Sunday, November 09, 2008
For the 6th time in a row, the BC Eagles handled the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. This time, much less was at stake. However, a win for either team would have clinched bowl eligibility.
BC was 3 for 14 converting on 3rd down, was outgained 292 yards to 246, only had 79 yards passing, was penalized 9 times for 90 yards, BUT Notre Dame turned the ball over 5 times, including 4 picks from Jimmy Clausen. Not a dominating win for BC, and not much of a quality opponent, but exposing Notre Dame as mediocre is always fun.
This was the 18th meeting between the only Catholic schools in Division I-A. BC's win has tied the series at 9-9. The two teams have agreed to play each other until at least 2011.
Next Saturday BC goes to Tallahassee to face the #22 Florida State Seminoles. FSU sits atop the Atlantic Division, and a win would help BC move up the Bowl Ladder.
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