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Boston College Eagles Vs. Clemson Tigers: Game Thread (7 PM, ESPNU)

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The O'Rourke-McFadden Trophy and the MVP's Leather Helmet are on the line as the Eagles and Tigers meet for the 25th time. Boston College and Clemson kick off tonight at Memorial Stadium in Death Valley.

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Boston College Eagles (3-3, 0-3 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (5-0, 2-0 ACC)
Time: 7 PM
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Place: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Capacity: 81,500
TV: ESPNU/ESPN3

Announcers: Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (analyst), Tiffany Greene (sidelines)
Radio: BC IMG Sports Radio Network, WEEI 93.7 FM
Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronin (analyst), Scott Mutryn (sidelines)
Official Boston College Twitter Feed: @BCFootballNews
Official Clemson Twitter Feed: @ClemsonFB
Hashtags: #BCvsCLEM, #BCFootball, #SOAR, #WeAreBC, #ALLIN (Clemson hashtag)

Spread: Clemson favored by 15.5
Sagarin Rankings: BC 67 (69.59), CLEM 5 (89.01)

Excitement Level: 3/10. I wouldn't call this excitement so much as I would nervous energy. BC fans are holding onto their defense for dear life, praying the 11 men defending the end zone keep the Eagles in this game long enough to give the offense a chance to not put up points. If the defense can't hold, this game's going to get really ugly really fast.

Series: Clemson leads, 13-9-2
First Meeting: 1940 (Clemson won 6-3 in the Cotton Bowl)
Last Meeting: 2014 (Clemson won, 17-13)

Series History:

L - January 1, 1940 (Cotton Bowl): Clemson 6, Boston College 3
L - October 11, 1941: Clemson 26, Boston College 13
W - October 10, 1942: Boston College 14, Clemson 7
W - September 26, 1947: Boston College 32, Clemson 22
L - October 29, 1948: Clemson 26, Boston College 19
W - November 5, 1949: Boston College 40, Clemson 27
L - November 11, 1950: Clemson 35, Boston College 14
L - November 10, 1951: Clemson 21, Boston College 2
L - October 31, 1952: Clemson 13, Boston College 0
T - September 26, 1953: Boston College 14, Clemson 14
L - November 22, 1958: Clemson 34, Boston College 12
W - November 19, 1960: Boston College 25, Clemson 14
T - September 18, 1982: Boston College 17, Clemson 17
W - September 10, 1983: Boston College 31, Clemson 16
W - September 24, 2005: Boston College 16, Clemson 13
W - September 9, 2006: Boston College 34, Clemson 33
W - November 17, 2007: Boston College 20, Clemson 17
L - November 1, 2008: Clemson 27, Boston College 21
L - November 19, 2009: Clemson 25, Boston College 7
W - October 30, 2010: Boston College 16, Clemson 10
L - October 8, 2011: Clemson 36, Boston College 14
L - September 29, 2012: Clemson 25, Boston College 31
L - October 12, 2013: Clemson 24, Boston College 14
L - October 18, 2014: Clemson 17, Boston College 13

Trends: Boston College is currently playing with 64 underclass athletes in uniform. That includes 30 true freshmen, 12 redshirt freshmen, and 22 sophomore athletes. There are only 97 players on the team...Clemson has won six of the last seven matchups after BC went six straight in the matchup without a loss...the MVP of the Clemson-BC game receives a replica helmet of the leather helmet worn in the 1940s, an award initiated by the Boston College Gridiron Club in recognition of the Clemson fans' welcoming attitude to BC in the ACC...BC is 2-8-1 against Clemson while the Tigers are ranked...BC has not had a fourth quarter comeback for a victory since November 14, 2009, when they came from down 10-7 to defeat Virginia, 14-10...BC has not had 300 yards passing since November 3, 2012 against Wake Forest.

Weigh in with your thoughts below as the Eagles and Tigers battle it out for the O'Rourke-McFadden Trophy!