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

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Dec 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles helmet at press conference at the L.A. Hotel Downtown in advance of the 2015 Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State at Boston College- September 18

“To be the best, you have to beat the best.” That is a motto that the Eagles will have to live by when they face a strong Florida State team. Although they will be without out of their key impact players from last year in Jameis Winston, the Seminoles are still a dangerous football team. In last year’s contest held on November 22, the Eagles almost pulled off the upset as Jameis and Co. won a 20-17 nail-biter.

The Seminoles hold an 8-4 series edge with the last win for the Eagles occurring on October 3, 2009 in front of the College Gameday crew as linebacker Mark Herzlich announced to the world he was cancer-free. That news and the play of then-Boston College quarterback Dave Shinske propelled the Eagles to a narrow 28-21 win.

With the Eagles coming so close to a victory last year and FSU being one of the top teams in the conference, this would be a huge win for the Eagles. So many times they have played in games like this, key games that could push them over the edge and put the rest of the college football world on notice, and they have fallen short. This could be a chance for the Eagles to make a statement to the rest of the ACC that they are an up-and coming team and that they can compete with the elites in the conference.

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