Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday of the Bye Week--09/30/09

The UMass athletic dept site has Coach Morris' weekly CAA teleconference transcript posted.

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Armando Cuko is 9-11 on field goals and has gone 4-5 in attempts over forty yards. Cucko leads the CAA in scoring with 13.3 points/game. CAA stats through last Saturday here.

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The CAA's season gets going this week with eight league teams having a conference game.

The Big Game is #5 William & Mary visiting #2 Villanova. The game will be on national TV on the Versus network.

Keepers' college football rankings site has Villanova by 7.64 over the Tribe.

Hofstra already has two D-I losses (Richmond and Western Michigan), a loss to JMU would mean the Pride would probably have to run the table to make the playoffs. Despite this, DNR Online says there is not much buzz for the game.

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David Coulson of the Sports Network has his weekly "Around FCS" column up.

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1 comment:

MinuteFan said...

Most telling statistic so far.....UMass is 6th (middle of the pack)in penalty yardage against. Over the last several years, we have typically been worst with the most penalty yards against by a WIDE margin. The defense is playing aggressively and effectively, but with more discipline. And there have been far fewer dumb after-the-whistle penalties on both sides of the ball. Kudos to the players and coaching staff for the improvement. Its a lot harder to win a game when you are giving away 40-50 yards and 2-3 first downs penalty differential every game.