Saturday, October 01, 2016

Game Day--Tulane--October 1st, 2016

Hey! The weather is supposed to stop raining by 12:45 PM and shift to cloudy with a chance of showers by game time. Check the "McGuirk Weather" link in the blog sidebar. I'm going and hope to see all the UMass faithful.

Should be an interesting game with the Tulane spread option against Whipple's Pro Set. Last week against Mississippi State the UMass wide receivers showed what they can do. During the August practice I attended, the Minutemen were catching everything that was thrown. The UMass offense needs that quick strike. The last time we made the FCS playoffs with Whipple the offense had 20 or so scoring drives of less than 2 minutes. We need to score when we have the ball today to get around Tulane's ball control offense. I think we will.

Go UMass!!!

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In a distinct bummer, Mass Live has decided to cut UMass Sports coverage. Dan Malone will no longer be a beat reporter for UMass sports. Not a great business decision by MassLive.

The acid test of any writer is if you enjoy reading his stuff. Dan has always covered the Minutemen with class. He didn't add any personal axe grinding. In addition, he was always friendly and civil to me when I met him at various UMass functions, which definitely was not the case with some media types I interacted with.

I'm sure all UMass fans wish him well and hope his career continues.

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Matty Vautour has UMass hosts Tulane for Homecoming game.

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NESN+ will cover the game and it'll simulcast on NESN National.Here in Southern NH that will be channel 438 CSNCA on Dish Network.

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NOLA.com reports Tulane looks to slow down UMass' versatile offense.

"Big Easy Believer" predicts Green Wave 31 Minutemen 23.

The Tulane Hullabaloo says the Green Wave will be a strong contender against UMass.

The Advocate reports Tulane wants to add more passing to its offense.

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#23 Florida meets Vanderbilt.

Boston College hopes for another tuneup against Buffalo.

The 0-4 FIU Panthers meet Florida Atlantic.

Mississippi State has a bye.

Old Dominion plays Charlotte.

Louisiana Tech meets UTEP.

South Carolina meets #9 Texas A&M. Football is different down South: Aggie fans deep fry a South Carolina Helmet.

Wagner has Homecoming against Sacred Heart.

Troy travels west to meet Idaho.

BYU beat Toledo in a wild 55-53 game that ended early this morning.

Hawaii plays at home against Nevada.

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1 comment:

izy1 said...

Contrary to UMASS athletics website, todays game vs Tulane is not listed on ESPN3