UMass: Minutemen struggle in 51-7 rout at Pitt

September 4, 2021

Image courtesy of Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The hope heading into this season was that UMass was ready to take a step forward, if not in wins and losses, then in competitiveness and intangibles. But after watching the Minutemen get blown out, 51-7, by Pittsburgh in Saturday’s season opener, it was hard to find many silver linings. There were times when the defense played well, but it was only in…

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UMass preview: UMass Minutemen (0-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (0-0)

September 2, 2021

Line: Panthers by 38 Opening kickoff: For the start of the season, UMass is jumping right into a difficult part of the schedule. After this game against Pitt, UMass hosts another Atlantic Coast Conference team in Boston College, then finishes the month with Eastern Michigan and Coastal Carolina. The oddsmakers show what they think of the Minutemen with this 38-point line in favor of the Panthers. Pitt has struggled recently…

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Boston College: Eagles win 31-30 OT thriller over Pittsburgh

October 11, 2020

If you still don’t believe that there is a change sweeping over the Boston College football program – the “Jeff Hafley effect” some may call it – then you haven’t been paying attention. Pittsburgh kicker Alex Kessman booted a 58-yard field goal with 40 seconds left to tie the game at 24 at Alumni Stadium on Saturday night. After BC kicker Aaron Boumerhi missed a 52-yarder at the end of…

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Boston College Preview: Pitt Panthers (3-1) at Boston College Eagles (2-1)

October 10, 2020

Line: Pitt -6.5 Opening kickoff: Pitt and Boston College met every year from 1970 to 2004 as members of the Big East. The Eagles are 14-17 all-time against the Panthers. The Eagles beat the Panthers 26-19 to end last season. The win made Boston College bowl eligible. The Eagles last win at home against Pitt cane in 2001 when they beat the Panthers 45-7. There are plenty of ties between…

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Boston College Rewind: Eagles 26 Panthers 19

December 1, 2019

Game Rewind: The Eagles earned a huge win in Pittsburgh yesterday and in the process became bowl eligible. The Eagles uses a punishing ground game and an opportunistic defense to earn the win. At 6-6, the Eagles should get a bowl invitation from one of the bowl with ACC ties. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Eagles play their best when it matters: The Eagles rose to the…

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