Boston College Football Countdown: 65 Days to Go

That number on the header image keeps shrinking each day, and now we’re left with 65 days remaining until the start of the 2013 Boston College Eagles football season.

Who Wears 65 Now

Jaryd Rudolph, DL, senior

The shame for this young man is that he’s perhaps more known in Boston College fan circles for off-the-field actions, but what’s done is done and he remains a part of Eagles football for his final season.

Rudolph has played in 17 games for BC, registering a career-best 16 tackles during his junior season of 2012. During that year, he started five games and appeared in two others.

Notables Who Wore 65

NFL: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

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Matt Tennant, C, 2007-09. 2009 team captain; drafted by New Orleans Saints in 2010.
Steve Trapilo, OL, 1982-86. 1986 team captain; 5-year NFL Saint who passed away in 2004.
Mike Cook, OL, 1997-2000. Appeared in several dozen games in the early TOB era.
Gerry Raymond, OG, 1978-81. Went on to the NFL and USFL.

On the Turf

In ’65, the Eagles set a record for most fumbles recovered in a single game which still stands to this day. Boston College gained seven of them in a game against VMI. The Eagles won, 41-12. Poor Keydets.

Down Behind the Line

Mathias Kiwanuka holds the Boston College record for career tackles for a loss with 65(.5). Had Luke Kuechly taken a fourth year, those numbers may have been challenged, but Kiwanuka’s record will stand for at least a few more years.

A Losing Number

Last season, the Eagles ran 65 plays on offense in their losses to Northwestern and Florida State. Notre Dame also ran 65 against the Eagles in their win at Alumni Stadium. Northwestern ended up running 100 and Florida State sure didn’t need that many.

Random Fact

The 1929 Eagles allowed just 65 points in their ten-game season. Don’t pull out a calculator: that’s 6.5 points per game, though the game was very, very different back then.

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