After a long wait, the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl between Boston College and Maryland is finally here.
Both teams finished with a 6-6 record, and will be looking to end the year over the .500 mark. Boston College became bowl eligible with a 17-14 win over Wake Forest in its final regular season game.
After starting the year with a 4-0 mark, Maryland lost six of its next seven games. The Terrapins also needed their final regular season contest to become bowl eligible, topping Rutgers by 18 points in College Park.
The Eagles own an 8-3 all-time record against Maryland, and have won the last three matchups.
Boston College vs. Maryland: Quick Lane Bowl game time, details
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff
Date: Monday, Dec. 26
Location: Ford Field, Detroit
Weather: The game is indoors, but outdoors, look for a high of 25 degrees with a 20% chance of rain showers
The line: Maryland is a 1.5-point favorite.
What TV channel is the Quick Lane Bowl between Boston College and Maryland on?
It will be televised nationally on ESPN.
How can I watch the Quick Lane Bowl between Boston College and Maryland online?
It can be watched online via WatchESPN.
How can I listen to the Quick Lane Bowl between Boston College and Maryland on the radio?
Who is calling the Quick Lane Bowl for ESPN?
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Alex Corddry
Boston College vs. Maryland keys to the Quick Lane Bowl
1. Putting a stop to streak
Boston College has won the last three matchups against Maryland, but the previous two contests have been extremely close. The Eagles pulled out 3-point wins in 2012 and 2013. The two teams played every year for nine straight seasons following Boston College’s move from the Big East to the ACC in 2005. Maryland left for the Big Ten in 2014.
2. Battle of strengths
Maryland had the third-best rushing offense in the Big Ten this season behind Ohio State and Michigan. Sophomore running back Ty Johnson led the Terrapins in rushing with 845 yards, and added 4 touchdowns on the year. Freshman Lorenzo Harrison added 633 yards and 5 scores. Boston College finished the year as the ACC’s second-best rushing defense, allowing opponents an average of 106.9 yards per game on the ground.
3. Boston College DE Harold Landry
Boston College defensive end Harold Landry earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2016. The junior collected 47 tackles, 15 sacks and 7 forced fumbles this season for the Eagles. On paper, Landry should be in for a big day as Maryland ranked last in the Big Ten in sacks allowed. The Terrapins gave up an average of 3.42 sacks a game this year.