Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sunday after the Maine game--Nov 7th, 2010


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The Boston Herald said UMass picked off Maine. The Herald's game article here.

The Boston Globe said Holmes was twice as nice.

Ron Chimelis says UMass was in tune on Band Day.

Matty Vautour said Tyler Holmes scores on two interceptions.

UPDATE:

Matty has a revised UMass path to post season.

He also has three stars from the Maine game.

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From the UMass game notes about Holmes feat.

  • Tyler Holmes became the first player in UMass history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game as well as in the same season.
  • Holmes became the first player in 2010 in all of Division I football (FBS and FCS) to return two INTs for TDs and just the 23rd all-time in all of FCS. The last player to accomplish the feat was Kellin White, Southeast Mo. St. vs. UT Martin on Oct. 30, 2004.

  • Holmes became the third player in UMass history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in a CAREER. He joined Anton McKenzie (2000-03) and Jerard White (1996-99). For Holmes, the two touchdowns were the first of his career.
  • The last player in the CAA to return two interceptions for scores was Allante Harrison of Towson in 2004.

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    BTW, UMass is tied for third in the CAA. If we should beat Delaware next week we would own the tiebreaker against two of the top three...

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    Strength of schedule update.

    William & Mary shut down UNH.

    Lehigh knocked Holy Cross out of the Patriot League title quest.

    Michigan beat Illnois 67-65 in triple overtime. That's the highest point total in the history of Wolverine football.

    Stony Brook went to 4-0 in the Big South with a 37-7 win over Presbyterian.

    Richmond is still in the playoff hunt with an overtime win against JMU.

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    #1 Appalachian State lost at GSU.

    Robert Morris won the NEC's first auto playoff bid.

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    5 comments:

    TopUMassFan said...

    Hi Frank,

    First, it was nice meeting and chatting with you before the game.

    Now that was a great day for UMass football. The weather cooperated, Band Day was fantastic and the TEAM played very well right from the opening kick-off. (Still need to cut out foolish penalties).

    The fans were into the game and I think their presence was felt by the players. Big game for Holmes, Sheeran and Havens. Griffin ran strong and play calling was improved.

    Maine was a good test and should help the team prepare for Delaware. STUDENT BODY: ARRIVE ON-TIME AND IN NUMBERS NEXT WEEK.

    UMass74 said...

    It was great to meet TopUMassFan! Good guy and knowledgeable football fan.

    BTW, another person asked me if I get anything from the Athletic Dept for doing the blog.

    The answer is no. I receive no compensation, favors or anything else. I pay my own way for season tickets, parking and athletic events.

    In five years, I've never received an e-mail from any of the UMass coaching staff.

    P.S. What TopUMassFan was alluding to was that the total number of UMass students in the Band probably exceeded the number of students who attended on their own.

    izy said...

    Frank,
    In your BTW section of this blog you say "if we win against Delaware".
    I am sure you meant to say "WHEN WE WIN AGAINST DELAWARE"......
    GO UMASS!

    UMass74 said...

    I'm superstitious. Didn't want to jinx UMass' chances next week :)

    John said...

    @TopUMassFan:

    for a 1 o'clock game you can expect student attendance to be even worse. I don't even think good weather will help :-\