GAME DAY FACTS
Boston College Eagles (7-5, 4-4 ACC) vs
Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5, 4-5 B1G)
IT’S THE PINSTRIPE BOWL! COULD THERE BE REDEMPTION FOR 2014? COULD THERE BE MORE HEARTBREAK? LET’S FIND OUT!
New York, New York
Wednesday December 27, 2017
Kickoff is set for 5:15 PM ET
HOW TO WATCH
All bowl games are nationally televised, so set your TVs to the good ol’ ESPN and enjoy your Eagles in the spotlight. On the road for the holidays? That’s no excuse.
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
For complete coverage follow @bcinterruption and 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/Yankee Stadium.
BC’s BEST CHANCE TO WIN
Well it’s a shame Harold Landry won’t be able to cap off his senior year with a proper send-off, but the Eagles have played very well without him for most of the season. Iowa’s two best players are by far Josh Jackson (CB) and Josey Jewell (LB). The two unanimous All-Americans are major reasons this defense is ranked 19th in points allowed. Jackson is going to lock-down whichever receiver he’s tasked with, and throwing his way is ill advised. Meanwhile Jewell will probably be the toughest linebacker AJ Dillon has faced since he took over the starting role. Darius Wade will not only have to limit mistakes but also make downfield plays to keep the defense off of Dillon’s back. Meanwhile, BC’s front seven should hold as long as they can keep Akrum Wadley between the tackles. If Wadley can get outside like he did against Ohio State, he could give BC nightmares.
Everyone expects this to be a grind it out kind of win between two hard-nosed football teams, so it will likely end up being a 52-49 shootout where both quarterbacks throw for 400+ yards.