Maryland, Boston College in Quick Lane Bowl with 6-6 marks

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Maryland (6-6, Big Ten) vs. Boston College (6-6, ACC), 2:30 p.m., ESPN.

Line: Maryland by 2+.

Series Record: Boston College leads 8-3.


A winning record. The team that comes out on top will be over .500, a fact the victors can point to with pride to cap a turnaround. Both teams were 3-9 last season.


In a game featuring two stingy defenses and low-scoring offenses, ranking 92nd or lower in scoring, special teams may prove to be pivotal. Maryland's Adam Greene made just 8 of 13 field goals and missed an extra point this season. Mike Knoll made 11 of 12 field goals for Boston College and missed an extra point. Teldrick Morgan returned a punt 83 yards for a score in the Terrapins' win over Rutgers.


Maryland: QB Perry Hills. The senior completed a Big Ten-best 66 percent of his passes and ranked second in pass efficiency. He threw 10 touchdown passes and just three interceptions, a year after getting picked off 13 times and throwing for eight scores.

Boston College: DE Harold Landry. The junior is the only player in the Quick Lane Bowl on The Associated Press All-America team, earning second-team honors. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Landry and Florida State's DeMarcus Walker led the nation with 15 sacks.


Both teams won their last game to become bowl eligible. ... Boston College's Steve Addazio joins Jack Bicknell as the only coaches in school history to lead the team to a bowl game in three of their first four seasons. ... The Eagles beat Maryland 29-26 in 2013, their third straight win in the series. ... Boston College finished tied for last with Syracuse in the ACC's Atlantic Division, with 2-6 conference records. ... Maryland was fifth in the Big Ten's seven-team East Division, with a 3-6 conference mark.


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