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Someone Put a UMass Jersey on the Doug Flutie Statue at BC

By David Bloch | 08/26/2014
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Shots fired: Ahead of the season-opening UMass Amherst-Boston College football game this Saturday at Gillette Stadium, someone has placed a UMass jersey on the iconic statue commemorating Doug Flutie’s famous ‘Hail Mary’ pass against University of Miami in 1984.

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The rivalry between the two schools was renewed in 2011 when UMass joined college football’s highest division, the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision), then known as Division 1-A. That same year it was announced that the 2014 season would hold the first of a three-game biannual series.

Out of the 24 games played between them since 1899, BC has won 19 of them. UMass has not won since 1978 and is currently a 17-point underdog.

Catch the season-opening game at 3 PM on ESPN 3.