Saturday, October 12, 2013

Game Day --Miami (Ohio)

From the UMass Game Day Guide:

Minuteman March at 12:45 p.m. Be sure to join the Minuteman Marching Band and UMass Cheerleaders in Minutefan Park to welcome the team to the stadium.
The Minuteman Club opens at 1 p.m.
Today is Band Day at Gillette Stadium. More than 3,000 members of high school marching bands will join the Minuteman Marching Band for their halftime performance. To find out if students from your town will be part of the event, visit the Alumni Association's game page.
The Minutemen will be wearing pink UMass logos on their helmets tomorrow, as well as other pink gear, to show their support for breast cancer awareness and prevention. And the UMass-based organization Protect Our Breasts will be present in Minutefan Park providing information on breast cancer prevention.
Go here for broadcast media information and essential game notes.
For complete game notes, click here.
Information on Gillette Stadium, tailgating and activities is available here.
  • Gillette Stadium now features WiFi throughout the facility. Bring your devices and follow stats, follow UMass Football social media throughout the game, and share your thoughts, images and video.
  • Tailgate Tent: Join the UMass Amherst Alumni Association at their official tailgate tent, part of Minutefan Park.
  • Patriots Alumni: Each game this season brings a New England Patriots alumnus to the Minuteman Club to sign autographs and talk football with UMass fans. This week, meet Ronnie Lippett. Ronnie played cornerback for the Patriots for eight seasons, starting in 1983. He played a pivotal role in the Cinderella 1985 team's run to Super Bowl XX, intercepting Marc Wilson twice to help the wild card Pats upset the top seeded Raiders in Los Angeles.

Kevin Byrne will miss his second straight game. Brandon Potvin will start in Byrne's place. 

Out for Miami:


Last week's foe Bowling Green, gets a challenge against Mississippi State.


OK, losing is making everybody crazy.  As I said before, many UMass players have NFL dreams. If you want to play in the Pro's you've got to turn the switch to "On" when the light goes green. UMass needs to get after it today.

Let's run the ball for some scores. Let's get the ball to Rob Blanchflower. The defense needs to dominate a weak Miami team. It looks like it will be another great weather game at Gillette. Hope to see a bunch of UMass fans there today to see the Minutemen's first home FBS win.

Go UMass!!!


TopUMassFan said...

It may not have been desicive or pretty (although Branchflower's TD was pretty awesome!) But a win is a win! The defense made some big plays and key interceptions and the offense did enough to get the job done.

Finally a win at Gillette for the home fans. Extra kudos to all the HS band members for putting up with the bad weather and especially for being SO patient during the last 5 minutes of the first half. Band Day was great as usual and was the icing on the win!

Congratulations to the team and coaches on the win; it's a start.

Anonymous said...

Your site is becoming a bowl of melted vanilla ice cream. You refuse to post information or comments that are relevant to the climate of UMass Football. If you have noticed your comment section has dwindled since Maroon Musket was launched. If you continue to pick and chose the comments you post to the point of censorship you might as well just become a Cut and Paste for the articles others write.

izy1 said...

I guess miracles do happen.
I agree, a win is a win.
Good job guys.
Wilson was solid again, if he got some better blocking, he could rack up some yardage. Maybe they need to concentrate on the running game.

UMass74 said...

I don't know if the second comment was about a comment I moderated last night or not.

I did stop a comment about a player's off the field problem, even though it had a happy resolution. Please don't post anonymous comments about a player's personal life.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous comment about the fact that he would be playing yesterday when everyone was still posting that he wouldn't for non football reasons? He did play right? Commenting about his personal life? Isn't that an assumption on your part? How about the truth, that it was an administrative screw up that had nothing to do with him except that he was the unfortunate one that was effected by it!!!!

UMass74 said...

you could have said that the first time. I'm not clairvoyant on what you were thinking.

Mark Sanford said...

We are all here to support the team. Hearsay and conjecture have no place in it. Talk about the quality of play, the performance, and the improvement of individual players. Big win here. Congrats to all!