Taking a look around the web to get you ready for BC vs. UMass:
It’s the first meeting between the programs since 2018, the first outside of Chestnut Hill since 2016 (when they battled at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough), and the first on the UMass campus since 1982. The Minutemen finished 4-8 in that 2018 season, when BC cruised, 55-21, and are 1-16 since 2019.
Hampshire Gazette: UMass Notebook - injury woes worsen
FOOTBALL INJURY UPDATE – The UMass football team got beat up on more than the scoreboard against Pittsburgh last weekend.
Cornerback Bryson Richardson left the game with an injury, and UMass coach Walt Bell said the diagnosis is still unclear.
“I would guess (his status) would be doubtful,” he said.
Starting quarterback Tyler Lytle did not practice Wednesday because he was banged up after taking 10 hits against the Panthers. He’ll be a “game-time choice,” Bell said.
The Minutemen might also be without starting left guard Reggie Marks III for the second game in a row. He missed the Pitt game but practiced Wednesday. Bell said, “We’ll see.”
College Football News: BC-UMass prediction and preview
Flip a coin on whether or not the Minutemen will score.
Boston Herald: BC to honor 9/11 hero at UMass
The Boston College Eagles will bring a somber home game tradition to Amherst this weekend.
The Heights: BC-UMass Preview
UMass might technically play at a higher level than Colgate—FBS compared to FCS—but the distinction feels largely symbolic after the rocky road the Minutemen have faced over the last couple of seasons. Casual observers of UMass football under former head coach Mark Whipple might remember the Minutemen as a bad, albeit somewhat competitive, opponent that could usually at least put up some points. In the four years since the Minutemen became independent, they’ve won just 11 games.