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Saturday, July 14, 2012
12:38 PM - July 14, 2012. Written by nbcards
St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Apr 4, 2012123456789RHE
St. Louis (1-0)22100004211192
Miami (0-1)0110210016130
W: V. Marte (W, 1-0) L: S. Cishek (L, 0-1)
Scoring Summary
STL1C. Beltran homered to right. R. Furcal scores20
STL2D. Freese homered to left.30
STL2R. Furcal grounded to center for a single. J. Jay scores40
MIA2C. Lee reached first on a fielding error by D. Freese (E5). H. Ramirez scores41
STL3D. Freese doubled to center. Y. Molina scores51
MIA3C. Coughlan lined to right for a single. A. Sanchez scores. J. Reyes advances to 3rd.52
MIA5J. Buck doubled to center. L. Morrison scores53
MIA5C. Coughlan lined to left for a single. E. Bonifacio scores54
MIA6O. Infante homered to center55
STL8A. Craig grounded to center for a single. M. Holliday scores. L. Berkman advances to 2nd65
STL8Y. Molina lined to left for a single. L. Berkman scores. Craig advances to 3rd75
STL8D. Freese hits sacrifice fly to L. Morrison (SF7). A. Craig scores85
STL8R. Furcal hit a sacrifice fly to G. Stanton (SF9). Y. Molina scores. J. Jay advances to 3rd95
STL9A. Craig homered to center. L. Berkman scores.115
MIA9B. Hayes lined to right for a single. J. Buck scores116
St. Louis Cardinals
Rafael Furcal, SS4122000.500
Carlos Beltran, RF-CF5112001.200
Matt Holliday, LF5110000.200
Lance Berkman, 1B5230000.600
Allen Craig, 2B-RF52330010.600
Yadier Molina, C5221000.400
David Freese, 3B4123001.500
Jon Jay, CF4120000.500
Skip Schumaker, 2B0000000.000
Chris Carpenter, P10100001.000
A- Matt Carpenter, PH10100001.000
Victor Marte, P0000000.000
B- Daniel Descalso, PH10100001.000
Eduardo Sanchez, P0000000.000
Marc Rzepczynski, P0000000.000
Jason Motte, P0000000.000
TEAM TOTALS40111911003.475
2B: Rafeal Furcal (1), Lance Berkman 2 (2), David Freese (1), Yadier Molina (1)
HR: Carlos Beltran (1), David Freese (1), Allen Craig (1)
RBI: Rafael Furcal 2 (2), Carlos Beltran 2 (2), David Freese 3 (3), Yadier Molina (1), Allen Craig 3 (3)
SF: Rafael Furcal, David Freese
SAC: Chris Carpenter
GIDP: Rafael Furcal 2, Yadier Molina
E: Rafael Furcal (1), David Freese (1)
Miami Marlins
Jose Reyes, SS5020000.400
Chris Coughlan, CF5032000.600
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4000020.000
Hanley Ramirez, 3B4120010.500
Carlos Lee, 1B4000000.000
Omar Infante, 2B4111011.250
Logan Morrison, LF4110000.250
John Buck, C4121020.500
Anibal Sanchez, P11100001.000
A- Emilio Bonifacio, PH1100000.000
Edward Mujica, P0000000.000
B- Greg Dobbs, PH1000010.000
Steve Cishek, P0000000.000
Ryan Webb, P0000000.000
Randy Chocate, P0000000.000
C- Brett Hayes, PH10110001.000
TEAM TOTALS386135071.342
2B: Hanley Ramirez (1), John Buck 2 (2)
3B: Hanley Ramirez (1)
HR: Omar Infante (1)
RBI: John Buck (1), Omar Infante (1), Brett Hayes (1), Chris Coughlan 2 (2)
GIDP: Giancarlo Stanton 2, Omar Infante
St. Louis Cardinals
Chris Carpenter6.010550217.50
Victor Marte1.00000200.00
Eduardo Sanchez1.10000300.00
Marc Rzepczynski0.121100027.00
Jason Motte0.11000000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.013660716.00
Pitches-Strikes: C. Carpenter 74-60, V. Marte 15-11, E. Sanchez 17-14, M. Rzepczynski 13-10, J. Motte 6-5
Miami Marlins
Anibal Sanchez5.010550029.00
Edward Mujica2.01000000.00
Steve Cishek0.0333000INF
Ryan Webb0.121100027.00
Randy Choate1.232200110.80
TEAM TOTALS9.019111100311.00
Pitches-Strikes: A. Sanchez 41-40, E. Mujica 17-15, S. Cishek 5-5, R. Webb 6-6, 17-14
Dynasty: nbcards
11:31 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by cottageboy789
I just thought I would let you guys know, I'm taking a break from NHL 12 to play some Madden because it froze AGAIN! I am so mad with this game, so my next couple updates will most likely be Madden updates.
Dynasty: cottageboy789
11:18 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
UMass Minutemen Recruiting - 2012
Brad BriggsATHHSLehigh Acres, FL6'2"224
Roger RobertsGHSBaltimore, MD6'2"272
Cory DuncanWRHSElizabeth City, NC6'2"185
David SingletonHBHSKelso, WA6'0"197
Andre HunterTEHSPoway, CA6'4"262
Paul WilliamsCBHSHicksville, NY5'10"171
Bryan JosephDTHSCarnegie, PA6'4"322
David MitchellHBHSNanticoke, PA6'1"192
Nick CarterDTHSSevern, MD6'1"282
Chris ThomasGHSBrownsville, FL6'4"277
Jon ErnstQBHSLauderdale Lakes, FL6'2"181
Joe AlexanderSSHSWisconsin Rapids, WI6'0"197
Christian HarrisMLBHSPittston, PA6'3"237
George MossCHSPhiladelphia, PA6'2"284
Jared CrowellATHHSPine Hills, FL6'6"267
Ray JordanTHSLa Crosse, WI6'4"291
Jamal MuhammadOLBHSCockeysville, MD6'0"210
Fred JordanATHHSSt. Joseph, MI6'6"273
Jason BrownDTHSGlen Allen, VA6'4"268
Brett MontgomeryATHHSOakland Park, FL6'1"222
Dennis HarrisQBHSLake Serene, WA6'3"219
Drew BassDEHSParamus, NJ6'0"250
Zach TaylorDTHSLinden, NJ6'4"287
Ken CarpenterDEJUCO JrSalem, MA6'6"257
James LawsonFBHSReisterstown, MD5'10"216

Top Recruiting Classes - 2012
4Notre Dame43162025
7North Carolina19113024
12Michigan State14182025
14Ohio State16140122
15Florida State08132124
17Penn State07123123
21Georgia Tech1781017
25Boise State15102018
Dynasty: AGG_JD
09:41 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
NCAA Football Rankings - Coaches Poll - Updated: Jan 14, 2013
11USC (61)1211525
35Kansas State1121184
109Virginia Tech112749
1210Notre Dame103680
1419Penn State103617
1612Texas Tech103546
1717Georgia Tech113518
21--Florida State104475
Dynasty: AGG_JD
[New Orleans] 14-0!!! It is to be celebrated! UMass entered the season with their first chance to qualify for a bowl game. Not only did they do so, they won it. UMass defeated Arkansas solidly. It was obvious from the start that Arkansas was faster, stronger, and more athletic than the players from UMass, but they didn't allow that to stop them. QB Pagel returned from injury and was cleared to start for UMass after being out for 12 weeks. And he was truly prepared. Pagel amassed 333 yards on 20 completions and 5 touchdowns. Williams saw most of the game in the backfield as the physical play of Arkansas bruised and battered Cox from being able to continue. He had a decent game with 118 yards rushing.

The showing from the Razorbacks players weren't bad, they just appeared to be ineffective. Tyler Wilson had a bad day in the pocket. The pressure kept him on the move and forced him to throw 2 interceptions. He had flashes of greatness on 2 beautiful touchdown passes, both over 40 yards. But as UMass's defense adjusted, he disappeared from the game. Arkansas' HB Davis presented much of a problem in the first half. At times it took 2 or 3 UMass players to take him down. But as the lead grew, his carries shrank. The score would have you believe the game was a blowout, but don't let the numbers fool you. Arkansas just fail to make best of the opportunities they had.

There was nothing but joy for coach Wilson in the post game press conference. "Did I expect the season to go this way? No! I wouldn't have bet $1 that this is how my first season would've been at UMass. All I know is that my players bought into my style of coaching and we made this happen together. Next season may be a whole different story, but today and until preseason workouts begin for next season, I'm going to relish this moment!"

Massachusetts Minutemen at Arkansas Razorbacks
#3 Massachusetts Minutemen (14-0)1414710-45
#4 Arkansas Razorbacks (11-2)02107-28
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense509226
Rushing Yards17627
Passing Yards333199
First Downs237
Punt Return Yards660
Kick Return Yards7890
Total Yards653316
3rd Down Converstion5-7 (71%)1-8 (12%)
4th Down Conversion0-1 (0%)0-1 (0%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals5-4-1 (100%)1-0-0 (0%)
Penalties2 - 202 - 10
Posession Time21:5810:02
Scoring Summary

***Scoring summary not included because it wouldn't show up in the stats for some reason.***
Dynasty: AGG_JD
08:56 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
End of season award time has come. UMass's LE Brendon Potvin collected both the Lombardi and Nagurski awards for the 2012 season.

2012 -2013 NCAA Football Award Winners
Heisman Memorial TrophyOrwin SmithHBGeorgia Tech
Maxwell AwardCollin KleinQBKansas State
Walter Camp AwardCollin KleinQBKansas State
Chuck Bednarik AwardKyle FullerCBVirginia Tech
Bronko Nagurski TrophyBrandon PotvinLEMassachusetts
Davey O'Brien AwardSeth DoegeQBTexas Tech
Doak Walker AwardOrwin SmithHBGeorgia Tech
Fred Biletnikoff AwardAlex TorresWRTexas Tech
John Mackey AwardChris GraggTEArkansas
Outland TrophyRicky WagnerLTWisconsin
Rimington TrophyKhaled HolmesCUSC
Lombardi AwardBrandon PotvinLEMassachusetts
Linebacker of the YearPreston BrownLOLBLouisville
Jim Thorpe AwardKyle FullerCBVirginia Tech
Lou Groza AwardMichael HunnicuttKOklahoma
Ray Guy AwardTrey BarrowPMissouri
Returner of the YearJordan HallHBOhio State

UMass Player Recognition

ALL-NCAA All Americans 1st Team
TE Rob Blanchflower
LE Brandon Potvin
DT Charles Thompson
FS Ed Saint Vil
SS Darren Thellen
Returner Michael Cox

ALL-NCAA All Americans 2nd Team
CB Christian Birt

ALL-MAC 1st Team
HB Alan Williams
HB Michael Cox
TE Rob Blanchflower
LT Nick Speller
LE Brandon Potvin
RE Ryan Delaire
DT Galen Clemons
DT Charles Thompson
MLB Perry McIntyre
CB Quayshun Smith
CB Christian Birt
FS Ed Saint Vil
SS Darren Thellen
K Brendon Levengood

ALL-MAC 2nd Team
C Quinton Sales
RG Stephane Milhim
RT Anthony Dima
CB Antoine Tharpe
FS Ryan Carter
Dynasty: AGG_JD
08:24 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[Detroit] The MAC Championship Game concluded today with the obvious team taking home the trophy. UMass embarrassed the Toledo Rockets as they continued to keep their undefeated season alive. Quinn captured yet another Player of the Game award as he threw for 251 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cox had a 101 yard rushing performance.

It has become very obvious that the Minutemen are playing on a level that nobody expected! Their aggresive defense and versatile offense has taken the college football world by storm this season. One thing for certain, while playing at this level, not only are other teams taking notice, but incoming freshmen are as well. So you should expect to see a new level of freshmen showing up in UMass uniforms.

With this win, UMass secured a spot in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. They are matched against Tyler Wilson and the Arkansas Razorbacks (11-1).

Toledo Rockets at Massachusetts Minutemen
Toledo Rockets (7-6)7377-24
#7 Massachusetts Minutemen (13-0)73173-48
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense372431
Rushing Yards55180
Passing Yards317251
First Downs1919
Punt Return Yards019
Kick Return Yards13454
Total Yards506504
3rd Down Converstion6-12 (50%)4-9 (44%)
4th Down Conversion1-1 (100%)0-0 (0%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-3-1 (100%)5-3-2 (100%)
Penalties1 - 13 - 20
Posession Time10:2321:37
Scoring Summary
4:28(MASS) A. Williams, 1 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)07
0:50(TOL) C. McDowell, 1 Yd pass from T. Owens (J. Detmer kick)77
6:36(MASS) M. Michel, 16 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick) 714
4:52(MASS) B. Levengood, 24 Yd FG717
3:10(MASS) A. Tharpe, returned interception 76 Yds (B. Levengood kick)724
1:16(MASS) C. Danska, 36 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)731
0:55(MASS) C. Birt, returned interception 41 Yds(B. Levengood kick)738
0:00(TOL) J. Detmer, 28 Yd FG1038
5:33(MASS) M. Cox, 1 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)1045
2:57(TOL) T. Owens, 7 Yd run (J. Detmer kick)1745
7:19(MASS) B. Levengood, 34 Yd FG1748
0:07(TOL) D. Fluellen, 0 Yd run (J. Detmer kick)2448
Dynasty: AGG_JD
06:32 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[Foxboro] #14 UMass Minutemen prevail once again against another Michigan team. This time it was Central Michigan. The HB duo of Cox and Williams was electric! Each HB earning 3 rushing touchdowns and Cox amassing the 200 yard mark. Cox's final rushing total was 223 yards. Quinn was effective as well throwing for 1 score and 212 yards. The defense was once again a monster acquiring 6 sacks and 5 interceptions.

UMass has earned their spot in the MAC Championship game and will be facing the Toledo Rockets (7-5). This match will dictate which bowl you will see your Minutemen in.

Central Michigan Chippewas at Massachusetts Minutemen
Central Michigan Chippewas (4-8)0007-7
#14 Massachusetts Minutemen (12-0)1472817-66
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense180559
Rushing Yards-16347
Passing Yards196212
First Downs915
Punt Return Yards1136
Kick Return Yards5535
Total Yards246630
3rd Down Converstion2-12 (16%)7-12 (58%)
4th Down Conversion0-1 (0%)0-1 (0%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals1-1-0 (100%)6-4-1 (83%)
Penalties2 - 51 - 10
Posession Time11:2320:37
Scoring Summary
5:16(MASS) M. Cox, 2 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)07
0:52(MASS) A. Williams, 4 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)014
1:10(MASS) K. Nelms, returned interception 30 Yds(B. Levengood kick)021
5:54(MASS) M. Michel, 42 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick) 028
3:39(MASS) A. Williams, 9 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)035
3:12(MASS) M. Quinn, 17 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)042
0:43(MASS) A. Williams, 38 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)049
6:05(MASS) B. Levengood, 26 Yd FG052
4:40(MASS) M. Cox, 57 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)059
3:14(CMU) T. Lombardo, 4 Yd run (D. Harman kick)759
2:29(MASS) M. Cox, 40 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)766
Dynasty: AGG_JD
06:07 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[Foxboro] Quinn earns another Player of the Game as #17 UMass downed the Buffalo Bulls dramatically. Quinn threw for 399 yards and 5 touchdowns as he torched the Bulls' secondary. The duo of Cox and Williams appeared yet again recording a touchdown a piece. Cox managed to break another punt return wide open for another score. The game appeared to become interesting after the half as Buffalo put up 3 scores in the third quarter and opened up the fourth quarter with a FG to bring the score to within a touchdown. But once again, UMass poured it on in the fourth and won comfortably.

UMass has assured them selves an appearance in the MAC Championship Game with one game left to play. Central Michigan travels to Foxboro to attempt to halt this run that UMass is on. UMass and another Michigan team. This should be good!

Buffalo Bulls at Massachusetts Minutemen
Buffalo Bulls (1-10)07213-31
#17 Massachusetts Minutemen (11-0)1714728-66
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense318533
Rushing Yards57134
Passing Yards261399
First Downs2011
Punt Return Yards0105
Kick Return Yards262160
Total Yards580798
3rd Down Converstion8-18 (44%)4-7 (57%)
4th Down Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
2-Point Conversion1-2 (50%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals5-4-1 (100%)3-2-1 (100%)
Penalties1 - 101 - 5
Posession Time14:2917:31
Scoring Summary
7:05(MASS) A. Williams, 59 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)07
3:55(MASS) B. Levengood, 34 Yd FG010
1:00(MASS) R. Blanchflower, 8 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)017
4:09(BUFF) A. Nuetz, 5 Yd pass from A. Zordich (P. Clarke kick)717
3:23(MASS) M. Michel, 75 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)724
3:15(MASS) Q. Smith, returned fumble 13 Yds (B. Levengood kick)731
6:53(BUFF) A. Zordich, 1 Yd run (2-Pt)1531
5:34(MASS) C. Danska, 52 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick) 1538
3:35(BUFF) R. Willoughby, 6 Yd pass from A. Zordich (2-Pt failed)2138
0:51(BUFF) A. Nuetz, 2 Yd pass from A. Zordich (P. Clarke kick)2838
7:52(BUFF) P. Clarke, 29 Yd FG3138
6:25(MASS) R. Blanchflower, 89 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)3145
4:00(MASS) D. Foesel, 55 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)3152
1:24(MASS) M. Cox, 6 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)3159
0:43(MASS) M. Cox, returned punt 64 Yds (B. Levengood kick)3166
Dynasty: AGG_JD

Wow. Spurs beat the Heat. Awesome!
Dynasty: Mikus1111
05:36 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[Akron] UMass had not one worry on this day. It was evident that the team on the other sideline, Akron Zips, wanted to have nothing to do with the now ranked #21 Minutemen. Both HB Cox and QB Quinn proved to be double threats. Quinn threw for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 70 yards and a rushing touchdown. Cox only gained 35 yards on 12 attempts, but he did have an additional 25 yards in receiving, 68 yards on kick returns, and 103 on punt returns. Cox had an amazing day! 2 rushing and 1 punt return TD. That would be your Player of the Game.

The Minutemen travel home and prepare for Buffalo next week.

Massachusetts Minutemen at Akron Zips
#21 Massachusetts Minutemen (10-0)1428142-58
Akron Zips (2-8)7030-10
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense411187
Rushing Yards162113
Passing Yards24974
First Downs1715
Punt Return Yards1103
Kick Return Yards78191
Total Yards599381
3rd Down Converstion5-8 (62%)3-12 (25%)
4th Down Conversion0-0 (0%)0-1 (0%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals5-5-0 (100%)1-1-0 (100%)
Penalties2 - 100 - 0
Posession Time19:1812:42
Scoring Summary
6:00(MASS) C. Danska, 5 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)70
4:02(AKR) C. Moore, 6 Yd run (A. Fox kick)77
2:18(MASS) A. Williams, 8 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)147
7:28(MASS) M. Quinn, 6 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)217
7:11(MASS) C. Thompson, returned interception 33 Yds (B. Levengood kick)287
5:46(MASS) B. Dowling, 46 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick) 357
2:36(MASS) M. Cox, returned punt 59 Yds (B. Levengood kick)427
6:56(AKR) A. Fox, 41 Yd FG4210
4:10(MASS) M. Cox, 4 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)4910
1:14(MASS) M. Cox, 2 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)5610
3:27(MASS) Safety5810
Dynasty: AGG_JD
05:11 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[DeKalb] QB M. Quinn took Player of the Game after an outstanding performance. The UMass Minutemen entered this week ranked #24 after a double OT win against Vandy. One thing was certain, this game in no way mirrored that game. Under the passing attack of Quinn, UMass had an explosive second quarter in which Quinn threw 3 of his 4 TD passes. He ended the day with 322 yards through the air. Later in the game the NIU Huskies did close the gap to within a score, but Quinn came back slinging and threw for his fourth TD pass. With less than 2 minutes remaining, SS Thellen returned an interception for a score putting any comeback hopes to rest.

Coach Wilson praised Quinn after the game. "Quinn knows I believe in him. He knows that I don't look at him as a back up that I have no choice to play. This is his team! This is why there are depth charts in place. No matter who goes down, all of my players are prepared."

The Minutemen travel to Akron next on what appears to be quite a simple task. Akron's record currently resides at 2-8.

Massachusetts Minutemen at Northern Illinois Huskies
#24 Massachusetts Minutemen (9-0)321014-38
Northern Illinois Huskies (6-4)7037-17
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense412337
Rushing Yards9069
Passing Yards322268
First Downs1915
Punt Return Yards2819
Kick Return Yards95154
Total Yards535510
3rd Down Converstion7-14 (50%)1-10 (10%)
4th Down Conversion1-1 (100%)1-1 (100%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals3-1-1 (66%)2-1-1 (100%)
Penalties0 - 03 - 20
Posession Time19:4412:16
Scoring Summary
4:13(MASS) B. Levengood, 34 Yd FG30
1:50(NIU) A. Daniels, 52 Yd pass from J. Lynch (M. Sims kick)37
6:29(MASS) A. Hill, 14 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)107
1:52(MASS) C. Danska, 47 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)177
0:27(MASS) B. Dowling, 28 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick) 247
6:47(NIU) M. Sims, 34 Yd FG2410
7:01(NIU) A. Daniels, 1 Yd run (M. Sims kick)2417
5:30(MASS) J. Broadnax, 38 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)3117
1:51(MASS) D. Thellen, returned interception 37 Yds (B. Levengood kick)3817
Dynasty: AGG_JD
04:40 AM - July 14, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[Nashville] When the 7-0 UMass Minutemen headed down to Nashville to face the 1-6 Vanderbilt Commodores, the last thing they expected was to see over time. Instead, they went to double over time before adding their 8th win of the season!

With QB Quinn taking over for the injured Pagel, UMass battled Vanderbilt toe to toe in a true gridiron battle. UMass drew first blood halfway through the first quarter with a 41 yard connection from Quinn to Dowling. Dowling had 8 receptions for 162 yards, but would never see the end zone again. Then Vandy struck back in the beginning of the second with a 10 yard pass from Carta Samuels to Boyd. Injuries were a plenty as Cox was one of the key injuries. He was out for the game. Williams joined him later with a hip pointer. Broadnax was called up.

UMass opened the forth quarter with a beautiful drive that gave them the lead with a Levengood FG. It held until 0:18 seconds left in the game. As the Commodores lined up to kick the tying FG, coach Wilson off course attempted to freeze the kicker, but to no reward. This game was going to OT.

UMass lost the toss and Vandy chose to go on defense first. UMass scored on 4 running plays, ultimately resulting in a Broadnax TD. Vandy went for blood right out the gates and responded on a 21 yard TD pass. Another Carta Samuels & Boyd connection. Off to our second over time, Vandy got the ball first. Two rushes for a first down and that was the end of progress. They settled for the FG. UMass took the field knowing that a TD would get them home. The Minutemen attacked with the read option. FIRST DOWN! Again. Second and goal on the 4 yard line. Broadnax took the dive handoff on the following play and found a little crease to fall forward for the touchdown. Oh what a celebration that ensued afterwards.

"This is how football is meant to be played! No team is to be taken likely! I told my players in the locker room that the opposing team has nothing to lose. A win against us would gain them so much more. Vandy played a great game. On this day, we just bested them," spoke coach Wilson after the game. "I was proud of how each player stepped up today. Quinn stepped in for Pagel. He understands he is the leader of this team now! And Broadnax coming through after losing not 1, but 2 running backs." Cox and Williams are expected to be back next week.

Next week the road continues as UMass visits Northern Illinois. Could the Minutemen be arriving as a top 25 ranked team? We shall see.

Massachusetts Minutemen at Vanderbilt Commodores
Massachusetts Minutemen (8-0)77031330
Vanderbilt Commodores (1-7)014031027
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense440375
Rushing Yards11592
Passing Yards325283
First Downs2118
Punt Return Yards2010
Kick Return Yards71118
Total Yards531503
3rd Down Converstion4-11 (36%)7-18 (38%)
4th Down Conversion0-1 (0%)1-2 (50%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-3-1 (100%)4-2-2 (100%)
Penalties4 - 301 - 5
Posession Time16:5015:10
Scoring Summary
4:35(MASS) B. Dowling, 41 Yd pass from M. Quinn (B. Levengood kick)70
7:51(VAN) C. Boyd, 10 Yd pass from A. Carta Samuels (R. Fowler kick)77
4:46(MASS) M. Cox, 2 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)147
2:30(VAN) Z. Stacy, 17 Yd run (R. Fowler kick)1414
6:37(MASS) B. Levengood, 27 Yd FG1714
0:18(VAN) R. Fowler, 23 Yd FG1717
--(MASS) J. Broadnax, 2 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)2417
--(VAN) C. Boyd, 21 Yd pass from A. Carta Samuels (R. Fowler kick)2424
--(VAN) R. Fowler, 31 Yd FG2427
--(MASS) J. Broadnax, 4 Yd run 3027
Dynasty: AGG_JD
Friday, July 13, 2012
08:41 PM - July 13, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[Foxboro] Controversy! At this moment Coach Wilson finds himself right in the midst of it after a controversial call for a 2 point conversion in the second quarter to put UMass up 36-14 right before the half. As the fans cheered as both teams went in for the half, all cameras queued in on Bowling Greens head coach Dave Clawson's grimacing stare over at UMass's head coach. "I'm in shock right now! We coach these kids and prepare them for life. What message was coach Wilson trying to put in his kids head by going for a 2 point conversion? I don't take kindly to disrespect. Now I gotta go deal with my team before this turns into something nasty.

When coach Wilson was questioned about it during post game press conference, he attempted to explain. "It was a confusing point for myself. Birt had just intercepted a pass and took it in for the score. My extra point team was heading onto the field when the referees called for a challenge of the play to see if the ball touched the ground before he caught it. After the play stood, I forgot we scored, so I sent my offense out. Not until we scored had I realized that I just converted a 2 point conversion. I was embarrassed and didn't intend to create any situation. I apologize to the college football world for that incident."

Later in the fourth quarter, QB Pagel was injured on a play that was flagged for a late hit. Both benches emptied, but were refrained before any type of scuffle broke out. "Maybe it was payback," stated Wilson. "But if it was, it shows that that program at Bowling Green has total disrespect for the well being of my players, or the players of any other team!" Both teams should expect to hear from the NCAA on the incidents that took place. No punishments are expected to be handed out. Pagel did capture the Player of the Game award as he went 17-20, 244 yards, and 4 touchdowns before the hit. He suffered a broken collarbone and is expected to miss 12 weeks. His season may be over.

Next week UMass travels to Vanderbilt in hopes of continuing their undefeated season as it still stands today.

Bowling Green Falcons at Massachusetts Minutemen
Bowling Green Falcons (3-5)7700-14
Massachusetts Minutemen (7-0)14221014-60
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense208509
Rushing Yards-3181
Passing Yards211328
First Downs920
Punt Return Yards1633
Kick Return Yards15869
Total Yards382611
3rd Down Converstion4-14 (28%)3-7 (42%)
4th Down Conversion0-2 (0%)0-0 (0%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)1-1 (100%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals2-0-0 (0%)6-5-1 (100%)
Penalties1 - 102 - 15
Posession Time10:0821:52
Scoring Summary
5:23(MASS) M. Michel, 14 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)07
1:18(MASS) A. Hill, 45 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)014
0:25(BGSU) H. Coby, 76 Yd pass from M. Schilz (S. Stein kick)714
6:06(BGSU) P. Swan, returned fumble 25 Yds (S. Stein kick)1414
2:02(MASS) R. Blanchflower, 16 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)1421
1:13(MASS) M. Cox, 9 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)1428
0:57(MASS) C. Birt, returned interception 24 Yds (2-Pt)1436
4:26(MASS) C. Danska, 15 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)1443
1:21(MASS) B. Levengood, 17 Yd FG1446
4:13(MASS) A. Williams, 1 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)1453
2:07(MASS) A. Tharpe, returned interception 108 Yds (B. Levengood kick)1460
Dynasty: AGG_JD
08:00 PM - July 13, 2012. Written by AGG_JD
[Kalamazoo] If UMass entered this season with something to prove, everybody should take notice. They are sending everybody a message! A few weeks after upsetting Michigan's blue and gold team, the Minutemen return to slaughter their Broncos. After a well played first quarter, things got out of hand for Western Michigan. Pagel threw for an easy 5 touchdowns on 16 completions! As for the running game, it's fair to say that UMass had a tandem duo with Cox and Williams both coming through in back field. While Williams gained 83 yards rushing, Cox recorded the only rushing touchdown for UMass. "It's something that I saw coming and it doesn't bother me," said Cox after the game. "We compliment each other well! And it's a great thing knowing that there are 2 people that can provide the results needed!"

UMass is going into their bye week with a 2-0 record in conference play, a win against a top 10 team, and some outstanding achievements so far. One has to wonder what type of attention may be coming their way soon.

Massachusetts Minutemen at Western Michigan Broncos
Massachusetts Minutemen (6-0)714147-42
Western Michigan Broncos (2-4)0070-7
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense451204
Rushing Yards17772
Passing Yards274132
First Downs1913
Punt Return Yards4010
Kick Return Yards4451
Total Yards535265
3rd Down Converstion5-8 (62%)7-14 (50%)
4th Down Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
2-Point Conversion0-0 (0%)0-0 (0%)
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-4-0 (100%)1-1-0 (100%)
Penalties0 - 02 - 8
Posession Time21:1814:14
Scoring Summary
0:09(MASS) C. Burns, 3 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)70
5:23(MASS) M. Cox, 1 Yd run (B. Levengood kick)140
0:58(MASS) C. Danska, 73 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)210
6:06(MASS) B. Dowling, 12 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)280
4:36(MASS) A. Hill, 39 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)350
1:25(WMU) T. Keith, 14 Yd pass from A. Carder (C. Colombe kick)357
6:01(MASS) R. Blanchflower, 5 Yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick)427
Dynasty: AGG_JD