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Broncos will attempt to win second straight bowl game vs. the Eagles

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston College Eagles face the No. 25 Boise State Broncos in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The game will kick off at on Wednesday, December 26th at 1:30 pm EST on ESPN.

The Eagles come have a 7-5 record. They; however, are just 2-3 on the road.

The Broncos are 10-3. Five of their ten wins have come on the road, as they are 5-1 away from home.

Boise State Broncos running back Alexander Mattison rushing the ball against the Colorado State Rams
Alexander Mattison rushing the ball against the Colorado State Rams (Getty Images)

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Broncos have a 59% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives Boise State a 65% chance to win this game.

There is only one all-time meeting between these two teams. The Eagles defeated the Broncos, 27-21, in the MPC Computers Bowl in Boise, Idaho on December 28th, 2005.

The Eagles are 14-12 all-time in Bowl games. They lost their last Bowl game, as they were defeated 27-20 by the Iowa Hawkeyes in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

Their last Bowl win came in the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26th, 2016. They defeated the Maryland Terrapins, 36-30, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

This is their second Bowl game at the Cotton Bowl. They played in the 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic as they lost 6-3 to the Clemson Tigers on January 1st, 1940.

Boise State is 12-6 all-time in Bowl games. They won their last Bowl game, as they won 28-28 over the Oregon Ducks in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 17th, 2017 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada.

This is the Broncos second Bowl game in the State of Texas. They also participated in the inaugural PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl when they won 34-31 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

Their last Bowl loss came in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl when they lost 31-12 to the Baylor Bears on December 27th, 2016 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

Boston College has lost their last three games. They have not won a game since November 3rd against the Virginia Tech Hokies, 31-21, at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Boise State lost its last game for the Mountain West Championship game on December 1st. They were defeated by then-No. 25 Fresno State Bulldogs, 19-16 in overtime.

Their last win was on November 24th. They defeated then-No. 14 Utah State Aggies, 33-24, in Boise, Idaho.

The Eagles are averaging 32 points per game. Their offense is averaging 404.3 total yards per game.

Their defense is allowing 25.7 points per game. In addition, their defense is allowing 396.2 total yards per contest.

Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown has gone 158 of 285 for 2,121 yards. He also has 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

AJ Dillon leads the Eagles backs with 227 carries for 1,108 yards and 10 touchdowns. Kobay White leads the Eagles receivers with 33 receptions for 526 yards and three touchdowns.

The Broncos are averaging 35.4 points per game. Their offense is averaging 459.5 total yards per game.

Their defense is allowing 22.1 points per game. Plus, they are allowing 355.9 total yards per contest.

Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien has gone 301 of 447 for 3,705 yards. He also has 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Alexander Mattison leads the Broncos backs with 302 carries for 1,415 yards and 17 touchdowns. Sean Modster leads the Broncos receivers with 68 receptions for 978 yards and eight touchdowns.



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