BC's Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, while also completing 17-of-24 for 173 yards and a TD and an interception.
For UMass, transfer quarterback Blake Frohnapfel was 9-of-22 for 147 yards, including a 77-yard scoring toss to junior Tajae Sharpe.
The 30,479 marked a school record for a UMass home game and the second-largest crowd for a Minutemen game at Gillette Stadium, just shy of the 32,848 against New Hampshire in 2010 (with the Wildcats serving as the home team).
UMass finished with 202 yards of total offense and just 55 on the ground. BC collected 348 of its 511 on the ground.
The Eagles took the opening kickoff of the third quarter and drove 75 yards in just over six minutes to create some distance on the board. Myles Willis' 1-yard run put the visitors ahead 13-0. Murphy's 1-yard scoring run five minutes later capped a 10-play, 52-yard drive that made it 20-0.
UMass finally got on the scoreboard late in the period thanks to a 77-yard strike from Frohnapfel to Sharpe. That tied for the ninth-longest scoring pass in school history.
Boston college added 10 more points in the final period. Josh Boardner hit Tyler Murphy with a 43 yard pass for the game’s final touchdown and Launceford wrapped up scoring with a 21-yard field goal midway through the final stanza.
UMass will play host to Colorado (0-1) Saturday at 3 p.m.
(Courtesy UMass Athletics)