College football

Pinstripe Bowl preview: Boston College vs. Iowa

University of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, left, and Boston College head coach Steve Addazio pose for a picture during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. The Pinstripe Bowl, which will feature the University of Iowa versus Boston College, will be played in Yankee Stadium on Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Kirk Ferentz (left) and Iowa have never played against Steve Addazio and Boston College.

 Who: Boston College (7-5) vs. Iowa (7-5)

 When: Wednesday, 5:15 p.m.



 Of note: BC is 14-11 in bowl games . . . This is BC’s second appearance in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Eagles lost to Penn State in 2014 . . .BC has never faced Iowa in football . . . Freshman quarterback Anthony Brown tossed five touchdowns with one interception to lead the Eagles in wins over Central Michigan, Louisville, Virginia, and Florida State . . . . In his first year at free safety, BC junior Lukas Denis tied for the NCAA lead with seven interceptions. (He is tied with Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson) . . . Denis earned second-team All-ACC honors, along with offensive tackle Chris Lindstrom . . . Iowa is 14-15-1 in bowl games . . . The Hawkeyes stunned Ohio State, 55-24, when the Buckeyes were ranked fifth nationally in early November. Then Iowa dropped consecutive games to Wisconsin and Purdue . . . Offensive guard Sean Welsh earned first-team All-Big Ten honors. Iowa running back Akrum Wadley and tight end Noah Fant were named third-team All-Big Ten . . . Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz worked under Patriots coach Bill Belichick as the Cleveland Browns offensive line coach in 1993 and his son, James Ferentz, is an offensive guard on the Patriots’ practice squad.