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Eagles know nothing's easy

Despite history, BC can't overlook Saturday's matchup against 2-0 UMass

Updated: September 23, 2011, 2:25 PM ET
By Jack McCluskey | ESPNBoston.com

NEWTON, Mass. -- Whenever an FBS team plays an FCS team, it's tempting to bill it as David versus Goliath. The little guy trying to knock off the big, bad bully.

That's not exactly the case here.

Yes, Boston College is in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and on Saturday (1 p.m. ET, ESPN3) the Eagles host UMass, which is in the Football Championship Subdivision. Yes, BC has beaten UMass six straight times, including a hard-fought 24-14 win with Matt Ryan as Eagles quarterback in 2007. ...

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