You may have noticed that UMass has failed to win a single CAA award this year. Same with national awards. Things shifted this week.
UMass QB Liam Coen won the New England Sports Writers Gold Helmet Award for the best performance by a college player in New England.
UMass Safety Jeromy Miles won the Dinn Brothers Athlete-of-the-week for his four pass breakups in the end zone during the Villanova game.
And UMass Linebacker Jason Hatchell is still in the hunt for the Buck Buchanan award.