Sunday, October 05, 2014

Sunday--October 5, 2014

Well, for the second year in a row, we went for a TD instead of trusting the kicking game. And for the second year, it didn't work. UMass wasted another big offensive performance and could not hold a lead.

Losing to a BCS team is expected. Losing to Bowling Green's killer offense is understandable. Losing to Miami (Ohio) is discouraging.

The Minutemen need to grit their teeth and bear down. Turnovers will kill you every time. We've played two league games and late turnovers decided both.


Dan Malone looks at the Minutemen's latest collapse.

He looks at the failure of the last play.

Dan says the kicking game and turnovers doomed UMass.


Matty Vautour says kicking game woes plague UMass and Coach Whipple.


CBS Sports says the Redhawks ended the nation's longest losing streak.


The Hilton Head Packet says last minute turnovers lift Miami (Ohio) over UMass.


The Worcester Telegram says UMass fell apart.


The Boston Globe looks at the Redhawks 27-point comeback.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- reports Miami (Ohio) needed a last second stop and got it.


All the MAC results here.


Upsets abounded Saturday.



Anonymous said...

Frank, it doesn't matter WHO they're playing the results are the same. This team beats itself and plays poorly in the second half of games. No lead is safe and a lot of players failed to make plays in 4 of the last 5 losses. Very discouraging!

Tom M '72

UMass74 said...

Yeah, that one hurt. Good thing I was really busy and away from home at the conference. Otherwise, Mrs Blog would be chewing me out for moping around :(