UMass: UMass Minutemen (1-8) at Army Black Knights (3-6)

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November 9, 2019

UMass travels to Miche Stadium in upstate New York to battle Army. The Minutemen continue to struggle in all three phases of the game, particularly on defense. Army will present a new set of challenges today with their flexbone triple option offense. UMass has to stop the run first and foremost but they also have to find a way to not give up big plays. Here are three keys to…

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UMass: UConn Huskies (2-6) at UMass Minutemen (1-7)

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October 26, 2019

The Minutemen had a bye last week so they have had two weeks to prepare for the Huskies. UMass beat UConn last season. It was a huge program win especially when you consider both programs recruit the same players in New England. Here are three keys to the game. 1. Defense must give UMass a chance: It is well documented that the Minutemen defense is among the worst in the…

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UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (1-5) at La. Tech Bulldogs (4-1)

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October 12, 2019

The Minutemen face an uphill battle tonight when they travel to Ruston, Louisiana to take a good Louisiana Tech team. The Bulldogs are 4-1 but their wins have come against Grambling, Bowling Green, FIU and Rice. All four of those teams however are better than UMass right now so this will be another challenging week for the boys in maroon and white. Here are three keys to the game. 1….

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College: Thoughts on Week 6 in New England College Football

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October 10, 2019

Here are some thoughts on week six of the division one college football season in New England. There were some great interesting results, most notably UNH winning their third straight home game. 1. Boston College lost a 41-39 heartbreaker to Louisville. The defense once again struggled giving up 41 points and over six hundred yards of offense. On the bright side, the offense continued to produce despite quarterback Anthony Brown…

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UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (1-4) at Florida International (1-3)

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October 5, 2019

After finally getting a win last week over Akron, the Minutemen will look to build on that performance when they hit the Sunshine State to battle FIU today. The two schools have put together a nice little rivalry in recent years that has featured some close games. This is the fifth meeting between the two schools. Here are three keys for the Minutemen in this game. 1. Defense must continue…

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College: Thoughts on week 5 in New England college football

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October 2, 2019

Walt Bell’s emphasis on culture finally paid off this week in a win over Akron. UMass stole the headlines last week after securing their first win of the season over Akron. It has been a lost season thus far for first year coach Walt Bell and the Minutemen so it was nice to see the players and coaches celebrate after the win. Here are some thoughts on the week that…

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UMass: Who ever though a win over Akron would be so important to a program

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September 30, 2019

I must admit that I was one of those people who didn’t think UMass would win a game this season. Why would anyone think otherwise? Aside from a fast starting first quarter against Rutgers in the season opener, the Minutemen have been awful. Defensively, they were on pace to shatter school and national records for ineptitude. Then Akron visited McGuirk Stadium on Saturday and we were reminded that the Minutemen…

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UMass Preview: Akron Zips (0-4) at UMass Minutemen (0-4)

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September 28, 2019

The Minutemen will once again look to get in the win column for the first time this season when they host the Akron Zips of the Mid-American Conference at McGuirk Stadium. UMass played tough in the first half last week at home against Coastal Carolina but the defense fell apart in the second half as the Chanticleers rolled 62-28. The Minutemen will hope for a better performance today from their…

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UMass: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-1) at UMass Minutemen (0-3)

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September 21, 2019

The Minutemen return home to host Coastal Carolina. It was ugly last week for UMass in a 52-17 loss to Charlotte. Defense continues to be an issue as the Minutemen try to find the right pieces to put on the field. It is not easy. The roster is limited from a talent standpoint, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, the Minutemen need to find a way to…

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UMass: UMass Minutemen (0-2) at Charlotte 49ers (1-1)

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September 14, 2019

The Minutemen beat Charlotte in Amherst last season 49-31. UMass will look to bounce back from a bad loss to Southern Illinois last week. It has been a tough start to the season for the Minutemen, particularly the defense. UMass needs to turn things around and quickly otherwise a bad start could snowball into a bad season. Here are three keys to the game. 1. Quarterback carousel: Both redshirt senior…

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