Boston College: Top five most important games for Eagles in 2015

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Nov 23, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals linebacker George Durant (34) and Louisville Cardinals running back Senorise Perry (32) lead the team onto the field before the first quarter against the Memphis Tigers at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Louisville defeated Memphis 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville vs. Boston College-October 24

Beginning in 1986, the Louisville Cardinals-Boston College series has been a nail-biter to say the least. The Cardinal hold a 4-3 edge against the Eagles with the last contest between the two a win for the Redbirds, 30-19. Safety Gerod Holliman picked off three Eagle passes which contributed to three Cardinal scores. In addition, receiver DeVante Parker did his part as well catching eight passes for 144 yards and the combination of those things were enough to fend off the Eagles.

It will be interesting to see what kind of shape the Cardinals will be in heading into this game. The schedule is not easy for Bobby Petrino’s troop as they face Auburn to open up the season and then continue for a slate that includes games with Clemson and Florida State. Although Parker is gone, Brandon Radcliff will still be in the fold, and he played a big part in the Louisville offensive onslaught, rushing the ball 11 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns.

This is a big contest because the Eagles have not beaten the Cardinals since a 33-3 win in 1991. It is also at Papa John’s Stadium, not an easy place to play for any opponent. One of the big storylines here will be to see if BC can contain the Cardinals’ rushing attack. Combine that with the Eagles new-look offense, one that will be full of youth, and you have two very interesting storylines that should make for a tremendous backdrop as the Eagles look to steal a win in Kentucky.

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