We are now halfway through the 2021 season, and Boston College sits at 4-2, and positioned to hopefully get to a bowl this year. The various prognosticators have begun to create their bowl projections, and here is where and what opponent they predict for the Eagles.
These are always just a guess, but it's always entertaining to see where other sites and publications have the Eagles going.
Pinstripe Bowl vs. Minnesota
The Eagles have played in two Pinstripe Bowls, losing to Penn State and Iowa. This matchup would be a unique one for the Eagles, as the two programs have never played each other before. It would also be a matchup of two highly thought of young coaches, PJ Fleck and Jeff Hafley.
Fenway Bowl vs. Tulsa
These are the bowl projections that are a bit more concerning. Fenway will be a bowl game that is going to grab BC often, but really the hope should be that happens on a down year. BC is looking for momentum, and playing a Tulsa team that is currently 3-4, in a bowl just down the street in a baseball stadium, probably isn't going to do much to rouse the fanbase.
Pinstripe Bowl vs. Purdue
A team that BC was supposed to play again in 2020, but was cancelled due to the pandemic. Purdue is red hot right now, after stunning #2 Iowa last weekend.
Fenway Bowl vs. Temple
They already played this year, this would probably never happen.
Fenway Bowl vs. UCF
The Knights are not the UCF team that has been tearing up college football the past few seasons. But could be a rematch and chance for redemption after the 30-3 horrific beat down BC took in 2011.