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New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College vs. Penn State Game Thread (4:30 PM, ESPN)

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The Eagles and Nittany Lions for all the Pinstripes.

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Penn State Nittany Lions (6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) vs. Boston College Eagles (7-5, 4-4 ACC)

Time: 4:30 PM
Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014
Place: Bronx, N.Y.
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Capacity: 54,251

TV: ESPN
Announcers: Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst), Quint Kessenich (sidelines)
Radio: ESPN Radio, BC IMG Sports Radio Network
Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronan (analyst), Scott Mutryn (sidelines)
Official BC Football Twitter News Feed: @BCFootballNews
Hashtags: #BCFootball #WeareBC

Spread: Boston College -2.5

Excitement: 9 / 10

Series: Penn State leads the all-time series 19-4.
First Meeting: Penn State 32, Boston College 14 (October 18, 1949)
Last Meeting: Boston College 21, Penn State 7 (September 11, 2004)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 21, Penn State 7 (September 11, 2004)
W - Boston College 27, Penn State 14 (September 9, 2003)
W - Boston College 35, Penn State 32 (October 17, 1992)
L - Penn State 28, Boston College 21 (September 28, 1991)
L - Penn State 40, Boston College 21 (October 20, 1990)

Trends: Boston College has now lost four bowl games after winning eight straight from 2000-2007. Penn State is making its first appearance in a bowl since 2011. BC has won three straight in the series, but the two teams haven't met since the 2004 season. The two programs played every year from 1981-1992. Penn State went 10-2 over that span. The two teams have never met on a neutral field.

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