Boston College plays in its third-straight bowl game with its appearance in the Music City Bowl. As of press time, the BC opponent was notdetermined, but would be from the Southeastern Conference.
The Eagles posted a 7-4 regular season record in 2001 and a 4-3 mark in the BIG EAST -- good for a tie for third place. BC is in the "also receiving votes" category in both the Associated Press and ESPN/ USA Today poll as of Dec. 2.
BC concluded its regular season with a pair of road games -- a 39-28 loss at Syracuse on Nov. 24 and a 38-7 win at Rutgers on Nov. 17. BC closed its home season on Nov. 10 with a 18-7 loss to top-ranked Miami (Fla.) on Nov. 10. The Eagles posted a 5-1 record at home this season and had won nine-straight home contests dating back to last season before the Miami game.
Before the contest with the Hurricanes, the Eagles defeated Notre Dame by a 21-17 score at Alumni Stadium on Oct. 27 and had a 45-7 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 20. The Eagles suffered a 34-20 loss at Virginia Tech on Oct. 13. BC won at Navy by a 38-21 count on Sept. 22, defeated Army by a 31-10 score on Sept. 29 at home and again at home over Temple by a 33-10 count on Oct. 6. BC defeated West Virginia by a 34-10 count in its season-opener on Sept. 1 and then lost at Stanford on Sept. 8 by a 38-22 score.
Junior tailback William Green (Atlantic City, N.J.) led the Eagles in rushing 1,559 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. He was the leading rusher in the BIG EAST Conference and was second in the NCAA national statistics as of Dec. 2.
Junior quarterback Brian St. Pierre (Danvers, Mass.) was 149-of-279 in the air for 2,016 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Senior wide receiver Dedrick Dewalt (Chicago, Ill.) was the leading receiver with 37 receptions for 539 yards and five touchdowns.
Junior linebacker Vinnie Ciurciu (Paramus, N.J.) was the leading tackler for the Eagles this season with 87 stops, including 41 solos. Junior strong safety Doug Bessette (Raynham, Mass.) and senior linebacker Scott Bradley (Hanover, Mass.) were tied for second with 85. Site (Capacity): Adelphia Coliseum, Nashville, Tenn. (68,498) Television: ESPN national broadcast (Mark Jones, play-by-play; Chris Spielman, analyst; Holly Rowe, sideline).
Radio: Boston College Football Radio Network (John Rooke, play- by- play; Peter Cronan, color) -- local coverage in Boston on WEEI- 850 AM and internet broadcast on www.bceagles.com; Boston College student radio station WZBC-90.3 FM also provides coverage.
2001 Boston College Schedule/Results * BIG EAST game
Date Opponent Time/Result
Sept. 1 *WEST VIRGINIA W, 34-10
Sept. 8 at Stanford L, 22-38
Sept. 22 at Navy W, 38-21
Sept. 29 ARMY W, 31-10
Oct. 6 *TEMPLE W, 33-10
Oct. 13 *at Virginia Tech (6/5) L, 20-34
Oct. 20 *PITTSBURGH W, 45-7
Oct. 27 NOTRE DAME W, 21-17
Nov. 10 *MIAMI (FLA.) (1/1) L, 7-18
Nov. 17 *at Rutgers W, 38-7
Nov. 24 *at Syracuse (18/17) L, 28-39