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How to Watch: The Birmingham Bowl, Boston College vs Cincinnati

The Eagles go bowling

Boston College v Pittsburgh
Bailey will figure to play a big role in BC’s match-up against
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Game Day Facts


Boston College (6-6) at

#21 Cincinnati Bearcats (10-3)


Boston College squeaked their way into a bowl game with a win over Pitt and their reward is to face a very tough Cincinnati Bearcats team. In an ironic twist, the Eagles will face Luke Fickell, someone who was many fans’ first choice to replace the dearly departed Coach Addazio. The twenty first ranked Bearcats were one of the top teams in a surprisingly tough AAC and bring a brand of tough physical football similar to BC’s.

One thing is for certain this will not be a game for the faint of heart.


Legion Field
Birmingham, Alabama


3pm EST/2pm CST
(Edit: 8pm Porto time #humblebrag -Grant)

How To Watch

The game will be broadcast on ESPN

How to Listen

The radio broadcast will be on the BC Learfield IMG Sports Network or WEEI 93.7 FM.

How to Follow Along on Twitter

For complete coverage, follow @bcinterruption to get every soaring high and heart wrenching low on Twitter.

Follow @bagz2193, @arthurbailin, @Salzano14, @niraj_patel7 for our own hot takes/unnecessary opinions from the comfort of our homes or office cubicles or Portugal.

BC’s Best Chance to Win

Get one or two big plays out of Zay Flowers. Rich Gunnell’s game-plan is a bit of a question mark at the moment, but odds are BC will still primarily lean on their running game. Cincinnati doesn’t score a lot of points and like BC they do most of their damage on the ground. Unlike the Bearcats, BC does have players who can produce explosive plays and Zay Flowers is one of those players. If BC can grab a lead with a few big plays it may force Cincinnati out of their comfort zone while letting BC grind it out as usual, just with a more comfortable lead.