Boston College Eagles (0-0) vs
Duke Blue Devils (0-1)
At last the wait is over....ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!! After all the uncertainty of a tumultuous offseason, the Eagles finally get to strap on the pads in a real game, and a conference game at that. This contest marks only the eighth meeting between the Eagles and Blue Devils. BC holds a 4-3 edge in a series that dates back to 1927. Duke finished second to last in the ACC Coastal Division with a 3-5 conference record (the Blue Devils were 5-7 overall) and were picked to finish 12th in the ACC preseason poll. The late season opener could mean good things for BC, the last time the Eagles opened the season on September 19th, they defeated Texas A&M 13-12 back in 1981.
Wallace Wade Stadium
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Kickoff is set for 12:00 pm EDT
How to Watch
Fans can watch the game on the ACC Regional Sports Network but Boston area fans will be able to catch the game on NESN. For a detailed breakdown of what channel NESN is based on your TV provider and area click here. You can stream NESN and YouTube TV on Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, computers, and mobile devices. For those in the New England area with subscriptions to fuboTV, it includes the NESN live stream.
If you do not have access to NESN clink here to be redirected to the ACC RSN Affiliates page which will tell you what local channel the game will be broadcast on.
The game can also be streamed on ESPN3.
How to Listen
Coverage on the Boston College Learfield IMG Sports Network begins at 11:30 a.m. with Jon Meterparel, Pete Cronan and Scott Mutryn. Fans can listen to the game locally on WEEI 93.7 FM, nationally on TuneIn and on Sirius channel 134, XM channel 382 and online via SiriusXM channel 973.
How to Follow Along on Twitter
For complete coverage, follow @bcinterruption to get every soaring high and heart wrenching low on Twitter.
BC’s Best Chance to Win
Pound the Rock
The arrival of Jeff Hafley will hopeful usher in a new era of variety for the BC offense beyond simply lining up in two tight-end sets and handing the ball off...on 80% of their plays (Good Luck Colorado State). However, this may not be the game to do it. As of the writing of this post, Jeff Hafley has yet to name his starting QB with Phil Jurkovec and Dennis Grosel being the presumptive candidates. Grosel had a solid year this past season (983 yards, 9 TD, and only 3 INTs) and the former Notre Dame commit Jurkovec was a very highly touted recruit coming out of Pennsylvania before seeing the light and transferring to BC so the Eagles have options. However, Duke was ranked third in the ACC last season against the pass in 2019 and with the shortened offseason it might be best for BC to use the run game to establish some rhythm and open up some easy throws later in the game. If David Bailey and the rest of the BC ground game can set up the pass the Eagles have the aerial weapons in the veteran Kobay White, the explosive Zay Flowers (Hafley please water the flowers, please!), one of the nation’s top tight ends Hunter Long, and add Ohio State transfer wideout Jaelen Gill to do some damage. For the record if the Eagles come out chucking TDs from the start no complaints shall be heard.