Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday--September 20, 2011

UMass moved to #17 in TSN's FCS poll.

The Minutemen ranked #19 in the FCS Coaches poll.

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Kirk Nelms was named TSN's FCS Rookie-of-the-week.

He was also the CAA's choice for Rookie-of-the-week.

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The UMass website's latest version of the UMass depth chart (.pdf) looks like the closest version to reality yet.

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Jonathan Hernandez is leading the CAA in rushing by a substantial margin:

RUSHING                 Team Cl  G  Att  Yds   Avg TD Long Yds/G
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 1. Jonathan Hernandez.. UMAS SR  2   61  318   5.2  2   22 159.0
 2. Andrew Pierce....... DELA SO  3   60  348   5.8  6   44 116.0
 3. Pushaun Brown....... MAIN SR  3   55  289   5.3  3   39  96.3
 4. Dae'Quan Scott...... JMU  SO  3   61  286   4.7  4   32  95.3
 5. Jonathan Grimes..... W&M  SR  3   59  235   4.0  1   21  78.3
 6. Kendall Gaskins..... RICH JR  3   59  232   3.9  3   39  77.3
 7. Angus Harper........ ODU  FR  3   41  206   5.0  3   39  68.7
 8. Garrett Turner...... RICH SR  3   44  167   3.8  1   21  55.7
 9. Grant Enders........ TOWS SO  2   13  109   8.4  1   52  54.5
 10.David Hayes......... DELA JR  3   25  152   6.1  0   21  50.7

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UMass is also leading the CAA in rushing defense

RUSHING DEFENSE          G  Rushes  Yards  Avg.  TD  Yds/G
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1. Massachusetts.......  2      47    131   2.8   1   65.5
2. Old Dominion........  3     117    272   2.3   5   90.7
3. Maine...............  3     111    331   3.0   7  110.3
4. Richmond............  3      92    340   3.7   3  113.3
5. Towson..............  2      57    229   4.0   0  114.5
6. Rhode Island........  2      70    237   3.4   3  118.5
7. William and Mary....  3     103    358   3.5   4  119.3
8. James Madison.......  3     100    404   4.0   6  134.7
9. Delaware............  3     101    448   4.4   5  149.3
10.New Hampshire.......  2      77    392   5.1   2  196.0
11.Villanova...........  3     125    603   4.8   8  201.0

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The Portland Press-Herald says Maine is having success with a balanced attack. The article spends a lot of time talking about UMass.

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A Cleveland newspaper looks at the current conference realignments and considers the impact on the the MAC.

Matty V. Looks at conference realignments as they relate to UMass.

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Chancellor Holub address setbacks and financial gains at UMass.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what's going on with Viverios? Injured?

Anonymous said...

allindIs Chris Burns injured? Alan Williams?

Anonymous said...

Matty V. has reported on the injuries and Viverios name has not been mentioned. COnsidering he was a starter I am assuming there is more going on since Morris has not mentioned his name.

Anonymous said...

Heard Chris Burns is buried in the depth chart. Major bust. No clue on Williams and Viveiros. Glad to see Gilson on the field kid is a hard worker.