Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday--September 11, 2011

Ten years ago Mrs. Blog and I were in Lancaster County PA. We drove to Bird-in-Hand and she went shopping. I was waiting outside and then she came out and said "Everyone in that store is crying". We were camping and didn't have a radio except the one in our truck. We drove to a Wal-Mart and bought a little clock radio and went back to our campsite and sat in the dark and listened to the world change.

Matty V. runs a 9/11 look back.

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UMass fans may not have given Holy Cross enough credit. The Crusaders crushed Colgate in their league opener 37-7.

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Our next opponent Rhode Island held Syracuse to 36 net yards rushing and barely missed upsetting the Orange 21-14.

A Syracuse blogger was upset.

Meanwhile, Maine was giving Pitt a real hard time as the Black Bears rang up 334 yards passing on the Pitt defense and lost 35-29.

A Pitt blogger asks "Really?". When we go FBS, let's not forget out roots and be respectful of FCS teams.

Times may be changing in the CAA. Towson crushed Villanova 31-10.

UNH just got by Lehigh in overtime.

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The Sports Network looks at Saturday's results from FCS.

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Toledo had some penalties and that prevented maybe the biggest win in MAC history.

All the MAC score and recaps here.

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2 comments:

TopUMassFan said...

To bad about BC getting crushed by UCF. I guess they're not going to be 4-0 for September. It looks like UMass will need to bring their "A" game as URI came close against the Orange..

Anonymous said...

from up in the Top Roww

Well after 2 weeks it seems a few things are becoming pretty clear.

One is that some of the usual expectations of some CAA teams will likely be a lot different than usual and the other is that the MAC has some really good teams in the conference and we will have to continue to improve when we are D1 all the way around.

First the CAA Teams. Maine -wow- what a difference a year makes. Beat Bryant handily and then come real close to beating Pitt. Will be interesting to see how this team progresses. Rhody. No team was hotter than they were at the end of last year. Could be due to a lot of reasons but they really put the clamps on Syracuse and their defensive front looks to be pretty good - maybe the best in the conference. They have a very good QB and their OT Foster should be a first team All conference selection this year. Richmond - with them losing their coach so soon before their game w/ Duke would've thought they'd have some trouble but apparently not so. They lost some great Sr's from last yrs team but have apparently just reloaded. It does not hurt when you get a 6'4 225 lb safety who can make plays all over the field. Another Richmond player to watch is from MA. Andrew Tallman from BC High who originally went to Miami and transferred to the Spiders. Was a TE but could play on defense too. Being a fan of field events in track I saw hm compete in both the Discus and the High Hurdles in the Mass State championships- a very good athlete. UNH - hhhhmmm they got thumped by Toledo - who looks to be a bowl team and then had troubles. Not sure if they are what everyone comes to expect from UNH but time will tell. ODU beat up on GA State but hard to tell from this game how good either team really is. Playing CAA games every week will sure show it all soon though. Jimmy Mad beat Central CT but it was surprisingly closer than what might be expected. Is Central that good or did the Jimmies take them lightly after getting they got waked by UNC in game one? Delaware n Nova both finally seem to be coming back to earth after a few exceptional seasons. BC going 0-2 really "breaks my heart" but at the same time it is expected that when we play them they will be getting back to normal.

What does it all mean. Makes for interesting conversation but the games are still won on the field. Looking forward to see UMass play Rhody this week. Last week would've thought we would win by 7 or more - but after watching their game w/ the 'Cuse up in the Top Roww we will just take a win. Rhody is a lot better than anyone gives them credit for and this will be a hard fought game.