2014 Boston College Football Schedule by Difficulty: Bottom 6

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September 8, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Maine Black Bears running back Rickey Stevens (39) runs with the ball while being pursued by Boston College Eagles defensive back Bryce Jones (17) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

These are the six least difficult games in the 2014 Boston College football schedule, but that does not mean they will be easy.

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The way the schedule was organized was favorable, giving the Eagles seven home games and a total of eight within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. That’s all well and good, considering that Boston College is coming off of a season where they defended Alumni Stadium admirably (5-1 record), but they will have to earn another bowl bid with their reconstructed roster.

Today, we look at the six games on the bottom half of the difficulty spectrum. As always, your mileage may vary.

2014 Boston College Football Schedule by Difficulty

12. vs. Maine (September 20)

Fine, so the Maine Black Bears enter the preseason ranked #20 in FCS.

Nevertheless, it’s an ACC vs. FCS matchup. Not to say the upsets don’t happen — in recent years, ask Kansas State, Michigan, and Virginia Tech how they feel about the “pushover” games like this — but Boston College beat teams like Maine even when the team was terrible.

If they can’t find a way to win this one, not only would it be a noteworthy embarrassment, but a bowl game clearly would not be in the picture.