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UMass to take on Maine in home opener

The second he saw the football squirm from the grip of running back Stacey Bedell, University of Massachusetts coach Charley Molnar tried to wrap his head around how it happened.

Trying to pry the football from Bedell in practice was like trying to take dynamite to a bank safe.

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