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Boston College’s win over Wagner evened the Eagles’ record at 2-2.


Finding momentum is elusive for Boston College football

Coach Steve Addazio is hoping the Eagles can get some traction in what has been an up-and-down season.

LSU coach Les Miles saw his share of ups and downs in Baton Rouge.

College football notes: LSU fires longtime coach Les Miles

Miles was canned hours after the Tigers (2-2) dropped out of the AP Top 25.

Duke’s Anthony Nash tries to evade a pair of Notre Dame defenders.

College football roundup: Duke storms back to win at Notre Dame

AJ Reed kicked a 19-yard field goal with 1:24 left as Duke rallied from an early two-touchdown deficit.

Mississippi State’s DeAndre Ward tried to catch UMass running back Marquis Young (8) during the second half.

Mississippi State 47, UMass 35

Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State just too much for UMass

The Bulldogs quarterback threw for 299 yards and three scores and added 110 yards on the ground.

Harvard 32, Brown 22

Harvard rides big second quarter to beat Brown

Harvard quarterback Joe Viviano was 17 for 31 for 205 yards and rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

BC quarterback Patrick Towles (8) and running back Jon Hilliman celebrated after Towles’ 17-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.


BC football wins home opener over Wagner

Jon Hilliman rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles improved to 2-2.

Boston College quarterback Patrick Towles (8) looks to pass during the first half of an NCAA football game against Boston College in Blacksburg Va. Saturday Sept. 17, 2016. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Boston College football team hosts Wagner

The Eagles hope to turn the corner on loss to Virginia Tech in their home opener.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Junior forward Adam Cowie-Haskell of Marshfield has a team-leading five goals for the Wesleyan men’s soccer team.

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Steve Addazio of the Boston College Eagles reacts following a Virginia Tech Hokies touchdown in the second half at Lane Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech defeated Boston College 49-0 (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)


BC looks to regroup against Wagner in home opener

Steve Addazio hopes his youthful team can turn the page after painful 49-0 loss at Virginia Tech last Saturday.

Massachusetts' Andy Isabella runs with a reception in front of Florida International's Niko Gonzalez on the way to a touchdown during the second quarter in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)


UMass isn’t shying away from tough opponents

This week the Minutemen take on Mississippi State, and it will be business as usual in preparation.


A first for Tufts football: home opener under the lights

Expectations are high for Jay Civetti’s club, which is coming off its best finish (6-2) in 14 years.

Tim Tebow walked away from the batting cage after Monday’s workout in Port St. Lucie, Fla.


Tim Tebow begins workouts with Mets minor-leaguers

The former Heisman Trophy winner showed some power in batting practice.

The Boston College running game got nowhere against Virginia Tech, gaining 44 yards on 28 attempts.


Steve Addazio wants Eagles to get back to basics

Addazio believes his complex game plan against Virginia Tech backfired in Saturday’s 49-0 loss.

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson has emerged as a runaway Heisman favorite.

Louisville climbs to No. 3 in Associated Press college football poll

Louisville jumped from No. 10 after Saturday’s rout of Florida State.

Baylor’s Chris Platt was upended by Rice’s Christian Bertrand during Friday’s game in Houston.

Rice apologizes for band mocking Baylor’s sex assault scandal

The Marching Owl Band made several references to the controversy during a halftime performance.

While coaching at Harvard from 1977-91, Joseph Bernal’s teams won seven Ivy League titles.

Shira Springer

The mystery of the disappearing swim coach

Ex-Harvard coach Joseph Bernal, who was banned for life by USA Swimming, is nowhere to be found.

UConn kicker Bobby Puyol (top) celebrated his go-ahead field goal with Tyler Davis.

N.E. college football roundup: UConn downs Virginia

Bobby Puyol’s a 43-yard field goal with 1:33 left lifted the Huskies past visiting Virginia.

Tom Brady played catch with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on the field before Saturday’s game between Michigan and Colorado in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Suspended Tom Brady serves as honorary captain at Michigan

Brady was in the stands to watch his alma mater beat Colorado on Saturday.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has 18 touchdowns in the first three games.


No. 10 Louisville runs over No. 2 Florida State

Lamar Jackson ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as the Cardinals dominated the ACC showdown.

Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen had escorts as he returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown.

College football roundup: No. 1 Alabama dodges upset

Ole Miss built a 24-3 first-half lead before the Crimson Tide rode their defense and specials teams to a comeback win.

BC offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler (center) couldn’t get the Eagles’ offense in gear against Virginia Tech.


Scot Loeffler’s return to Virginia Tech doesn’t go as planned

The first-year BC offensive coordinator couldn’t get the Eagles going against his former team.

Virginia Tech’s Isaiah Ford easily beat BC cornerback Gabriel McClary for one of his two touchdown catches.


BC has no answers, gets rolled by Virginia Tech

The Eagles were overwhelmed on both sides of the ball as their ACC losing streak hit 10 games.

Andrew Ford threw three touchdown passes for the Minutemen.

UMASS 21, FIU 13

UMass football earns first victory of season

Andrew Ford finished 28-of-42 passing with 278 yards and three touchdowns.

Travis Roy and Jack Butterworth with a striper they caught off Martha’s Vineyard.

Kevin Cullen

Counting your fish — and your blessings

Travis Roy got a chance to go ocean fishing, despite being attached to a 600-pound motorized wheelchair.

Harvard 51, Rhode Island 21

Harvard starts anew by routing Rhode Island

No. 22 Harvard racked up 564 yards of offense and scored three straight TDs in the first quarter.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Terence Williams #22 of the Baylor Bears runs for a 22-yard score against the Rice Owls in the second quarter at Rice Stadium on September 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)


No. 21 Baylor rolls over Rice

Seth Russell threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears.

New England college football slate: Week 3

Harvard kicks off its 143d season on Friday night, hosting Rhode Island at the Stadium.

FILE- In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Tennessee defensive lineman Shy Tuttle (2) and Virginia Tech wide receiver Isaiah Ford (1) and running back Travon McMillian (34) vie for a fumble during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Tuttle recovered the fumble. The Hokies overcame four fumbles in their opening victory against Liberty, but weren't able to do the same when they coughed it up five times against 15th-ranked Tennessee last week. The Vols rolled to a 45-24 victory. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)


BC heads to hostile territory at Virginia Tech

The Hokies always present a road challenge, but they have been fumble-prone this season.


Canton’s Gabriela Kenyon hits her stride in UMass soccer

The Notre Dame Academy graduate has scored goals in consecutive games, including in a 1-0 victory over Maine.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Norton’s Sara Coffey, a Massachusetts Maritime freshman goalkeeper, recorded 14 saves in her first two games.


Peabody’s Hayley Dowd finding the net at BC

Dowd had four goals in the Eagles’ first nine games this season, giving her 36 in four years, the fourth-best career total at BC.

Harvard Head Football Coach Tim Murphy screams for a pass interference penalty after a pass was broken up near the goal line late in the second quarter. The Harvard Crimson traveled to Ithaca, NY to play their football game against the Cornell Big Red. (John Berry for The Boston Globe)

Ivy League football team capsules

A team-by-team look at the Ancient Eight this season.

Cambridge, MA - 10/24/15 - (1st half) Harvard Crimson wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley, (17), hauls in a long pass reception for a first down as Princeton Tigers cornerback Anthony Gaffney (2) defends on the play late in the second quarter. Harvard football faces Princeton in Ivy League game at Harvard Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Craig Larson, Topic: 25Harvard Princeton, LOID: 8.2.4742934.

Shelton-Mosley on a fast track at Harvard

The Crimson’s sophomore receiver excels on and off the field.

Massachusetts quarterback Ross Comis (2) gets rid of the ball as he is tackled behind the line of scrimmage by Boston College defensive end Harold Landry (7) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept.10, 2016. Boston College won 26-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


UMass looks to get going vs. Florida International

The Minuteman offense has been sluggish but may be running into a vulnerable opponent.

Boston Bruins right wing Lee Stempniak (20) collides with Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Sports Log

NHL on watch for concussed players

The NHL will put more eyes on watch in the league’s vigil against player concusssions.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

NCAA pulls postseason events out of N.C. over LGBT law

The NCAA said the decision came ‘‘because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections.’’


Regardless of opponent, BC has a win to savor

Beating UMass snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Eagles, who now will chase an ACC victory.

Boston College quarterback Patrick Towles (8) throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept.10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The long pass may be back in BC’s arsenal

Against UMass, Patrick Towles showed that he wasn’t shy about airing it out, even on first down.

Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns, left, watches as Central Michigan wide receiver Jesse Kroll, right, being tackled by Oklahoma State corner back Ramon Richards, bottom, tosses the ball back to Central Michigan wide receiver Cory Willis resulting in a touchdown during the final seconds of an NCAA college football game between in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Central Michigan won 30-27. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

College football notebook

Officiating crew punished for gaffe at end of Oklahoma State loss

Mid-American Conference and Big 12 suspend officials after mistake allowed Central Michigan to steal a 30-27 win Saturday.

Officials’ mistake stuns Cowboys

A mistake by the officials extended the game when it should have been over and allowed Central Michigan to score the winning touchdown on a Hail Mary.

Foxborough MA 9/10/16 Boston College Harold Landry (#7) and Wyatt Ray (#11) almost sacked UMass Amherst quarterback Ross Comis as he released the ball before getting tackled during second half action at Gillette Stadium on Saturday September 10, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)


BC defense manhandles UMass

Eagles sacked Minuteman QB Ross Comis eight times.

Foxborough MA 9/10/16 Boston College Isaac Yiadom forcing UMass Amherst quarterback Ross Comis to fumble during second quarter action at Gillette Stadium on Saturday September 10, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

BC 26, UMASS 7

BC ends skid by beating UMass

The Eagles had lost nine straight games dating to last Sept. 26.

Boston-08/22/15 -Boston College football practice-scrimmage. Jon Hilliman. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)


BC-UMass will be a high school reunion

Three Eagles and a Minuteman have been anticipating this moment since their days together at St. Peter’s Prep.

Connecticut quarterback Bryant Shirreffs (4) throws a pass against Army during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in East Hartford, Conn. Connecticut defeated Army 22-17. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)


Week 2: Key matchups in New England college football

UConn at Navy, Holy Cross at New Hampshire highlight Week 2 of New England college action.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Dedrick Mills of Georgia Tech is tackled by Kevin Kavalec of Boston College during the Aer Lingus College Football Classic Ireland 2016 at Aviva Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

Close loss was another learning experience for BC

Coach Steve Addazio stands by his play calling vs. Georgia Tech, because the percentages were with him.

Boston College defensive end Harold Landry (8) says he’ll be ready for Saturday’s game against UMass at Gillette Stadium.

BC Football Notebook

Limited by leg issue in Ireland, Harold Landry ready for UMass

A “minor leg injury” limited Landry in the season opener, but he vows to be ready for Saturday’s game.

Deondre Francois ran past a Mississippi defender during Florida State’s second-half comeback.

Florida State 45, Mississippi 34

No. 4 Florida State rallies past Mississippi

Deondre Francois passed for 419 yards and two touchdowns as the Seminoles overcame a 28-6 first-half deficit.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was 19 of 34 passing for 248 yards with an interception and a touchdown.

College football notes: Clemson confident after season-opening win

The second-ranked Tigers squeezed out a 19-13 victory over Auburn on Saturday.

Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes dove for the game-winning score.

Texas 50, Notre Dame 47 (2 OT)

Texas upsets No. 10 Notre Dame in thriller

Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes punched in a lunging 6-yard touchdown in the second overtime.

UMass quarterback Ross Comis ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the first half.


UMass hangs tough in loss at No. 25 Florida

The Minutemen trailed just 10-7 after the third quarter.