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2017 Boston College Eagles football team

The 2017 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Eagles played their home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and competed in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They were led by fifth-year head coach Steve Addazio. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for third place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Pinstripe Bowl where they lost to Iowa.

2017 Boston College Eagles football
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Pinstripe Bowl, L 20–27 vs. Iowa
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
2017 record7–6 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachSteve Addazio (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorScot Loeffler (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Reid (2nd season)
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium
(Capacity: 44,500)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Louisville   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami xy   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Duke   3 5         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   3 5         6 7  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

Boston College announced its 2017 football schedule on January 24, 2017. The 2017 schedule consisted of 6 home, 5 away and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Eagles hosted ACC foes Florida State, NC State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest, and traveled to Clemson, Louisville, Syracuse, and Virginia.[1]

The Eagles hosted two of the four non-conference opponents, Central Michigan from the Mid-American Conference (MAC), Notre Dame, an independent, and traveled to Northern Illinois who is also from the MAC. Boston College met UConn from the American Athletic Conference at Fenway Park in late November.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19:30 p.m.at Northern Illinois*CBSSNW 23–2016,421
September 91:00 p.m.Wake ForestACCN ExtraL 10–3438,082
September 163:30 p.m.Notre Dame*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA (Holy War)
ESPNL 20–4944,500
September 233:30 p.m.at No. 2 ClemsonESPN2L 7–3480,525
September 301:00 p.m.Central Michigan*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ESPN appW 28–827,036
October 77:15 p.m.No. 16 Virginia Tech 
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA (rivalry)
ESPN2L 10–2332,057
October 1412:20 p.m.at LouisvilleACCNW 45–4244,679
October 2112:30 p.m.at VirginiaESPN appW 41–1039,216
October 278:00 p.m.Florida State
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ESPNW 35–340,629
November 1112:00 p.m.NC State
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
ABC/ESPN2L 14–1733,242
November 187:00 p.m.vs. UConn*CBSSNW 39–1620,133
November 2512:20 p.m.at SyracuseACCNW 42–1430,202
December 275:15 p.m.vs. Iowa*ESPNL 20–2737,667
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

at Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 10 7 3 23
Huskies 3 7 7 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2015 W, 17–14

Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 14 10 3 34
Eagles 0 7 3 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9–2 2016 W, 17–14

Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Irish 7 7 14 21 49
Eagles 3 7 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–13 2015 L, 16–19

at ClemsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 0 7
Tigers 0 7 0 27 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–15–2 2016 L, 10–56

Central MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 2 6 0 0 8
Eagles 14 7 7 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2009 W, 31–10

Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 10 3 3 23
Eagles 3 0 0 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–17 2016 L, 0–49

at LouisvilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 14 17 45
Cardinals 14 7 0 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2016 L, 7–52

at VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 17 7 10 7 41
Cavaliers 0 7 0 3 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2010 W, 17–13

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 0 3 0 0 3
Eagles 7 14 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–10 2016 L, 7–45

NC StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 0 10 0 7 17
Eagles 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–5 2016 W, 21–14

vs UConnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 3 0 0 13 16
Eagles 0 14 19 6 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–0–2 2016 W, 30–0

at SyracuseEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 14 14 7 7 42
Orange 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–31 2016 L, 20–28

vs Iowa–Pinstripe BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 3 7 7 10 27
Eagles 7 10 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

2018 NFL DraftEdit

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Harold Landry Tennessee Titans 2nd 41 LB
Isaac Yiadom Denver Broncos 3rd 99 CB
Kamrin Moore New Orleans Saints 6th 189 CB

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). Boston College Department of Athletics. January 24, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Boston College Eagles Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 21, 2017.