Saturday, October 29, 2016

Game Day Wagner--October 29th, 2016

Well hopefully UMass will add its second win to the 2016 season. Wagner is not North Dakota State or James Madison, but they're not Delaware State or Prairie View A & M either. They scored 10 points on BC, but had only 107 yards of total offense. BC's less-than-awesome offense totaled 490 yards on the Seahawks.

UMass needs to move the ball, stop the mistakes and get ahead early. the Minutemen could then rest the starters and let the freshmen and backups get some playing time. Please don't make this into a 24-17 grinder. Wagner is only the second FCS team UMass has played since moving into FBS. We lost to Maine in 2013. The Black Bears went 10-2 in the regular season that year and lost at Big 10 Northwestern by 13 points. Since then Maine went 5-6 in 2014, 3-8 in 2015 and they are 4-3 so far in 2016 and unlikely to make the playoffs. Shows the way things have gone for the Minutemen so far in FBS.

I'll be there to say goodbye to the Seniors. Hope to see a good crowd of regulars. Go UMass!!!

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The game will be available on ESPN3 and NESN+. Dish network will have the game on channel 442 ALT here in New Hampshire. UMass fans in other parts of the country should check here (.pdf download) for availability in other areas.

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Matty Vautour says UMass wants to end a number of droughts. He also reports that Joe Previte is out with a dislocated elbow and his future status is undetermined. That's too bad. Previte had been a pleasant surprise on the defensive line.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" predicts UMass 38 Wagner 13.

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SLive says the Seahawks brace for UMass.

The Boston Herald says UMass aims to send the seniors off with a win in Amherst.

Campus Insiders predicts UMass 35-Wagner 20.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think we'll be on target for 45-50 points if the offense can find its rhythm. Defense holds Wags to 20 》points.