Boston College Will Play Their Bowl Game At Fenway Park
There will be college football played inside the home of the Red Sox later this month, and our local team will be there. Boston College will take on Southern Methodist University at the 2nd annual Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park.
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The game will take place on Thursday, December 28 at 11 a.m. ET. This bowl game will be televised nationally on ESPN and simulcast on ESPN+. The BC Eagles finished their 2023 season at a .500 record at 6-6. The SMU Mustangs however, had a strong season. They finished with a 11-2 overall record. This included being 9-0 in their conference.
“Wasabi is thrilled to welcome the Boston College Eagles and the SMU Mustangs to historic Fenway Park for the 2023 Wasabi Fenway Bowl,” said Michael Welts, Chief Marketing Officer, Wasabi Technologies in a press release. “The local flavor of this year’s match up will undoubtedly foster even more excitement for the game and elevate its status as a premier sporting tradition in Boston.”
This year, the BC football team has 19 local Massachusetts players on the roster. Specifically, two players on the team are having a true homecoming, and getting the opportunity to play a bowl game in both a historic stadium and their own backyard. Senior defensive back Khari Johnson (#3) is from Boston, but went to high school Suffield Academy. Then, junior wide receiver Jacob Kraft is from Chestnut Hill and went to Dexter Southfield School in Brookline.
Last season in the inaugural edition of the Fenway Bowl, we saw the Louisville Cardinals defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats by a score of 24-7. Though the game did not feature any hometown schools take the field it did feature a New England Patriots legend. Former receiver Deion Branch was the interim head coach for Louisville, and lead the team to a commanding victory in his return to the Boston area.
“We’re excited to be staying close to home for our students and fans to get one more chance to see us play,” said Jeff Hafley, Head Coach, Boston College Football about having the opportunity to play at Fenway Park.