Saturday, September 24, 2016

Game Day Mississippi State--September 24th, 2016

Another Saturday, another SEC team. Another real challenge to a still building UMass squad. Unlike Michigan or Wisconsin in our first couple of years, I think the Minutemen will be competitive again today. It'll be a good day to work on our run game and get Ford more reps.

I was really impressed with the UMass defensive secondary last week with their nine pass BkUp's. The Bulldog's offense has not been very productive so far this year. Mississippi State is #109 in total offense. If the UMass defense can keep the game reasonable into the fourth quarter. We could have a chance. Or we could get run over by a big, physical SEC team. After today, six of the eight remaining games are against Group-of-five opponents.

In addition, the 2016 Minutemen recruiting class continues to shine. In the weekly Gridiron Club e-mail Coach Whipple said:" What is really exciting is that we had 13 freshmen play a combined 330 plays which is really promising for the direction of our program. "

That does not include JUCO's Andrew Ford, Ali Ali-Musa, Tedrick Lowery, Colbert Calhoun and more.

I'll be at Gillette. Hope to see everyone there. Go UMass!!!


Matty Vautour says UMass seeks a Power Five victory.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" previews today's game.

NESN says UMass-Mississippi State highlights their Saturday schedule. BTW, here in Southern NH, the game will be on Dish Network's channel 440 ALT.

Team Speed Kills predicts Bulldogs 34 Minutemen 13.

Maroon & White Nation says the keys to victory for the the Bulldogs is to manhandle UMass.



Anonymous said...

I love your blog ! I read the other board, and even before the basketball season starts,supposed fan boys start ripping the coach,team,players and reporters. People like Elton,niles,baseline,78 should move on. If you are that negative, usually your life isn't going so well either. Reading this blog reminds me that their are many loyal UMass fans.

UMass74 said...

Yeah, that's essentially why I started the blog.I just got sick of reading all that crap. I don't don't know what they get out of bashing the program.

Funny story: Before I retired, one of my co-worker's nickname was "Dr. Doom". He fully lived up (or down) to his nickname. People would use it to his face.

"Hey, Dr. Doom, I'm going to the break room. You want a coffee?".

Dr. Doom: "The breakroom coffee sucks."