Thursday, October 19, 2006

More Rhode Island game stuff

Matt Dougherty of the Sports Network has his weekly prognostication of this week's games (including UMass-Rhode Island) in Extra Point.

Rhode Island lost to Richmond 31-6 last week.

The Rams Athletic Director resigned October 12th after a long dispute with the school administration.

Richmond has an excellent defense. As you know, Rhody runs the spread option. They were missing their starting QB Derek Cassidy (ankle injury) and their backup QB John Butler also left the game with a shoulder injury. That left them running a true freshman QB. Both may be available for the UMass game.

This article from the Providence Journal talks about the UMass-Rhody game and UMass QB Liam Coen who's from North Providence. Rhode Island's coach Tim Stowers son played on the same high school team as Liam.

Note the Providence Journal has registration. I use to get passwords.


Anonymous said...

I am pleased to see that Matt Daugherty ranks UMass number two ahead of Montana. I went to Missoula this past week end and watched Montana barely beat Northern Arizona. Montana has a good defense which won the game but not much offense. I have to believe they are getting their ranking based on past history.

UMass74 said...

Thanks for the comment. I have not seen Montana play so I can't make any judgement on the Grizz.

I did see a TV game with Northern Arizona and they did not look impressive...