Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday--October 20th, 2014

UMass Marching Band
If someone were to ask me who the best team in the MAC is so far in the 2014 season, I would reply the Toledo Rockets.

Toledo is 4-3, but their three losses are to Missouri, Cincinnati and Iowa State. They've beaten Ball State, Western Michigan and Central Michigan. The Rockets also hung 54 points on New Hampshire. UNH is undefeated in FCS and is a good bet to win the CAA North and probably the CAA title and auto-bid.

The Vegas early line is the Rockets over UMass by 17.5

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UMass offense
BLAKE FROHNAPFEL WATCH.

After last week Frohnapfel is 130.9 EFF 185-337-6 54.9 % 2483 18 TD 310.4 AVE/G

Single season pass attempts:

8. 341 Tim Day 2004
9. 337 Blake Frohnapfel 2014 (7 games)
10 334 Liam Coen 2008
10 334 Liam Coen 2006
Knocking Jim Simeone 313 1984 out of the top ten list

Single season pass completions

8.  194 Tim Day 2004
9.   192 Matt Guice 2001
10. 185 Blake Frohnapfel 2014 (7games)
11.  182 Mike Wegzyn 2012

Single season passing yards

7. 2692 Kyle Havens  2010
8. 2483 Blake Frohnapfel 2014 (7 games)
9. 2481 Tim Day 2004
10. 2266 Matt Guice 2001
Knocking Liam Coen 2175 2005 out of the top ten.

Passing yards/game

1. 310.4 Blake Frohnapfel (7 games)
2. 244.7 Kyle Havens 2010
3. 238.4 Todd Bankhead 2007 (13 games)

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Video of Mark Whipple and the UMass players discussing the win over EMU. Ya gotta be happy for the players who have endured a lot over the last three seasons. It's great to see them having fun and getting some rewards for their work.

Tajae Sharpe continues to climb in the UMass record book.

In contrast to prior years when the defense probably wanted to avert their eyes, Jovan Santos-Knox says the Minutemen offense is fun to watch.

Coach Whipple is pleased with the improvement in the defense and with the UMass running game.

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Matty V. says the UMass defense is coming together.

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BTW, Eastern Michigan's field came in runner-up for the best field in the nation.

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Max Moore of Hustle Belt looks at UMass' win over EMU.

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Philly.com looks at Victor Cruz's injury.

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3 comments:

vetteson said...

I noticed in the Kent State game, there was a female kicker. Maybe she'll transfer....

Two missed extra points. Gettin' silly now, little Amherst College won its game against Wesleyan when their kicker made a 35 yd field goal. I can't believe, with 20,000 students, there isn't someone among them who can consistently kick a ball 30 yds.

Fumbles still irritating, especially near the end when you know they're trying to strip the ball.

All in all, though best complete game in three years.

UMass74 said...

We REALLY need a kicker...

Class of 2013 said...

Before the season people said 4 wins would be an absolute miracle. Whipple would be up for coach of the year.

Well, here we are with 2 W's and 4 games to play. I think we might do it. I expect Toledo to be very tough but I think those two home games are winnable. We need two great crowds to back the team.

Whether we get 4 wins or 3 or even 2, I'm very happy with this season. Watch the f out next year!