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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “BY THE NUMBERS”: BOSTON COLLEGE – NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL

No. 4 Notre Dame Hosts Boston College in Primetime at Fenway Park Saturday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Fighting Irish Take on Eagles in First Football Game at Fenway Park Since 1968

Stamford, Conn – Nov. 20, 2015 – No. 4 Notre Dame and Boston College will matchup this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the Fighting Irish host the Eagles in the 2015 Shamrock Series from historic Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. Serving as NBCSN’s first-ever Notre Dame Football telecast, coverage of Boston College – Notre Dame begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, NBCSN’s live pre-game show.

NBC Sports Group’s By The Numbers for Boston College – Notre Dame:

1Heisman Trophy winner in the Notre Dame Football on NBC broadcast booth on Saturday night (Doug Flutie – 1984).
2Number of trophies awarded to the winner of the matchup (Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl and Ireland Trophy).*
4Notre Dame has won the last four meetings.
6NBC’s on-air team covering the game, featuring Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Doug Flutie (analyst), and Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter). Liam McHugh (host), Hines Ward (analyst) and Jonathan Vilma (analyst) will manage pre-game, halftime, and postgame coverage.
6.1Miles between Fenway Park and Chelsea, Mass., where Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly was raised.
7Saturday night’s game will be the seventh edition of the Shamrock Series.
9Times Boston College has won the matchup.
11Boston College – Notre Dame games broadcast on NBC since NBC Sports became the exclusive home of Notre Dame Football home games in 1991.
13Times Notre Dame has won the matchup.
18Cameras NBC Sports will use on Saturday night to cover the game.
22Doug Flutie’s number at Boston College, which was retired in 1998.
23Saturday night’s game will be the 23rd all-time meeting between the two college football programs.
25Consecutive years NBC has been the television home of Notre Dame Football home games.
47Years since last football game was played at Fenway Park. (Cincinnati Bengals 14 – Boston Patriots 33, in 1968).
101Previous games Boston College has played at Fenway Park in the 123-year history of the program.
1985Year of throwback jerseys Boston College will be wearing on Saturday night to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the team’s 1985 Cotton Bowl victory and famous “Hail Mary” game in 1984.
2012Last time the two teams met. (Notre Dame 21 – Boston College 6)
37,600Number of seats in Fenway Park

*The Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl honors the shared history between the two programs. Leahy was a legendary coach who started his career at Boston College and later assumed head coaching duties at Notre Dame. The Ireland Trophy is presented to the winner by the opposing school’s student government. The trophy is the shape of Ireland and represents the rich Irish history that Boston College and Notre Dame share.