Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday--September 20th, 2015

Out of 114 votes in the game prediction poll, only eight were correct as UMass played the Owls even for the whole game.


UMass had some mistakes, but the defense played an inspired game. They had two sacks and two INT's. The Minutemen defense held Jahad Thamas to 65 total yards. He had run all over Penn State and Cincinnati.

The UMass had 383 total yards of offense against a Temple defense that had savaged the Nittany Lions and Gunner Kiel and his Cincinnati offense.

It was disappointing we lost at the end, but we defiantly belonged and our performance bodes well for the rest of the season.


BTW, that was an awful officiating crew, and the Gillette announcer was terrible too...

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UMass write up with notes and quotes here.

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Dan Malone says UMass loses in a dramatic fashion.

Dan has quotes from Coach Whipple and UMass players.

He reports the UMass defense was much improved.

Dan has some takeaways from the game.

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Matty Vautour says a blocked extra point doomed UMass.

Tajae Sharpe broke the UMass record as he went 11-156 yards against Temple. He now has 188 career receptions and 2,461 yards. Sharpe has 294 yards in the first two games. If he keeps that up, or even improves it during the MAC section of the schedule, he could approach 2,000 receiving yards this year.

Quote from Sharpe: “It’s an honor and a privilege to go down in the UMass history books,” Sharpe said. “I give all the credit first off to Coach Whipple. He’s a great offensive-minded coach and he puts me in position to get the ball and things like that. And also to my quarterback and my whole offense, and for Blake (Frohnapfel) for getting me the ball."

Matty says UMass missed a prime chance Saturday.

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The Daily Collegian says it was a heartbreaking loss.

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Comcast Sports Philly says the Owls survived a scare at UMass.

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Colorado beat Colorado State.

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FIU handled FCS North Carolina Central 39-14.

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ESPN reports Notre Dame stuffed Georgia Tech.

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In the MAC, Toledo beat Iowa State, but five league teams lost close games.

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In New England, BC lost to Florida State and also lost QB Darius Wade for the season.

A disasterous last minute fake field goal attempt doomed UConn.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hoping for a strong showing against the Irish. Cut out the penalties. Establish a run game. Improve play calling. .

izy1 said...

Best game played in a long while by UMASS.
I thought they had it and they really deserved that win.
I think Notre Dame is going to be their toughest game to date.
GO UMASS

izy1 said...

And the officiating was bogus.At least 2 questionable calls.
He clearly had an attitude by being there-what a toad.
On the positive, female ref was better to look at than the toad.

Anonymous said...

The boys worked hard out there and showed that they have talent and passion, but just need to sharpen up some spots. I'm proud of them and hope to see that effort (physical and mental) all season, mixed with growth in the football skills that'll tip the close games in their favor.

Anonymous said...

Can a referee please tell us whether that was a forward lateral or not? Also, was that reviewed? It looks to me the timing of the snap on the extra point was off, thus the rush had an extra second or two. Sooner or later UMASS and Whipple will get over the hump. I believe!!