Miami, Boston College To Play On Thanksgiving Friday Nationally Televised on ABC
May 5, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C.--Miami and Boston College have agreed to play their 2011 football game, scheduled for Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on the Friday afternoon after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.
The game will be nationally televised by ABC.
This year's game marks the first time Boston College and Miami have met on a Friday since the famed "Flutie Miracle" game of 1984. That day, Flutie, the Boston College Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Doug Flutie won the game with a last-play "Hail Mary" pass play which was caught by BC's Gerald Phelan in the end zone for a touchdown, giving the Eagles a 47-45 victory at the old Orange Bowl Stadium. The dramatic win by the Eagles is still their only victory over Miami in Miami.
The Hurricanes hold a 23-4 lead in the series which began in 1955, including a 15-1 mark in the old Orange Bowl Stadium. This year's game will mark the first meeting of the two teams in Sun Life Stadium.
While Miami has played its home games at Sun Life since 2008, Boston College does have one previous appearance in the stadium, defeating Virginia, 31-13, in the 1994 Carquest Bowl game.