Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday--October 15, 2013

Matty V. reports UMass has a shot at a more than one win season.

Injury Report: Matty says Shakur Nesmith, Jordan Broadnax and Steve Casali are not practicing. Joey Colton, Trey Seals and Tom Brandt are limited.


Dan Malone says for the second year in a row, Buffalo stands between UMass and a streak.

Coach Molnar still believes in Blake Lucas.

Malone awards three helmet stickers for the Minutemen's win over Miami.


The Western Michigan website has more on the MAC's affiliation with the new Bahamas Bowl. The article lists the MAC's tie-ins with future bowls through 2019. Let's hope by then the Minutemen will be doing well enough to be bowl eligible.

Actually, UMass could be bowl-eligible this season. The Minutemen have one win. In the remaining schedule of Buffalo, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, Akron, Central Michigan and Ohio, only Northern Illinois is a sure loss. Five wins out of six would be a real stretch, but not totally impossible. UMass could be favored over Western Michigan and Akron. Both are winless and both play at UMass.

Yahoo Sports says Buffalo's Jeff Quinn could be in line for MAC coach-of-the-year (scroll down).

Buffalo DE Colby Way was named MAC East Defensive Player-of-the-Week for his performance against Western Michigan.

NIU is projected for the Fiesta Bowl.


USA Today ranks UMass as #120.


Jeff Zelevansky image
Michael Cox is the last standing running back for the Giants.

1 comment:

vetteson said...

Let's keep it in perspective. Yes, Buffalo has won its last four games against an FCS opponent and three teams with only one win among them all. But they scored a lot. Our offensive output against Miami will not beat Buffalo. With a gimpy QB who has still yet to have a good game passing, the run will be a big factor. Work on run-blocking this week.