A rewarding journey for Boston College kicker Joey Launceford

A walk-on, Launceford made two field goals and three PATs in Saturday’s win over UMass. He was awarded a scholarship on Monday.

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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BC runs over UMass in season opener

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

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Young BC backfield hits ground running

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

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.

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

UMass football players struggle academically

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