Boston College (7-5) will face No. 13 Nevada (12-1) in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on Jan. 9, 2011 with a 9 p.m. [EST] kickoff. ESPN will televise the game.
BC has played in San Francisco in 2003, when it beat Colorado State, and 2009, a loss to USC.
“We're excited to bring Boston College back to San Francisco," bowl co-founder and Executive Director Gary Cavalli said in a prepared statement. “They're a first-class organization in every respect. BC’s outstanding defensive unit, coupled with Nevada’s record-setting offense, will make for a very interesting and strategic matchup. We're proud to feature one of the most explosive players in the country, Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and one of the top defensive players, BC linebacker Luke Kuechly.”
This will be BC's 12th straight bowl game and the first meeting between the Eagles and Wolf Pack. Boston College is 2-1 all-time against WAC opponents. Its most recent outing against a WAC squad was a 27-21 win against Boise State in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl, the last time any team defeated Boise State on its home turf.
Nevada won its last six games en route to a school-record 12-1 season, claiming a share of the WAC conference title for the first time since 2005.