We may have gotten ahead of ourselves looking past Virginia Tech, but fortunately Steve Addazio and the Boston College football team kept their focus and took care of business against the Hokies down in Blacksburg.
After knocking off Virginia Tech on the road, and after Clemson completely dismantled Louisville, ESPN College GameDay announced that they will be taking next Saturday’s show up I-84 to Boston College.
BOSTON COLLEGE GET READY!— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 4, 2018
College GameDay AND Saturday Night Football on ABC are coming to your city! pic.twitter.com/YxGfU4hISg
ESPN also announced in the same tweet that BC vs. Clemson will be the Saturday Night Football game on ABC, with a start time of 8pm EST.
With #22 Boston College’s win over Virginia Tech, the Eagles look poised to jump as high as the middle teens of the rankings with the release of Tuesday’s College Football Playoff Rankings. The following teams all lost:
#11 Florida (SMACKED)
#14 Penn State (SMACKED)
#20 Texas A&M
#2 Clemson, of course, has been dominating their opponents, and ESPN has to have been salivating at the opportunity to put Clemson vs. an upstart BC team in prime time. For all the disrespect BC has to deal with, a good Boston College team does draw plenty of eyeballs on TV. And as one of the only games next week between ranked teams, bringing GameDay back to the Heights was an easy choice for ESPN to make.
The last time GameDay came to Boston College was a pretty special day: It was the day Mark Herzlich announced that he was cancer-free, in October 2009. Oh, and the Eagles knocked off Florida State by a score of 28-21.
GameDay also came to the Heights in 2005 for BC’s inaugural ACC game, which was also against Florida State.
This is a huge opportunity for the Eagles to turn a really good year into something special. Clemson is a certified juggernaut, but there have definitely been bigger upsets. This game may actually sell out, and with the game under the lights, Alumni Stadium is going to be incredibly loud and rowdy. If the Eagles can pull off the win, they’ll have the inside track to a berth in the ACC Championship Game.
We’ll continue to have full coverage of this weekend’s Boston College vs. Clemson game as the week goes on!