| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 | BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES VS. MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN

The fans at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium will be treated to a game between the Boston College Eagles and the Massachusetts Minutemen when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers opened the Eagles as -37.5-point favorites versus the Minutemen, while the game's total opened at 62.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 51-7 loser as they battled Panthers on the road. Massachusetts failed to cover in the match as a +38-point underdog, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Boston College:

Team record: 1-0 SU,1-0 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston College's last 7 games

Boston College is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Boston College is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Massachusetts:

Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS

Massachusetts is 4-12-1 ATS in its last 17 games

Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Massachusetts's last 15 games

Next up:

Boston College at Temple Saturday, September 18

Massachusetts home to Eastern Michigan Saturday, September 18

The Boston College Eagles will take on the Massachusetts Minutemen at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Boston College is coming off a 51-0 win over Colgate in its season opener, while UMass is coming off a 51-7 drubbing at the hands of Pittsburgh. The programs have played 28 times previously with Boston College holding a 22-5-1 all-time advantage in the series.

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On Saturday, the Boston College Eagles and UMass Minutemen will face off in Amherst for the first time since 1982. This matchup will be special for both teams for a number of reasons. For UMass it's their home opener, and fans will be eager to see their team take out the mighty Eagles, even if they can't tailgate. For Boston College, they are wearing their special red bandana uniforms to commemorate the 20th of anniversary of September 11th. The uniforms are worn in memory Welles Crowther, a hero of 9/11, who saved lives in the Twin Towers, but lost his life when they collapsed.

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New coach Jeff Hafley changed his offense around and Boston College still went 6-5 last season. That's kind of where this program is - somewhere in the middle. The good news is that most of the players return from an offense that passed for 284.2 yards per game including Phil Jurkovec.

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KEY INJURIES

Boston Col Injuries

Jaelen Gill WR 9/8 Foot OUT Gill is bothered by a foot injury, and he will not dress for Saturday's clash with UMass.

Chibueze Onwuka DT 8/25 Achilles OUT Onwuka will miss the entire 2021 season due to an injury to his achilles.

U Mass Injuries

U Mass has no reported injuries at this time.

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