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UMass football: What are the three most important games of the season

They all count just as much.

They’re all big ones.

Blah. Blah. Blah.

Some games simply carry more weight than others. This is especially true for the 2019 version of the UMass Minutemen, who welcome new head coach Walt Bell and his staff to Amherst.

Its college football, so feel free to circle every date on the UMass calendar.

But, as the days to kickoff countdown, there are three dates to circle just a little darker with your maroon-colored marker...

3. Rutgers

When: Friday, August 30, 7:15 p.