Monday, November 02, 2015

Monday--November 2nd, 2015

Matty Vautour says UMass turns its attention to the future.

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Dan Malone says the Minutemen's fourth season has been a disappointment.

Dan has players trending up and players trending down after Ball State.

Ball State QB Riley Neal put up good numbers against the Minutemen.

UMass opens as a slight favorite against the Zips.

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Vegas Odds:

FIU -19 against UNC Charlotte
UMass -1 vs Akron
NC Ste -1 over BC
Tulane -2.5 over UConn
Notre Dame -7 against Pitt.

Keepers College football rankings has the Zips by 1.62 (.htm download).

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The Ball State Daily says Tajae Sharpe was hurt.

The New Sentinel says the Cardinals' special teams were just that.

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UMass stays 11th in Hustle Belt's MAC power ratings.

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Toledo continued to be ranked 20th in both the AP and Coaches poll.

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USA Today has winners and losers from college football's week #9.

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1 comment:

vetteson said...

None of this is surprising. Most of our best starters are injured or are playing hurt. The backups just aren't as good or too inexperienced. To run a pro-style offense you need four good receivers for it to be successful (It's called the pro-style because pro teams have the personnel to run it). Loosing Jean Sifrin (a true tight end) was a big hit to the offense. Our defense isn't very sophisticated. No defensive ends to harass the QB. Some changes will come there.

We're still basically an FCS team, our record shows it. Second half collapses are characteristic of FCS versus FBS. Honestly, we're two recruiting cycles away from developing the depth needed to be competitive 4 quarters.

Next year is going to be very tough, different kind of QB, many new starters.