BOSTON -- Mathias Kiwanuka summed up what No. 19 Boston
College knows about Boise State in one simple sentence.
"I know their turf is blue," the all-ACC defensive end said on
Sunday when the Eagles found out they will travel to Boise to play
the Broncos in the MPC Computers Bowl on Dec. 28.
Indeed, Bronco Stadium is perhaps most famous for its blue
artificial playing surface, but it's also where Western Athletic
Conference champion Boise State (9-3, 7-1) has won 31 consecutive
games dating to Sept. 22, 2001. The Broncos are 45-1 at home since
"We know we're playing a great football team so we better be
ready," Boston coach Tom O'Brien said.
The Eagles (8-3, 5-3 ACC) have won five consecutive bowl games,
the longest streak in the nation.
"If we can make that six, that's awful special," Boston
athletic director Gene DeFilippo said.
Kiwanuka doesn't think the Eagles will be intimidated playing on
their opponents home field. After all, they beat North Carolina
37-24 in the Continental Tire Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. last season.
"We'll just treat it as a normal road game," Kiwanuka said.