Eagles (0-0)

Time: Noon PM Eastern
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Stadium: Alumni Stadium
Capacity: 44,500
Surface: AstroTurf

TV: ESPNews /
TV Announcers: Ryan Ruocco (play-by-play), Pete Najarian (analyst), Cassidy Hubbarth (sideline)
Radio: Boston College IMG Sports Network
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronan (analyst), Scott Mutryn (sideline)

Official BC Football Twitter News Feed: @BCFootballNews
Hashtags of choice: #BCvsNova #BCFootball

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Opponent Team Site: VU Hoops

Excitement Level: FOOTBALL AND BAMF LIVE EAGLE!! / 10

Series: BC and Villanova have met 45 times previously. Boston College leads the all-time series 29-15-1.
First Meeting: Boston College 15, Villanova 3 (Nov. 4, 1922)
Last Meeting: Villanova 20, Boston College 9 (Sep. 27, 1980)
Last Meeting at Alumni Stadium: Boston College 34, Villanova 7 (Sep. 22, 1979)

Last Five Meeting Meetings:

L - Villanova 20, Boston College 9 (Sep. 27, 1980)
W - Boston College 34, Villanova 7 (Sep. 22, 1979)
L - Villanova 28, Boston College 16 (Nov. 4, 1978)
W - Boston College 17, Villanova 0 (Oct. 22, 1977)
L - Villanova 22, Boston College 3 (Oct. 30, 1976)

Trends: Boston College has a 22-9-1 home record against Villanova and hasn't lost to an FCS team since the first year of the I-A / I-AA divisional split in 1978. The home team has won the last six meetings dating back to 1974. The Eagles have lost the last two home openers. BC is 36-13 against non-conference opponents over the last decade, 43-21 at home.

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

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