Boston College Football Countdown: 11 Days to Go

Boston College football’s 2013 season begins in just 11 days. Eleven. Once. Onze. Undecim.

Who Wears 11 Now

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Boston College

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Chase Rettig, QB, senior

If you’re new to Boston College football, this is our starting quarterback. If you’re not new to Boston College football, you know exactly what Rettig means to the program and how much is expected from him during his senior year. Last season, he took a step forward before fizzling out towards the end of the year. Now, he will look to make gains again and sustain them throughout the entire season, but a complicating factor is that he’s had to learn another new offense. Such has been a recurring theme throughout his entire time at BC.

Rettig is a capable player, and we’ll need his best season if the Eagles are to improve.

Notables Who Wore 11

Dedrick Dewalt, WR, 1998-2001. Caught the longest pass in BC history.
Anthony DiCosmo, WR, 1996-98. Now a VP at Nickelodeon.
Clarence Megwa, WR, 2006-09. Played in 46 games.

Bowling For The First Time

When the Eagles entered the 1940 Cotton Bowl, they were ranked #11 in the nation.

Bowling For The Second Time

Following their win in the 1941 Sugar Bowl, the Eagles were a perfect 11-0 and co-national champions.

Frozen Bowling

As BC played in the 1983 Liberty Bowl, the air temperature at gametime was 11 Fahrenheit.

History On Ice

Matty Ice/Matt Ryan took the 2007 Eagles to 11 wins; only his team and the 1940-41 Eagles were able to accomplish that feat.

Pulling Rank

That 2007 season, Boston College finished ranked #11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.


In 2011, Luke Kuechly collected trophies as quickly as he did tackles. He won the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the Butkus Award, the Lombardi Award, and the Nagurski Trophy.

Sack Happy

Mathias Kiwanuka had two 11 (and a half) sack seasons at Boston College (2003 & 2004), while Chris Hovan (1999) and Mike Mamula (1993) each had 11-sack seasons as Eagles.

You Thought 2011 Was Bad?

Try 1911: That team scored EIGHT FREAKING POINTS in seven games. Not surprisingly, they went 0-7.

Need Velcro

Boston College lost 11 fumbles last season, which was actually middle of the road, not terrible, in FBS.

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