Navy to face Boston College in bowl

CHARLOTTE- The Boston College Eagles, ranked #23 in both the AP and USA Today polls, have accepted a bid to play in the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl, it was announced today by bowl officials. The Eagles (9-3) will face the United States Naval Academy (9-3).

The 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl will take place on Saturday, December 30, at 1:00 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN. The game is played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

"We are excited to invite a strong program such as Boston College to the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl," said executive director Will Webb. "With BC facing Navy on the field, we anticipate an extremely competitive game. And that enthusiasm should carry over to the streets of Charlotte during the Uptown Street Festival and Pep Rally. Once again, the Meineke Car Care Bowl will be an excellent opportunity for fans to experience an exciting and competitive college bowl game."

Boston College finished the season 9-3 overall and 5-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They defeated bowl-bound Virginia Tech, Clemson, Maryland and Florida State in the ACC. The Eagles, led by First-Team All-ACC Quarterback Matt Ryan, rank #1 in the ACC in passing offense and #2 in total offense. BC Head Coach Tom O'Brien is a 1971 Naval Academy graduate.

Tickets for the game can be purchased on-line at www.navysports.com, by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the Ricketts Hall Box Office.


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