PHOTO: UMass jersey placed on BC's Doug Flutie statue

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Since moving up a class to the FBS in 2012, UMass has gone 2-22, and isn't expected to fare dramatically better in Mark Whipple's first season in 2014. (As it was in 2013, the Minutemen's win total has been set at 1.5 wins by offshore sportsbook 5Dimes. At least it's the over that's juiced this time!)

So no, UMass isn't likely to enjoy an on-field victory when it hosts Boston-area "rival" Boston College at Gillette Stadium Saturday -- the Eagles are 17-point favorites, and that frankly feels generous to the Minutemen -- but at least it has this. Via Only In Boston, yes, that's the Doug Flutie statue at Chestnut Hill clothed in a UMass jersey behind a UMass placard:

Take THAT, Eagles! The perpetrator is apparently unidentified, but he or she can take some pleasure in offering his or her fellow UMass supporters a much-needed grin as another long season approaches.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

College Football Video

April 16, 2015
Potential QB transfers (2:47)
April 16, 2015
Spring viewer's guide: 4/16
(2:58)
April 16, 2015
Should college football playoffs expand?
(0:45)
April 15, 2015
Brian Kelly comments on Ohio State's three quarterbacks
(1:59)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Black Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Players Locker Room Snapback Adjustable Hat

Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear
Shop Now