Bos­ton Col­lege over UConn by 25

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We think it’s amaz­ing that these two medi­ocre squads can draw enough fans to jus­tify sched­ul­ing an ap­pear­ance in Bos­ton’s Fen­way Park, but ap­par­ently col­lege foot­ball fans in New Eng­land are so starved for a win­ner that they’ll ac­tu­ally show up to wit­ness tonight’s scrum. The con­test goes in the books as a ‘home game’ for the Huskies, mean­ing they opted for the $$$ rather than oblig­ing their fan base at Rentschler Field. Not much of a tri­umphant re­turn to UConn for head coach Randy Ed­sall this sea­son as his sled dogs have stum­bled to a 3-7 record (no bowl) while giv­ing up an in­cred­i­ble 555 YPG on de­fense, worst in the FBS. That doesn’t bode well against a Bos­ton Col­lege squad that blanked the Huskies, 30-0, in Ch­est­nut Hill last year. Though Ea­gles fans are still pin­ing for a quar­ter­back like Doug Flu­tie or Matt Ryan to take them back to the promised land, they un­der­stand that a win here this evening – or one next week at Syra­cuse – earns them a sec­ond straight bowl ticket, their fourth in the last five years. No, this isn’t a vin­tage Bos­ton Col­lege de­fense but the squad’s out­stand­ing

mark in games af­ter knock­ing heads with NC State is enough to seal the deal here. Lay the ‘lum­bah’ in Bean­town.

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