Friday, September 09, 2016

Friday before the Boston College game--September 9th, 2016

Matty Vautour has a podcast about the Boston College game with guest Jon Meterparel.

Matty says a win by the Minutemen would go a long way.

Ryan Bamford is hoping for 30,000 in attendance.

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Dan Malone says UMass needs a win to make it a real rivalry.

Ross Comis hopes to improve in his second game as a starter.

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Howard Herman of Berkshire Eagle reports UMass and BC are ready to play the game.

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For Fred Semerlas BC's 1978 loss to UMass still matters. The UMass-BC-UConn rivalry is still there and it still matters. No one remembers the result of the Boston College-North Carolina game two years ago. The three teams should play each other regularly. It'll help build interest in the three schools and help attendance. UMass needs to get competitive to make this work. I hope that starts tomorrow.

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Athlon Sports previews tomorrow's game and predicts Eagles 14 Minutemen 10.

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Eagle in Atlanta previews the game and predicts BC 20 UMass 10. More bulletin board material:

"Our OL and DL is such a huge advantage that it almost doesn't even matter what the skill players do."

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BC Interruption interviews UMass beat writer Matty Vautour.

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NESN reports BC is a 17-point favorite over UMass.

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SB Nation says take UMass and give the points.

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Cougar Blue power ranks BYU's opponents.

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Athlon Sports previews Maryland-FIU.

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UMass fans should be home in time to view Mississippi State-South Carolina at 7:00 PM on ESPN2. The Bulldogs have lost seven straight to South Carolina and need a win after being upset by South Alabama last week.

Tulane meets FCS Southern University Saturday.

Old Dominion plays Appalachian State, who nearly took down Tennessee last week.

Louisiana Tech plays FCS South Carolina State.

Wagner plays NAIA Concordia.

Neal Brown and Troy University are up against a different class of opposition as they get Clemson away.

BYU faces Utah in the Battle of the Bee Hive State.

Boston College's trip to Ireland is nothing compared to the 19,000 miles Hawaii flew in the Warriors first two games. Hawaii plays UT Martin at home this week.

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ESPN says a veteran approach has Tajae Sharpe poised for success.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Tom Brady appearance tomorrow at Gillette is awesome! Goodell can't punish him from being in Foxboro for this game,it seems like he may be subtly taunting him. Great.

UMass73 said...


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Anonymous said...

^ I wish I could see this picture.

TopUMassFan said...

The time is now for a "signature" win...if not now, when? UMass football needs wins to build on...coming close or "hanging" for three quarters isn't enough. Win are what matters!

Go UMass! Time to feast on baked, stuffed Eagle!

vetteson said...

QB Comis must be more decisive, get rid of the ball sooner. I'm certain we can play with BC, Go Umass.

Anonymous said...

Need crowd to be involved, most UMass fans sit on their hands. I hope this game gets 30k...but I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Memo to UMass do not put BC students in end zone like last game, they should be up in rows 33+ on sideline.tx