We’ve arrived at the culmination of the 2016 Boston College football season and year #4 aboard the S. S. Addazio. It has been a challenging season, but three wins in the back half have the Eagles back in the postseason, facing off against a former conference foe in Maryland.
The Terps are slight favorites (listed as 2.5 point favorites in most books) but this is really about as close to a tossup as you can get. Maryland is #72 and BC is #81 in the Sagarin Rankings. Both teams have fattened up on bad teams, got blown out by top teams in their power conferences, and eeked out enough wins in conference play to earn a bowl berth.
BC has a little bit of momentum right now with their late season run to postseason eligibility and some big wins on the recruiting trail. Let’s hope the Eagles pick up the win and are able to ring in 2017 feeling good.
Discuss the game here! Go Eagles!
The matchup: Boston College Eagles (6-6) vs. Maryland Terrapins (6-6)
Date: Monday, December 26, 2016
Kickoff Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TV Information: The game will be broadcast live on ESPN. The commentary team will be Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, and Alex Corddry.
Radio Information: Listen live on AM 850 WEEI or stream the broadcast via BCEagles.com or the TuneIn Radio app, on the IMG Sports Network. If you’re in the BC area you can listen to the student broadcast via WZBC 90.3 FM or stream the game online via www.wzbcsports.com.
Streaming Information: Stream the game live on ESPN3.com or via the WatchESPN App
Odds: Maryland is favored by 2.5. The over/under is set at 43.5. Maryland is 4-8 against the spread this season, while Boston College is 5-6-1.
Where to get Twitter updates: Follow along with the Quick Lane Bowl live via our twitter feed at @BCInterruption, or follow @BCHysteria, @joegrav and @salzano14 for comments and reaction. You can also get the Maryland perspective from our friends at @TestudoTimes.
Previews and more: Read up on BCI’s full coverage of the Quick Lane Bowl