College Football Picks: Notre Dame tries to avoid BC letdown


Notre Dame wide receiver Javon McKinley (88) reacts after a catch during the third quarter against Clemson in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind.


Maybe the most famous field goal in Boston College history is getting talked about a lot this week.

David Gordon’s career-long 41-yarder as time expired on Nov. 20, 1993, gave Boston College a stunning victory against then-No. 1 Notre Dame, the week after the Fighting Irish knocked off top-ranked Florida State at home.

Now, a little less than a week short of exactly 27 years later, No. 2 Notre Dame faces BC a week after knocking off No. 1 Clemson. Odd coincidence or ominous sign of things to come?

Across major college football this weekend the theme was ranked teams hitting the road as sizable favorites — then over the course of about 24 hours the

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