GameDay Central: #16 Notre Dame vs. Boston College
No. 16 Notre Dame (8-2) gets another chance to improve its New Year's Six Bowl resume when it hosts Boston College this afternoon.
The Eagles have a potent offense, but its defense is one of the worst in the nation.
Here is everything you need to prepare for the game:
Time: 2:30 PM (Eastern)
TV: NBC (Mike Tirico, play-by-play; Doug Flutie - analysis; Kathryn Tappen - sideline)
Radio: Notre Dame Radio Network / SiriusXM (Channel 129)
Nicknamed the "Holy War," this game will be played for the 25th time. Notre Dame has a 15-9 all-time series lead. The first meeting was on Sept. 15, 1975, a game won by Notre Dame (17-3).
The Irish won the first four games, with Boston College's first win coming over the No. 1 ranked Notre Dame squad late in 1993 (41-39). After a Boston College win in 1994, Notre Dame rolled off four straight wins. The teams traded wins in 1999 and 2000 before Boston College went on a six-game win streak from 2001-04 and then 2007-08.
Notre Dame currently has a six-game winning streak, with the last contest being a 49-20 Irish victory on Sept. 16, 2017.
Steve Addazio is finishing up his seventh season at Boston College. He's won seven games in all but one season, going 3-9 in 2015.
The former Notre Dame assistant coach (1999-2001) has a 43-43 all-time record with the Eagles and a 56-54 overall record, which includes two seasons at Temple.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is in his 10th season in South Bend. He’s gone 89-36 with the Irish and holds a 260-93-2 overall record in 29 seasons.