1986 Boston College Eagles football team

The 1986 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Eagles were led by sixth-year head coach Jack Bicknell, and played their home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. They also played an alternate-site home game at Sullivan Stadium (now Foxboro Stadium) in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Boston College ended the season on an eight-game winning streak, capped by the 1986 Hall of Fame Bowl, where they defeated Georgia, 27–24 on a last-minute touchdown pass from Shawn Halloran to Kelvin Martin.[1]

1986 Boston College Eagles football
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Hall of Fame Bowl champion
Hall of Fame, W 27–24 vs. Georgia
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 19
1986 record9–3
Head coachJack Bicknell (6th season)
Captains
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Sullivan Stadium (alternate)
(Capacity: 60,292)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 20 Virginia Tech           9 2 1
No. 19 Boston College           9 3 0
Tulsa           7 4 0
Florida State           7 4 1
Army           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Rutgers           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
South Carolina           3 6 2
Tulane           4 7 0
West Virginia           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Wichita State           3 8 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Northern Illinois           2 9 0
Memphis State           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6RutgersL 9–11
September 13California
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
W 21–15
September 20No. 5 Penn StateL 14–26
October 4at SMUL 29–31
October 11at MarylandW 30–25
October 18Louisville
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
W 41–7
October 25at West VirginiaW 19–10
November 1at ArmyW 27–20
November 8at TempleW 38–29
November 15Syracuse
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA (rivalry)
W 27–9
November 22at Holy CrossW 56–26
December 23vs. No. 17 GeorgiaW 27–24
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1986 Hall of Fame Bowl". tampabayfootball.net. Tampa Bay Football History Network. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "1986 Boston College Eagles Schedule & Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 11, 2017.