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2014 Boston College Football: Massachusetts Game Thread (3:00 PM, ESPN3)

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Boston College travels to Foxborough, Mass., to face the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast by ESPN3.

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Boston College Eagles (0-0, 0-0 ACC) vs. Massachusetts Minutemen (0-0, 0-0 MAC)

What: 2014 Boston College football season opener
Time: 3:00 PM
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2014
Place: Foxborough, Mass.
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Capacity: 68,756 lol

TV: ESPN3
Announcers: Bob Picozzi (play-by-play), Matt Chatham (analyst)
Radio:BC IMG Sports Radio Network, 93.7 FM
Sirius: Ch. 136
Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronan (analyst), Scott Mutryn (sidelines)
Official BC Football Twitter News Feed: @BCFootballNews
Hashtags: #BCFootball #WeareBC #BCvsUMass

Spread: Boston College -17

Opponents Sites: Hustle Belt

Excitement: Football / 10

Series: Boston College leads the all-time series 19-5-0.
First Meeting: Boston College 18, Massachusetts 0 (October 28, 1899)
Last Meeting: Boston College 45, Massachusetts 17 (September 24, 2011)

First meeting between the two teams in Foxborough.

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 45, Massachusetts 17 (September 24, 2011)
W - Boston College 24, Massachusetts 14 (September 29, 2007)
W - Boston College 29, Massachusetts 7 (October 2, 2004)
W - Boston College 34, Massachusetts 21 (November 6, 1982)
W - Boston College 52, Massachusetts 22 (November 7, 1981)

Trends: Boston College has won seven straight in the series and 12 of the last 13 meetings. The Eagles are 9-2 while playing at UMass' home field. Addazio is 3-0 in season openers as head coach. UMass is 1-10 at home as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Welcome back, college football. Leave your thoughts on the game below! Go Eagles!