Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday--October 12th, 2014

Image from the UMass Twitter feed
The Minutemen broke through yesterday. First, they cut down mistakes. No fourth quarter turnovers.

Then some players made football plays. Kassan Messiah blocked a field goal to stifle any Golden Flash comeback momentum.

He led the the Minutemen with 10 TT 1 TFL and 1 QB Hurry. Then Lorenzo Woodley carried the ball seven straight times and went 80 yards for the clinching TD. That was a Marcel Shipp type of performance. Jackson Porter got some revenge as he added a pick-six to add to UMass' fourth quarter dominance.

The kicking game was better, not a weapon mind you, but a big step up from tear-your-hair-out bad. At least we can kick a 20-yard field goal.

Congrats to everyone and it'll be a lot easier reading the game coverage this week as I do the links for this blog post :)

Seven fans got the poll right with UMass winning by 21+

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Matty also has backup punter Logan Laurent moves into a starting role as kicker.

Matty V. says UMass snaps 12-game losing streak at Kent State.

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Dan Malone says victory was sweet for the Minutemen.

Dan also reports on Lorenzo Woodley's 23-160 rushing day.

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The Boston Globe says UMass earns its first victory of the season.

The Boston Herald reports UMass tastes victory.

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The UMass Daily Collegian said it was a beautiful feeling.

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The Cleveland Plain Dealers says Kent State drops yesterday's game to UMass to remain winless.

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All the MAC scores here.

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Eastern Michigan got a historic day out of QB Reggie Bell as they upset the Buffalo Bulls 37-27.

Buffalo News says the Bulls were ambushed in an upset.

EMU freshman Reggie Bell answered the call.

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