Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday--October 30, 2011

The UMass defense looked like one of Don Brown's defenses of old yesterday as Minutemen defenders pulled the legs off the Spiders.

The Spiders rushed 27 times for 1 net yard.

UMass had 6 sacks and knocked Aaron Corp out of the game.

The UMass defenders had 13 TFL and 4 INTS for 103 yards in returns. The UMass defense's performance was as good as it gets.

The Minutemen offense was less stellar. UMass punted 6 times. Three times UMass had first-and-goal and came away with zero points. Minutemen TE Emil Igwenagu and Rob Blanchflower had only one catch each. The offense went 3-14 on third downs and 0-3 on fourth downs. One good thing was we did not turn the ball over, which meant Richmond never had a chance to rally.

The kicking game continued to have problems. UMass missed two makable FG's. UMass averaged 26.2 net yards per punt.

With two out of three remaining games at McGuirk, UMass has a chance, with the way the defense is playing, to end their time in the CAA with a statement.

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UMass athletic dept story here. Richmond's writeup here.

Boston.com said Hernandez and the UMass defense smacked the Spiders.

The Boston Herald said UMass picked off Richmond.

The University of Richmond Collegian said the Spiders came out flat.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch stated the Minutemen intercepted the Spiders. They also have an article Corp throws four INTS. The Times-dispatch has notes from the UMass-Richmond game.

MassLive.com related the Minutemen cruised past Richmond.

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All the CAA results here.

Maine crushed UMass' next opponent Villanova 41-25 in the snow.

TSN has some of the results from around FCS here.

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Speaking of snow, Jaffrey got 14-16 inches of the stuff last night and I've got to go dig out. It was an amazin' storm.

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Out my back door this morning. Click on image for a larger view

2 comments:

izy1 said...

Frank,
Happy shoveling, we dodged the bullit over here.
Could not watch or hear the game yesterday, but reading up on the play by plays it looked like UMASS was playing a decent game and killed the Spider good in the 1st quarter. Over a hundred yards rushing AND receiving, that is an improvement and a half. Blitzing and sacking the QB multiple times, good passing by Pagel. The D line starting to look like a brick wall. Maybe kicking will improve next game

Zach said...

Glad to see you made it through the storm. It was crazy in Jersey with all the trees coming down. I read on MSNBC.com that Jaffrey got 31.4". Crazy.

Great football game yesterday. I was one of the few blocks who didn't lose power in my town and got to watch the whole thing. Need to be stronger in the second half.