Boston College hasn’t been a traditional football power, but has had its moments over the years. Who could forget Doug Flutie’s famous 1984 Hail Mary pass dubbed the “Miracle in Miami?”
This page covers all you need to know about Boston College football betting in the state, including limitations.
Boston College football odds
Online sports betting in Massachusetts is legal and launched earlier this year. Unfortunately for those hoping to back the Eagles, the state prohibits betting on in-state teams like Boston College unless in the College Football Playoff.
College football betting at Massachusetts sportsbooks
While betting on Boston College games is not permitted in Massachusetts, football fans in the commonwealth can still get their fix of college football betting on a variety of MA sportsbooks.
MA mobile betting apps launched on March 10. Downloading online sportsbooks to your mobile device is a quick and easy process that only takes a couple of minutes. To make things even better, many platforms offer new users great Massachusetts promo offers.
Seven sports betting apps have launched in the Bay State. They are: DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, WynnBET, Barstool Sportsbook, and Betr. Another sportsbook, Fanatics, has also launched its beta product in Massachusetts.
All of these platforms offer a variety of wagers on college football games.
How to sign up at an online sportsbook in MA
Setting up your account is easy and can be done in minutes. Here is how to get set up:
- Download a sportsbook app (via any major app store or by clicking one of the links in this article).
- Create an account by entering your personal information (name, age, address, etc.)
- When prompted, enter a promo code for any MA sportsbook promos and new-user bonuses.
- Make your first deposit.
- Navigate the sportsbook menu to view the list of bets and begin creating bet slips.
What conference does Boston College play in?
Boston College plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference, more commonly known as the ACC. The Eagles play in the ACC’s Atlantic Division, which includes several powerhouse programs, such as Clemson, Wake Forest and Florida State.
In addition to playing teams in the Atlantic, BC will also play a few teams in the ACC Coastal, such as Duke, Pittsburgh, or Virginia Tech.
Which bowl game does Boston College play in?
The college football postseason is determined by a selection committee that ranks teams on their performance and the difficulty of their schedule.
The College Football Playoff consists of the top four teams in the country squaring off in two separate semifinals for the right to compete in the championship game. Teams outside the top four can still qualify for postseason play by being eligible to compete in a bowl game.
The ACC champion typically plays in the Orange Bowl, but depending on the season can be invited to another one of the New Year’s Six bowls. The new Fenway Bowl, played at Fenway Park in Boston, is also open to ACC teams. Check the latest Fenway Bowl odds here; see below for other bowl games BC football has been invited to play in.
Boston College’s record in bowl games
Boston College has appeared in a total of 27 bowl games. The Eagles have posted a record of 14-13 in bowl games.
From 2000-2007, Boston College won an impressive eight bowl games in a row.
Boston College’s last bowl win came in 2016 at the Quick Lane Bowl where the Eagles took down the Maryland Terrapins.
The 2021 Military Bowl between Boston College and East Carolina was cancelled. The last bowl game that Boston College played in was a 38-6 loss in the Birmingham Bowl in January 2020.
How many national titles does BC have?
According to the NCAA AP Poll, Boston College has never won the national title. However, BC lists its 1940 team as a national champion. The team went 11-0 and beat previously undefeated Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl.
Where is Boston College’s football stadium?
- Name: Alumni Stadium
- Address: 2604 Beacon St.
- Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
- Owner: Boston College
- Operator: Boston College
- Capacity: 44,500
- Groundbreaking: April 15, 1957
- Opening date: September 21, 1957
- Construction cost: $350,000
- Other events hosted: Boston Patriots (AFL), music concerts
How to watch BC football games
Boston College students can listen to and watch every BC game online via BCEagles.TV. Other streaming options include the ACC Network and ESPN+.
Jon Meterparel is the radio play-by-play voice of the Eagles with Peter Cronan on the collar commentary.
Boston College grads in NFL
Boston College has an extensive list of successful NFL players. Some notable names include:
- Matt Ryan QB (Falcons, Colts)
- Luke Kuechly LB (retired)
- AJ Dillon RB (Packers)
- Zach Allen DE (Cardinals)
- Harold Landry OB (Titans)
- Will Harris SS (Lions)
- Matt Milano OB (Bills)
All-time Boston College football leaders
- Passing Yards: Doug Flutie (10,579)
- Passing Touchdowns: Glenn Foley (72)
- Rushing Yards: AJ Dillon (4,382)
- Rushing Touchdowns: AJ Dillon (38)
- Receiving Yards: Alex Amidon (2,800)
- Receiving Touchdowns: Kelvin Martin (28)
- Interceptions: Tony Thurman (25)
- Tackles: Luke Kuechly (532)
- Sacks: Mathias Kiwanuka (37.5)
- Field Goals: Nate Freese (70)
BC football traditions
Traditions include a pre-game campus performance by the Screaming Eagles marching band. A march through campus culminates with a concert at Commander Shea Field, where fans typically gather for tailgating.
In addition, the Eagle Walk takes place about two hours before each home game. The Eagle Walk begins following team Mass on Middle Campus as the team walks down the stairs outside the Commonwealth Avenue parking garage. They will then walk through the Robsham Parking Lot and enter Alumni Stadium at Gate E.
Fans are encouraged to greet the players and coaches as they make their journey through campus.