Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday--November 16th, 2015

Update:

Tonight will be the final UMass Football Radio show of the season.



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I was just noticing how deep into the roster the Minutemen went at Eastern Michigan.

Dan Jonah (1 career catch) started and played most of the game as the "Y" receiver.

Jordan Hamilton (2 career tackles prior to Saturday) played the whole game at one corner. Jesse Monteiro made his first start.  Jackson Porter also played in the Minutemen secondary. Hamilton had 8 tackles and a FF.

Sha-Ki Holines had a good game on the D-line. He 2.5-14 TFL a SACK and one QB hurry.

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Jamal Wilson and Marquis Young will be on this week's UMass Insider.

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UMass' big rushing total against EMU jumped the Minutemen from #125 to #107 in NCAA rushing stats.

Marquis Young is #25 in the nation with his 6.19 yards per carry.

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EMU linebacker Great Ibe was named Walter Camp FBS defensive player-of-the-week for his 21 tackles against UMass.

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Dan Malone reports UMass opened as a 9-point favorite over Miami (Ohio). An interesting line is Ball State by > 7 points over Toledo. Memphus is a 1.5 favorite over Temple. Notre Dame is 16 over BC and Western Kentucky is 14 over FIU. All the odds here.

Keepers College Football Rankings has the Minutemen by 7.62 (.htm download).

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Toledo moved to the top of the "others receiving votes" in the AP poll. Temple's loss knocked them out of the Top-25 in both the AP and Coaches Poll.

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2 comments:

vetteson said...

Miami (Ohio) two wins are against an FCS team and Eastern Michigan (by almost identical score as us). Considering how many starters are out, good win over the weekend, hope we can get some guys back. I'll be watching closely the injury/absentee report by the end of the week. The running game should continue.

Creighton said...

What's important about this game is if we're learning from the previous games. We need to see the coaching staff evolving game over game and in real time as the game goes on. We learned the run can work, and compliment the pass. We learned it is possible to score in the 3rd. What else will we learn? Dunno. We are a college team so you'd hope that learning - and taking action on what you learn - is at the core of the game plan. The boys (and us) need some momentum in the form of a W for the end of the season, and to help recruiting.