Week 9 Boston College Bowl Projections: Detroit Rock City or the Bronx?


In the Week 9 Boston College bowl projections, could we be heading to Detroit, or 161st & River Avenue in the Bronx?

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After every loss the Eagles sustain this season, that we are expected to make a bowl at all seems like somewhat of a relief. With only two more wins required over the final five games of the year in order to become eligible, it is still likely.

What is not clear is where Boston College would land. Last week, the consensus seemed to point towards Detroit, but there is a bit more variety around this week.

Week 9 Boston College Bowl Projections: Syracuse Post-Standard

Patrick Stevens again has Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, which would take place the day after Christmas. Though he does not provide a potential opponent, he does cite Eagle recruiting in the region and the unlikeliness of back-to-back trips to Shreveport as his reason for putting Boston College here.

Week 9 Boston College Bowl Projections: CBS Sports

CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm once more puts the Eagles in the aforementioned Quick Lane Bowl, giving us the Ohio Bobcats out of the MAC as an opponent. Last week, it was Rutgers in the spot opposite the Eagles, but Ohio was slotted in as a replacement team.

Week 9 Boston College Bowl Projections: SB Nation

So far, it’s still looking a lot like last week, with Jason Kirk again giving the Eagles a spot in the Quick Lane Bowl against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers are at 3-4 (0-3) and a tricky road ahead, so they themselves will struggle to get there.

Week 9 Boston College Bowl Projections: ESPN ACC Blog

Finally, some dissent, as David Hale stuffs Boston College into the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 27; no opponent given. Geographically, this would be a great fit for the Eagles and an easy trip for the fans, if they can get over having to be in Yankee Stadium.

In a side note, in Phil Steele’s still outdated bowl projections from last week, he put Boston College in the Military Bowl in Annapolis on December 27 against Cincinnati.