Boston College travels to the great state of Kentucky to tackle (or at least try and tackle) reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals’ season hasn’t gone according to plan, with conference losses to Clemson and NC State (plus there’s that little distraction with Rick Pitino, the FBI, and $100,000 in cash going to a recruit). National Championship aspirations are gone, but a NY6 bowl is not outside the question if they win out. BC on the other hand just hopes to get bowl eligible and pull off the upset.
GAME DAY FACTS
Boston College Eagles (2-4, 0-3 ACC)
@ Louisville Cardinals (4-2, 1-2 ACC)
THE BC DEFENSE GETS TO TRY AND STOP THE MOST LETHAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (yeah, really. Mr. Jarmond please never let something like this happen)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Kickoff is set for 12:20 PM ET
HOW TO WATCH
The game is on the ACC digital network, which means far away Eagles can watch it on WatchESPN, but it is blacked out locally. Instead, try WSBK Channel 38. Otherwise, you can find your local affiliate here.
If you don’t have a local affilliate... well, revert back to Option 1, WatchESPN.
HOW TO LISTEN
The radio broadcast will be on the BC IMG Sports Network, which is 95.7FM for the locals.
HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG ON TWITTER
Joe Parello will be running our gameday coverage, so follow @bcinterruption to get every soaring high and heart wrenching low on Twitter.
Follow @joegrav, @BCHysteria, @choppintoppin, and @arthurbailin for our own hot takes/unnecessary opinions from the comfort of our homes/local bars.
New York Watch Parties
For those of you paying attention, you should know by now that the BC Alumni Association of New York has two "BC bars" in Manhattan, where each week fans and alumni can gather to watch the game. At Joshua Tree, the long-standing home of BC Alumni in New York, continues to host with special BC menus, BC decorations all over the bar, playing the fight song for every TD, and the staff all wear BC shirts. Dewey's Pub keeps their doors open to BC fans and are continuing to deliver some great service. Once again, there will be free 30 minutes of Bud Light open bar prior to kickoff. Their weekly specials of Lower Dining Hall Steak and Cheese, the New England Classic, and the "ALS Wing Bucket Challenge" will continue as well!
BC’s BEST CHANCE TO WIN
Lamar Jackson gives any defense nightmares, but he should be especially horrifying to a Boston College defense that has struggled against big-play, dual-threat quarterbacks (see Bryant, Kelly or Wimbush, Brandon). Harold Landry and Zach Allen will have to contain the edges more effectively than ever, and the defensive backfield will have to be prepared to make open field tackles. Offensively, running backs Jon Hilliman and AJ Dillon will also have to fight through a massive Louisville defensive line that surrenders only 3.3 YPC. If Anthony Brown can take some downfield shots like he did last week, but have his receivers hold onto the ball, the Eagles have a chance. Keep the score low and anything can happen.