Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday--October 19th, 2014





I wish to reiterate how great it is not to have to grit my teeth to read after-game articles in order to set up Sunday's links :)

Tajae Sharpe now owns two of the top five single game reception totals:

1. 13 Tajae Sharpe 2014
    13 Tajae Sharpe 2014
    13 Victor Curz 2008
    13 J.J. Moore 2005
    13 Brandon London 2005

Single game reception yardage

1. 262 Victor Cruz 2008
2  210 Adrian Zullo 1999
3. 198 Rasheed Rancher 2007
4. 193 Tajae Sharpe 2014

More praise for the UMass defense. Maybe for the first time in FBS the Minutemen "D" shut down another team's star player. UMass led the Eagles in first downs 34 to 11. How many times in 2011 and 2012 did we experience the reverse of those numbers?

We're still in contention for the MAC East Championship and a bowl game.

Twelve fans correctly forecast a 21+ point victory in the weekly scoring poll.

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EMU's report on the game.

Dan Malone has UMass makes it two straight.

Shadrach Abrokwah had a career day with four rushing TD's.

Dan looks at UMass' improving numbers in MAC conference play.

Reggie Bell--non-factor. UMass defense shuts down the Eagles offense. We blew a coverage on EMU's first possession, but after that EMU's offense was not doing much.

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Matty Vautour reports a balanced offense led UMass to a win.

Tajae Sharpe had career days in receptions and yardage against the Eagles.

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The Globe says UMass wins second straight.

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The Collegian says Sharpe continues his banner season.

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The Boston Herald reports UMass has a winning streak.

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The Eastern Echo says EMU remains winless on the road.

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All the MAC results here. Some interesting results. Western Michigan beat Bowling Green and winless Kent State handled Army.

MAC stats: UMass is 1st in passing offense, last in punting and extra point average.

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3 comments:

izy1 said...

other than a few minor gaffs, great game by UMASS
Much credit is overdue to the O-line guards and tackles
Defense stepped up to an A game (gotta close that huge center hole!)
The team is gelling as a Team (finally)
Awesome comeback for the program, kudos to players and coaching-GO UMASS

UMass74 said...

I think the defensive scheme was to keep Bell between the tackles. He did't come close to breaking the two 70 yard TD runs he broke off against Buffalo.

TopUMassFan said...

The excitement is definitely back! Overall great team win yesterday...need to clean up sloppy fourth quarter miscues...nice shutdown of Bell...Offense had some clock-killing drives.

Coach Whipple has done a suberb job as we knew he would. We should be 6-2 and bowl eligible, not 2-6. None of us would have thought that last year or the year before.

This team is getting better each week and will be a force next year. Possible MAC Champion next year, bank on it!