UMass: Minutemen finally end 16 game losing streak with 27-13 win over UConn

October 10, 2021

Image courtesy of ESPN By Ryan Barry The eyes of the college football world were upon Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium to tune in to the “Battle of the Beaten”, a term coined by supporters of both programs on social media leading up to kickoff. With features in USA Today, ESPN’s College Gameday, and Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff, this usually quiet regional rivalry meant a little more this time around.  At…


UMass preview: UConn (0-6) vs. UMass (0-5)

October 9, 2021

PHOTO: UMASS ALUMNI LINE: UConn -3 (O/U 57) UConn -160 money line, UMass +140 Money line THREE OFFENSIVE KEYS FOR UMass 1. Let Merriweather go to work: UConn enters this game giving up 212.5 yards per game on the ground. If The Minutemen want to still try and take some things off of Brady Olson’s plate for now, let Ellis Merriweather do his thing. UMass is only averaging 84.6 YPG…


UConn v. UMass: Despite current state of both programs, there is quite a bit of tradition behind this rivalry

October 8, 2021

PHOTO: TheUConnBlog/Wikipedia While the rest of the country may not be taking the UConn-UMass matchup on Saturday seriously, there are plenty of people who will be. Not just because one team will get its first win of the season and not just because there has been quite a bit of chatter the last few days from both presidents regarding the state of their respective programs, changes will undoubtedly be coming…


Umass: Matchup with Uconn feels like ‘now or never’ moment for the Minutemen

October 5, 2021

After another ugly loss to Toledo that dropped UMass to 0-5 last weekend, hope has continued to turn into anger from the fan base and alumni demanding accountability for the lack of progress or results on the field. Well, if there was EVER a weekend that UMass could get some positive vibes back, it’s this one. Somehow, Uconn might be in worse shape than UMass when the Huskies visit McGuirk…


UMass preview: Toledo (2-2) vs. UMass (0-4)

October 2, 2021

PHOTO: ESPN LINE: Toledo -27 (O/U 56.5), UMass +1,500 Moneyline THREE OFFENSIVE KEYS FOR UMass 1. Don’t get out-gained by 400 yards – I mean, it seems simple, but after last week’s debacle against Costal Carolina – albeit a very talented and Top 20 team – the Minutemen simply HAVE to have a better showing on offense. It was revealed this week that Tyler Lytle will still be out for…


UMass: Minutemen looking to pick up the pieces while getting ready for Toledo

September 28, 2021

We don’t need to go over what happened against Costal Carolina again. We all know how bad it was. With that in mind, UMass turned the page officially today as they started practicing with eyes on the game against Toldeo on Saturday at McGuirk. It can’t get any worse, so what kind of problems will the Rockets present on defense, arguably UMass’ biggest problem right now aside from health and…


UMass: Minutemen take a giant step back with 53-3 loss to No. 17 Costal Carolina

September 26, 2021

Well, so much for that. For the last two weeks, the UMass football team made small strides in an effort to earn their way back to respect and relevance. The Minutemen lost games to Boston College and Eastern Michigan, but the signs were there, progress was coming, slowly, but it was coming. The fan base and alumni were starting to believe there was light at the end of the tunnel….


UMass preview: UMass (0-3) vs. No. 17 Costal Carolina (3-0)

September 25, 2021

LINE: COASTAL CAROLINA -36 (O/U 65.5) Three keys offensively for UMass: 1.) Tick, tick, tick…The only shot UMass has at keeping this close is by controlling the clock. Brady Olson has shown the ability to quickly answer back with a fast drive, but this game is going to require quite a bit of patience from the freshman quarterback. If Olson and whoever is deployed out of the backfield are able…


UMass: Minutemen looking to continue building on positives despite tough matchup with No. 17 Costal Carolina

September 23, 2021

Let’s get this out of the way upfront, UMass is not going to beat Costal Carolina this weekend. That’s not the point. Well, it is, obviously winning is always the main objective, but where UMass is at right now, I think everyone can agree continued progress and not getting blown out on Saturday is plenty. The Minutemen have shown signs of life on offense the last two weeks against Boston…


UMass: Mistakes cost Minutemen again in 42-28 loss to Eastern Michigan

September 19, 2021

It’s coming UMass fans. Maybe not this year, but the change you’ve all been waiting for is clearly coming. The Minutemen lost again on Saturday at McGuirk Stadium against a good but not great Eastern Michigan team, 42-28. At first glance, it’s just another loss on a growing list of them. However, if you were in the stands or watching on NESN+ or somewhere nationally, then you know a few…