Thursday, October 09, 2008

Northeastern Preview

UMass game notes for the Northeastern--- html here and pdf here .

Northeastern's game notes for UMass ---- html here and pdf here .

The CAAZone's Northeastern message board here . is here .


The Sports Network's David Coulson takes a look at this week's FCS games here .

The CAA has this week's CAA news here .


About the game:

When you consider Huskie football, you have to take into consideration their schedule. Every year Northeastern probably plays FCS/I-AA's toughest schedule. This year, in addition to the tough CAA schedule, they have played two FBS/I-A opponents and Southern Conference power Georgia Southern.

They lost to Ball State 48-14. Ball State is ranked 25th in AP poll.

Northeastern lost to Georgian Southern in overtime .

And the Huskies gave Syracuse a hard time .

Northeastern beat UC Davis at home and crushed Towson on the road .


Offensively, they have an excellent QB Anthony Orio . His stats are 83-141 3 INT 58.9% 1032 yards 6 TD 130.1 EFF. Running back Anthony Bloomfield is fourth in the CAA in rushing 112 473 yards 4.2 ave 5 TD 87 yards/game.

Senior WR Chris Plum is 5th in the CAA with 65 yards/game .

Senior TE Brian Mandeville is 6-7 253 is a potential NFL prospect.

LB Phil Higgins is second only to Josh Jennings in tackles in the CAA. Cornelius Bunch is another very good LB for the Huskies.

DB Nate Thellen is the brother of UMass freshman Darren Thellen .


UMass needs to take care of business at Northeastern. The Huskies could be a trap game if UMass reverts to its poor tackling of earlier in the year.

Liam Coen and the offense has to recover from a scoring poor effort against Delaware and and make the Huskies play from behind.

Hopefully, we'll play well on both sides of the ball and come away with a win in Boston.


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if parking is a problem over at NE?

jgordon said...

Yes, It is a big problem, either get their early or take the green line. If coming from Umass go rt2 east. and go red line (I think alewife) to green line (don't know stop)

topsfieldfan said...

Take the Green line to Riverside Station. 1/2 mile walk to Parsons Field. This info according to NU personnel @ Parsons Field.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'll take the green line. Hope to see several UMASS fans on the green line too.

Anonymous said...

NU's All American TE Mandeville is out with a knee injury. Could not find the specifics on the injury if it was week to week or season ending. I watched the Syracuse game on TV, and he was a monster. He did not start last week either. His backup is a 6'6" 253 underclassman and 3 out of his 5 receptions this year are for TD's.

Anonymous said...

ill take our tightend over theirs any day.....did you see jorgensen hurdle over that texas tech corner. he may not get alot of catches but he is a force blocking

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why they moved Getek from TE, he and Jorgensen would make a great 2 TE set.

Rocks said...

Whoa. Parsons is on the Riverside/E branch of the Green Line, but it's quite far from Riverside itself. It's halfway between the Longwood and Brookline Village stops on Kent St.

Anonymous said...

My T directions say to take the "D" car of the Green line to Longwood, exit train, take a left up the hill to Longwood Ave, Take a right on Longwood and then first left onto Kent St, and the field is ahead. 1/10 of mile on the right. Sounds easy enough.

Anonymous said...

Just park on the street around the stadium.

Anonymous said...

I just have to add this comment: It is almost an embarassment to attend a game at NU. Their place is a glorified high school field in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It's one of the mainreasons Coah Brown finally left.

Anonymous said...

I don't think they care about the facility, they go there for the NU diploma.