2014 Boston College Football Schedule by Difficulty: Bottom 6

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Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Colorado State Rams quarterback Garrett Grayson (18) celebrates with defensive lineman Berto Garcia (93) following the game against the Washington State Cougars during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. The Rams defeated the Cougars 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston College Football Schedule by Difficulty

9. vs. Colorado State (September 27)

Sure, it could be presumptuous of us to put a 2013 bowl team lower on the list than, say, NC State, but this is a home game against a team in the middle of the road in the Mountain West.

The Mountain West is a fine football conference, and perhaps the finest of what would have been considered the “have-nots” during the BCS era, and Colorado State is similarly a decent football team. Yet again, this is one Boston College will have to have if they intend to play in December.

The Rams had a losing record on the road last season and went 1-2 against the major-conference teams they faced last season; of course, one of them was Alabama in Tuscaloosa and their victory was the bowl game against Washington State, a game which the Cougs literally fumbled away in the closing minutes.

Boston College will probably get a courtesy 3-point spread in this one that looks almost like a toss-up.