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2014 Boston College Football: Pittsburgh Game Thread (7:00 PM Eastern, ESPN)

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The Boston College Eagles and Pitt Panthers face off in the 30th meeting between the two former Big East foes. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

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Pittsburgh Panthers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (1-0, 0-0 ACC)

What: 2014 Boston College football season home opener
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Place: Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Stadium: Alumni Stadium
Capacity: 44,500

TV: ESPN
Announcers: Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Danny Kannel (analyst), Allison Williams (sidelines)
Radio: BC IMG Sports Radio Network, 93.7 FM
Sirius: Ch. 136
Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronan (analyst), Scott Mutryn (sidelines)
Official BC Football Twitter News Feed: @BCFootballNews
Hashtags: #BCFootball #WeareBC #PITTvsBC

Spread: Boston College +4.5

Excitement: 8 / 10

Series: Pittsburgh leads the all-time series 19-16-0.
First Meeting: Pittsburgh 22, Boston College 14 (November 7, 1959)
Last Meeting: Pittsburgh 20, Boston College 17 (October 16, 2004)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Pittsburgh 20, Boston College 17 (October 16, 2004)
L - Pittsburgh 24, Boston College 13 (November 1, 2003)
L - Pittsburgh 19, Boston College 16 (October 26, 2002)
W - Boston College 45, Pittsburgh 7 (October 20, 2001)
L - Pittsburgh 42, Boston College 26 (October 21, 2000)

Trends: Pittsburgh has won three straight and four of the last five in the series, though the series is knotted at 5-5 over the last ten games. BC and Pitt have both won seven games apiece in Chestnut Hill. Pitt is winless in its last six Friday games, with losses to Miami, Syracuse, UConn and West Virginia x3. This is only BC's third Friday regular season game in 11 years. BC is 3-0 in those contests with wins over Wake Forest, Miami and Connecticut.

Leave your thoughts on the game below! Go Eagles!