Friday, July 21, 2017

UMass Football News--July 21st, 2017

Matty Vautour has a post on Marquis Young being named the the Doak Walker Award watch list.

Keving Dillon of MassLive also has a story about Young.

In 2016 Young went 12-12 GP-GS 197-898 4 TD's 83 LONG 4.6 AVE/A 74.4 AVE/G. He also went 26-147 REC. Young's AVE/A dropped from 6.7 in 2015 to 4.6 AVE/A in 2016. Part of that was likely UMass playing five Power Five teams.

UMASS currently has four other RB's on the roster:

Bilal Ally #22 RB 5-10 190 SO 0-1 GP-GS 17-97 5.7 AVE/A 34 LONG
Tyshaun Ingram #21 RB 6-0 208 SO 0-11 GP-GS 5 TT on defense in 2016
Marcus Odiah #21 RB 6-0 197 RSFR Redshirted in 2016
Nick Orekoya #38 RB 5-9 203 SO 0-7 GP-GS on defense in 2017

This is a thin position for UMass. Young should break a 1,000 yards against a schedule with less SEC teams. Boston College was #1 in the ACC and #7 nationally against the rush.

Bilal Ally performed well with limited carries in 2016. Ally had 4,500 + yards rushing and scored 50 TD's in HS. He should get more carries in 2017.

Tyshaun Ingram averaged 6.2 yards/carry in HS.

Odiah and Orekoya are probably walk-ons.




Anonymous said...

You will be hearing the new name at RB soon, this position will be fine.

Anonymous said...

Phew, that's a relief anonymous!! You continue to get it right.

Robert Tousignant said...

Give me a big powerful RB to compliment Young and I say we have a shot at 6 wins.

Anonymous said...

Take it to the bank!

TopUMassFan said...

No, wait... Anonymous is right on this one. Our prize RB is a transfer from Plainfield Teacher's College in NJ. He's half Hawaiian/half Chinese and eats boneless wings during the game.

Anonymous said...

TopUMass fan needs to take his meds💊

TopUMassFan said...

Anonymous needs to look back in College Football History to 1941 and the Great Plainfield Teacher's hoax that was pulled over the eyes of the N.Y. Times.

A fake football was created and reported on, not dis-simular to this fictitious RB we keep hearing about.