|Boston University Terriers football|
|Stadium|| Nickerson Field |
|NCAA division||Division I-AA|
|Conference||Atlantic 10 Conference|
|All-time record||323–390–34 (.455)|
|Bowl record||0–1 (.000)|
|Conference titles||5 (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1993)|
|Rivalries|| Boston College Eagles |
|Colors||Scarlet and white |
|Fight song||GO B.U.|
|Mascot||Rhett the Boston Terrier|
The Boston University Terriers football team was the American football team for Boston University located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school's first football team was fielded in 1884, and the program was discontinued in 1997. The Terriers football team compiled an all-time record of 323–390–34.The team competed in NCAA Division I-AA from its formation in 1978, as members of the Yankee Conference and later the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Boston University terminated the varsity football program on homecoming weekend in 1997, during a one-win season in the Atlantic 10. Players were allowed to keep their four-year scholarships or transfer without NCAA penalties. At the time of its termination the program ran at an annual loss of $2.91 million. Boston University has used the former football scholarships to comply with Title IX requirements. Boston University still fields a club football squad in the modern Yankee Conference.
Notable alumni include:
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1980||Yankee Conference||Rick Taylor||9–2||5-0|
|1982†||Yankee Conference||Rick Taylor||5–6||3-2|
|1983†||Yankee Conference||Rick Taylor||9–4||4-1|
|1984†||Yankee Conference||Rick Taylor||9–3||4-1|
|1993||Yankee Conference||Dan Allen||12–1||8-0|
|Total conference championships||5|
† denotes co-championship.
The Terriers appeared in the I-AA playoffs five times with a record of 2–5.
|1982||First Round||Colgate||L 7–21|
|1984||First Round||Richmond||L 33–35|
|W 27–21 2OT|
|1994||First Round||Eastern Kentucky||L 23–30|
The Terriers had a record of 0–1 in bowl games. Boston University appeared in one bowl game during their tenure. As a member of the College Division, they played against a member of the University Division in the Pasadena Bowl.
|December 6, 1969||Larry Naviaux||Pasadena Bowl||San Diego State||L 7–28|
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