Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday--November 13th, 2014

UPDATE:  Dan Malone says no update on Fronapfel's injury until tomorrow.


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First off, congats to UMass fans and students! There were a legitimate  13,500 fans at the game and there was a lot of energy in the stadium. The weather was great and it was a fun game and atmosphere.

Second, kudos to the UMass defense. For the first time this season, the defense dominated. They were flying to the ball all night. Sha-ki Holines has a great first half. Trey Seals was all over the place in the second. Ball State was a running team and UMass shut that down. The defense really seemed energized.

On offense Tajae Sharpe has another monster game. He was open all night. I especially liked the performance of Lornezo Woodley. He looked like a three star running back last night. After a couple of good runs in the first half, he didn't get in the game until Shadrach Abrokwah went out. Woodley looked quick; he picked his holes, ran with his shoulders square and ran down hill. He had an impressive 90 yards.

Frohnapfel was having another productive game. He appeared to suffer an ankle or foot injury. Froh was in a lot of pain at the end and they put a boot around his foot and ankle.

On a personal note, I parked up by Whitmore. After the game I walked back through Southwest. By stock and by stone, it's been a long, long time since I was walking through Southwest close Midnight. I drove back to New Hampshire listening to a lot of ghosts in my head :)


Hey! UMass is tied for second in the MAC East.


UMass write-up on the game here. The UMass website has video highlights and post game interviews.

Ball State's coverage here.


Dan Malone covers the game here and here.

He also reports on Frohnapfel's injury.

Tajae Sharpe says if Frohnapfel is out, UMass will have to come together.


Matty Vautour says the Cardinals couldn't stop Tajae Sharpe.

Matty's game report here.


The Indy Star says Ball State lost 24-10.

The South Bend Tribune says the Minuteman air game thumped the Cardinals.

The News-Sentinel said the loss ended Ball State's bowl hopes.


ABC40 said the UMass defense shined.


The Boston Globe said UMass looked prime time ready.


Max Moore of Hustle Belt recaps the game.



izy1 said...

That was a good game and congrats on the win UMASS!
Things are looking up! Bowl game next year for UMASS?

The Smoking Chimp said...

Great win and great showing on ESPN.

Great personal note as well!