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Video Throwback Thursday: BC 33 Syracuse 29 - 1993

Foley's career day leads Eagles to first ever win at the Carrier Dome over #13 Orangemen.

Glenn Foley's career day leads Eagles
Glenn Foley's career day leads Eagles
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By this time, most of you know that along with the 1984 Cotton Bowl team, my favorite Eagle team of all time is the 1993 team. I still contend that as great as the Miracle in Miami was, this team's win over #1 Notre Dame is still the single biggest win in program history.

Tom Coughlin's third year in charge at BC didn't start off great, however. The Eagles entered the season ranked #21 in the country and then stumbled out of the gate to an 0-2 record, losing at #5 Miami 23-7, before suffering what ultimately cost them a chance to be in the national championship discussion when they lost a baffling 22-21 decision at Northwestern.

The ship turned around the next week when the Eagles blasted Temple 66-14 and then came a trip to face Marvin Graves and #13 Syracuse. The 'Cuse were considered a national title contender at season's inception, ranked #6 in the preseason poll and BC faced the daunting task of winning in the Carrier Dome, which they had failed to do ever to that point, losing their first six trips to the central New York venue.

Not to spoil the story, but not only did the Eagles break that losing streak, but in the process Glenn Foley set a career high with 423 yards passing, accounting for 558 yards of total offense, never punting the ball in defeating SU, 33-29.

The win not only snapped the six game skid in the Dome, but marked the first time in SU program history that they had scored 29 or more points and lost...a streak of 229 games!