Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday--- September 21st, 2014





Well, the pundits said UMass would have to play a perfect game to hang with Penn State and we were far from perfect.

After a good opening drive, new kicker Matthew Wylie unleashed a kick that looked like one of those fan promotional kicks. On a fourth and one, Tajae Sharpe was all by himself in the Penn State endzone and Frohnapfel didn't see him. We fumbled the ball deep in our own side.

More disturbing, was the fact that UMass has -2 yards rushing late in the third quarter. Even if we had played better, we were outclassed by the Nittany Lions. If they get by Michigan State, they could go undefeated. The Minutemen played hard with some good hits. UMass played the defensive subs most of the fourth quarter.

We all knew the four BCS games were going to be tough. The MAC league teams will be a fairer test of where we are. Keep the faith and Go UMass!

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The UMass website has stats, video and game quotes.

Dan Malone reports Minutemen give up three straight TD's only rush for 3 yards.

Dan says Whipple described the Minutemen as overawed.

Matty Vautour says the Minutemen were outclassed.

The Daily Collegian says UMass was blown out.

The Victory Bell Rings reports Penn State rolled past UMass.

The Sentinel says the Nittany Lion's running game quieted the critics.

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48-7 was a bad result for UMass, but it was far from the worst performance by MAC teams yesterday.

Remember when people ragged on the Minutemen for giving up 399 yards rushing against Wisconsin? Next week's opponent Bowling Green played the Badgers yesterday and gave up 644 rushing yards to to shatter a Big Ten record that stood since 1930.

Eastern Michigan lost to Michigan State 14-73

The MAC's best team NIU lost to Arkansas 14-52.

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All the MAC scores here.

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Colorado beat Hawaii.

Vanderbilt put a scare into South Carolina before finally folding.

Boston College beat Maine 40-10.

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