The University of Massachusetts released its football schedule for this fall, and it won't be an easy one.
The Minutemen, who went 1-11 in 2013, will host Boston College and Colorado — both at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough — before visiting Vanderbilt and Penn State, then getting into Mid-American Conference league play.
Homecoming is set for Sept. 27 vs. Bowling Green. When UMass hosts Ball State Nov. 12, it will be the Minutemen's first nationally televised game since 2007. The game will air on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
Aug. 30, vs. Boston College (Gillette Stadium)
Sept. 6, vs. Colorado (Gillette Stadium)
Sept. 13, at Vanderbilt
Sept. 20, at Penn State
Sept. 27, vs. Bowling Green
Oct. 4, at Miami (Ohio)
Oct. 11, at Kent State
Oct. 18, vs. Eastern Michigan (Gillette Stadium)
Oct. 25, at Toledo
Nov. 12, vs. Ball State
Nov. 18, at Akron
Nov. 28, vs. Buffalo
The Nov. 12 and 18 games will be played at 8 p.m. The start times for the rest are to be determined.