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Bowl preview: Maryland @ Boston College

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm EST

On Monday afternoon, the Maryland Terrapins feces the Boston College Eagles in the Quick Lane Bowl. The game will be on ESPN at 2:30 pm EST.

Both teams come into th contest with 6-6 records. Maryland was 2-4 on the road, while Boston College was 3-2.

Boston College has won the past three meetings with Maryland. The Terrapins haven’t defeated the Eagles since a 24-21 win on Oct. 23, 2010.

“Our program is built on playing defense, running the football, scoring in the red zone, you know, don’t turn the ball over, time of possession,” Boston College head coach Steve Addazzio, whose in his fourth season. “I mean, these guys, they’re a high-flying, fast-tempo, you know, I’m just hoping they don’t score 9,000 points. That wouldn’t do good for old BC Eagles.”

In the past 10 meetings between these two teams, the Eagles have won eight times. Besides the 2010 win, Maryland also won 42-35 on Nov. 10, 2007.

Maryland won their last game over the woeful Rutgers Scarlet Knights. They haven’t lost since Nov. 19 when they were defeated 28-7 by the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

“The biggest thing when you’re coming in, trying to establish, the word ‘culture’ is used a lot,” Terrapins first-year head coach D.J. Durkin said. “There’s a lot that goes into that, but it was very important, I think just trying to establish it with our guys on how we do things, the type of mindset, how we practice, how we train, how we play. I’m very pleased with the amount of buy-in we had from our seniors and our team and this is a great reward for them.”

Boston College is on a two-game win streak. They haven’t lost a game since Nov. 11 when they were defeated 45-7 by the Florida State Seminoles.

Terrapins head coach D.J. Durkin and Boston College head coach Steve Addazzio are familiar with one another. The previously coached under Urban Meyer with the Florida Gators in 2010.

“Our families are friends,” Addazzio said. “Listen, D.J. Was one of my favorite guys to ever work with. He’s intense. He’s a heck of a football coach. I think the world of him.”

Perry Hill leads the Terrapins attack with 1,235 passing yards. He has 10 touchdown passes and three interceptions.

Ty Johnson has 845 rushing yards and four touchdowns. D.J. Moore has 597 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

Patrick Towles has 1,579 passing yards. He has 10 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Jon Hilliman has 463 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Jeff Smith has 391 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

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