Boston College: Grosel, Eagles have a memorable day with 34-27 win over Louisville

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November 29, 2020

WINSLOW TOWNSON/USA TODAY SPORTS CHESTNUT HILL — All season long, Boston College head coachJeff Hafley has said he loves this 2020 team because of its selflessness and willingness to put the team first. On Saturday morning, the Eagles got word their latest round of Covid tests – now up to 8,000 since June – were once again negative. Hours later in the final home game of 2020, backup quarterback Dennis…

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Boston College Preview: Louisville Cardinals (3-6) at Boston College Eagles (5-4)

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November 28, 2020

Line: Eagles by -1 Opening Kickoff: The Eagles return to action for the first since November 14th when they lost 45-31 to Notre Dame. This game was originally moved to December 12th because of COVID concerns but it was moved back to today after it was determined it was safe for both programs to play. Today is the 13th meeting between the two schools. Louisville leads the all-time series 7-5….

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UMass: Minutemen finish the season with a 45-0 loss to Liberty

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November 27, 2020

LYNCHBURG, VA: The UMass Minutemen wrapped up an abridged 2020 season 0-4 after losing to Liberty 45-0. UMass started Redshirt Freshmen Garrett Dzuro. Dzuro got off to a decent start but struggled after the first quarter. Dzuro completed 9 of 22 passes for 172 yards and 1 interception. The Minutemen tried to establish the running game early on but it was struggle as Liberty dominated the line of scrimmage. UMass…

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UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (0-3) at Liberty Flames (8-1)

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November 27, 2020

Line: Flames by 37.5 Opening Kickoff: The Minutemen wrap up their season today when they travel to Lynchburg, Virginia to take on the high flying Liberty Flames. The Minutemen are massive underdogs despite showing improvement last Friday night in a 24-2 loss to FAU. This is the third meeting between the Minutemen and the Flames. UMass beat Liberty 62-59 in a wild game in 2018 but the Flames returned the…

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Boston College: A strange yet happy Thanksgiving at the Heights

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November 25, 2020

They’re back! Well, sort of. After a bye week and then an extended bye week that eventually turned into a game week thanks to the ACC, the Eagles were back on the field this week getting ready for Louisville on Saturday. We’re going to do things a bit different this week. Instead of giving you our standard “everything you need to know heading into (name opponent here) week,” we’re going…

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UMass: Defense plays well, offense struggles in frustrating loss to FAU

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November 21, 2020

Image courtesy of Ralph Notaro BOCA RATON, FLA: The UMass defense played its best game in the Walt Bell era but a lack of offense proved to be the difference in a 24-2 loss last night to Florida Atlantic. Bell praised the defense for their effort. “Our best defensive effort since we’ve been here, That’s damn good team defense.” It truly was good team defense. The Minutemen hurried and harassed…

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UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (0-2) at Florida Atlantic (4-1)

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November 20, 2020

Line: Florida Atlantic -33.5 Opening kickoff: The Minutemen travel to Boca Raton, Florida tonight to take Florida Atlantic. The game was put together three weeks ago after FAU was dealing with COVID 19 issues and had to rearrange their schedule. The Owls are coached by former Western Kentucky, South Florida and Florida State coach Willie Taggert. Taggert and Minutemen head coach Walt Bell coached together at Florida State where Bell…

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Boston College: Taking a step back during the bye week(s)

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November 20, 2020

Photo courtesy of the ACC.  Five straight months. That’s how long it’s been since the Boston College football program had a legitimate break. Coaches and players came back to begin quarantine in late June. Since then, the Eagles have had a few days off here and there, but it’s pretty much been five straight months of grinding. Aside from that, the Eagles have stunningly had over 7,000 negative Covid tests…

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UMass: Primetime game an opportunity for the Minutemen to expand the brand

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November 20, 2020

UMass will travel to Florida Atlantic tonight to take on a talented Owls team led by first year coach Willie Taggert. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 8 pm. It is not often that the Minutemen get to play a primetime game that is nationally televised. They did last season at Rutgers in the opener but it doesn’t happen often. The game is a good opportunity…

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Boston College: Eagles drop 26th edition of the Holy War

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November 15, 2020

Image courtesy of the ACC CHESTNUT HILL — The red bandanna game. The Holy War. The second-ranked team in the country visiting Alumni Stadium on a perfect fall afternoon. The storylines were all set up for Boston College to have a magical day against rival Notre Dame on Saturday. Unfortunately, turnovers, an inability to stop the Notre Dame offense and missed red zone opportunities were all huge factors in a…

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