Despite a possible record number of San Diego Eagles (50+) gathered at the Beer Company cheering them on, the Eagles lost to Penn State 31-30 in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 27.
Leading 21-7 as the third quarter was coming to an end, BC scored only three more points in regulation and allowed Penn State to score 17 to force overtime. The Eagles scored a touchdown in overtime, but missed the extra point. (This was BC’s 7th missed PAT of the season, an unusually high number. Freshman Mike Knoll had missed only one PAT previously this year, going 13 of 14 before the final miss.) Penn State then scored a touchdown and extra point to take the win.
BC finished 7-6 for the year, 4-4 in the ACC, records identical to the 2013 season.
Next game watch for Eagles fans is the 2015 Beanpot. Opening round is Monday, February 2, at 5 pm PT, against Northeastern. BC hockey was a below-average 9-7-1 as of the end of the calendar year, but will certainly want to extend their current streak of four Beanpot championships. Go for five, Eagles!
Because it’s what we do, here are highlights of the bowl game.