BC 30, UMASS 7

BC runs over UMass in season opener

Tyler Murphy had a big hand in BC’s win, passing for a score and running for a team-high 118 yards and a TD.

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The Eagles piled up 511 total yards of offense, with 338 coming on the ground.

Tyler Rouse gained 87 yards on 19 carries against UMass. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

BC NOTEBOOK

Young BC backfield hits ground running

Sophomore running backs Tyler Rouse and Myles Willis combined for 144 yards and a TD on 35 carries.

University of Massachusetts football players worked out at home venue Gillette Stadium recently.

UMass football players struggle academically

The Minutemen are barely above the threshold to avoid sanctions from college athletics’ governing body.

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill runs past UConn linebacker Graham Stewart on his way to a second-half touchdown.

Notes: UConn falls to visiting BYU

Connecticut fell to BYU, 35-10, in East Hartford on Friday night.

Downs & Distance

Four downs: BC has unspeakably tough defense

It’s downright impossible to tell how Boston College is going to fare this season. But one thing is for sure, Steve Addazio’s defense is going to be tough. To pronounce.

Mark Whipple began his second stint as UMass coach with a lopsided loss. Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

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UMass coach Mark Whipple sees positive signs

Whipple was not happy with UMass’s 30-7 loss to BC. But he was not totally displeased.

Jameis Winston has eyes for the end zone — his highlight-reel 28-yard touchdown run put the Seminoles ahead, 27-17.

Florida St. 37, Okla St. 31

Jameis Winston leads top-ranked Seminoles over Oklahoma State

Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run.

Top 25

Roundup: Georgia’s Gurley plays with a purpose

In a performance that will put him squarely in the running for the Heisman, Todd Gurley scored four touchdowns.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/WT102(5)A-7654.jpg QB Blake Frohnapfel set for new UMass era

The Marshall transfer has earned the starting QB job as UMass faces BC in the opener of the new Mark Whipple era.

UMass coach Mark Whipple faces a big test in his first game of the season.

Mark Whipple, Don Brown renew friendly rivalry

Whipple, the UMass coach, and Brown, the BC defensive coordinator, led UMass to a national championship in 1998 and now face off on Saturday.