Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 • 3:30 p.m.Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, Mass.
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Clemson has a 12-9-2 lead in the series with Boston College that dates to the 1940 Cotton Bowl. Clemson has won each of the last three games, 36-14 at Clemson in 2011, 45-31 at Boston College in 2012 and 24-14 at Clemson in 2013. Boston College’s last win was in 2010 in Chestnut Hill by a 16-10 score.
For the seventh time, Clemson and Boston College are playing for a trophy. The Boston College Gridiron Club began sponsoring the O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy in 2008. Clemson has won five of the six years the trophy has been awarded. The trophy features a leather helmet replica of those used by Charlie O’Rourke (Boston College) and Banks McFadden (Clemson) when they competed against each other in the 1940 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. In addition to the trophy presentation, the Boston College Gridiron Club presents a replica leather helmet to the MVP of the winning school. The helmet reflects the colors of the winning team.
Head Coach Dabo Swinney’s first win as a head coach took place at Boston College in 2008, a 27-21 victory.
Vic Beasley has a sack in eight straight games dating to 2013. The Tiger record for consecutive games involved in a sack is nine, set by Da’Quan Bowers in 2010.
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