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The University of Cincinnati's football team hold a 28-0 lead over Marshall University at the half at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia on Sept. 28, 2019.

The No. 21 University of Cincinnati football team will play the Boston College Eagles in the Birmingham Bowl Thursday Jan. 2, 2020.

The game takes place at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Kick-off is 3 p.m. EST and ESPN will televise.

UC (10-3) last played Boston College (6-6) in 1997 — a 24-6 win for the Bearcats.

The Bearcats previously played in the Birmingham Bowl (then called the PapaJohns.com Bowl) in 2007. 

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Huffmon is a fourth-year communications student from Tiffin, Ohio. He often covers UC athletics. He interned at the Kentucky Speedway in the summer of 2019 and has written for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Cincinnati Enquirer.