1986 Hall of Fame Bowl
Inaugural Hall of Fame Bowl
1234 Total
Boston College 31707 27
Georgia 70107 24
DateDecember 23, 1986
StadiumTampa Stadium
LocationTampa, Florida
RefereeGil Marchman (Big Ten)
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersHoward David- Play by Play , Lee Corso and Bob Casciola- Color Commentators
Hall of Fame Bowl

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.[1]


  1. ^ "Halloran flings BC by Georgia". Fort Lauderdale News. December 24, 1986. Retrieved November 11, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.