Their 0-2 start now ancient history, the No. 24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish take aim at their eighth win of the season when they host the Boston College Eagles.
This marks the 21st meeting between these two schools, and Notre Dame holds a slight 11-9 edge in the all-time series. The Irish have beaten the Eagles in each of the last two seasons.
Boston College enters the game hoping to win consecutive games for the first time all season. The Eagles, although out of postseason contention, improved to 3-7 with last weekend's 14-10 win over NC State in what was a defensive slugfest. It marked a complete turnaround from their previous outing, a 38-7 home loss to Florida State, and the Eagles will now try to build on that momentum against a ranked opponent.
This will be the final home game of the year for the Fighting Irish, who have turned their season around by winning seven of eight games since that 0-2 start. They have won three in a row overall, including a 45-21 triumph over Maryland last weekend. A fourth straight win would serve as a nice springboard into next week's highly-anticipated matchup with eighth-ranked Stanford in the regular-season finale.
Game date, time: 4:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 19th
Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
TV channel: NBC
Spread: Notre Dame favored by 24.
Series history: Notre Dame leads, 11-9.
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