UMass Four Down Preview: Liberty Flames (4-1) at UMass Minutemen (1-4)

October 7, 2022

By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: The UMass Minutemen return home to Amherst for a Saturday afternoon tilt against the Liberty Flames. Coming off a 20-13 loss to Eastern Michigan, the Minutemen look to build off a strong performance where they took a lead into halftime, only to squander it away in the second half. Considering where this program has been in recent years, the loss was a massive step…

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UMass: Minutemen close to turning the corner as Brown’s process evolves

October 5, 2022

The process is ultimately all that matters for UMass football right now. Wins are important, sure, but with a new staff, a very young roster and a difficult schedule by Minuteman standards, the results are taking a back seat to the process right now. It’s a hard pill for UMass fans to swallow, but it’s an even harder pill for Don Brown to swallow as a guy who isn’t used…

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UMass Four Down Preview: UMass Minutemen (1-3) at Eastern Michigan (2-2)

September 30, 2022

Photo – ESPN By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: For a fourth time in five weeks the Minutemen head back on the road to take on old Mid-American Conference foe Eastern Michigan. UMass comes into this game reeling from a 28-0 loss last week to the Temple Owls in Philadelphia, where their offense left much to be desired. The loss kept the Minutemen at 131st of 131 teams in CBS’…

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UMass: Brown believes offense will turn things around; defense already doing so

September 28, 2022

Photo – Amy Palmieri/AP On Tuesday night during his weekly media availability, UMass head coach Don Brown did something many may never expect an old school coach like him to do. He brought up analytics. Brown was asked if the defense and offense are progressing to his liking through the first few weeks of the season even though results haven’t showed up on the scoreboard as fast as he and…

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UMass: Minutemen hang around but can’t score in loss to Temple

September 24, 2022

Photo – @UmassFootball Down just seven at halftime on Saturday, UMass had a golden opportunity to win two straight games for the first time in a long time. Unfortunately, in a defensive struggle, the Minutemen could only muster 259 yards of total offense – including just 80 passing yards – in a 28-0 loss to the Owls. UMass also didn’t help itself by any means, racking up 11 penalties for…

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UMass four down preview: UMass Minutemen (1-2) @ Temple Owls (1-2)

September 24, 2022

Photo – ESPN By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: UMass heads back on the road Saturday to take on the Temple Owls in Philadelphia. The quick flight to Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, offers the Minutemen the chance to play in an NFL stadium, and square off against a fellow Northeast FBS college football team struggling to get its feet in recent years. While UMass sits 131st…

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UMass: With first win out of the way, Minutemen looking to build momentum

September 21, 2022

For years, UMass football fans have worried if one loss would turn into two, two into three, three into four, and so on, until another one-win season was staring them in the face. Now, the loyal fan base can wonder, ‘can one win suddenly turn into two this week?’ after beating Stony Brook in the home opener. There’s a different energy around the program and a feeling like things are…

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UMass: Minutemen get first win in home opener

September 18, 2022

By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent AMHERST – Homecoming might not be until October 29th for UMass, but in front of 10,011 fans at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon, they welcomed back former head coach Don Brown with open arms. In typical Brown fashion, it was defense that got it done to give UMass (1-2) their first win of the season with a 20-3 victory over FCS-level Stony Brook (0-2)….

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UMass Four Down Preview: Stony Brook Seawolves (0-1) at UMass Minutemen (0-2)

September 17, 2022

Photo- ESPN By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: UMass returns home for the first time this season to take on FCS opponent Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon in Amherst. After a combined score of 97-20 in their opening two games against Tulane and Toledo, the Minutemen come into this one licking their wounds, but remain optimistic they can earn Don Brown his first win since his return to campus.   …

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UMass: Minutemen sticking together & hope home opener can provide a spark

September 13, 2022

Things have certainly not gone the way Don Brown or the UMass fan base anticipated in his return. After losing to Tulane and Toledo by a combined score of 97-20, Brown and the rest of the program hope that a home opener against Stony Brook this Saturday can provide the spark needed to begin steering the ship in the right direction. “I think we came off our best practice and…

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