|1986 Hall of Fame Bowl
|Inaugural Hall of Fame Bowl
|December 23, 1986
|Gil Marchman (Big Ten)
|United States TV coverage
|Howard David- Play by Play , Lee Corso and Bob Casciola- Color Commentators
The 1986 Hall of Fame Bowl was a college football bowl game featuring the Boston College Eagles and the Georgia Bulldogs. It was the inaugural edition of the Hall of Fame Bowl.
Georgia started the scoring on a 7-yard James Jackson run. Boston College got on the board after Lowe made a 23-yard field goal at 7–3. In the second quarter, quarterback Shawn Halloran threw a 4-yard touchdown strike to Peter Casparriello giving BC a 10–7 lead. Troy Stradford scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, and Lowe added a 37-yard field goal for Boston College to take a 20–7 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Georgia scored on a 28-yard field goal by Jacobs. With Boston College driving, Gary Moss returned an interception 81 yards for a touchdown, and Georgia was within 20–17. In the fourth quarter, James Jackson scored on a 5-yard touchdown run as Georgia took a 24–20 lead. Shawn Halloran's 5-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Martin with no time left gave Boston College a 27–24 win.