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By Tyler Englander 9/7/2018

Boston College and Holy Cross take the field on Saturday at Alumni Stadium, the two teams will begin a new chapter in one of College Football’s oldest rivalries. The series dates back to 1896, with the Eagles leading the series 48-31-3. This weekend’s matchup will be the first time the two schools have met since 1986. The game will have a different feel as the Crusaders no longer play in the FCS, college football’s top division. Boston College is a heavy favorite, and BC Head Coach Steve Addazio will use the matchup as a chance to get ready for the rest of the season saying “The most improvement your team has to make is really within the first few weeks of your season.”

Boston College is coming off of a dominant 55-21 victory against UMASS at home last weekend. Sophomore Quarterback Anthony Brown looked good coming off of an ACL injury, playing only the first half and setting a career high in passing yards and touchdowns with  279 yards and 4 touchdowns respectively. Heisman hopeful AJ Dillon had a good day totaling 125 all purpose yards and a receiving touchdown.

Holy Cross is coming off of a disappointing 24-17 opening loss to Colgate. The Crusaders went 4-7 last year, but look to find their way under first year head coach Bob Chesney. The challenge for BC will be the Crusaders run game as they rely heavily on running backs Miles Alexander and Domenic Cozier. Quarterback Emmett Clifford struggled last week throwing for only 113 yards with a touchdown and a pick. If the Crusaders want to pull the upset they will need better play from their Junior Quarterback. Kickoff is set for 1PM at Alumni Stadium.