Boston College Football Countdown: 62 Days to Go


62 days are left until the 2013 Boston College Eagles football season kicks off. If you’re reading this article at exactly noon, that’s 1,488 hours or 89,280 minutes.

Nah, sounds better in days.

Who Wears 62 Now

NCAA Football: Miami at Boston College

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Ian White, OG, senior

White has been one of the more consistent performers on Boston College’s offensive line over his years appearing on it. Last season he appeared in nine games as the starter at right guard, missing the last three. Overall in his three years so far, White has played in 34 games and looks to increase his total even more as he gets ready for his final season.

The New Hampshire native will most likely be back in his typical starting position as the 2013 season begins. In anticipation of it, Athlon Sports gave White preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors.

Notables Who Wore 62

Jack Belcher, C, 1979-82. 1982 team captain; drafted by Los Angeles Rams in 1983.
Mike Marinaro, DT, 1989-92. Tom Coughlin camp survivor.
Bill Stetz, G, 1964-66. Drafted by New Orleans in 1967.

Oof

At one point in Boston College’s bowl history, 62 points went on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, that’s how many Colorado scored in the 1999 Insight.com Bowl. That was the most points Boston College football has ever given up in a game. It was 45-7 at halftime, so yeah.

The Stormin’ Mormon

Remember Paul Peterson? Of course you do. His best season was in 2004, when he had a completion percentage of 62% (221-for-355).

A Good Year for Defense

The ’62 season was a very good one for the Boston College defense. They had the single game with the second-best total offense allowed (71 yards vs. Houston), fourth-best total offense allowed per game (236.8), a tie for the most interceptions in a season (26), the second-most turnovers generated by an Eagles team (45), and a single-game tie for the fewest first downs allowed (4 vs. Houston). That team allowed just 12.3 points per game.

A Good Year, Period

’62 was a very good season in general as the Eagles went 8-2. It was Jim Miller’s first season on the Heights.

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