Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday--September 30th, 2014

Blake Frohnapfel
Blake Frohnapfel was MAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week for his performance against Bowling Green. MAC press release here. UMass website story here. Have we had a league offensive or defensive player-of-the-week since we joined the MAC? I can't remember any.

Dan Malone on Frohnapfel's selection.

BTW, so far in 2014 Frohnapfel has gone   134.5 EFF 99-188-3  52.7 % 1471 TOTAL YARDS  11 TD 80 LONG 294.2 AVE/game

Last year's totals 96.9 EFF 177-339 18  INT 52.2 % 1877 Yards 9 TD 156.4 yards/game

Frohnapfel has already thrown two more TD's than in 2013's 12 games. He's up 37.6 points in passing EFF and he's throwing for 138.5 more yards per game.

Frohnapfel leads the MAC in passing yards/game and total offense.

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Coach Whipple's quotes from the league's weekly teleconference.

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Dan on Tajae Sharpe's breakout season.

He also has UMass opens as a three-point underdog to winless Miami (Ohio).

Las Vegas odds here.

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Matty Vautour says Trey Dudley-Giles has returned to practice. He also notes that Shane Huber will likely redshirt this year.

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MassLive has video from Tajae Sharpe and Blake Frohnapfel after the Bowling Green game.

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Jesse Allen of Hustle Belt looks at the Minutemen's defense in relation to the rest of the MAC.

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The Miami Redhawks have their game notes for UMass up.

Miami (Ohio)'s coach Chuck Martin laments another close loss.

The Miami student newspaper looks at the Redhawks 21st straight loss.

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ESPN has the teams eliminated and still in contention for the college football playoffs.

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