Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Game Day--Akron November 18th, 2014

Well, today it'll be an uphill battle for our Minutemen. The weather is supposed to be in the middle teens with wind and snow showers----not the best conditions for UMass' vertical passing attack. In addition, we will likely start a QB who has never thrown a pass in college.

It's a day to run the rock. We can hope that the UMass defense will have another energized day and get some turnovers. A short field for the offense would make a big difference. I don't know what to make of Akron, last week with supposedly one of the best defenses in the MAC, they gave up 55 points to a mediocre Buffalo team.

With bad weather and a nearly empty stadium, it'll probably come down to who wants it more. Football is one sport that you need to play with emotion. If you want to play in the pros, you have turn it on when the light goes green.

Go UMass!!!

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UPDATE 7:45 PM:

Offshore Gaming.com says the UMass QB situation is cloudy

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UPDATE 3:45 PM:

The Akron Journal has four keys to beating UMass.

Pregame.com likes the "over" odds on the Minutemen vs Zips game.

CBS Sports has UMass rising out the their "bottom 25".

Fansided.com thinks Blake Frohnapfel will play against Akron.

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Coach Whipple's comments from Monday's MAC teleconference.

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Lots of news today.

Jean Sifrin was named a semi-finalist for the Mackey TE Award. Phil Steele also mentions Sifrin.

UMass write-up on Sifrin.

Dan Malone has a story about Sifrin being named to the semi-finalist list.

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Tajae Sharpe was named the MAC offensive player-of-the-week.

Dan Malone has more on Sharpe.

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Dan previews the UMass-Akron game.

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Matty V. reports Blake Frohnapfel will be a game-time decision.

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The UMass Daily Collegian says the Minutemen will look to run the ball if Frohnapfel can't go.

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The Boston Globe says UMass will huddle before deciding who starts at QB.

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The Boston Herald talks about the UMass QB question.

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UMass is tied for 7th in the Lambert Meadowlands Trophy rankings.

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Cleveland.com says Akron looks to get back in the win column today against the Minutemen.

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Hustle Belt's Week #13 pick 'em.

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Keepers College football ratings has UMass by 5.28. In Vegas, the line has moved up to the Zips by 7, probably due to Frohnapfel's injury.

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Lately there have been a lot of UMass sports on ESPN3. I bought a Chromecast and it works great with my setup. You need a wireless-enabled computer (my desktop Lenovo has a wireless card) and your TV needs an unoccupied HDMI port. The Chromecast can be powered from a usb port on the TV. If your set does not have one, Chromecast comes with a wall-wart power supply. It works out-of-the-box with Windows and Apple. I could not get to work with my version of Linux.

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2 comments:

bkrownd said...


Need some DEFENSE in this game.

izy1 said...

Need to recruit a KICKER!!!