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Boston College, Cincinnati meet in Birmingham Bowl

December 8, 2019 GMT
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Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) passes against Memphis during the first half of an NCAA college football game for the American Athletic Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) passes against Memphis during the first half of an NCAA college football game for the American Athletic Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 23 Cincinnati (10-3, American Athletic Conference) vs Boston College (8-4, Atlantic Coast), Jan. 2, 3 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Birmingham, Ala.

TOP PLAYERS

Cincinnati: QB Desmond Ridder, 2,069 passing yards, 17 TDs, 545 rushing yards, 2 TDs.

Boston College: : RB AJ Dillon, 1,685 yards, 14 TDs.

NOTABLE

Cincinnati: All three losses have come to teams playing in the College Football Playoff or New Year’s Six with one loss at Ohio State and losses in back-to-back games at Memphis. American Athletic Conference East Division winner.

Boston College: Led by interim head coach/WRs coach Rich Gunnell. Dillon is third nationally in rushing yards and has a BC-record 4,382 career yards.

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LAST TIME

Cincinnati 24, Boston College 6. (Sept. 27, 1997)

BOWL HISTORY

Cincinnati: Second appearance in a Birmingham Bowl, 9-9 in bowl games.

Boston College: First appearance in Birmingham Bowl, sixth bowl in seven seasons.

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