UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (0-1) at Marshall Thundering Herd (5-0)

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November 7, 2020

Line: Marshall by -44.5 Opening Kickoff: The Minutemen travel to Huntington, West Virginia to take on the undefeated Thundering Herd in a game that was scheduled three weeks ago. UMass lost to Georgia Southern in their season opener 41-0. The Minutemen had trouble with the Golden Eagles Shotgun Triple Option offense. Luckily, UMass will not see the option today but the Thundering Herd offense is potent. Marshall averages 33.8 points…

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UMass: Minutemen add game against Liberty on November 27th

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October 21, 2020

Image courtesy of UMass Athletics UMass announced this morning that they have added a third game this season. The Minutemen will travel to Lynchburg, Virginia to play Liberty on Friday, November 27th. The game is scheduled for a noon kickoff. https://twitter.com/umassfootball/status/1318931294391308288?s=21 The two schools were originally scheduled to play on November 28th but when UMass announced they were opting out of the 2020 season, the game was obviously postponed. Since…

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UMass: Minutemen add a second game with Marshall

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October 20, 2020

The 2020 UMass football season will continue as the school announced yesterday that they have added a second game this season. The Minutemen will travel to Huntington, West Virginia on November 7th to take on the 22nd ranked Marshall Thundering Herd. The Herd will host the Minutemen at 2:30 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. https://twitter.com/umassfootball/status/1318258437193715715?s=21 There was speculation that UMass might play Army prior to that date but that…

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UMass: Minutemen struggle in all three phases in 41-0 loss to Georgia Southern

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October 17, 2020

Image courtesy of AJ HENDERSON/GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS STATESBORO, GA: UMass finally made their long awaited 2020 season debut against the Georgia Southern Eagles and despite it being a new season, the results were the same as last season for the Minutemen in a 41-0 loss. Despite getting blown out. Minutemen head coach Walt Bell was just glad to be out there. “Obviously the result is not what we wanted but…

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UMass: Getting the young guys experience is goal number one this season.

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October 16, 2020

No one knows how many games UMass will play this season. Right now they only have one game scheduled but there are rumors circulating that they at least two others games in the works. Regardless of how many games they are playing, one thing is for sure. Play the young guys is important for the Minutemen this season. The 2020 season is about development and getting better. It’s not going…

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UMass: Minutemen release their depth chart prior to Saturday’s opener

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October 14, 2020

Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game. UMass released their first depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game at Georgia Southern. There are some interesting changes to the starting line up and some key omissions from last year’s roster. Offensively, Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback. Walt Bell and the offensive staff like Fallon. He knows the offense and they are comfortable starting him right…

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UMass: Improved offensive line will pave the way for a program looking to take the next step

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October 13, 2020

Thom Kendall For UMass Athletics It is no secret that for the UMass football program to improve, they will need to play better along the offensive and defensive lines. It was a struggle for the Minutemen in the trenches last season. If there was one bright spot for UMass after last season, it was the improved play of their offensive line. First year offensive line coach Jim Jackson did a…

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UMass: Minutemen to open the 2020 season at Georgia Southern

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October 9, 2020

Image courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics. UMass announced this afternoon that they are kicking off the 2020 season next Saturday at Georgia Southern. The game will kickoff at 4 pm and it will be televised on ESPNU. https://twitter.com/umassfootball/status/1314264805239386115?s=21 Three weeks after announcing a return to play, Athletic Director Ryan Bamford has been feverishly trying to schedule as many games as possible. The school’s goal originally was to play six games…

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UMass: UMass announces their intentions to play football this fall

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September 21, 2020

UMass Football is back!  The school announced this morning that they intend on playing football this fall after initially opting to move the season to the Spring of 2021. The university released the following statement from Athletic Director Ryan Bamford : “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our first priority. Since returning to campus in June, the members of our football program have…

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UMass: UMass announces the cancellation of the fall sports season

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August 11, 2020

UMass announced this morning that they will not be playing fall sports in 2020. That means that the Minutemen will not be playing football. The did say that they will contemplate playing the fall season in the spring. After consulting with university, state and public health officials, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 @UMassFootball season. https://t.co/yUyzuuILKN — UMass Athletics (@UMassAthletics) August 11, 2020 Athletic Director Ryan Bamford…

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