Saturday, September 06, 2014

Game Day-- Colorado September 6th, 2014

Just checked the weather radar. Most of the thunderstorm activity is still out in Ontario and Quebec. Looks like most of the heavy stuff will go north of Gillette.

Hope to see everyone at the game!


All Gridiron Club members get a e-mail and video clip from Coach Whipple before each game. They also have a tent at Gillette. Stop by and join. Are you sick of all the snark and unfair comments being directed at UMass football and fans? Join the Gridiron Club and help Whip build the team!

A cut-and-paste from the latest e-mail:

Join the Gridiron Club Tailgate Saturday!

After a great turnout last weekend, the Gridiron Club tailgate tent returns to Gillette! All members of the Gridiron Club and football alumni are invited to stop by the Gridiron Club tailgate tent before and after Saturday's game, festivities will begin at 12:00 pm. Please feel free to bring your own beverages and food and participate in a pot-luck style tailgate party. This is great opportunity to mix and mingle with other Gridiron Club members and past UMass Football greats.

Just look for the "Welcome Gridiron Club Members" banner on the 20 x 20 tent in the corner of Lot 5 near the entrance to the Patriots Place Hall of Fame (diagram below).

Gridiron Club board members Cliff Bolden (Class of '01) and Tim Day (Class of '07) are leading the efforts to increase support for UMass Football. Bolden, Day, and other board members have been working diligently to spread the word about supporting the Gridiron Club.

"We had a great turnout last week at the first Gridiron Club tailgate of the season," said Bolden. "We had over 30 people express interest in supporting the Gridiron Club which was very encouraging."

If you have any questions about joining the Gridiron Club or volunteering at a future Gridiron Club event, please contact Bolden, Day or UMass Athletics Development at 413-545-4290. Online donations can also be made at

Cliff Bolden, Vice President of Membership -

Tim Day, Vice President of Fundraising -

Sept. 20 @ Penn State Tailgate Information
Prior to the game, meet up with UMass Football fans for a pig roast barbecue that is sure to have your mouth watering and spirits soaring. Attendees will enjoy a pig roast, three side dishes, rolls, cookies and brownies, iced tea and two additional drink tickets good for soft drinks, beer or wine (cash bar after tickets are used).  Since our barbecue begins three hours prior to kickoff, there will be plenty of time to feast and then head to campus to cheer on our Minutemen.

Celebration Hall & Beaver Stadium
2280 Commercial Blvd.
State College, PA 16801


Dan Malone says both the Buffs and the Minutemen are looking to turn things around.

He also says UMass hopes to pressure Colorado's sophomore QB Sefo Liufau. His Colorado bio.


Matty Vautour says the Minutemen are looking to play better run defense against the Buffs.


SB Nation blogger "Pacific Takes" looks at UMass-Colorado.

Jesse Allen of Hustle Belt previews the game.

The Buffs website says Colorado's offensive line is looking for a productive game against UMass.

The Denver Post says the Buffs are eager to lick their wounds against UMass.

SFGate says it's a long trip East for the Buffs.


The Ralphie Report's Jack Barsch previews the UMass-Buffs game.


The MAC Conference's game day page for today is up.


Victor Cruz has been named one of the Giants Captains.


Boston College got run over by Pitt last night. The announced attendance was 30,083.

Pitt looked impressive as they dominated the run game on both sides of the ball. The Panthers ran 50 times for 302 yards and a 6.0 AVE. UMass only had 17 rushes against BC.



Anonymous said...

Wow UMASS outdrew BC, with 30,499. The BC yahoos will say they brought most of the fans, but the UMASS side had way more. Plus UMASS has not resorted to Groupon, free food, counting unused giveaway tickets as attendees. Good job UMASS, and thank you to all the BC fans for paying full price at Gillette.

TopUMassFan said...

Can't wait to see how "BC Corruption" tries to dismiss the pounding they took by PITT. I've got to admit, the arrogance of most BC fans upsets me so much, I really enjoy it when they lose. Knowing that their champagne and brie tailgate party is ruined makes my day.

vetteson said...

38% polled on this blog believe UMass will win today. If they score at least 24 points, they might. Colorado will score that much anyway. I would consider BC and Colorado similar.

Will the UMass defense hold up, especially in the second half? We'll see. Even if UMass loses, if the score and stats are more balanced that means improvement