2014 Boston College Football Schedule by Difficulty: Bottom 6

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Nov 2, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; The Massachusetts Minutemen cheerleaders on the sideline during the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies in the second half at Gillette Stadium. Northern Illinois defeated Massachusetts 63-19. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston College Football Schedule by Difficulty

11. at Massachusetts (August 30)

Boston College’s season opener at Gillette Stadium in a couple weeks right now looks like the second-least difficult game on the schedule.

The Minutemen are in their second year of FBS play, having jumped to the MAC last season, getting obliterated in the process to the tune of a 1-11 season. UMass even lost to the aforementioned Maine Black Bears while beating the one of the few teams in the conference about as bad as they were, the Miami-Ohio RedHawks.

Former Minutemen head coach Mark Whipple is back in Amherst for his second run, and he allegedly means business. The “rivalry” game against the Eagles on August 30 was dubbed by the coach the “biggest home game we’ve ever had,” but does he have the talent on his roster to back that up with a win?

The Minutemen are going to come out fired up, but so are the Eagles. Boston College are roughly two-touchdown favorites at this time.