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Nov 8, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish helmet on the sidelines against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Notre Dame 55-31. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame vs. Boston College – November 21

In one of the more underrated rivalries in college football, the game known as the “Holy War” will have a little extra special feel to it as Fenway Park will play host. For the first time since 2012, the two teams will meet in what should be a tremendous game.

Last time these two teams squared off , the Irish were in the midst of a perfect season, while the Eagles were trying to play the role of spoilers. Everett Golson ran for a touchdown and passed for two as the explosive Irish offense could not be contained by the Eagle defense. Brian Kelly’s club won by a 21-6 score in a game where the Eagles were simply outmatched.

Nate Freese’s 36 and 45-yard field goals were the only points the Eagles could muster, and Alex Amidon led both teams in receiving with six receptions for 84 yards.

Ever since their first game in 1975, the two programs have met every two or three years. This series is one of streaks. Notre Dame has won the last four meetings, while the Eagles won the previous six.

Anytime a rivalry game occurs, teams have it circled on their calendars. This one is no exception. Especially since this game has not been played in three years, this is the type of game where you want to make a statement and the most of your opportunity.

Depending on where the two programs are in the standings, this may have no bearing on playoff or bowl eligibility. However, bragging rights are what is at stake here and even if the season does not turn out the way fans of either side want it to, a victory in the Holy War would serve as a band-aid on the wounds.

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