Desperate for a victory, Chase Rettig and the Boston College Eagles play host to their in-state counterparts, the Massachusetts Minutemen, in their Week 4 match-up on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill (TV/Radio: ESPN3/WRKO).
BC leads the all-time series against UMass, 18-5. The two teams haven't met since 2007, when the Eagles posted a 24-14 victory over the Minutemen at Alumni Stadium. BC has won the last six meetings dating back to 1978.
Boston College (0-3, 0-1 ACC) is coming off three consecutive losses to start the season, with their most recent failure coming against the Duke Blue Devils, 20-19, last Saturday. Nate Freese, who missed an extra point in the second quarter, missed a 23-yard field goal with less than a minute to play, sending Boston College to their third straight loss.
Rettig has thrown for 668 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions on 51-of-100 passing in thee games for the Eagles. Andre Williams has rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns on 47 carries. Ifeanyi Momah, who was sidelined for the season with an ACL injury, leads the team with 171 receiving yards on eight catches. Colin Larmond Jr. is the team's leading active receiver with 148 receiving yards on eight catches for Boston College.
Boston College ranks 60th in the nation in passing yards with 227.3 yards per game and ranks 65th in points against (24.7 PPG), 106th in rushing yards (80.7 YPG) and 112th in points for (13 PPG).
UMass (1-1, 1-0 CAA) has won both of its first two games against Holy Cross and Rhode Island. Most recently, the Minutemen bested the Rams, 36-27, at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, MA. Jonathan Hernandez stole the show for UMass rushing for 167 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries.
Rhode Island led UMass, 27-16, heading into the fourth quarter, but the Minutemen outscored the Rams 20-6 in the final quarter to clinch the win in their CAA opener. Kellen Pagel threw for 249 yards and a touchdown while tossing two picks in the victory. Julian Talley recorded eight catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.
BC will host Wake Forest in its second ACC game at noon next Saturday at Alumni Stadium while UMass travels to Norfolk, Virginia to face Old Dominion at 7:00 p.m. EDT on October 1 at S.B. Ballard Stadium.