You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


UMass isn’t taking winless opponent lightly

AMHERST — The milestones of a collegiate football program moving up a division are not necessarily pleasant. First loss. First shutout loss. First 50-point loss. Those are what you call growing pains.

At some point, though, the excruciating rites of passage give way to sweet little steps forward.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week