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Pinstripe Bowl Matchup

Pinstripe Bowl Matchup

December 03, 2017 11:04 PM

Boston College (7-5, ACC) vs. Iowa (7-5, Big Ten), Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. EST (ESPN).
    
LOCATION: New York
    
TOP PLAYERS
    
Boston College: RB AJ Dillon rushed for 1,432 yards, the second-highest total by any freshman in ACC history, and was named the conference rookie of the year. He twice topped the 200-yard rushing mark in a game this season, only the second freshman in ACC history to do so.
    
Iowa: RB Akrum Wadley rushed for 1,021 yards and nine TDs and caught 26 passes for 329 yards and three TDs.
    
NOTABLE
    
Boston College: The Eagles closed the season with five wins in their final six games.
    
Iowa: The Hawkeyes' signature victory this season was 55-24 over Ohio State, which beat Wisconsin for the Big Ten title. Iowa also lost to Penn State on a last-second touchdown.
    
LAST TIME
    
This is the first meeting between the schools.
    
BOWL HISTORY
    
Boston College: It's the 26th bowl appearance in school history for BC and the 16th bowl in the last 19 years for the Eagles. It will be BC's second appearance in the Pinstripe Bowl. They lost 31-30 in overtime to Penn State in 2014.
    
Iowa: The Hawkeyes have played in a bowl game in all but two seasons since 2001.
    
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