MASSACHUSETTS 2014 UMASS FOOTBALL 2014 MINUTEMEN FOOTBALL

2014
UMASS FOOTBALL
MASSACHUSETTS
2014 MINUTEMEN FOOTBALL
MASSACHUSETTS AT AKRON • NOV. 18, 2014 • 7:00 PM • ESPN3 • INFOCISION STADIUM
MASSACHUSETTS AT AKRON • NOV. 18, 2014 • 7:00 PM • ESPN3 • INFOCISION STADIUM
UMass Heads To Akron For Tuesday
Night #MACtion
UMass (3-7, 3-3 MAC) at
Akron (4-6, 2-4 MAC)
Date: Nov. 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Site: Akron, Ohio
Stadium: InfoCision Stadium (30,000)
Television: ESPN3 - Michael Reghi (play-by-play),
JeRod Cherry (color)
Streaming Video: www.WatchESPN.com
Radio: UMass Sports Network (105.5 FM WEEI
Springfield, 1440 AM WVEI Worcester, 1200 AM
WXKS Boston, 95.9 FM WATD South Shore) - Josh
Maurer (Play-By-Play, Matt Goldstein (Color),
Adam Giardino (Sideline)
Records: UMass 3-7 after a 24-10 win over Ball
State last Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium.
Tajae Sharpe hauled in 239 receiving yards and
the UMass defense didn’t allow a touchdown after the first quarter. Akron lost at Buffalo 55-24
last Tuesday night marking its 4th straight loss.
Rankings: Neither team is ranked.
UMass Coach Mark Whipple: Whipple returns to
UMass after coaching stints in the NFL and at
the University of Miami. Whipple is most wellknown for leading UMass to the I-AA National
Title in 1998 which was his first year as head
coach of the Minutemen.
Akron Coach Terry Bowden: Bowden is 10-24 in
his third season at Akron. Overall, he is in his 21st
season as a collegiate head coach with a 150-85-2
record.
UMass Media Relations
Address: 290 Boyden Building
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-1744
Fax: 413-545-1752
Website: www.UMassAthletics.com
Asst. AD/Media Relations (FB Contact):
John Sinnett
EMail: [email protected]
Cell: 413-687-2237
Second FB Contact: Cody Lahl
EMail: [email protected]
Cell: 845-750-4225
Assoc. Director: Brian Henry
Asst. Director:
Jillian Jakuba
Pressbox Phone:508-698-1960
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• UMass takes to the road for the final time this season as the
Minutemen head to Akron for a Tuesday night showdown at InfoCision Stadium. The Minutemen enter the game riding momentum after winning three of their last four games, while Akron has
lost four straight games after last Tuesday’s loss at Buffalo. This
will be the third time the two teams have met with the road team
winning the previous two match-ups.
• The UMass Sports Network will feature Voice of the Minutemen
Josh Maurer handling play-by-play duties alongside analyst Matt
Goldstein, and sideline reporter Adam Giardino. The game can
be heard live starting at 6:40 PM (ET) on 105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), and 1200 AM WXKS (Boston/
Manchester/Providence). The broadcast is also available online
through www.UMassAthletics.com and on smart phones and tablets through the TuneIn app.
• The game will be produced by ESPN3 and streamed online via
www.WatchESPN.com or on mobile devices via the WatchESPN
App. Michael Reghi will call the play-by-play action, while JeRod
Cherry will provide color commentary.
• The UMass defense held Ball State to under 300 yards of offense
while forcing four turnovers as the Minutemen defeated the Cardinals 24-10 last Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium. UMass was led by
Blake Frohnapfel’s 424 yards passing and Tajae Sharpe’s 239 yards
receiving on offense. Defensivley, linebackers Jovan Santos-Knox
and Stanley Andre combined for 27 overall tackles, while Trey
Seals had four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery
and an interception.
• The tandem of Blake Frohnapfel and Tajae Sharpe have begun to
catch the attention of the MAC and the NCAA. Sharpe was named
to the Biletnikoff Watch List after his breakout start to the season. Frohnapfel ranks 3rd in the NCAA for passing yards this year
(3,345), while Sharpe also ranks 4th for receiving yards (1,204).
• UMass was one of two teams in the country (Louisiana Monroe)
to play four non-conference games against teams from the Power
Five conferences (ACC, PAC-12, SEC, Big Ten).
Massachusetts Minutemen
(3-7, 3-3 MAC)
DateOpponent TelevisionTime/RESULT
Aug. 30 Boston College ESPN3
L, 7-30
Sept. 6 Colorado ESPN3
L, 38-41
Sept. 13 at Vanderbilt FSN
L, 31-34
Sept. 20 at Penn State BTN
L, 7-48
Sept. 27 Bowling Green * ESPN3
L, 42-47
Oct. 4 at Miami (Oh) * ESPN3
L, 41-42
Oct. 11 at Kent State * ESPN3
W, 40-17
Oct. 18 Eastern Michigan * ESPN3
W, 36-14
Oct. 25 at Toledo * ESPN3
L, 35-42
Nov. 12 Ball State * ESPNU
W, 24-10
Nov. 18 at Akron * ESPN3
7 PM
Nov. 28 BUFFALO * ESPN3
1 PM
What’s Inside
Page 2
Game Summaries/Weekly Info
Page 3
Team Notes/Whipple Quotes
Page 4-6
Offensive Notes/Quick Facts
Page 6-7 Defensive Notes/Situational Record
Page 8
Special Teams Notes
Page 9
Misc. Notes/National Polls
Page 10-11
Mark Whipple Bio
Page 12-13
Roster/Position Breakdown
Page 14
Depth Chart/Pronunciation
Page 15-56 Player Bios/2014 Stats/Recaps
Series History
• Tied 1-1 - UMass won 22-14 at Akron in 2012,
while the Zips won 14-13 last year at Gillette.
Quick Slants
• UMass scored 40+ points in 3 straight games this
year. In 131 prior seasons (1,167 games), UMass
had done that just 2 other times - 1972 and 1963.
• Tajae Sharpe was named to the Biletnikoff Award
Watch List on Oct. 7 after an outstanding start to
the season. Sharpe ranks No. 1 in the MAC in receiving yards per game (120.4), overall receiving
yards (1,204), and receptions per game (7.6).
• Blake Frohnapfel is the fastest quarterback
to hit 2,000 yards passing to start his career at
UMass. He accomplished the milestone in just seven games which was faster than Todd Bankhead,
Liam Coen and Jeff Krohn.
• UMass’ pass offense ranks 6th overall nationally
and leads the MAC (340.5 yards/game). UMass also
ranks 21st nationally (2nd in the MAC) in yards per
completion (14.1 yards).
• In UMass’ 3 wins this season, the defense allowed an average of 13.7 points. In the Eastern
Michigan win, UMass pitched a second half shutout, while allowing just one TD against Ball State.
• Trey Seals had a stat-stuffing game against Ball
State with 4 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a
fumble recovery and an interception.
• A total of 23 points separate UMass from being bowl eligible this season - its third at the FBS
level. The Minutemen have lost five games by a
combined 19 points. In six games this year, UMass
has carried a lead into the fourth quarter.
Akron Zips
(4-6, 2-4 MAC)
DateOpponent
Aug. 28HOWARD
Sept. 6 at Penn State
Sept. 20 MARSHALL
Sept. 27 at Pittsburgh
OCT. 4 EASTERN MICHIGAN *
Oct. 11 Miami ohio *
Oct. 18 at Ohio*
Oct. 25 Ball State*
NOV. 4 BOWLING GREEN*
Nov. 11 at Buffalo *
Nov. 18 MASSACHUSETTS*
Nov. 25 at Kent State*
Time/RESULT
W, 41-0
L, 21-3
L, 48-17
W, 21-10
W, 31-6
W, 29-19
L, 23-30
L, 35-21
L, 27-10
L, 55-24
7 pm
7 PM
Games in Gray at McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
MASSACHUSETTS AT AKRON • NOV. 18, 2014 • 7:00 PM • ESPN3 • INFOCISION STADIUM
Boston College
August 30
Gillette Stadium
3:00 PM EST
L, 7-30
Colorado
September 6
Gillette Stadium
3:00 PM EST
L, 38-41
At Vanderbilt
September 13
Vanderbilt Stadium
12:00 PM ET
L, 31-34
Penn State
September 20
Beaver Stadium
4:00 PM
L, 7-48
BOWLING GREEN
September 27
McGuirk Stadium
3:00 PM
L, 42-47
At MIAMI (OHIO)
October 4
Yager Stadium
2:30 PM
L, 41-42
AT Kent State
October 11
Dix Stadium
2:00 PM
W, 40-17
EaSTERN MICHIGAN
October 18
Gillette Stadium
3:00 PM
W, 36-14
at Toledo
October 25
Glass Bowl Stadium
2:00 PM
L, 35-42
Ball State
November 12
McGuirk Stadium
8:00 PM
W, 24-10
AT Akron
November 18
InfoCision Stadium
7:00 PM
ESPN3
Buffalo
2
November 28
McGuirk Stadium
1:00 PM
ESPN3
UMass was unable to keep up with Boston College, dropping the season opener 30-7 before a record home crowd of more than 30,000 at Gillette Stadium.
BC’s Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, while also completing
17-of-24 for 173 yards and a TD and an interception. UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel
was 9-of-22 for 147 yards, including a 77-yard scoring toss to junior Tajae
Sharpe. The 30,479 marked a school record for a UMass home game.
Blake Frohnapfel threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns but Colorado
managed to overcome a 11-point deficit to defeat UMass 41-38 at Gillette
Stadium. UMass finished with 371 yards and collected 23 first downs. The
Minutemen also rushed for 125 yards and had two scores on the ground.
The back-and-forth contest saw 845 yards of total offense, including 585
through the air.
UMass led the entire game until the final 68 seconds when Vanderbilt scored
the go-ahead score for a 34-31 win. Prior to that touchdown, a blocked UMass
punt midway through the fourth quarter gave the Commodores life in a game
which the Minutemen had controlled from the onset. UMass had an opportunity
in the finals seconds to score a game-winning touchdown and a game-tying
field goal, but missed both chances.
A four-touchdown second quarter gave Penn State a 34-0 lead at halftime
as the Nittany Lions went on to defeat the UMass football team 48-7 on
Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Penn State ran for a season-high 228
yards improving to 4-0 this season. The Minutemen broke up the shutout on
the first play of the fourth quarter when Frohnapfel hit Tajae Sharpe over
the middle for a 77-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown.
Bowling Green (3-2) racked up 668 total yards of offense over 108 plays en route
to a 47-42 win over UMass (0-5) at a sold-out crowd of 17,000 at McGuirk Alumni
Stadium. UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel completed 36-of-61 passes for
a single-game school and MAC record 589 yards passing and five touchdowns.
Tajae Sharpe tied the school record with 13 catches for 179 yards and two
touchdowns leading a pack of nine receivers who had a catch (four with TD’s).
Miami converted four UMass turnovers into 21 points and overcame a 41-14
deficit to defeat the Minutemen 42-41 in Oxford. UMass managed a 78-yard
drive in the final 1:13 of regulation, but came up two yards shy of the gamewinning touchdown as time expired. Blake Frohnapfel threw for 389 yards
and four touchdowns, while Shadrach Abrokwah ran for 128 yards. Tajae
Sharpe led all receivers with 9 catches for 154 yards.
A 17-point third quarter paved the way for UMass football’s 40-17 win at Kent State. Lorenzo
Woodley rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown, while Blake Frohnapfel threw for 286 yards
and three touchdowns. The win was the first for head coach Mark Whipple in his second tenure UMass. Woodley’s effort came on the heels of starting running back Shadrach Abrokwah
being injured early in the game. It marked the second 100-yard rushing game of his career
with 80 of them coming on the team’s final offensive touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
Game Week
MAC Weekly Teleconference
Every Monday morning through the end of the season, the MAC Football Conference will conduct a
teleconference with each of its head coaches. The
teleconference will start at 9:20 a.m. with a brief
recap of the weekend’s action and other pertinent
information. Following that, each head coach has
an assigned 8-minute slot to discuss his team and
its upcoming opponent, and field any questions from
the media. For numbers and codes to access the call,
please contact Ken Mather in the MAC Office at (216)
566-4622 or e-mail at [email protected] The
conference call will also be available online at www.
mac-sports.com.
Weekly UMass Sports Luncehon
Head coach Mark Whipple will be in attendance
and available to the media at select UMass Sports
Luncheons, held each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.,
normally in the Massachusetts Room located in the
Mullins Center. In addition, the UMass Athlete of the
Week and his or her coach will be available to the media. Lunch for the media is provided free of charge.
Please contact the UMass Media Relations Office by
Monday if you will be attending the luncheon so we
can make the necessary reservations.
Covering Practice
All practices are closed to fans and the media. Interviews can be arranged by contacting John Sinnett
in the UMass Media Relations Office to set-up post
practice interviews. Television stations are allowed
to shoot the first 15 minutes of practice for b-roll.
The UMass Sports Insider
The 30-minute UMass Sports Insider weekly television
show airs every Saturday on Comcast SportsNet New
England and Fox Sports. Voice of the Minutemen Josh
Maurer joins Mark Whipple for an in-depth look at
UMass football. The show will also look at features
from around all of UMass Athletics. If you miss it,
the show will be archived on UMassAthletics.com.
Shadrach Abrokwah scored four touchdowns and posted 135 yards rushing to lead a
heavy ground attack in the 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan. The Minutemen used 337
yards passing from Blake Frohnapfel to set up those touchdowns, while Tajae Sharpe
had a career-high 193 yards receiving. The defense played its best game of the season
pitching a second-half shutout while also picking up a season-high four sacks.
The Mark Whipple Radio Show
Blake Frohnapfel threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns, but Toledo scored the
game-winning touchdown in the final minute in a shootout win 42-35 at the Glass
Bowl. Frohnapfel tied the UMass school record again with his five touchdown passes.
Jean Sifrin led the way receiving with six catches for 185 yards and a touchdown. Tajae
Sharpe had seven catches for 75 yards and a touchdown, while Jalen Williams had a
pair of touchdown catches along with 97 yards.
Coach & Player Interviews
Tajae Sharpe tied the school record for receptions in a game for the third time this
season with 13 and hauled in 239 yards leading UMass to a 24-10 win over Ball State
in its first-ever mid-week game. Blake Frohnapfel was 28-of-42 for 424 yards, while
Lorenzo Woodley added 87 yards rushing. Defensively, this was one of UMass’ best
games with four caused turnovers and just one touchdown allowed which came in
the first quarter.
This will be the third all-time meeting between UMass and Akron with the series
tied 1-1. The Minutemen won the inaugural meeting in 2012 at InfoCision Stadium
for UMass’ first-ever FBS win. The Zips won last year’s meeting at Gillette Stadium,
14-13, thanks to a touchdown in the fourth quarter. After the go-ahead touchdown,
Akron stopped UMass on a fourth-and-1 to get the ball back and ran off the final 6:39
of the game clock.
Each Monday night The Mark Whipple Radio Show
will be carried live from The Hangar Pub & Grill on
105.5 FM WEEI. The show starts at 7 PM and will
feature player guests. Josh Maurer, the Voice of the
Minutemen, will host the weekly show.
Interviews with head coach Mark Whipple, his staff
and UMass players can be set up by contacting
John Sinnett in the UMass Media Relations Office
at (413) 545-1744 or (413) 687-2237. Players
and coaches are available in person and for phone
interviews Monday through Wednesday afternoons
outside the locker room at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
Arrangements for interviews must be made by 1:00
p.m. the day prior to the interview so that it can be
posted for the players and coaches (example: call
by 1:00 p.m. Monday for a Tuesday interview). This
will include both in-person and phone interview
requests. A representative from the UMass Media
Relations Office will be on hand to assist you. Home
phone numbers will not be given out.
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LET’S GET THE BAND BACK Former Minutemen In The NFL
• Entering the 2014 NFL Season, UMass is well represented on Sunday
TOGETHER!
• When you look at the UMass sideline this year, fans are bound to see
several familiar faces pacing next to Mark Whipple. Included on his coaching staff are three of the Minutemen’s all-time great players in Liam Coen
(quarterbacks coach), Marcel Shipp (running backs coach) and Charles
Walker (outside linebackers coach). Whipple’s son Spencer is now coaching
the tight ends after he suited up for the Maroon & White in 2008 before
transferring to play for his dad at Miami. Also back are several coaches
who were part of Whipple’s first staff (Tom Masella & Mike Cassano) along
with veteran coaches Dave Sollazzo and Shane Waldron who have been
apart of UMass’ Football Bowl Subdivision teams since 2012.
IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK
• UMass will once again play games back on campus this season with three
games at McGuirk Stadium. The 2014 campaign will feature the Bowling
Green game as Homecoming on Sept. 27 as the first-official home game
back following renovations to the facility. The Minutemen will also host
Ball State on Nov. 12 in a nationally televised mid-week game on ESPN2/
ESPNU. The final McGuirk game this year will be the annual Friday-afterThanksgiving tilt as UMass hosts Buffalo.
• Along with today’s game against Boston College, UMass will play two
more games at Gillette Stadium this year including next week’s action
against Colorado. On Oct. 18, UMass will host Eastern Michigan for Band
Day back here in Foxboro.
UMass History Thumbnail
• This is the 132nd season of UMass football. UMass has an all-time record
of 561-555-51 (.513) in 1,167 all-time games. The Minutemen won two of
the their last six conference championships (2006 and 2007) as members of
the Colonial Athletic Association and the Atlantic 10. In 2008, UMass posted
its seventh winning season in a row with a 7-5 record. Over its last nine
years at the FCS level, UMass made three NCAA Tournament appearances.
In 2007, UMass went 10-3, going 7-1 in the inaugural season of the CAA.
• UMass was the winningest program in the CAA over a 10-year span from
1998-2008 with an 83-44 record with a 65.7 win percentage.
• The Minutemen have won 22 conference championships - the last two
coming in 2007 and 2008. All-time UMass had eight NCAA Tournament
appearances at the FCS level winning the 1998 national title and also
playing in the championship game in 2006 and 1978.
afternoons. The most prominent UMass alum is none other than Victor
Cruz whose improbable story and highlight reel season in 2011 captured
America’s attention. Cruz helped the New York Giants to a Super Bowl win
while setting a franchise record for receiving yardage in a single-season.
Along with the publicity he garnered for his signature ‘Salsa Dance’ as
a touchdown celebration, Cruz also wrote a book during the off-season,
which became a best-seller.
• Lining up opposite from Cruz in the 2012 Super Bowl was James Ihedigbo
with the New England Patriots. Ihedigbo previously played three years
with the New York Jets alongside Vladimir Ducasse and is now with the
Detroit Lions after he helped the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII
in 2013, which marked the second consecutive year that UMass had an
alum hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
• Ducasse was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft and is
entering his fifth season in the NFL and first with the Minnesota Vikings
after four years playing for the New York Jets.
• The latest Minuteman to be drafted into the NFL elite was tight end Rob
Blanchflower, who was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh
round of the 2014 draft.
• Also currently on an active NFL 53-man rosters are Jeromy Miles with
the Baltimore Ravens and Jeremy Cain (Chicago Bears). Michel Cox (New
York Giants), Julian Talley (New York Giants), Emil Igwenague (Detroit
Lions) and Rob Blanchflower (Pittsburgh Steelers) were all signed to their
respective team’s practice squads. Cox, Igwenague & Talley all saw action
last season as part of active, in-season team rosters. Prior to Blanchflower,
Cox was the most recent UMass draft pick taken in the 7th round of the
2013 NFL Draft by the Giants.
• In 2013, UMass had seven players on NFL active rosters which was an
all-time high. The previous high mark for UMass products in the pros
came in 1968, when UMass had five players combined between the NFL
and AFL, prior to the leagues’ merger in 1970. That year, tight end Milt
Morin played for the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Greg Landry was a
first-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions, quarterback John McCormick
played for the Denver Broncos and halfback Terry Swanson and lineman
Ed Toner suited up for the then-Boston Patriots.
Current Minutemen On NFL Rosters:
Rob Blanchflower (practice squad)
Jeremy Cain
Michael Cox (signed to active roster on 10/6)
Victor Cruz
Vladimir Ducasse
Emil Igwenagu (practice squad)
James Ihedigbo
Jeromy Miles
Julian Talley (waived on 10/6)
Pittsburgh Steelers
Chicago Bears
New York Giants
New York Giants
Minnesota Vikings
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Baltimore Ravens
New York Giants
MAC Standings
Team
East Division
Bowling Green
Ohio
UMass
Buffalo
Akron
Miami
Kent State
WEST DIVISION
Northern Illinois
Toledo
Western Michigan
Central Michigan
Ball State
Eastern Michigan
MACOverall
W-L W-LStreak
5-1
7-3
3-35-5
3-33-7
2-44-6
2-44-6
2-52-9
0-6
1-9
W2
W1
W1
W1
L4
L2
L3
5-1
8-2
5-16-4
5-1
7-3
5-2
7-4
2-4
3-7
1-5
2-8
W4
L1
W5
W3
L2
L4
Weekly MAC Schedule
Tuesday, November 18
*UMass at Akron, 7:00 pm ET (ESPN3)
*Northern Illinois at Ohio, 8:00 pm ET (ESPNU)
Wednesday, November 19
*Kent State at Buffalo, 8:00 pm ET (ESPNU)
*Bowling Green at Toledo, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)
Saturday, November 22
*W.Michigan at Central Michigan, 1:00 pm ET (ESPN3)
*E. Michigan at Ball State, 2:00 pm ET (ESPN3)
* Conference game
Last Week’s MAC Results
Buffalo 55, Akron 24
Northern Illinois 27, Toledo 24
UMass 24, Ball State 10
Bowling Green 30, Kent State 20
Central Michigan 34, Miami 27
W. Michigan 51 , E. Michigan 7
* Conference game
WHIPPLE MAC TELECONFERENCE QUOTES (11/10)
On preparing for Wednesday’s home game versus Ball State:
“We’ve had a real good week and a very good weekend. A couple guys
are healthier and have a little more bounce in their step. I thought
our guys practiced hard. We’ll wrap things up this afternoon and
get ready to play Wednesday night against a good Ball State team.”
On challenges that Ball State may pose offensively and defensively:
“I think that Coach Pete Lembo has done a really good job since he’s
been there. There’s a winning tradition and they have a winning
formula. They’ve got a solid defense with a real good blitz package.
The thing I’ve been so impressed with is that they’ve come back
against a really good Akron team to win; last weekend they were down
14-0 before they touched the ball, then tied it up. They know how to
win and they play with a lot of confidence in their style and in their
system. I think overall they’ve done a really good job. They’ve got
a team that’s as good as anybody we’ve played in this conference.”
On the anxiousness of UMass’ players to return to game action:
“I think they’re excited to play at home. We’ve had nine games, and
really only one was back here in Amherst. We did some good things
against Bowling Green, but they were just a little too strong for us.
I think we’ve become a better team as we’ve gotten on, so we’ll
see if we can finish. We’ve had a bit of a problem in the last part of
some games trying to finish them, so that’s kind of been the focus.
If we can finish the season and have a big game Wednesday night I
think there’ll be some excitement from the campus. We had a good
crowd for homecoming against Bowling Green and hopefully we can
put that together Wednesday night. But I know our guys are excited
to play back here at home. It’s good for their families and it should
be a good atmosphere for college football.”
On what Stanley Andre has brought to the table in his redshirtsenior year:
“He’s been really solid, really good, and a solid leader. I think he’s
played better than ever has in his career. I think he’s gotten quicker
and solid in the middle calling signals. He’s been really solid all
the way through and been a really good player for us. I think he’s
turned into a leader and I think he’ll show up and play really well
this Wednesday night.”
On Andre’s difference statistically between tackles and assisted
tackles:
“He’s been solid all the way through and great in practice. He’s what
you call a UMass football player. He’s always there and works his
tail off. He’s in here during his off time watching tape and garnered
a lot of respect from his teammates. It can be a little more taxing
when you don’t have a senior-laced team. A lot of it was on Stan,
especially in the summer, and throughout I’ve asked a lot of him.
He’s really come true. He’s stayed healthy. I expect him to play really
well this week and our last three games.”
On whether the extended break before Ball State has allowed a
chance to keep the rhythm and timing together between quarterbacks and receivers:
“Honestly, [Blake Frohnapfel] has been able to throw a lot more.
There were a couple weeks where we really limited him because of
some bangs and bruises. He’s much healthier than he was a couple
weeks ago when we played Toledo. I think the timing’s been better,
the weather’s been pretty good, and the last couple days have been
a lot better. We cut his reps down over the weekend, and that gave
some of the younger kids some reps. He’s looked better and I think
he’s got a little more of a bounce in his step.”
On how the greater reception of the program has changed since
being hired in January:
“We know we have a great place and that it’s a great school. I think
when the coaches went on the road, there was a really good reception. I think this is a big game coming up for our program since we’re
on television. It will go a long way to helping us and I think being on
television has helped. The things that [Blake] Frohnapfel and Tajae
[Sharpe] have done have helped us. Jean Sifrin has gotten a lot better
these last few weeks. It’s been positive; more positive than when we
went out in the spring. But we’re still 2-7, and these three games
are really important to us, especially this one on Wednesday. I think
it will be a big boost for what happens down the road.”
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University Quick Facts
Location: Amherst, Mass., 01003
Chancellor: Dr. Kumble R. Subbaswamy
(Bangalore University ‘69)
Athletic Director: John McCutcheon (Indiana, Pa. ‘75)
Head Coach: Mark Whipple (Brown ’79)
Faculty Representative: Rebecca Spencer (Hope ’97)
Enrollment: 28,236
Founded: 1863
Nickname: Minutemen
Colors: Maroon (PMS 506), White, Cool Grey, Black
Home Field: Gillette Stadium (68,756; fieldturf)
McGuirk Stadium (17,000; field turf)
Website:www.UMassAthletics.com
Program History
First Year Of Football:
1879
Season Of Football:
132nd
Bowl Appearances
2
Last Bowl Appearance:
1972 Boardwalk Bowl (W, 35-14)
All-Time Record:
561-555-51
All-Time MAC Record:
5-29
MAC Championships/Last:
NA / NA
I-AA National Title
1998
I-AA National Finalists
1979, 1998, 2006
NCAA Tournament Appearances
8
I-AA Conference Championships
22
Team Information
Offense:
Pro Style
Defense:3-4
2013 Record:
1-11
2013 Conference Record/Finish:
1-7 / 6th East
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:
59/28
Starters Returning/Lost:
13/10
Return: 7 Offense
Lost: 4 Offense
6 Defense
6 Defense
2 Specialists
4 Specialists
Future Schedules
2015: at Colorado (Sept. 12), Temple (Sept. 19), at
Notre Dame (Sept. 26), Florida International (Oct. 3),
8 vs. MAC Teams
2016: at Florida (Sept. 3), Connecticut (Sept. 10), at
Boston College (Sept. 17), Rhode Island (Sept. 24), at
Old Dominion (Oct. 1), at BYU (Oct. 8), at Applachian
State (Oct. 29), at Troy (Nov. 5), at Hawaii (Nov. 26)
2017: at Connecticut (Sept. 2), Old Dominion (Sept. 9),
at Temple (Sept. 16), at Indiana (Sept. 23), Ohio (Sept.
30), Hawaii (Oct. 7), Appalachian State (Oct. 28), at
Tennessee (Nov. 4), at BYU (Nov. 18)
2018: at Boston College (Sept. 1), at Florida International
(Sept. 15), Charlotte (Sept. 22), at Ohio (Sept. 29), Troy
(Nov. 3), BYU (Nov. 10)
2019: at Charlotte (Sept. 14), at Army (Nov. 9), BYU
(Nov. 23)
2020: Army (Nov. 21)
2021: at Colorado (Sept. 11), at Army (Nov. 20)
2022: Army (Nov. 12)
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OFFENSE GAME NOTES
Scoring Is Up Under Whipple
• Through 10 games in 2014, the UMass offense is already drastically
improved under head coach Mark Whipple and his pro style offense. The
Minutemen have scored 39 offensive touchdowns in those games compared
to a total of 14 for all of 2013 and 17 for all of 2012. UMass has 15 rushing
TDs and 24 passing TDs this season compared to 5 rushing and 9 passing
in 2013 and 8 rushing and 9 passing in 2012.
• The 123 combined points scored in the Bowling Green, Miami, and Kent
State games marking just the 3rd time in 132 years of football at UMass
to score 40+ points in three straight games. UMass had 135 points in three
games during the 1972 season and 131 points in three games in the 1963
season. UMass has never had four straight games with 40+ points after falling just short of the 40 point mark in the 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan.
41 Halftime Points Most In FBS Era
• UMass put up 41 points in the first half at Miami which were the most
scored in a half as an FBS program. The last time UMass scored as many
points in the first half was on Sept. 23, 2006 when the Minutemen held a
42-0 lead over Stony Brook at intermission. At Miami, UMass also held its
largest lead in a game as an FBS program, 41-14 (+27).
16 Points From Being Bowl Eligible
• From the start of the transition period to FBS it was known that progress
would be measured over time. In year three, UMass is still struggling to
make those results tangible in the Win/Loss column, but consider that
it’s a 23-point difference that has the Minutemen at 3-7 instead of 8-2
going into Week 12.
Close Games Showing Progress
• During the non-conference games, UMass played its opposition tightly.
Against Colorado and Vanderbilt, the Minutemen held double-digit leads
in the second half only to fall by three points in each game.
• In it’s MAC opener, UMass and Bowling Green traded leads seven times
with the Falcons holding on a for a 47-42 win.
• The Minutemen had a pair of games in 2013 decided by a single point (Akron, Western Michigan), while in 2012, UMass had one loss by three points.
Finding Success In First Half Scoring
• Of UMass’ 301 points this year, 198 have come in the first half. The
Minutemen hold a decisive 82-43 edge in first quarter scoring, but are
being outscored 129-116 in the second. UMass is also be outscored in
the 3rd and 4th quarters by 80-47 and 73-56 differences, respectively.
Extended Drives Means Points
• Of UMass’ 45 scoring drives this season, 36 have been of 50+ yards. The
one outlier was the 53-yard touchdown pass on a fake punt at Vanderbilt.
In 2013, UMass had 15 scoring drives greater than 50 yards and in 2012
the Minutemen had 14 drives.
• UMass had a season-long 99-yard drive in the loss at Miami which took
just 3 minutes, 17 seconds to complete. UMass had a pair of 90+ yard
drives in 2012 including a season-long 91-yard drive at Ohio. The Minutemen had no drives of 90+ yards in 2012.
Pass Offense One Of NCAA’s Best
• UMass has put up some monster numbers through the air this season
which has resulted in the Minutemen being ranked as one of the top passing
games in the country. Entering the Akron game, UMass ranks 6th overall
nationally and 1st in the MAC for passing offense (340.5 yards/game).
The Minutemen also rank 21st nationally in passing yards per completion
and 2nd in the MAC (14.01 yards/completion).
Converting In The Red Zone
• In the win at Kent State, UMass was a perfect 6-for-6 in Red Zone scoring
marking the second time this season to do so. UMass was also 6-for-6 in
the narrow loss to Colorado.
• UMass’ most trips to the Red Zone was eight times against Miami (5of-8) and Eastern Michigan (6-of-8). UMass’ fewest Red Zone visits was
at Penn State (0-for-1).
• For the year, UMass is 36-of-50 in Red Zone scoring with 15 pass touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns.
• UMass has failed to score seven times on downs, twice by fumble, and
once by interception.
Moving Up The MAC Rankings
• After 10 games, UMass has steadily improved in the Mid-American Conference statistical rankings as the Minutemen are among the top seven
teams in 13 different categories.
Scoring Offense
Total Offense
Pass Offense
Pass Effic.
Pass Defense Effic.
Kickoff Returns
Interceptions
First Downs
Opponent 3rd Down Conversion
4th Down Conversion
Opponent 4th Down Conversion
Penalty Yards
Opp. Penalty Yards
6th
5th
1st
6th
4th
2nd
1st
3rd
5th
5th
4th
5th (fewest)
1st (most)
30.1 pts/game
448.8 yds/game
340.5 yds/game
133.1
127.5
23.6 yds/return
12 Total
23.8/game
41.5%
54.5%
50.0%
52.2 yards/game
81.3 yards/game
Frohnapfel Takes Charge
• Marshall transfer Blake Frohnapfel was named the starting quarterback
by Mark Whipple after the second week of training camp. Frohnapfel,
a graduate student in the Isenberg School of Management who has two
years of eligibility, graduated from Marshall in three years after backing
up Rakeem Cato who was the 2012 Conference USA MVP.
• At Marshall, Frohnapfel was 35-of-53 for 386 yards and five touchdowns
- including one to his twin brother Eric who is a tight end for the Herd.
Froh Puts Up Video Game Numbers
In Bowling Green Loss
• Blake Frohnapfel was named the MAC East Offensive Player of the Week
after his 589 yard, 5 touchdown performance against Bowling Green. The
589 yards passing were both a UMass school record and a MAC league
record for a single game. The 5 touchdowns tied the UMass record as well.
His 36 completions were also a program record for a game, while his 61
attempts ranks No. 2 overall. The previous yardage thrown record was
450 set by Kyle Havens in 2010. Frohnapfel’s 570 yards of total offense
also counts as the new program record for a single game.
• The 589 yards passing were the 20th-best single-game performance by
a quarterback in the history of the NCAA.
• So how do those numbers compare to other performances? Since 2004,
only 10 times has an FBS quarterback thrown for 569 yards or more in a
single game (thanks to WKU for the note). Frohnapfel’s 589 yards are the
third most for a single game this season in the NCAA (the second-most
for a non-overtime game).
@FrostedBlakes15 Becomes Fastest
UMass QB To Hit 2,000 Yds
• To put Blake Frohnapfel’s banner year into perspective, he became the
fastest UMass quarterback to reach 2,000 yards passing in program history in his first seven games. Not other quarterback was able to hit that
mark in their first seven games played including some of the Minutemen’s
greatest - Liam Coen, Todd Bankhead and Jeff Krohn.
Frohnapfel Among NCAA Leaders
• Entering the Akron game, Frohnapfel is among the top statistical
quarterbacks in the NCAA.
• He currently ranks 3rd nationally in passing yards (3,345), 15th in passing TDs (23), 5th in passing yards per game (334.5), and 19th in yards
per completion (13.88).
• He is the MAC leader in passing yards and passing yards per game, and
ranks No. 2 in passing touchdowns.
Froh In The UMass Record Book
• From the UMass standpoint, he is already closing in on several singleseason top-10 lists:
Category
To Date
Needed To Move Up
Passing Yards (2nd)
3,345 574 yards for 1st (Todd Bankhead, 1998
Passing TDs (t-6th)
23
Needs 3 for 4th
Pass Attempts (2nd) 437
Needs 88 for 1st
Pass Completions (3rd) 241
Needs 62 for 1st
Passing Yds/Gm (1st) 334.5
73.2 yds more than 2nd
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Sharpe Expects To Be On Point
• One of the top wide receivers in the MAC entering 2014, Tajae Sharpe
leads the skill position players for UMass this year. In 2013, the native
of Piscataway hauled in a team-best 61 receptions for 680 yards and
four touchdowns.
• With a 120.4 yard per game receiving average, Sharpe is the No. 1
ranked wide receiver in the MAC. He ranks No. 1 in the MAC in terms of
overall receiving yards (1,204) and is No. 1 for receptions per game (7.6).
• The junior has tied the UMass school record with 13 catches against
Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Ball State. The 13 receptions are
tied with Victor Cruz (2008), JJ Moore (2005) and Brandon London (2005).
Against Bowling Green, he had 179 yards and two touchdowns. The 179
receiving yards were the 7th most in a game for a UMass wide receiver.
• Against Eastern Michigan, Sharpe hauled in 193 yards - the fifth most
yardage in a single game.
• On ESPNU against Ball State, Sharpe posted the 11th-best receiving performance in MAC history with 239 yards. That is the 2nd best single-game
performance in UMass history and the 2nd best effort in a single-game
this season in the NCAA.
• In the season-opener against Boston College, Sharpe had a 77-yard
touchdown reception which was tied for the 9th longest in program history. It was also the first reception at UMass of more than 70 yards since
2008 when Liam Coen hit Matt Silver for an 80 yard strike against Bryant.
• Sharpe finished 2013 ranked seventh in the MAC and 56th nationally
with 5.3 receptions per game.
Sharpe Added To Biletnikoff List
• Tajae Sharpe is not just one of the top wide receivers in the MAC this
year, but also in the nation. Ranked 4th nationally in terms of receiving
yards (1,204) and 4th nationally in receiving yards per game (120.4),
Sharpe was added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Oct. 7 - an award
which goes to the nation’s top wide receiver. Through 10 games, Sharpe
has nearly doubled his entire 2013 total for receiving yardage (680).
Sharpe Moving Up In Record Books
• During the Ball State game, Tajae Sharpe eclipsed the 2,000-yard receiving mark for his career. With 2,090 career receiving yards, the junior enters
the Akron game tied for 4th all-time at UMass with Julian Talley. He needs
305 yards to pass Jason Peebler who ranks 3rd with 2,395 from 2001-04.
• Sharpe also has 157 receptions which ranks 4th all-time and is just 5
catches shy of No. 3 Julian Talley. His 13 catch effort against Eastern
Michigan moved him from seventh to fifth where he passed all-time UMass
greats Marcel Shipp (126) and Victor Cruz (131).
• Sharpe’s 9 touchdown receptions are just three shy of the career top
10 list as well.
• His 1,204 yards receiving this season after 10 games project to have him
among the top-3 single-season performances in program history, while
his 76 receptions should also have him on pace for a top-5 finish as well.
Career Pass Receptions Yards
1. 2,892
Adrian Zullo (187-2892)
2. 2,420
J.J. Moore (185-2420)
3. 2,395
Jason Peebler (123-2395)
4. 2,090
Julian Talley (162-2090)
2,090
Tajae Sharpe (157-2090)
1998-02
2003-07
2001-04
2008-11
2012-pr.
Career Pass Receptions
1. 187
2. 185
3. 162
4. 157
1998-02
2003-07
2008-11
2012-pr.
Adrian Zullo (187-2892)
J.J. Moore (185-2420)
Julian Talley (162-2090)
Tajae Sharpe (144-1851)
Career Pass Reception Touchdowns
10. 12
Tony Chambers
9
Tajae Sharpe
1951-53
2012-pr.
Single Season Pass Receptions
2. 81
Adrian Zullo (92-1494)
3. 80
J.J. Moore (80-1100)
4. 76
Tajae Sharpe (76-1,204)
5. 74
Kerry Taylor (60-759)
6. 71
Victor Cruz (71-1064)
1999
2007
2014
1998
2008
Single Season Pass Reception Yardage
1. 1,494
Jimmy Moore (92-1494)
2. 1,253
Adrian Zullo (81-1253)
3. 1,204
Tajae Sharpe (76-1204)
1998
1999
2014
Rodney Mills Finding The Endzone
• Rodney Mills has certainly enjoyed playing in the new Pro Set offense
under Mark Whipple this year. The hybrid fullback/tightend has five
touchdowns this season including two against Vanderbilt. His TD reception
against Colorado was the first of his career, while he followed that with
his first career two TD game against the Commodores. Mills’ second TD
at Vandy was a show-stopper - a 53-yard touchdown catch and run on a
fake punt where he juked out the return man en route to the end zone.
• Mills made another highlight touchdown play in the loss to Bowling
Green with a leaping stretch to the endzone as part of a 32-yard pass
and run from Blake Frohnapfel. Mill’s hit the pylon with the football while
horizontal to the ground for his fourth TD of the year.
• Mills is currently tied for the team lead in touchdowns with five on 27
catches for 386 yards.
Sifrin Debut Goes National
• Junior tight end Jean Sifrin caught the attention of the nation in the
game against Colorado. The 6-foot-7, 250 pound tight end made his UMass
debut after being cleared to play the Friday prior to the game. The transfer from El Camino Junior College had four catches for 40 yards and two
touchdowns. The highlight was a 14-yard TD catch with 18 seconds left
in the first half which gave UMass a 21-20 lead. The one-handed leaping
snag was featured as Sports Center’s No. 7 Play of the Day and was viewed
by over 100,000 fans on UMass Athletics’ Facebook page.
Sifrin First Player Since 1993 To
Have Two TD Receptions In Debut
• After searching through game records back to 1993, Jean Sifrin is
the only player to post two receiving touchdowns in his first game as a
Minuteman. In terms of multiple touchdowns either rushing or receiving
in a UMass debut, Sifrin joins four other players dating back to 1993 to
accomplish the feat.
Multiple TD’s In UMass Debut
Jean Sifrin
2 REC TD
9/6/14 vs. Colorado
R.J. Cobbs
3 RUSH TD
9/14/02 vs. AIC
John Griffin
2 RUSH TD
9/3/10 vs. William & Mary
Steve Baylark
2 RUSH TD 9/6/03 vs. Central Connecticut
Rene Ingoglia
2 RUSH TD
9/11/93 vs. Holy Cross
Sifrin Learning The Playbook
• It has been a bit of a learning curve for Jean Sifrin who only became
eligible this season the day prior to the Colorado game. Having missed
preseason camp meant less time with the playbook and practicing with
the offense. After a couple of weeks, the results are beginning to show.
• In his first three games, Sifrin had a total of six catches for 59 yards. In
the last six games, the tight end has 31 catches for 534 yards. He had a
season-best 8 catches for 135 yards in the Bowling Green game.
• At Toledo, Sifrin hauled in six catches for a career-best 185 yards including a 76 yard catch-and-run for a touchdown. The 185 yard receiving total
stands as the sixth-best single game effort in UMass history.
• Dating back to 1997, which is the start year for the most readily available single-game statistics, Sifrin is the first UMass tight end to have a
pair of 100+ yard receiving games for a single-season. Pittsburgh Steelers
draft pick Rob Blanchflower had a pair for his career with one in 2012
and one in 2013.
Michel Returns After Year Away
• With the new coaching staff in place, wide receiver Marken Michel
returns to Amherst after taking a year away from football. Michel was
one of UMass’ top wide receivers in 2012 with 28 catches for 229 yards.
His presence was missed in 2013 and will certainly give UMass another
viable target in the passing game.
• Michel had several big plays against Colorado with two catches for 71
yards and a six-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter which
pulled UMass within three of the Buffs.
• At Penn State, Michel posted his first career 100-yard receiving game
with 6 catches for 104 yards.
• In the win over Ball State, he had 5 catches for 88 yards.
UMass Record When
2012 2013 2014
At Home
0-5 1-5
2-3
On The Road
1-6 0-5
1-3
Neutral Site
0-0 0-0
0-0
Vs. MAC
1-7 1-6
3-3
Non-Conference
0-40-4 0-4
Vs. Ranked
0-1 0-2
0-0
In-State
0-00-0 0-1
August
0-10-1 0-1
September
0-40-3 0-4
October
0-31-3 2-1
November
1-30-3 1-0
On Television
0-6 1-9
2-6
ESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3)0-5 1-8 3-4
Big Ten Network
0-1 0-1
0-1
Other
0-10-0 0-1
Afternoon Games
1-9 1-9
2-6
Evening Games
0-2 0-1
1-0
Decided By 7 or less
0-1 1-2
0-4
Winning Coin Toss
1-7 1-7
1-4
Losing Coin Toss
0-4 0-3
2-2
Scoring First
1-2 1-4
2-3
Opponent Scores First
0-9 0-6
1-3
Leading At Half
1-1 0-1
3-3
Trailing At Half
0-9 0-9
0-3
Tied At Half
0-1 1-0
0-0
Leading After 3 Qtrs
1-2 1-1
3-3
Trailing After 3 Qtrs
0-9 0-8
0-3
Tied After 3 Qtrs
0-0 0-1
0-0
In Overtime
0-0 0-0
0-0
Scoring 30+ Pts
0-1 0-1
2-4
Scoring 20-29 Pts
1-1 0-0
1-0
Scoring 0-19 Pts
0-9 1-9
0-2
Allowing 30+ Pts
0-8 0-6
0-6
Allowing 20-29 Pts
0-3 0-3
0-0
Allowing 0-19 Pts
1-0 1-1
3-0
Outrushing Opp
0-1 1-2
3-1
Getting Outrushed
1-10 0-8
0-5
Pass For More Yards
0-3 1-1
3-3
Pass For Fewer Yards
1-8 0-9
0-3
Outgaining Opp
0-2 1-0
3-1
Getting Outgained
1-9 0-10 0-5
Win Time Of Possession 1-5 1-3
2-1
Lose Time Of Possession 0-5 0-7
1-5
Score A Def/ST TD
0-1 0-1
1-2
Allow A Def/ST TD
0-4 0-3
0-1
Fewer Penalty Yards
1-5 0-6
1-6
More Penalty Yards
0-6 1-4
2-0
Equal Penalty Yards
0-0 0-0
0-0
Win Turnover Battle
1-2 1-3
2-0
Lose Turnover Battle
0-6 0-5
1-3
Turnover Battle Even
0-2 0-2
0-3
2014 Turnover Chart
Game
Fumble Rec. INT
Boston College 0
1
Colorado
0
1
Vanderbilt
0
1
Penn State
0
0
BGSU
0
3
Miami
1
0
Kent State
0
1 (TD)
Eastern Michigan 0
1
Ball State
2
2
Giveaways
1 INT
1 INT
1F
1F
4 (3F, INT)
4 (2F, 2INT)
0
3 (2F, 1 INT)
2 INT
Michel Is Multi-Purpose
• In addition to lining up as a wide receiver, Michel has been placed in the
back field as a running back. One of UMass’ most athletic skill position
players has 51 yards rushing this year on 15 carries which includes at touchdown. At Toledo and vs. Ball State, Michel started as UMass’ running back.
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20-YARD PLUS PLAYS
YardsTypePlayer(s)
Opponent
*93 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Miami
*80 Pass Alex Kenney from B. Frohnapfel Bowling Green
*77 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel Boston College
*77 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel
Penn State
*76 Pass Jean Sifrin from Blake Frohnapfel
Toledo
74 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
Vanderbilt
61 Pass Tajae Sharpe from Blake Frohnapfel Ball State
*60 Pass Jalen Williams from B. Frohnapfel Bowling Green
*53 Pass Rodney Mills from Brian McDonald
Vanderbilt
51 Pass Alex Kenney from B. Frohnapfel
Kent State
50 Pass Marken Michel from Blake Frohnapfel Ball State
45 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel
Miami
43 Rush Lorenzo Woodley
Kent State
43 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
Colorado
42 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Ball State
42 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel Eastern Mich.
41 Pass Marken Michel from B. Frohnapfel
Penn State
41 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel
Colorado
40 Pass Tajae Sharpe from Blake Frohnapfel Ball State
39 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
Colorado
39 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel Bowling Green
37 Pass Jean Sifrin from B. Frohnapfel
Bowling Green
*36 Pass Tajae Sharpe from Blake Frohnapfel
Toledo
36 Pass Shakur Nesmith from B. Frohnapfel Kent State
36 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
Boston College
36 Pass Marken Michel from B. Frohnapfel
Colorado
*35 Pass Jalen Williams from Blake Frohnapfel
Toledo
35 Pass Lorenzo Woodley from B. Frohnapfel Vanderbilt
*34 INT Jackson Porter
Kent State
34 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel Bowling Green
34 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Colorado
33 Pass Jean Sifrin from Blake Frohnapfel
Toledo
33 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel
Miami
*32 Pass Rodney Mills from B. Frohnapfel Bowling Green
31 INT Jackson Porter
Bowling Green
31 PR Trey Dudley-Giles
Colorado
29 Pass Jean Sifrin from Blake Frohnapfel
Ball State
29 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Kent State
29 Pass Marken Michel from B. Frohnapfel
Colorado
29 Pass Rodney Mills from B. Frohnapfel Bowling Green
29 INT Randall Jette
Colorado
26 Pass Jalen Williams from B. Frohnapfel
Kent State
26 Pass Rodney Mills from B. Frohnapfel
Miami
25 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel
Miami
25 KR Alex Kenney
Boston College
24 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Kent State
23 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Ball State
23 Pass Jean Sifrin from Blake Frohnapfel
Toledo
23 Pass Jean Sifrin from Blake Frohnapfel
Toledo
23 INT Trey Dudley-Giles
Toledo
23 Pass Jean Sifrin from B. Frohnapfel
Eastern Mich.
23 Pass Jean Sifrin from B. Frohnapfel
Eastern Mich.
23 INT Khary Bailey-Smith
Bowling Green
23 KR Alex Kenney
Bowling Green
23 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Bowling Green
22 Pass Tajae Sharpe from Blake Frohnapfel Ball State
22 Pass Tajae Sharpe from Blake Frohnapfel Ball State
22 Pass Brandon Howard from B. Frohnapfel Vanderbilt
22 Pass Jean Sifrin from B. Frohnapfel
Bowling Green
22 Pass Rodney Mills from B. Frohnapfel Boston College
21 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Ball State
21 Pass Marken Michel from Blake Frohnapfel Ball State
21 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel Eastern Mich.
21 Rush Shadrach Abrokwah
Kent State
21 Pass Tajae Sharpe from B. Frohnapfel
Miami
21 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
Bowling Green
21 KR Andrew Libby
Bowling Green
21 Pass Jean Sifrin from B. Frohnapfel Miami University
20 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Toledo
20 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Toledo
20 Rush Marken Michel
Toledo
20 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
Vanderbilt
20 KR Andrew Libby
Penn State
20 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
Bowling Green
20 INT Randall Jette
Boston College
20 Pass Marken Michel from B. Frohnapfel
Penn State
* touchdown scored on play
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Abrokwah Takes Over As Starter
• Shadrach Abrokwah had to miss the first four games of the season,
but showed flashes of where he left off in 2013. The sophomore saw
his first action of the year against Bowling Green where he picked up
just 37 yards while adding a touchdown.
• At Miami, he posted the team’s first 100+ rushing effort of the season
with 128 yards on 25 carries. He finished the game with a rushing TD
and a passing TD as well. The 100-yard rushing game marked the second
of his career (a span of four games).
• Abrokwah walked on to the team last season before being utilized in
the final two games of the year. He finished those two games with an
average of 101.5 yards per game.
• The Worcester native had a career-best game against Eastern Michigan
with 135 yards on the ground and four touchdowns - the second most
for a single-game in program history and the most by a MAC running
back this season.
• In high school, Abrokwah led St. John’s Prep with 1,540 yards rushing as a senior and owned four Massachusetts power lifting records.
Woodley Plays Big When Called On
• After Jamal Wilson went down with injury and J.T. Blyden out for
the game, Lorenzo Woodley stepped in to keep the offense running at
Vanderbilt. Despite not picking up a ton of yards, 43 on 22 carries, the
sophomore did find the end zone twice and picked up a big 35-yard
reception on a screen.
• In the win at Kent State, Woodley took over as the feature back when
Shadrach Abrokwah was knocked out of the game with injury. Woodley
turned 160 yards rushing on 23 carries (7 yard average) along with a
touchdown. It was his second career 100+ yard rushing game. Woodley
was key down the stretch as he accounted for all 80 of UMass yards on
its final offensive touchdown drive in the fourth quarter including a
10-yard touchdown scamper.
• As a freshman, Woodley ran for 314 yards in eight games. He had 163
yards on 38 carries against No. 17 Northern Illinois.
Blyden Makes An Impression
• Freshman running back J.T. Blyden saw his first career action in the
season-opener against Boston College where he posted 43 yards on
nine carries to lead the Minutemen on the ground. Blyden averaged 4.8
yards per carry and was not tackled for a loss while running the ball.
• Blyden earned his first career start at Penn State.
Wilson Sidelined After Injury
• After a breakout season in 2013 where he drew five starts as UMass’
primary running back, Jamal Wilson entered 2014 expecting to pick up
where he left off. In three starts this year, he had 88 total yards rushing
on 20 attempts for a 4.4 yard per carry average. However in the Vandy
game, Wilson suffered a leg injury that will most likely keep him out
for some time this season.
• Last season, Wilson rushed for 368 yards on 100 carries. He had a
season-high 119 yards in the loss at Bowling Green.
• Entering 2014, Wilson changed his number from 22 to 6 earning the
nickname Zone-6 from his teammates - a reference of their expectations
for him to score touchdowns this season.
Veteran Center In Sparks
• One of the hardest hit areas of the UMass football team after last
season was the offensive line which lost three of its five starters. A key
returnee, however, is center Matt Sparks who started 11 of 12 games
played in 2013. All told, Sparks has played in 26 total games with 21
career starts entering the Akron game.
• Sparks missed his first game of the season at Kent State with an ankle
injury. It was just the first game in the last 19 that he has missed. He
returned to action against Eastern Michigan, but played only a few
series midway through the game.
• A new wrinkle to his career will be moving from primarily a shotgun
formation to a more traditional under-center formation.
• Sparks is roomates with starting guard Fabian Hoeller and quarterback
Blake Frohnapfel. Sparks and Frohnapfel have been known to move the
furniture around the living room during the summer in order to practice
their center-quarterback exchange.
LONG PLAYS BY THE NUMBERS
Long Plays By Yards
100+
90-99
80-89
70-79
60-69
50-59
40-49
30-39
20-29
Long Plays By Type
Rushing
Passing
Punt returns
Kick returns
Interceptions
Fumble returns
Other
TOTAL
No.
TD
0
0
11
11
43
21
31
80
174
400
No.
TD
30
459
1
0
21
1
61
0
0
00
7611
UMASS’ LONGEST PLAYS OF THE SEASON
Rushing: 43, Lorenzo Woodley vs Kent State (10/11/2014)
Rushing Touchdown: 17, Shadrach Abrokwah vs Eastern Michigan
(10/18/2014)
Passing: 80, Alex Kenney from Blake Frohnapfel, vs Bowling Green
(9/27/2014)
Passing TD: 80, Alex Kenney from Blake Frohnapfel, vs Bowling Green
(9/27/2014)
Punt Return: 31, Trey Dudley-Giles vs Colorado (9/6/2014)
Kick Return: 93, Khary Bailey-Smith vs Miami University (10/4/2014)
Interception Return: 34, Jackson Porter vs Kent State (10/11/2014)
Fumble Return: n/a
Punt: 49, Brian McDonald vs Boston College (8/30/2014)
Field Goal: 34, Blake Lucas vs Colorado (9/6/2014)
Sparks & Hoeller Make The Grade
• Offensive linemen and roommates Matt Sparks and Fabian Hoeller were
named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Football Team prior
to the Ball State game. The duo were part of 11 players from the MidAmerican Conference to earn the honor. Sparks, a native of Hawaii, is a
civil engineering majro, while Hoeller, a native of Germany, is a microbiology major. Sparks also earned MAC All-Academic honors in 2013.
Offensive Line Will Grow In 2014
• One of the few areas of the UMass offense that doesn’t return a lot of
game experience is the offensive line. Tyrell Smith started all 12 games
at left guard, but will move out to tackle for 2014. Sparks started 11
games at center, but those two highlight the most game experience
outside of Fabian Hoeller (3 starts in 12 games).
• Converted defensive tackle Elijah Wilkinson will start at right tackle
while Josh Bruns will start at right guard. Hoeller will start at left guard.
• Also new to the group is position coach Shane Waldron who spent the
2012 and 2013 seasons coaching the tight ends.
Quarterbacks Under Whipple
• Two of the greatest quarterbacks in program history played for Mark
Whipple during his first tenure at UMass. Todd Bankhead led the team
from 1998-99 finishing his career with 7,018 yards - the second most for
a career in program history. Jeff Krohn played for Coach Whipple from
2002-03 throwing for 4,993 yards. Bankhead had 51 career touchdowns,
while Krohn had 44 which are 2nd and 3rd on the program’s all-time
top 10 list, respectively.
• Whipple gets the most credit for helping Ben Rothlisberger when he
was first drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also coached Donavan
McNabb with Philadelphia.
• Back on the college scene, Whipple served as the offensive coordinator at Miami where the Hurricanes posted two of their best all-time
offenses in 2009 and 2010.
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DEFENSE GAME NOTES
The Anchor In The Middle
• Stanley Andre is the leader of the defense both in terms of his
middle linebacker position and his veteran presence. The fifth-year
senior has started 34 consecutive games entering the weekend - the
most of any current player. In 2013, he led UMass with 111 total
tackles highlighted by 17 against Northern Illinois.
• Andre, a resource economics major, played as a defensive end in
2012 before moving back over to his natural position at linebacker
in 2013.
• Against Boston College, Andre picked up where he left off last
season posting 12 tackles in the game - his fourth career game with
10-or-more tackles.
• At Penn State, Andre posted his first sack of the season along
with eight tackles.
• Andre had a monster game against Bowling Green with 19 tackles,
two pass break-ups and a tackle for loss. That total is tied with four
other players as the third-most in program history for a single-game
(last done by Tyler Holmes in 2011 against Central Connecticut).
• To date, Andre has 100 tackles this season which is second on the
team and includes a sack and 3.5 tackles for loss.
• Nationally, Andre ranks 20th in tackles per game (10.0) which
stands as the fourth most in the MAC (just behind fellow linebacker
Jovan Santos-Knox).
• Among all FBS defensive players, Andre ranks 7th among active
career leaders with 170 career assisted tackles.
• In terms of program history, Andre ranks 8th all-time for career
assisted tackles.
Santos-Knox Strong In 2014
• Jovan Santos-Knox led the defense against Boston College with a
career-high 15 tackles including a tackle-for-loss. The previous gamehigh for Santos-Knox was seven against Central Michigan in 2012.
• He followed that up with a 12 tackle effort which included a sack
and two quarterback hurries against Colorado.
• In the tough loss at Vanderbilt, he posted his third straight doubledigit tackle total with 15 to tie his career high.
• He had 15 tackles again, including one TFL, against Bowling Green
which moved him back among the MAC and NCAA leaders this season.
• In the win over Ball State, he registered 14 tackles, two TFLs, a
forced fumble and two pass break-ups. The 14 tackles marked his
6th double-digit performance of the year and was just one shy of
his career-best. It also put him over 100 tackles for the season.
• In 32 career games, the native of Middletown, Conn., now has 174
career tackles. His 110 total tackles this year surpasses his total
output in 2012 and 2013 (64 tackles those two years).
Santos-Knox Among NCAA Tackle Leaders
• With an average of 11.0 tackles through 10 games of the season,
Jovan Santos-Knox ranks 10th nationally in tackles per game and 6th
in total tackles (110). Those numbers place him third overall in the
MAC in tackles per game and second in overall tackles.
Colton A Blue-Collar Player
• From walk-on to scholarship player, Joe Colton is perhaps the
perfect example of a blue-collar player. The native of Norwood,
just a few minutes away from Gillette Stadium, earned a scholarship
after his freshman season thanks in part to his hard-hitting efforts.
After becoming a full-time starter in 2013, Colton’s influence from
his strong safety position can be felt amongst the defense. He will
have an additional leadership role in 2014 as the strong safety is
responsible for the bulk of the formation and coverage calls in the
3-4 scheme.
• Colton posted a career-high 13 tackles in the season-opener
against Boston College including one for loss and a pass break-up
in the end zone.
• Colton had another standout performance in the narrow loss at
Vanderbilt where he had 12 tackles, including six solo and a sack,
along with a 19 yard kick return.
• He added 12 tackles for his third double-figure effort of the season
against Bowling Green.
• After 10 games, Colton ranks 12th among MAC players in tackles
(8.3 per game, 83 overall). He has 197 career tackles in 31 games. His
83 tackles this year are a season-best as are his 7.0 tackles for loss.
Dudley-Giles Moves To Safety
• After starting at cornerback for his previous two years at UMass,
Trey Dudley-Giles moved to free safety during preseason camp this
year. While the position is new for Dudley-Giles, the leadership and
mobility afforded him will certainly be a benefit for UMass. The
centerfield position may be a more natural fit for the former high
school baseball standout who was considered a ‘five-tool’ player
at Pasco High School.
• The move yielded his first career interception as he picked off a
pass at Vanderbilt which led to a touchdown putting UMass up 14-0
in the first quarter.
Jette One Of The Top Corners In The MAC
• Randall Jette may be one of the top cornerbacks in the MAC during
the 2014 season. The redshirt junior led UMass with 12 pass breakups in 2013 often showing his recovery speed while in coverage. The
Cape Cod native is not one to shy away from contact either as he
has averaged nearly 50 tackles each season.
• In the season-opener against Boston College, Jette had a careerhigh seven tackles and posted an interception - the fourth of his
career.
• He duplicated that performance the next weekend against Colorado where he once again had seven tackles and an interception.
• The last time a UMass player had interceptions in back-to-back
games was in 2012 when Jette did so against Akron and Buffalo.
• Jette tallied his third pick of the season, along with three pass
break-ups and seven tackles in the loss to Bowling Green.
• The native of Oak Bluffs, Mass., surpassed his 2013 total for pass
break-ups against Eastern Michigan and now has 16 for the 2014
campaign. That total is tied for first in a single-season with Garrick
Amos (1987) at UMass. His 34 career pass break-ups ranks 3rd on
the UMass career top-10 list where he needs just five more to set
the program record.
Jette Another Defensive Iron Man
• Like Stanley Andre, Randall Jette is another of UMass’ defensive
Iron Men. Entering the Akron game, the redshirt junior has started 33
games which is just one shy of Andre. In the last three years, Jette
has played in every game but one - the 2013 season finale at Ohio.
Maynes Is The Man
• Like their counterparts on the offensive side of the ball, the
defensive line also took several major losses due to graduation following the 2013 campaign. Three starters from the 2013 4-3 scheme
are now gone with Daniel Maynes returning as the veteran leader in
the trenches. Maynes has been slowed during the preseason camp
with an injury, but is expected to be the leader of the group from
his nose tackle position.
• The fifth-year senior missed several games last year after being
injured against Buffalo. He made strides as a starter after playing
as a role player in 2012. He missed the 2011 season after suffering complications from Crohn’s disease. The Waltham native has
controlled the disease over the last two years thanks to a medical
grant which helps provide him medications to manage the symptoms.
• Maynes tied his career-high with eight tackles in the Colorado game.
Messiah Increases Role In 2014
SCORING DRIVES
Game
QtrPtsPlays Yds TOPHow
BC
3 7 3 771:35 Sharpe 77 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Colorado 1 7 12
85 4:41
Mills 14 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Colorado 2 7 6
70 2:24
Sifrin 12 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Colorado 2 7 5
70 0:30
Sifrin 14 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Colorado 3 3 4
45 1:49
Lucas 34 yd field goal
Colorado 3 7 1
2 0:03
Wilson 2 yd run
Colorado 4 7 6
80 1:29
Michel 6 yd run
Vanderbilt 1 7 12
76 4:50
Mills 13 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Vanderbilt 1 7 4
58 1:46
Mills 53 yd pass from McDonald*
Vanderbilt 2 3 4
8 1:07
Lucas 32 yd field goal
Vanderbilt 2 7 9
78 2:56
Woodley 2 yd run
Vanderbilt 3 7 10
66 4:05
Woodley 2 yd run
Sharpe 77 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Penn State 4 7 3
75 0:36
BGSU
1 7 1
60 0:09 Williams 60 yd pass from Frohnapfel
BGSU
2 7 8
80 2:55
Mills 32 yd pass from Frohnapfel
BGSU
2 7 7
76 2:59
Abrowkwah 1 yd run
BGSU
3 7 1
80 0:16
Kenney 80 yd pass from Frohnapfel
BGSU
3 7 3
30 0:41
Sharpe 18 yd pass from Frohnapfel
BGSU
4 7 7
68 1:20
Sharpe 5 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Miami
1 7 8
73 3:09
Michel 18 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Miami
1 7 12
71 4:00 Abrokwah 3 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Miami
2 7 0
93 ---
Bailey-Smith 93-yard kick return
Miami
2 7 6
72 1:57
Sifrin 7 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Miami
2 7 3
19 0:37
Mills 7 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Miami
2 7 10
99 3:17
Abrokwah 6 yd run
Kent State 1 7 7
86 2:46
Tuleja 5 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Kent State 2 7 7
73 2:27 Williams 17 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Kent State 2 3 5
53 1:16
Laurent 31 yd field goal
Kent State 2 7 11
70 2:02
Sifrin 4 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Kent State 3 3 12
70 5:27
Laurent 22 yd field goal
Kent State 4 7 7
80 2:54
Woodley 10 yd run
0 0:00
Porter 34 yd INT return
Kent State 4 6 0
EMU
1 7 11
83 4:12
Abrokwah 17 yd run
EMU
1 6 3
23 1:15
Abrokwah 16 yd run
EMU
2 7 5
80 1:45
Woodley 2 yd run
EMU
2 7 8
75 3:07
Abrokwah 4 yd run
EMU
2 3 12
40 1:46
Laurent 31 yd field goal
EMU
3 6 7
58 2:57
Abrokwah 4 yd run
Williams 15 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Toledo 1 6 14 805:28
Toledo
1 7 5
55 1:58 Williams 35 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Toledo
2 7 5
30 1:48 Nesmith 15 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Toledo
4 8 10
84 2:49 Sharpe 36 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Toledo
4 7 1
76 0:13
Sifrin 76 yd pass from Frohnapfel
Ball State 1 7 3
77 1:02
Obrokwah 3 yd run
Ball State 2 7 8
80 1:51
Woodley 1 yd run
Ball State 2 3 10
60 1:27
Laurent 24 yd field goal
Ball State 4 7 6
36 3:06
Long 7 yd run
*Touchdown off punt fake
GAME OPENING POSSESSIONS
Game
Boston College
Colorado
Vanderbilt
Penn State
BGSU
Miami
Kent State
EMU
Toledo
Ball State
Pts Plays Yds
0
5
31
04 23
7
12
76
0
7
41
08 63
78 73
0
4
3
7 1183
6 1480
7
3
77
1st Downs
1
1
5
2
2
3
0
5
5
2
TOP
1:38
2:22
4:50
2:23
3:12
3:09
1:18
4:12
5:34
1:02
• Kassan Messiah literally burst onto the UMass football scene in 2012
with a nine-yard sack as his first career tackle. He finished his rookie
campaign with 65 total tackles which ranked third on the team.
• Fans expected to see more of the same in 2013, however, Messiah was relegated to special teams instead of being a key player
on defense.
• The 2014 spring saw a new Kassan Messiah emerge after a vigorous
offseason in the weight room. Through the spring and summer camps,
the native of Orange, N.J., has worked himself into a starting role
and is considered one of the top linebackers overall on the team.
• After nine games, Messiah has surpassed his 2012 numbers. He
currently has 61 total tackles which ranks fourth on the team. He
also has 2.0 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss.
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Special Teams Highlights
Long Kick Returns
*93 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
74 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
43 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
42 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
39 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
36 KR Trey Dudley-Giles
34 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
29 KR Khary Bailey-Smith
* denotes touchdown
Miami
Vanderbilt
Colorado
Ball State
Colorado
Boston College
Colorado
Kent State
Long Punt Returns
31 PR Trey Dudley-Giles
Colorado
Long Field Goals
34
32
31
31
Blake Lucas
Blake Lucas
Logan Laurent
Logan Laurent
Special Teams Tackles
Player
Khary Bailey-Smith Adam Richard
J. Robinson-Woodgett Vondell Langston
Lucas Amato
Jesse Monteiro
Kassan Messiah
Steve Casali
Rodney Mills
Zeke Edmonds
Da’Sean Downey
Nick Berus
Quayshun Smith
Jovan Santos-Knox
Andrew Libby
Alex Kenney
Blake Lucas
TOTALS
Colorado
Vanderbilt
Kent State
EMU
Total KO Punt
14 9 5
11 10 1
10 10 0
7 7 0
6 4 2
5 5 0
4 2 2
3 3 0
3 2 1
3 3 0
3 3 0
3 0 3
3 3 0
2 0 2
1 1 0
1 0 1
1 1 0
80 63 17
Coverage Forced Turnovers/Big Plays
Forced Fumble (KO)
Adam Richard at Miami
Fumble Recovery (KO)
Khary Bailey-Smith at Miami
Blocked FG
Kassan Messiah at Kent State
Blocked FG
Robert Kitching vs. EMU
Blocked PAT
Robert Kitching vs. Bowling Green
Linebackers Look Primed
• While the secondary may be the most overall experienced group on the
defense, the linebackers may be one of the deepest. Alongside Stanley
Andre in the middle will be Jovan Santos-Knox who has started 18 of 28
games played. Trey Seals and Kassan Messiah will man the outside linebacker positions giving the Minutemen a strong pass rush.
• With Steve Casali fully recovered from his 2013 season-ending injury,
John Robinson-Woodgett also back in the lineup after an injury shortened
season, and freshman Da’Sean Downey impressing in the Spring and Summer, the group seems to have several talented playmakers.
New Faces Expected To Fill Gaps
• With the departure of so many key players on the defensive line from last
season, several new faces will be counted on as starters in 2014. Robert
Kitching III will start in place of Maynes during the Boston College game,
but the pair are expected to rotate throughout the season.
• At defensive end, Peter Angeh played significant minutes as a true
freshman last year, but really showed his pass rushing ability in the
Spring Game as he constantly harrassed quarterbacks. On the other side
at defensive tackle, Sha-Ki Holines will start after redshirting the 2013
season. After originally signing with UConn, Holines transferred to UMass
during the fall semester.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Laurent Has Big Day At Kent State
• Back-up punter Logan Laurent showed he also has ability in the kicking
game in the win at Kent State. Laurent was UMass’ primary place kicker
in the game where he booted a pair of field goals (31, 22) and was 4-of-5
on PATs. The game marked his first as a Minuteman after redshirting the
2013 campaign.
A Weapon In The Return Game
• Trey Dudley-Giles may be more well known for his prowess in the return
game than his skill as a defender - a statement which says a lot about his
threat to bring back a punt or kick return. Dudley-Giles earned several
preseason accolades prior to the 2014 season as one of the MAC’s top
return specialists.
• TDG ranked third in the MAC for kickoff return average in 2013 (22.3
yards) and would have led the MAC with a 12.2 yard punt return average if
he had more attempts to qualify. As a team, UMass ranked sixth in kickoff
return yardage and second in punt return average.
• After nine weeks of the 2014 season, Dudley-Giles would be the MAC
leader for average kickoff return yardage if he had more attempts. He
has a season return average of 33.6 yards which is eight more yards than
the current leader.
• Against Boston College, he posted 27.5 yards per kick return, while
against Colorado he averaged 33.0 yards. In the Vanderbilt game, He had
a career-long 74-yard kick return along with a 20-yard return.
• Dudley-Giles also does not have enough punt returns this year to be
ranked among the MAC leaders with just four through eight games. He has
an 8.0 yard per return average which would lead the MAC.
Dudley-Giles Among Career Leaders
• With 986 career kick return yards, Trey Dudley-Giles ranks 8th all-time
at UMass. He needs just 23 yards to pass Jesse Julmiste (1,009 yards) for
seventh on the list.
Bailey-Smith Takes It To The House
• Khary Bailey-Smith has shown time-and-again a knack for making big
plays. In the Miami game, he returned a kickoff for a 93-yard touchdown
marking the second time in his career. His first kickoff return for a touchdown came last season against Western Michigan when he took the opening
kickoff back 90 yards for the game’s first score.
• Bailey-Smith leads UMass in kick returns (17) and yardage (437). He
has a 25.7 yard average this year which is just behind Trey Dudley-Giles.
• The native of Weymouth is now tied with Jesse Julmiste (2009-11), Dennis
Dent (1975-78) and Phil DeRose (1962-64) as the only players to have two
career kickoff returns for touchdowns in program history.
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McDonald Throws First TD Since 2011
• UMass punter Brian McDonald has taken a journey-man’s route throughout
his college career. McDonald is a graduate student at UMass who comes to
the Minutemen after playing at Sacred Heart, Fitchburg State, and University of Minnesota-Morris. At Fitchburg State, he played quarterback in
2011 before serving as the primary punter in 2012. Prior to his touchdown
pass to Rodney Mills at Vanderbilt, McDonald’s last TD toss was on Oct.
15, 2011 when Fitchburg State played Mass Maritime.
New Faces On Special Teams
• Another area that will feature several new faces in 2014 will be on
special teams. Aside from Blake Lucas and Trey Dudley-Giles, the group
will feature new starters for the first time in two years.
• Graduate student Brian McDonald will handle the punting duties after
transferring to UMass from Minnesota-Morris. Nick Berus takes over longsnapping duties, while quarterback Blake Frohnapfel will be the primary
holder for field goals and extra points.
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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
UMass One Of Two Teams To Face
Four Power-Five Schools
• A breakdown of every FBS program’s schedule reveals that UMass is one
only two programs to face four Power-Five Conference schools for its
non-conference schedule. UMass played Boston College (ACC), Colorado
(PAC-12), Vanderbilt (SEC) and Penn State (Big Ten). Louisiana-Monroe is
the other with Wake Forest (ACC), LSU (SEC), Kentucky (SEC) and Texas
A&M (SEC) on its non-conference slate.
UMass Breaks Attendance Mark
• With an average of 15,830 fans through six home games last season,
UMass set a new attendance record. The previous high mark was 14,684
set in 1999 at McGuirk Stadium and the year after UMass won the NCAA
I-AA National Championship Game.
• The 2013 attendance average was 30 percent higher than the 2012 average of 10,901 which was UMass’ first season at the FBS level and first year
playing games at Gillette Stadium.
UMass Ranks 7th In MAC For
Attendance After 4 Home Games
• After four home games during the 2014 campaign, UMass is currently
ranked seventh in the MAC in terms of average attendance. In four games,
UMass has seen 83,110 fans (6th most overall attendance in MAC) come
through the turnstiles for an average of 16,662 per game. Ohio leads the
MAC with 107,972 overall fans after four home games (21,594 average).
BC Attendance Sets Home Record
• On a picture perfect Saturday afternoon for college football, the seasonopener against Boston College drew 30,479 fans to Gillette Stadium. That
mark was a program record for a home game and the second-largest crowd
for a UMass game at Gillette Stadium. In 2010, there were 32,848 fans for the
first-ever college football game hosted by the stadium in the Colonial Clash
between UMass and New Hampshire, during which UNH was the home team.
Stadium Upgrades At McGuirk
• As part of the transition plan to the FBS, McGuirk Stadium in Amherst was
in the midst of much construction over the last two years. With groundbreaking during April 2013, the two main projects included the new UMass
Football Performance Center which contains offices, locker rooms, meeting
rooms, a theatre, athletic training facilities, video facilities and strength &
conditioning facilities. This marks the first time in the modern era that all
support services for the program are housed in one complex. Additionally,
the new Martin And Richard Jacobson Press & Skybox Complex has been built.
McGuirk Stadium was opened in 1965 and seats 17,000 fans. The previous
renovations to the stadium include a FieldTurf surface which was installed
in 2006 (and also replaced in Summer 2014) and permanent lighting in 2008.
More New Looks To McGuirk
• Aside from the new Football Performance Center and the Martin & Richard
Jacobson Press & Skybox Complex, one other major difference UMass fans
will see at McGuirk Stadium is the sideline change. The home sideline has
now been moved to the West side (opposite the press box) in an effort to
promote our team and fans more when on national television. The first
such opportunity for a nationally televised game will be on Wednesday,
Nov. 12 when UMass hosts Ball State on ESPN2/ESPNU at 8 PM as the only
college football game on in the country.
UMass Adds Bloomberg Radio In
Boston To Sports Network
• Just prior to the Boston College game, the UMass Sports Network in
conjunction with Learfield Sports announced a new three-year partnership with Bloomberg Radio in Boston. Fans in the Boston, Manchester and
Providence areas will now be able to hear UMass football and basketball
on 1200 AM WXKS.
UMass Sports Insider Back On
Comcast SportsNet New England
• For the second year in a row, Comcast SportsNet New England will serve
as the official home of UMass Sports Insider, UMass Athletics’ half-hour
magazine-style TV show. The first episode of 2014-15 premieres on Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. prior to the Minutemen’s football opener against
Boston College at Gillette Stadium.
• The show airs on CSNNE every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with new episodes premiering every other week. Fans around the country can also watch
UMass Sports Insider throughout the week on Fox College Sports Atlantic.
• Hosted by the “Voice of the Minutemen” Josh Maurer, the show will feature
13 original high-definition episodes during the 2014-15 school year. While fall
episodes will focus heavily on football, UMass Sports Insider will highlight
all aspects of UMass athletics. The show includes behind-the-scenes access,
highlights, features, student-athlete profiles, coaching segments, and the
popular “lighter side” comedy segment.
Student & Fan Bus Ticket Info For
Gillette Football Games
• The University of Massachusetts is once again pleased to offer bus transportation to and from Gillette Stadium for students and fans alike during
the Minutemen’s home games in Foxboro.
• Western Massachusetts football fans and UMass students can ride in style
to Gillette Stadium for each of the Minutemen’s three home games there
this year thanks to a pair of special bus options available.
• Tickets for the game and a seat on the bus can be secured by going online
at UMassAthletics.com/tickets.
• Additionally, student tickets will be available on campus throughout
the week leading up to game day starting with Saturday’s home opener
against Gillette.
• The buses will depart 2.5 hours prior to kick-off for each home game.
How Much Is An ESPN Top-10 Play
Worth?
• When Jean Sifrin’s one-handed touchdown catch against Colorado was one
of ESPN SportsCenters Top-10 Plays Of The Day that night, it marked the
16th time a UMass team was represented in the national highlight package
over the last four years.
• With an advertising equivalency of 15 seconds of national air time,
that translates into rought $180,000 of free marketing for the University.
Combine all 16 of those plays together and that comes out to about $2.9
million in advertising dollars.
• Along with Sifrin’s catch, UMass had Michael Cox’s touchdown flip over
a defender at Miami (Ohio) and Darren Thellen’s tipped-back-into-play
pass from out-of-bounds for an interception at UConn make the Top-10
countdown.
23 PLAYERS MAKE DEBUT
• A total of 23 Minutemen have made their debut for the Maroon & White
this year. On offense, J.T. Blyden, Josh Bruns, Jon Denton, Blake Frohnapfel, Ryan Johnson, Alex Kenney, Lucas Kolter, Andrew Libby, Daquan Mack,
Jean Sifrin, Matt Tuleja, Austin Whipple and Jalen Williams all saw time
on the field. Defensively, Lucas Amato, Da’Sean Downey, Zeke Edmonds,
Sha-Ki Holines, Jesse Monteiro and Jackson Porter have played as well.
Nick Berus, Logan Laurent, Brian McDonald and Matt Wylie round the
group on special teams.
National Polls (Nov. 9)
Associated Press
RKTEAM
RECORD
PTS
1
Mississippi State (48)
9-0
1488
2
Florida State (12)
9-0
1446
3Oregon
9-1
1334
4Alabama
8-1
1326
5TCU
8-1
1273
6Baylor
8-1
1193
7
Arizona State
8-1
1142
8
Ohio State
8-1
1086
9Auburn
7-2
981
10 Ole Miss
8-2
948
11Nebraska
8-1
830
12 Michigan State
7-2
782
13 Kansas State
7-2
742
14UCLA
8-2
691
15 Notre Dame
7-2
630
16Georgia
7-2
622
17Arizona
7-2
471
18Clemson
7-2
457
19Duke
8-1
431
20LSU
7-3
429
21Marshall
9-0
297
22Wisconsin
7-2
225
23 Colorado State
9-1
128
24 Georgia Tech
8-2
127
25Utah
6-3
87
Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 24
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 85, Texas A&M 83,
Missouri 68, USC 47, Minnesota 26, Louisville 12, West
Virginia 6, Stanford 4, Boise State 1, Georgia Southern
1, Miami (FL) 1
USA Today
RKTEAM
RECORD
PTS
1
Mississippi State (41)
9-0
1528
2
Florida State (20)
9-0
1496
3Alabama
8-1
1389
4
Oregon (1)
9-1
1382
5TCU
8-1
1297
6Baylor
8-1
1223
7
Ohio State
8-1
1148
8
Arizona State
8-1
1146
9Auburn
7-2
962
10 Ole Miss
8-2
944
11Nebraska
8-1
925
12 Michigan State
7-2
865
13 Kansas State
7-2
738
14Georgia
7-2
693
15UCLA
8-2
662
16 Notre Dame
7-2
654
17Clemson
7-2
500
18Arizona
7-2
487
19Duke
8-1
466
20LSU
7-3
371
21Marshall
9-0
285
22Wisconsin
7-2
265
23 Georgia Tech
8-2
142
24Oklahoma
6-3
135
25 Colorado State
9-1
118
Dropped from rankings: Utah 22
Others receiving votes: Missouri 90, Minnesota 83, Utah
70, USC 29, Texas A&M 22, Louisville 13, Boise State 7,
Stanford 6, East Carolina 3, Miami (FL) 3, Cincinnati
2, Florida 1
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2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
MASSACHUSETTS AT AKRON • NOV. 18, 2014 • 7:00 PM • ESPN3 • INFOCISION STADIUM
MARK WHIPPLE
HEAD COACH
Seventh Year at UMass
17th Year as Head Coach
Brown ‘79
The architect of
one of the University of Massachusetts
football program’s
most successful
eras returns as Mark
Whipple was officially named the team’s head coach on January 14, 2014. In
his first stint from 1998-2003, Whipple led the Minutemen to
new heights by winning the NCAA I-AA National Championship
in his first season and making two other postseason appearances in the following five years.
A 31-year coaching veteran of the collegiate and professional levels, Whipple is widely regarded for his prowess as an
offensive coordinator and his ability to develop quarterbacks.
He helped Ben Roethlisberger of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers
win a Super Bowl in his second year, built the University of
Miami’s 2009 and 2010 offenses into two of its best all-time,
and his teams set 40 offensive records while at UMass.
“Sometimes, you need to go away to find out where your
home is and I have found it,” said Whipple during the introductory press conference. “I can make a bigger impact than
I have ever made in my life with people young, old and in
between at the University of Massachusetts and that’s what I
am really excited about. I believe in this place and it hit me
after the interview when I drove around campus and then got
out and walked. This is a special place and I will represent this
University better than I ever have. I am trying to do it better
than anyone ever has. People ask me, `Why would you leave
the NFL?’ They haven’t been to UMass. They haven’t been to
the University of Massachusetts.”
“I am extremely pleased that mark has returned to guide
UMass football. He brings a unique combination of experience,
accomplishment and passion for our football team that can
not be matched,” said Director of Athletics John McCutcheon.
“We all stand ready to support Mark, his staff and our student
athletes as we develop an outstanding football program that
the entire UMass family will be proud of.”
The 56-year-old native of Tarrytown, N.Y., brings 16 years
of experience as a head coach with a 121-59 overall record
including a 49-26 mark at UMass. His coaching resume includes
a National Coach of the Year award (1998), a Brown Athletic
Hall of Fame induction (1996), an NFL Super Bowl Championship (2006), and a pair of collegiate bowl game appearances
(2009, 2010).
As he begins his second coaching stint in Amherst, Whipple
will become the second head coach of the program during the
Football Bowl Subdivision at UMass. He is the fourth of the
Minutemen’s 29 all-time coaches to serve multiple tenures.
“We are confident that Coach Whipple will be an inspiring
leader who reaffirms our commitment to playing Division 1
football at the highest level,” said UMass President Robert
Caret. “I couldn’t be happier for the student-athletes, the
loyal fans - including myself - and everyone else who looks
forward to welcoming him back and cheering on the Minutemen come this fall.’’
“We are thrilled to welcome back one of the greatest
coaches in the 135-year history of UMass football,” said
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. “Coach
Whipple is committed to fostering a positive environment in
which our student-athletes will thrive both athletically and
academically. His passion for the flagship campus and his drive
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for excellence have already earned the support of alumni,
faculty, students and fans. I am confidant that, under coach
Whipple’s leadership, Minuteman football will continue to
improve and will excel at the FBS level.”
Whipple’s last coached with the Cleveland Browns from
2011-12 where he served as quarterbacks coach. While there
he worked with second-year quarterback Colt McCoy (2011)
and rookie Brandon Weeden (2012) within the Browns’ West
Coast offensive scheme.
His most recent collegiate stop was at the University of
Miami as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and
quarterbacks coach during the 2009-10 seasons. While in Coral
Gables, he guided the explosive Hurricanes’ offense during two
of their best statisical seasons in program history. Both years
featured total yardage in excess of 5,000 yards with 2010’s
total of 5,483 standing as the third most in program history.
In 2009 Whipple led Miami to its best offensive season since
the national title contending 2002 team. The Hurricanes’ offense put up 5,199 yards - becoming just the eighth team in
school history to eclipse the 5,000-yard mark in total yards
gained. Under Whipple’s tutelage, quarterback Jacory Harris
totaled the second-most pass completions (249), fourth-most
passing yards (3,352) and sixth-most touchdowns (24) in a
single season at Miami.
The 2010 Miami squad posted the fourth-best total rush
yardage in program history with 2,372 on the ground. Damien
Berry led a stable of tailbacks with 899 yards and five touchdowns. The group overall averaged 182.5 yards on the ground
per game with an average of 4.8 per carry.
In his time with Miami, the Hurricanes posted a 16-10 overall
record including a 10-6 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference
and two bowl game appearances.
Whipple spent the 2008 season as an offensive assistant
coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, helping the team to an
appearance in the NFC championship game. Before joining the
Eagles, he served as the quarterbacks coach of the Pittsburgh
Steelers from 2004-06 where he was instrumental in the development of Ben Roethlisberger, who became the youngest
starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl as a rookie. In 2004,
Roethlisberger became the first NFL quarterback to finish a
season undefeated with a 13-0 record in games he started.
Prior to his move to the NFL, Whipple spent 16 years as
a collegiate head coach. In addition to his time at UMass,
Whipple also led the Brown and New Haven programs.
At every stop in his college coaching career, the trademark
of a Whipple team was a high-powered offense. His UMass
teams rewrote the program’s record book setting more than
40 team records. In 1998, his national championship team
posted school records in points scored (524), touchdowns
(73), total yards (7,074), passing yards (4,050), completions
(306) and first downs (354). While at Brown, his 1997 squad set
Ivy League and school records for total offense (474.3 yards
per game), which included a single-game record of 629 yards
against Yale. His 1995 team set several single-season records,
including most points (282), total offense (4,165 yards), passing offense (2,502 yards) and first downs (227). At New Haven,
his 1992 squad led all NCAA divisions in scoring offense (50.5
points per game) and total offense (587.7 yards per game).
His 1993 New Haven team was named Sports Illustrated’s “Best
Offense in College Football,” averaging 52.5 points and 557.6
yards of total offense per game.
WHIPPLE QUICK REFERENCE
Full Name: Birthdate: Age:
Hometown: Education: Wife: Children: Mark John Whipple
April 1, 1957
57
Phoenix, Ariz.
B.S. in political science, Brown University (1979)
Brenda
Sons, Spencer and Austin
While at UMass, he posted a 49-26 (.653) record in six years
(1998-2003) leading the Minutemen to a Division I-AA National
Championship in his first season with the team in 1998. He
also won three Atlantic 10 Conference championships. He
was named the American Football Coaches Association’s GTE
Division I-AA National Coach of the Year, while also receiving
National Coach of the Year honors from Don Hansen’s Football
Gazette and finished runner-up for the Eddie Robinson Award,
presented by The Sports Network. In addition, Whipple was
named the Scotty Whitelaw Division I-AA Coach of the Year
by the New York Metropolitan Football Writers Association,
and earned AFCA / GTE Region I Coach of the Year honors. In
2003, he earned Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year honors. He was
selected as the New England Coach of the Year by the New
England Football Writers and the Gridiron Club of Greater
Boston in both 1998 and 2003. He posted five winning seasons
in only six years as head coach with 17 different players earning All-America honors.
Taking over a program which finished 2-9 in 1997 and having
had won just 19 games in the previous four seasons before
his arrival, Whipple brought unparalleled success to the Minutemen under his leadership. Consider that in Whipple’s six
seasons on the sideline, UMass football captured a national
title, won three conference championships, made consecutive
NCAA I-AA playoff appearances for the first time ever and had
three NCAA berths overall.
Introduced as the 26th coach in UMass history by thenathletic director Bob Marcum on Dec. 16, 1997, Whipplecoached teams posted a .500-or-better record 14 times.
No UMass football coach reached the 20-win plateau faster
than Whipple, who also owns five of the school’s 11 all-time
postseason victories.
In Whipple’s rookie season at UMass, the Minutemen won
a then school-record 12 games (broken by the 2006 NCAA
National runner-up team) en route to the 1998 NCAA Division
I-AA championship. UMass posted a record six victories over
ranked opponents in 1998, including a 55-43 triumph over
top-ranked and previously unbeaten Georgia Southern in the
NCAA Championship game.
The Minutemen followed up Whipple’s first campaign
with another outstanding season in 1999. Armed with a lofty
preseason ranking, UMass rebounded from a 1-3 start to post
a 9-4 record and advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA
playoffs. Along the way, UMass tied the all-time school record
for consecutive victories with eight, and also claimed a share
of the 18th Atlantic 10 Conference title in school history.
In 2000, UMass struggled with injuries to key players
throughout the season, but was still able to post an overall
record of 7-4, with three of the losses coming against teams
which advanced to the Division I-AA playoffs. It marked the
first time UMass had strung together three straight winning
seasons since a five-year run from 1977-1981. In addition, the
Minutemen finished in third place in the Atlantic 10 with a 5-3
league mark, and handed Whipple his 100th career win with
UMass’ 29-21 season-ending victory at Rhode Island.
A young and inexperienced team was hit hard by injuries in
2001 finishing 3-8, but Whipple’s 2002 Minutemen rebounded
to post an overall record of 8-4. UMass tied for third place in
the Atlantic 10 with a 6-3 mark in conference games, while
downing two teams ranked in the top five in the nation (No.
2 Maine and No. 4 Villanova).
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Whipple came to UMass following a four-year stint at his
alma mater, Brown University. During his four years at Brown,
Whipple compiled a 24-16 (.600) overall record without a
losing season. His teams won more games in four years than
the previous eight seasons at Brown combined.
During his career at Brown, Whipple’s teams were prolific
on the offensive side of the ball. In 1997, his squad set Ivy
League and school records for total offense (474.3 yards per
game) and Brown records for single season first downs (233),
passing yards (317.9 yards per game) and single game total
offense (629 yards vs. Yale). Whipple led Brown to a 7-3 mark
and a second-place finish in the Ivy League in his first season in
1994, posting the school’s best record and first winning season
since 1987. His squad capped the year with four consecutive
victories, marking the first time since 1980 that Brown had
accomplished that feat.
In 1995, the Brown offense set several single season school
records, including most points (282), total offense (4,165
yards), passing offense (2,502 yards) and first downs (227). His
1996 team came within a play of the Ivy League title. Battling
Dartmouth to the final minute of the game in the ninth week
of the season, the Bears fell to the undefeated Big Green by
three points. For the second straight year, Whipple’s passing
offense set a new school mark with 2,628 yards.
Before his tenure at Brown, Whipple spent six years at the
University of New Haven, where he posted an impressive 48-17
(.738) overall record as head coach and offensive coordinator,
including two straight NCAA Division II playoff appearances in
1992 and 1993. In 1992, he led the Chargers to a 12-1 mark,
advancing to the NCAA semifinals and finishing with a No. 5
ranking nationally. Whipple guided the 1993 squad to a second
straight undefeated regular season (10-0) and a No. 2 national
ranking, before falling in the NCAA quarterfinals.
His 1992 offense led all NCAA Divisions in scoring offense
(50.5 points per game) and total offense (587.7 yards per
game). Whipple’s 1993 team, which was named Sports Illustrated’s “Best Offense in College Football,” averaged
52.5 points and 557.6 yards of total offense per game. The
Chargers were ranked in the top 20 nationally in five of his
six seasons at New Haven.
Prior to his stint at New Haven, Whipple served as the offensive coordinator at the University of New Hampshire for
two years. He was also a member of the coaching staff for the
USFL’s Arizona Wranglers under George Allen, assisting with
the quarterbacks. Whipple was an assistant coach at Brown for
one season (1983), working with the wide receivers. He began
his coaching career as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence
University (1980), before serving as the offensive coordinator
at Union College for two years (1981-82).
A 1979 graduate of Brown University with a bachelor’s
degree in political science, Whipple was the starting quarterback for the Bears in 1977 and 1978 leading Brown to a 13-5
record and a pair of second-place Ivy League finishes. He was
a member of the Bears’ 1976 Ivy League championship team,
the first Ivy football championship in school history. During his
three-year varsity career, he completed 175 of 340 passes for
2,365 yards and 13 touchdowns, while running for 518 yards
and 10 touchdowns. A two-time honorable mention All-Ivy
pick in football, Whipple also earned four varsity letters on
the baseball diamond as Brown’s starting shortstop. He was
inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.
Whipple (April 1, 1957) was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., before
moving to Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of nine. He is a graduate of
Camelback High School, where he was an All-State performer
in both football and baseball. Whipple was named the Arizona
Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1975. He and his wife, Brenda,
have two sons, Spencer and Austin. Spencer was a quarterback
at UMass and the University of Miami where he graduated
in 2012. He is currently the tight ends coach at UMass after
serving as a defensive assistant at the University of Pittsburgh
in 2013. Austin began his college career as a quarterback on
the Penn State football team before transferring to UMass
for the 2014 season.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT
COACH WHIPPLE
“Mark Whipple as a football coach is not just a great
teacher, but an excellent motivator. The Pittsburgh Steelers
won Super Bowl XL and he was an integral part of our success. The University of Massachusetts is getting a Head Coach
who is a Leader of Men and committed to Excellence, both
on and off the field.”
- Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
(1992-2006)
“Well I’m excited for UMass in hiring Mark Whipple. I had
the opportunity to work with him in Pittsburgh for a number
of years and not only is he a good football coach, but he’s a
good role model. I think he’ll do a great job with those young
men. He did a great job with a young quarterback named Ben
Roethlisberger and we had some success, so I know he has a
good offensive mind. He’ll do great in the community. I think
it’s a great hire and I’m excited for the school.”
- Ken Whisenhunt, Tennessee Titans Head Coach
(2014-present)
“When I arrived he had been brought in to guide the
rebuilding of UMass football. Immediately he instilled confidence and toughness in the guys. He put us in a great place
to succeed on the field in terms of knowing how to match up
against our opponents. Coach Whipple got the most out of us
as players and led us to successes I could not have imagined
achieving before I arrived. He helped me develop as a quarterback and he helped us all maximize our potential as a team.”
- Todd Bankhead, University of Massachusetts
Quarterback (1998-99)
“I personally was fortunate enough to have him coach me
my senior year. He was able to bring out more of my talent
and our collective talent as a team. We were 2-9 the year
before he arrived and then went out and won the national
championship the next season with almost the same exact
team. He had a way to motivate you to get the best out of
you and get you to achieve things you did not think you would
be able to do. With his motivation and leadership, a lot of us
played to levels that people thought we could not reach.”
- Kerry Taylor, University of Massachusetts
Tight End (1995-98)
WHIPPLE’S COACHING CAREER
RECORD AS A HEAD COACH
Year
Team
W-L (Pct.)
Postseason Accomplishments
1988
New Haven
7-3 (.700)
1989
New Haven
8-2 (.800)
1990
New Haven
7-3 (.700)
1991
New Haven
3-7 (.300)
1992
New Haven
12-1 (.923)
NCAA Division II Semifinals
1993
New Haven
11-1 (.917)
NCAA Division II Second Round
1994
Brown
7-3 (.700)
1995
Brown
5-5 (.500)
1996
Brown
5-5 (.500)
1997
Brown
7-3 (.700)
1998
Massachusetts 12-3 (.800)
A-10 Champions; NCAA Division I-AA Champions
1999
Massachusetts 9-4 (.692)
A-10 Champions; NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals
2000
Massachusetts 7-4 (.636)
2001
Massachusetts 3-8 (.273)
2002
Massachusetts 8-4 (.667)
2003
Massachusetts 10-3 (.769)
A-10 Champions; NCAA Division I-AA First Round
UMass Six Years
49-26 (.653) 3 A-10 Championships; 1 NCAA Championship
Career 16 Years
121-59 (.672) 3 Atlantic 10 Championships
2 NCAA Division II Playoff Appearances
3 NCAA Division I-AA Playoff Appearances
1 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship
Whipple’s Coaching Career
1980 St. Lawrence (assistant coach)
1981-82 Union College (offensive coordinator)
1983 Brown (wide receivers)
1984 Arizona Wranglers (USFL) (offensive quality control)
1986-87 New Hampshire (offensive coordinator)
1988-93 New Haven (head coach)
1994-97 Brown (head coach)
1998-2003 Massachusetts (head coach)
2004-2006 Pittsburgh Steelers (quarterbacks coach)
2008 Philadelphia Eagles (offensive assistant)
2009-2010 University of Miami (Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2011-2012 Cleveland Browns (Quarterbacks Coach)
Bowl Games as a Coach (2)
2009 Champs Sports Bowl
2010 Hyundai Sun Bowl
Honors as a Player
• Brown Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee in 1996
Coaching Accomplishments
• Coached UMass to the 1998 national championship
• 1998 National Coach of the Year
• 2003 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year
• Helped Pittsburgh to Super Bowl win in Feb. 2006
Prominent NFL Players Coached
• Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers
• Donovan McNabb - Philadelphia Eagles
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Positional Breakdown
12
Quarterbacks:
2 Ross Comis
3 Austin Whipple
7 Blake Frohnapfel
15 A.J. Doyle
18 Andrew Verboys
FR
RS FR
GS
JR
FR
6-2
6-1
6-6
6-3
5-11
205
203
229
230
200
Wide Receivers:
1 Tajae Sharpe
8 Alex Kenney
10 Marken Michel
19 Shakur Nesmith
16 Elgin Long
80 Jalen Williams
81 Kevin Lovaincy
82 Connor Lemieux
84 Alfred Adarkwah
86 Shaquille Harris
87 T.J. Kelley
88 Bernard Davis
JR
GS
RS JR
RS FR
RS JR
JR
RS SO
RS FR
FR
SO
FR
JR
6-4
6-0
5-10
6-4
5-10
6-3
6-4
6-1
6-4
6-2
6-6
6-1
200
190
185
200
181
191
191
197
188
210
215
187
Running Backs:
6 Jamal Wilson
RS JR
13 Jordan Broadnax RS JR
20 Lorenzo Woodley SO
21 Manwon Brisbane RS FR
22 Shadrach Abrokwah SO
23 J.T. Blyden
FR
32 Matt Tuleja
JR
33 Rodney Mills
JR
37 Andrew Libby
FR
45 Daquan Mack
RS FR
5-10
5-9
6-0
5-9
5-9
6-0
6-2
6-1
6-1
6-1
206
184
212
195
202
196
246
215
208
250
Tight Ends:
12 Todd Stafford
39 Jordan Fiske
40 Jon Lucier
83 Sharif Custis
85 Brandon Howard
87 Jean Sifrin
89 Jon Denton
RS FR
FR
FR
RS FR
RS JR
JR
JR
6-7
6-3
6-6
6-3
6-5
6-7
6-6
261
225
215
210
250
250
260
Offensive Linemen:
55 Josh Bruns
56 Sam Zeff
63 Dimitri Angelas
66 Anthony Fernandez
67 Dan DiNicola
68 Elijah Wilkinson
70 Ryan Johnson
71 Michael Boland
72 Rich Queen
73 Fabian Hoeller
74 Lukas Kolter
75 Cameron Mock
76 Tyshon Henderson
77 Tyrell Smith
78 Matt Sparks
RS JR
RS FR
FR
FR
FR
SO
JR
RS SO
RS FR
SO
FR
RS FR
SO
RS SO
JR
6-5
6-5
6-5
6-6
6-6
6-4
6-5
6-7
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-7
6-7
6-5
6-4
303
288
291
302
275
315
320
315
285
295
310
286
339
315
280
Numerical Roster
No.
1
2
2
3
3
4
5
5
6
7
8
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
21
22
23
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
49
50
51
52
53
Name Tajae Sharpe
Quayshun Smith
Ross Comis
Kassan Messiah
Austin Whipple
Randall Jette
Peter Angeh
Dan Jonah
Jamal Wilson
Blake Frohnapfel
Shane Huber
Alex Kenney
Trey Dudley-Giles
Marken Michel
D.J. Woods
Todd Stafford
Jordan Broadnax
A.J. Doyle
Elgin Long
Jovan Santos-Knox
Andrew Verboys
Shakur Nesmith
Lorenzo Woodley
Khary Bailey-Smith
Manwon Brisbane
Shadrach Abrokwah
J.T. Blyden
Blake Lucas
Charan Singh
Joe Colton
Jarell Addo
Jesse Monteiro
Jackson Porter
Jaurice Jones
Zeke Edmonds
Iric Harris
Matt Tuleja
Rodney Mills
Steve Casali
Stanley Andre
DuVaughn Beckford
Andrew Libby
Joel Devariste
Jordan Fiske
Jon Lucier
Da’Sean Downey
John Robinson-Woodgett
Matthew Wylie
Peter Ngobidi
Daquan Mack
Lucas Amato
Michael Dowe, Jr.
Jeremy Rodriguez
Jack Wynne
Andrew Ellis
Vondell Langston
Nick Berus
Pos.
WR
DB
QB
LB
QB
DB
DL
WR
RB
QB
LB
WR
DB
WR
DB
TE
RB
QB
WR
LB
QB
WR
RB
DB
RB
RB
RB
K
DB
DB
DB
DB
DB
DB
DB
DB
RB
TE
LB
LB
DB
ATH
DB
TE
TE
LB
LB
K
LB
RB
LB
DL
LB
DL
LB
LB
LS
Year
JR
SR
FR
JR
RS FR
RS JR
SO
JR
RS JR
GS
SO
GS
JR
RS JR
SO
RS FR
RS JR
JR
RS JR
JR
FR
RS FR
SO
JR
RS FR
SO
FR
JR
FR
JR
FR
RS FR
RS FR
JR
FR
RS JR
JR
JR
RS FR
RS SR
RS JR
FR
FR
FR
FR
FR
RS SO
FR
SO
RS FR
RS FR
RS SO
FR
FR
RS FR
RS SO
RS FR
Hgt.
6-4
5-9
6-2
6-4
6-1
5-11
6-2
5-11
5-10
6-6
6-3
6-0
5-11
5-10
5-9
6-7
5-9
6-3
5-10
6-2
5-11
6-4
6-0
6-2
5-9
5-9
6-0
5-8
6-2
5-10
6-2
5-11
6-1
6-1
6-0
5-8
6-2
6-1
6-2
6-2
6-1
6-1
6-0
6-3
6-6
6-5
6-2
6-5
6-2
6-1
6-0
6-2
6-2
6-5
6-0
6-0
6-1
Wgt.
Hometown/High School/Last School
200
Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway Township HS
165
Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS
205
Weirton, W.Va./Madonna HS
237
Orange, N.J./Orange HS
203
Wexford, Pa./Salisbury School/Penn State
180Oak Bluffs, Mass./Martha’s Vineyard H.S.
258
Silver Spring, Md./The Bullis School
185
West Springfield, Mass./West Springfield HS
206
Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas HS
229
Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge HS/Marshall
250
Basking Ridge, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep.
190
State College, Pa./State College Area HS/Penn State
182
Dade City, Fla./Pasco HS
185
Plantation, Fla./American Heritage HS
168
Coral Springs, Fla./University HS
261
Riverside, Conn./Brunswick School
184
Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown HS
230
Lakeville, Mass./Catholic Memorial (Mass.)
181
Arlington, Texas/Arlington Bowie HS
240
Middletown, Conn./Xavier HS (Conn.)
200
Armonk, N.Y./Fork Union Academy
200
Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep HS
212
Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus HS
194
Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth HS
195
Wayland, Mass./Avon Old Farms
202
Worcester, Mass./St. John’s HS
196
West Grove, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara
166
Cochran, Ga./Bleckley HS
192
Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional HS
195
Norwood, Mass./Xaverian Brothers
186
Leominster, Mass./Leominster HS
175
Brockton, Mass./Tabor Academy
192
Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron HS
186
Linden, N.J./Linden HS
200
West Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS
180
Woodbridge, Va./Hylton HS
246 Mansfield, Mass./Xaverian/Bridgton Academy/Assumption
215
Gainesville, Fla./Eastside HS
232
Farmingville, N.Y./Sacham East HS
247
Dorchester, Mass./Reading HS
180
Nantucket, Mass./Nantucket HS/Assumption
208
Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy
195
Naples, Fla./Lely HS
225
Hinsdale, Mass./East Coast Prep
215
Holden, Mass./Wachusett Regional HS
234
White Plains, N.Y./Canterbury School
228
Springfield, Mass./Cathedral HS/Worcester Academy
190
Dripping Springs, Texas/Dripping Springs HS
221
Hyde Park, Mass./Catholic Memorial
250
Levittown, Pa./Pennsbury H.S.
203
Salisbury, Conn./Salisbury School
252Cromwell, Conn./Cromwell HS/Western New England Univ.
196
Hillsdale, N.J./East Coast Prep
253
Riverside, Conn./Greenwich HS
230
Hyannis, Mass./Barnstable HS
220
Everett, Mass./Everett HS
213
Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland HS
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55
56
57
58
60
61
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
Trey Seals
Josh Bruns
Sam Zeff
Leo Krizanovic
Michael McKenna
Enock Asante
Joe Previte
Dimitri Angelas
Al Leneus
Femi Oyewole
Anthony Fernandez
Dan DiNicola
Elijah Wilkinson
Basit Dennis
Ryan Johnson
Michael Boland
Rich Queen
Fabian Hoeller
Lukas Kolter
Cameron Mock
Tyshon Henderson
Tyrell Smith
Matt Sparks
Jake Largay
Jalen Williams
Kevin Lovaincy
Connor Lemieux
Sharif Custis
T.J. Kelley
Alfred Adarkwah
Brandon Howard
Shaquille Harris
Jean Sifrin
Bernard Davis
Jon Denton
Adam Richard
Chris Carter
Robert Kitching
Seamus Murray
Joe Tyo
Sha-Ki Holines
Brian McDonald
Daniel Maynes
Ryan Heath
Logan Laurent
LB
OL
OL
DL
LB
DL
DL
OL
DL
DL
OL
OL
OL
DL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
DL
WR
WR
WR
TE
WR
WR
TE
WR
TE
WR
TE
LB
DL
DL
OL
DL
DL
P
DL
WR
P/K
RS JR
RS JR
RS FR
RS SO
RS JR
SO
FR
FR
JR
RS SO
FR
FR
SO
FR
JR
RS SO
RS FR
SO
FR
RS FR
SO
RS SO
JR
FR
JR
RS SO
RS FR
RS FR
FR
FR
RS JR
SO
JR
JR
JR
RS SO
FR
JR
FR
RS FR
RS FR
GR
RS SR
FR
RS FR
Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator: Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Line: Quarterbacks: Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs: Recruiting Coordinator / Offensive Line: Passing Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers: Running Backs: Tight Ends: Outside Linebackers: Offensive Graduate Assistanta:
Defensive Graduate Assistant: Defensive / Special Teams Graduate Assistant: Student Assistants: Director of Football Operations: Athletic Trainer: Strength & Conditioning: Video Coordinator: Media Relations: Equipment Manager: Administrative Assistant: Football Phone: 6-4
6-5
6-5
6-2
6-1
6-2
6-2
6-5
6-2
6-1
6-6
6-6
6-4
6-2
6-5
6-7
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-7
6-7
6-5
6-4
6-6
6-3
6-4
6-1
6-3
6-6
6-4
6-5
6-2
6-7
6-1
6-6
6-3
6-4
6-1
6-1
6-5
6-3
6-3
6-2
5-9
6-3
237
Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley HS
303
Bullhead City, Ariz./Mohave HS/Glendale CC
288
Montclair, N.J./Montclair HS
264
Clifton, N.J./Paramus Catholic HS
220
Vernon Valley, N.J./Sussex County Tech
264
Trenton, N.J./Steinert HS
285
Brockton, Mass./Northfield Mt. Hermon
291
Northville, Mich./Northville HS
300
Nanuet, N.Y./St. Joseph Reg. HS
255
Los Angeles, Calif./Mira Costa HS
302
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga HS
275
Walpole, Mass./Dexter School
315
Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West HS
280
Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy
320
St. Louis, Mo.//Garden City (Kan.)
315
Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep
285
Allendale, N.J./Bergen Catholic H.S.
295
Cologne, Germany/FOS Ansbach
310
Cologne, Germany/Cologne Crocodiles
286
Clayton, N.M./Clayton HS
339
Newark, N.J./St. George’s School (R.I.)
315
Lakewood, N.J./Lacey Township HS
280
Mililani, Hawaii/Punahou School
280
East Hartland, Conn./Granby Memorial HS
191
Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb HS/Dean College
191
Cambridge, Mass./Cambridge Rindge & Latin
197
Fitchburg, Mass./Fitchburg HS
210
Philadelphia, Pa./St. Neumann-Goretti HS
215
Shrewsbury, Mass./St. John’s HS
188
Worcester, Mass./Doherty Memorial HS
250
Norfolk, Mass./Worcester Academy
210
Palmetto, Fla./Palmetto HS
250
Miami, Fla./Norland HS/El Camino Junior College
187
Lake Worth, Fla./Lake Worth HS
260
Perry, Kan./Coffeyville Community College
220
Milton, Mass./Boston College HS
276
Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater Raritan HS
307
Brooklyn, N.Y./Abraham Lincoln HS
225
Hyannis, Mass./Barnstable HS
264
Yarmouth, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth HS
260
Springfield, Mass./Commerce HS/UConn
219 Westwood, Mass./Hebron Acad./Univ. of Minnesota-Morris
285
Waltham, Mass./Waltham Senior
190
Boston, Mass./Milton HS
210
Exeter, N.H./Exeter HS
Mark Whipple (Brown ‘79, 7th Season)
Dave Sollazzo (Citadel ‘76, 3rd Season)
Liam Coen (Massachusetts ‘09, 1st Season)
Tom Masella (Wagner ‘81, 1st Season)
Shane Waldron (Tufts ‘02, 3rd Season)
Mike Cassano (New Hampshire ‘94, 1st Season)
Marcel Shipp (Massachusetts ‘01, 1st Season)
Spencer Whipple (Miami ‘12, 1st Season)
Charles Walker (Massachusetts ‘08, 1st Season)
Steve Costello, Joe Kreinsen
Matt Connelly
Justin Licker
Ben Pasco-Anderson, Tim Silvernail
Paul Gorham (New Hampshire ‘84), 1st Season
Jennifer Brodeur (Ohio University ‘91), 8th Season
Mike Golden (Central Conn. State ‘92), 2nd Season
Bill Sisler (James Madison ‘95), 15th Season
John Sinnett (Wake Forest ‘01), 11th Season
Paul Bys, 19th Season
Joann Chauvin
(413) 545-2026
Positional Breakdown
Defensive Linemen:
5 Peter Angeh
47 Michael Dowe, Jr.
50 Jack Wynne
57 Leo Krizanovic
60 Enock Asante
61 Joe Previte
64 Al Leneus
65 Femi Oyewole
69 Basit Dennis
79 Jake Largay
91 Chris Carter
92 Robert Kitching
94 Joe Tyo
95 Sha-Ki Holines
97 Daniel Maynes
SO
RS SO
FR
RS SO
SO
FR
JR
RS SO
FR
FR
FR
JR
RS FR
RS FR
RS SR
6-2
6-2
6-5
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-1
6-2
6-6
6-4
6-1
6-5
6-3
6-2
258
252
253
264
264
285
300
255
280
280
276
307
264
260
285
Linebackers:
3 Kassan Messiah
8 Shane Huber
17 Jovan Santos-Knox
34 Steve Casali
35 Stanley Andre
41 Da’Sean Downey
42 John Robinson-Woodgett
44 Peter Ngobidi
46 Lucas Amato
49 Jeremy Rodriguez
51 Andrew Ellis
52 Vondell Langston
54 Trey Seals
58 Michael McKenna
90 Adam Richard
JR
SO
JR
RS FR
RS SR
FR
RS SO
SO
RS FR
FR
RS FR
RS SO
RS JR
RS JR
RS SO
6-4
6-3
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-5
6-2
6-2
6-0
6-2
6-0
6-0
6-4
6-1
6-3
237
250
240
232
247
234
228
221
203
196
230
220
237
220
220
Defensive Backs:
2 Quayshun Smith
4 Randall Jette
9 Trey Dudley-Giles
11 D.J. Woods
21 Khary Bailey-Smith
24 Charan Singh
25 Joe Colton
26 Jarell Addo
27 Jesse Monteiro
28 Jackson Porter
29 Jaurice Jones
30 Zeke Edmonds
31 Iric Harris
36 DuVaughn Beckford
SR
RS JR
JR
SO
JR
FR
JR
FR
RS FR
RS FR
JR
FR
RS JR
RS JR
5-9
5-11
5-11
5-9
6-2
6-2
5-10
6-2
5-11
6-1
6-1
6-0
5-8
6-1
165
180
182
168
194
192
195
186
175
192
186
200
180
180
Specialists:
23 Blake Lucas
43 Matthew Wylie
53 Nick Berus
96 Brian McDonald
99 Logan Laurent
K
K
LS
P
P/K
JR
FR
RS FR
GR
RS FR
5-8
6-5
6-1
6-3
6-3
166
190
213
219
210
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Depth Chart (Updated Nov. 14, 2014)
Offense
Pos.
QB
-OR-
FB
TB
WR
TE
WR
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
No.
7
3
15
33
32
22
20
23
80
8
87
85
89
1
10
77
76
73
71
78
55
72
71
74
55
68
70
Defense
DE
NT
DT
OLB
ILB
ILB
OLB
CB
S
S
CB
5
60
97
92
95
57
41
42
35
52
17
34
54
44
4
31
25
21
21
30
9
28
Player (Pronunciation)
Blake Frohnapfel (FRO-napple)
Austin Whipple
A.J. Doyle
Rodney Mills
Matt Tuleja (toe-LEE-jah)
Shadrach Abrokwah (SHAD-rack uh-BRO-kwah)
Lorenzo Woodley
J.T. Blyden
Jalen Williams
Alex Kenney
Jean Sifrin (Gene SIF-rin)
Brandon Howard
Jon Denton
Tajae Sharpe (TAHJ-jay)
Marken Michel (michelle - like the girl’s name)
Tyrell Smith
Tyshon Henderson
Fabian Hoeller (HOE-lair)
Michael Boland
Matt Sparks
Josh Bruns (rhymes with “runs”)
Rich Queen
Michael Boland
Lukas Kolter
Josh Bruns (rhymes with “runs”)
Elijah Wilkinson
Ryan Johnson
Yr. Ht.
Gr.
6-6
R-Fr.
6-1
Jr.
6-3
Jr.
6-1
Jr.
6-2
So.
5-9
So.
6-0
Fr.
6-0
Jr.
6-3
Gr.
6-0
Jr.
6-7
R-Jr.
6-5
Jr.
6-6
Jr.
6-4
R-Jr.
5-10
R-So.
6-5
So.
6-7
So.
6-3
R-So.
6-7
Jr.
6-4
R-Jr.
6-5
R-Fr.
6-3
R-So.
6-7
Fr.
6-3
R-Jr.6-5
So.
6-4
Jr.
6-5
Wgt.
229
203
230
215
246
202
212
196
191
190
250
250
260
200
185
315
339
295
315
280
303 285
315
310
303
315
320
Peter Angeh (ANN-gay)
Enock Asante (ee-KNOCK ah-san-teh)
Daniel Maynes
Robert Kitching III
Sha-Ki Holines (SHA-kee)
Leo Krizanovic (kri-ZAN-oh-vich)
Da’Sean Downey (DAY-shawn)
John Robinson-Woodgett
Stanley Andre
Vondell Langston
Jovan Santos-Knox (JOH-vahn)
Steve Casali (cuh-SALLY)
Trey Seals
Peter Ngobidi (en-go-BEE-dee)
Randall Jette (JET)
Iric Harris (I-RICK)
Joey Colton
Khary Bailey-Smith (cuh-REE)
Khary Bailey-Smith (cuh-REE)
Zeke Edmonds
Trey Dudley-Giles (dudley-JILES)
Jackson Porter
So.
So.
R-Sr.
Jr.
R-Fr.
R-So.
Fr.
R-So.
R-Sr.
R-So.
So.
R-Fr.
R-Jr.
So.
R-Jr.
R-Jr.
Jr.
Jr.
Jr.
Fr.
Jr.
R-Fr.
258
264
285
307
260
264
234
228
247
220
240
232
237
221
180
180
195
194
194
200
182
192
Special Teams
KO
PK
P
LS
H
KR
PR
14
23
43
99
43
23
96
99
53
72
7
88
21
37
9
9
88
Blake Lucas
Matthew Wylie
Logan Laurent (luh-RENT)
Matthew Wylie
Blake Lucas
Brian McDonald
Logan Laurent (luh-RENT)
Nick Berus (BEAR-us)
Rich Queen
Blake Frohnapfel (FRO-napple)
Bernard Davis
Khary Bailey-Smith (cuh-REE)
Andrew Libby
Trey Dudley-Giles (dudley-JILES)
Trey Dudley-Giles (dudley-JILES)
Bernard Davis
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-1
6-3
6-2
6-5
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-4
6-2
5-11
5-8
5-10
6-2
6-2
6-0
5-11
6-1
Jr.
5-8
166
Fr.
6-5
190
R-Fr.
6-3
210
Fr.
6-5
190
Jr.
5-8
166
Gr.
6-3
219
R-Fr.
6-3
210
R-Fr.6-1
213
R-Fr.
6-2
285
Gr.
6-6
229
Jr.
6-1
187
Jr.6-2 194
Fr.
6-1
208
Jr.5-11 182
Jr.5-11 182
Jr.
6-1
187
Pronunciation Guide
Players
Alfred Adarkwah: a-DAR-kwah
Shadrach Abrokwah: SHAD-rack uh-BRO-kwah
Jarell Addo: ja-rell ADD-oh
Peter Angeh: ANN-gay
Enock Asante: EE-knock uh-SAHN-tay
Khary Bailey-Smith: cuh-REE
DuVaughn Beckford: doo-VAUGHN
Nick Berus: BEAR-us
Josh Bruns: rhymes with “runs”
Steve Casali: cuh-SALLY
Basit Dennis: BASS-it
Da’Sean Downey: DAY-shawn
Mike Dowe, Jr.: rhymes with “cow”
Blake Frohnapfel: FRO-napple (ryhmes with apple)
Fabian Hoeller: HOE-lair
Sha-Ki Holines: SHA-kee
Jaurice Jones: juh-REECE
Logan Laurent: luh-RENT
Connor Lemieux: lem-YOU
Kevin Lovaincy: luh-VAN-see
Daquan Mack: DAY-kwan
Kassan Messiah: KAY-sahn
Marken Michel: Michelle (like the girl’s name)
Jesse Monteiro: mon-TAIR-oh
Shakur Nesmith: sha-COOR NEH-smith
Peter Ngobidi: en-go-BEE-dee
Femi Oyewole: FEH-mee oh-yee-WHOA-lay
Joe Previte: PREV-IT-ee
Tajae Sharpe: TAHJ-ay
Charan Singh: CHURN sing
Quayshun Smith: KWAY-shawn
Matt Tuleja: toe-LEE-jah
Joe Tyo: TIE-oh
Coaches
Jenn Brodeur
BRO-der
Start Streak
Offense
Player
Tajae Sharpe
Matt Sparks
Tyrell Smith
Fabian Hoeller
Bernard Davis
A.J. Doyle
Blake Frohnapfel
Elijah Wilkinson
Rodney Mills
Marken Michel
Josh Bruns
Elgin Long
Jamal Wilson
Jean Sifrin
Alex Kenney
Shadrach Abrokwah
Michael Boland
Lorenzo Woodley
Jalen Williams
Matt Tuleja
Brandon Howard
Jon Denton
J.T. Blyden
Shakur Nesmith
Tyshon Henderson
Defense
2012 20132014 Consec Career
8
11
10
20
29
3
11
8
2
22
0
11
10
10
21
0
3
10
10
13
0
11
2
2
13
1
9
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10
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10
10
---
--- 10
10
10
0
4
6
2
10
6
---
3
2
9
---
---
8
---
8
1
7
---
---
8
0
5
3
---
8
0
0
8
4
8
---
---
5
---
5
0
1
3
---
4
6
---
4
4
4
0
2
1
---
3
---
---
2
---
2
---
---
2
---
2
---
---
2
---
2
---
---
2
---
2
0
0
1
---
1
0
1
---
---
1
0
1
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1
Player
2012 20132014Consec. Career
Stanley Andre
12
12
10
34
34
Randall Jette
12
11
10
10
33
7
19
10
13
26
Trey Dudley-Giles
Jovan Santos-Knox 8
4
10
10
22
Joe Colton
2
9
10
16
21
Daniel Maynes
1
7
9
9
17
Kassan Messiah
5
0
9
8
14
0
3
7
6
10
Trey Seals
Peter Angeh
0
0
10
10
10
Jackson Porter
0
0
8
---
8
Sha-Ki Holines
0
0
7
4
7
Khary Bailey-Smith 3
1
2
2
6
Robert Kitching
0
2
3
---
5
Shane Huber
0
5
---
---
5
Da’Sean Downey
0
0
4
1
4
Quayshan Smith
---
1
---
---
2
Lucas Amato
0
0
1
---
1
Leo Krizanovic
---
---
1
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22 Shadrach ABROKWAH
26 Jarell ADDO
As a Sophomore in 2014: Rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown against Bowling
Green (9/27) in his first appearance of the season ... Rushed for a career-high 128
yards on 25 carries (5.1 per carry) with one touchdown on the ground and another
TD catch among four receptions totaling 14 yards at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Ran
for 31 yards on four carries (7.8 per carry) at Kent State (10/11) ... Reset his singlegame career high with 135 yards on the ground over 24 attempts (5.6 per carry)
and scored a personal-best four touchdowns, one shy of tying the program record
for most in a game, in the 36-14 victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Averaged
4.9 yards per carry with 54 yards over 11 attempts, including a touchdown ... His
four-TD game against Eastern Michigan is tied for the most rushing scores by one
player in the MAC this season with Northern Illinois’ Joel Bouagnon, who recorded
the feat against Presbyterian on Aug. 28, and is tied for the third-most in NCAA
Division I FBS during the 2014 campaign.
Before UMass: Coached by former UMass QB Dave Palazzi at Leominster High
School ... Primarily played safety where he was lauded as a hard-hitter from the
secondary ... Earned all-state honors as a senior ... 42-inch vertical leap which
was posted at the Nike SPARQ Combine ... Ninth-ranked college recruit in Massachusetts ... Won two state championships at Leominster ... Led Leominster to
a 2013 MIAA Championship appearance ... As a senior, posted 93 tackles and an
interception to go with 413 yards receiving and a team-high seven touchdowns
... Caught five TDs and averaged 16.4 yards per catch as flex tight end in 2012.
RB • Sophomore • 5-9 • 202 • Worcester, Mass.
As a Freshman in 2013: Ran for 203 yards on 51 carries and scored one touchdown
while averaging a team high 101.5 yards per game over two games played, including
one start ... Longest rush of the season went for 31 yards while he averaged 4.0 yards
per carry ... Made his first collegiate appearance at Central Michigan (11/23), where
he ran for 93 yards on 20 carries ... Totaled his first collegiate start at Ohio (11/29),
where he ran for 110 yards on 31 carries and scored his first career touchdown.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2013
2/1
51
203
2014
6/3
91
428
Totals8/4 142 631
Avg.TD
4.0
1
4.7
7
4.4
8
Lg.
31
21
31
Career Statistics (Receptions)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2013
2/1
0
0
0.0
0
0
2014
6/3
9
36
4.0
1
9
Totals
8/4 9364.019
DB • Freshman • 6-2 • 186 • Leominster, Mass.
46 Lucas AMATO
DB • RS-Freshman • 6-0 • 203 • Salisbury, Conn.
As a Redshirt Frestman in 2014: Made his first appearance as a Minuteman during
the season-opener against Boston College (8/30) ... Started at outside linebacker
and recorded a pair of assisted tackles against Colorado (9/6) ... Assisted on a tackle
at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Had a solo stop at Kent State (10/11) ... Helped out on one
tackle against Eastern Michigan in UMass’ 36-14 victory on Oct. 18 ... Notched two
unassisted stops in the game at Toledo (10/25).
As a Freshman in 2013: Utilized a redshirt season and served as a member of
the scout team.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year
GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2013--- Redshirted --2014
10/1 3
5
8
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2 (2-0), twice, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
CAREER HIGHS
Rushes: 31, at Ohio (11/29/13)
Rushing Yards: 135, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14) (24 carries)
Longest Rush: 31, at Central Michigan (11/23/13)
Rushing Touchdowns: 4, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Receptions: 4, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Receiving Yards: 14, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) (four receptions)
Longest Reception: 5, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
Games With 20+ Carries: 4, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Games With 30+ Carries: 1, at Ohio (11/29/13)
Games With 100+ Rushing Yards: 3, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yards: 3, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
20+ Yard Carries: 2, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
30+ Yard Carries: 1, at Central Michigan (11/23/13)
Games With 2+ Touchdowns: 2, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14) (4 rushing)
Games With 3+ Touchdowns: 1, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14) (4 rushing)
Games With 4+ Touchdowns: 1, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14) (4 rushing)
84 Alfred ADARKWAH
WR • Freshman • 6-4 • 188 • Worcester, Mass.
Before UMass: Played an integral role in the Division 4 state title victory for Doherty
Memorial High School during the 2013 season ... Caught seven touchdowns in five
postseason games including a 41-yard score in the championship game ... Finished
his senior campaign with 12 touchdowns and 620 yards receiving.
15
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
35 Stanley ANDRE
5 Peter ANGEH
As a Redshirt Senior in 2014: Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Fourth Team
Linebacker ... Opened the year with 12 tackles (1-11) against Boston College (8/30),
including his 175th career stop ... Tallied nine stops (2-7) versus Colorado (9/6)
and Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Led both teams with eight tackles at Penn State (9/20),
including 2.0 TFLs ... Had his first sack of the season when he dropped Nittany Lion
QB Christian Hackenberg for a four-yard loss ... Eclipsed 200 career tackles during
the game at Penn State ... Set a personal best with 19 tackles (5-14), including
a TFL, and a pair of pass breakups against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Provided five
tackles (3-2) and a pass breakup at Miami (Ohio) (10/4) ... Added eight stops (4-4) in
the victory at Kent State (10/11) ... Led the Minutemen with nine tackles, including
four solos, in the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Earned eight takedowns
(3-5), including the 250th of his career, at Toledo (10/25) ... Notched 13 tackles
(1-12) during the 24-10 win over Ball State (11/12) ... Reached 100 tackles on the
season with his final stop against Ball State ... His 19 stops versus the Falcons are
tied for the eighth-most by an individual player in a game during the 2014 season
across Division I FBS teams and second-highest total among MAC competitors ...
Ranks 20th in the nation in tackles per game (10.0).
As A Sophomore In 2014: Began the season with one tackle (0-1) against Boston
College (8/30) during his first collegiate start ... Assisted on five stops, including
a TFL, against Colorado (9/6) ... Provided two tackles (1-1) at Vanderbilt (9/13)
... Earned five tackles (3-2) at Penn State (9/20), including an assisted-TFL ...
Made four tackles (1-3), including a two-yard TFL, at Kent State (10/11) during
the 40-17 UMass victory ... Helped out on three tackles, including a pair of TFLs,
during the 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Earned a trio of tackles
(0-3), including an assisted-sack, at Toledo (10/25) ... Added three stops (1-2) in
the win over Ball State (11/12).
LB • RS-Senior • 6-2 • 247 • Dorchester, Mass.
As a Redshirt Junior in 2013: Started all 12 games and led the team in tackles
with 111 ... Had a team-best 42 solo tackles and added 69 assisted stops ... Recorded
six tackles for a total loss of 10 yards while he also forced one fumble and broke
up two passes on the season ... Recorded eight or more tackles in seven of his 12
games played on the year ... Earned his first collegiate game with double-digit stops
as the team’s leading tackler against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12, when he produced
14 takedowns (1-13), including his 50th of the season and 100th of his career ...
Led UMass with 13 stops (6-7), including an assisted TFL, against Western Michigan
(10/26) ... Produced a single-game career-high 17 tackles (5-12) against Northern
Illinois (11/2/13), the most in one contest by a Minuteman during the 2013 season,
and forced a fumble ... Earned eight tackles, including a TFL for a two-yard loss,
to go with a pass breakup against Akron (11/16) ... Averaged 10.7 tackles per game
during the final seven contests.
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2012: Started all 12 games ... Recorded 41 tackles
(16-25), 4.0 TFLs, 1.0 sacks and a forced fumble ... Made four stops (1-3), including
1.0 TFLs and a half-sack, and forced a fumble at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Had
five takedowns (2-3), 1.5 TFLs, and a half-sack at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22 ... Set
a then-career-high with six tackles (2-4) at Connecticut (8/30).
As a sophomore in 2011: Played in one game and made one tackle, assisting on
a stop at Boston College (9/24) ... Granted a medical redshirt to enter the 2012
season as a redshirt sophomore.
Before UMass: Starting linebacker at Reading High School ... Named to 2009
Massachusetts All-State Super 26 ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team ... Daily
Times Chronicle Offensive Player of the Year ... Middlesex League All-Star as junior
and senior at quarterback ... Became the first quarterback in school history to rush
for more than 1,000 yards in a season (1,108) ... Also passed for 883 yards as a
senior ... Piled up 85 tackles on defense ... Served as team captain as a senior ...
Led Reading High School to 13-0 record and the Middlesex League Championship
and Division 2 Super Bowl in 2009 ... Helped the Rockets to a 26-1 record as the
starting quarterback.
Personal: Stanley Malcolm Andre ... Born May 16, 1992 ... Son of Rosalind Budgeon.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2010
11/0
4
6
10
0/0
0.0-0
1.0-3
0-0
0
2011
1/0
0
1
1
0/0
0.0-0
0.0-0
0-0
0
2012
12/12 16
25
41
1/0
1.0-10 4.0-18
0-0
0
2013
12/12 42
69 111
1/0
0.5-0
6.0-10
0-0
2
2014
10/10 30
70 100
0/0
1.0-4
3.5-8
0-0
3
Totals 46/34 92 171263 2/0 2.5-1414.5-39 0-0
5
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 19 (5-14), vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
TFLs: 2.0 (2-0), at Penn State (9/20/14)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), at Penn State (9/20/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
Pass Breakups: 2, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
10+ Tackle Games: 6, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
15+ Tackle Games: 2, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
16
DL • Sophomore • 6-2 • 258 • Silver Spring, Md.
As A Freshman In 2013: Played in 12 games and recorded four solo tackles to go
with nine assisted stops ... Recorded 1.5 tackles-for-loss totaling four yards and
tallied his first forced fumble as well ... Earned one solo takedown in his first collegiate game when he appeared at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Saw time against
Maine (9/7) and Kansas State (9/14) ... Assisted on one tackle versus Vanderbilt
(9/21) ... Tallied six assisted tackles, including a half-TFL, at Bowling Green (10/5)
... Took snaps during UMass’ 17-10 victory over Miami (Ohio) at Gillette Stadium
on Oct. 12, and at Buffalo (10/19) as well ... His lone tackle against Western
Michigan (10/26) went for a four-yard loss ... Forced a fumble and notched a pair
of stops (1-1) against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13) ... Registered a pair
of tackles, including a solo stop, against Akron (11/16).
Before UMass: Was named first team all-state, all-county and all-conference as a
senior at the Bullis School ... Earned Washington Post All-District First Team honors
and was named to the Washington Post All-MET Second Team ... Also named to the
All-Gazette Second-Team ... Captained the defense in 2012, was the Team MVP
and earned his conference’s defensive player of the year award ... Had 71 tackles,
including 21.5 for loss, and 9.5 sacks as a senior ... Led the team in tackles by
more than 20 as a defensive lineman ... Had 82 tackles with 17 sacks, 24 tackles
for loss and one fumble recovery as a junior ... Earned a black belt in Kung Fu
... Held offers from Cincinnati, Ohio, Temple and Western Michigan ... An honor
roll student who also performed over 100 hours of community service and played
on the baseball team.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRTFLSacksInt-YdsPD
2013 12/0
4
9 13
1/0
1.5-4
0.0-0
0-0
0
2014 10/10 6 20 26
0/0
3.5-11
0.5-4
0-0
1
Totals
22/10102939 1/0 5.0-15 0.5-4 0-0
1
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 (0-6), at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
TFLs: 1.0 (0-2), twice, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Sacks: 0.5, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/1/13)
Pass Breakups: 1, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
63 Dimitri ANGELAS
OL • Freshman • 6-5 • 291 • Northville, Mich.
Before UMass: A three-year starter at Northville High School where he was named
to the 2013 Detroit News All-Metro West Second Team ... Was a two-time All-KLAA
All-Conference (2012, 2013) selection ... Also honored as a KLAA Scholar-Athlete
(2011, 2012, 2013) ... Helped guide Northville to the 2013 KLAA Conference
Championship and three KLAA Central Division titles (2011-13) ... Also threw the
shot put on the track and field team.
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
60 Enock ASANTE
21 Khary Bailey-Smith
As a Sophomore in 2014: Made his first tackle of the season when he assisted on a
stop vs. Boston College (8/30) ... Helped out on a career-high four tackles against
Colorado (9/6), including a TFL ... Assisted on two tackles at Vanderbilt (9/13) ...
Totaled four stops (1-4) with an assisted-TFL at Penn State (9/20) ... Helped out
on three tackles, including a pair of TFLs, versus Bowling Green (9/27) ... Had
one tackle, an assisted stop, against Eastern Michigan (10/18).
As a Junior in 2014: Made five stops (1-4) as a member of the secondary and
special teams coverage unit against Boston College (8/30) ... Made four tackles
(2-2) and returned two kickoffs for 46 yards against Colorado (9/6) ... Had two
stops (0-2) at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned a season-best six takedowns (5-1) and
a pass breakup at Penn State (9/20) ... Notched seven tackles (4-3), including an
assisted-TFL, and returned an interception 23 yards against Bowling Green (9/27)
... Also fielded three kickoffs and returned them 54 yards versus the Falcons ...
Returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and had six tackles
(4-2) at Miami (Ohio) (10/4) ... Notched five unassisted stops and returned three
kickoffs for 71 yards (26.3 ypr) in the win at Kent State (10/11) ... Returned his
second interception of the year for 16 yards and had a pair of tackles (0-2) against
Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Had five tackles (3-2) and an interception, his third
of the season, at Toledo (10/25) ... Tallied six tackles (2-4), a fumble recovery
and three kickoff returns covering 86 yards in the win over Ball State (11/12) ...
Ranks 22nd nationally among NCAA Division I FBS competitors with his 25.7 yards
per kick return average through games on Nov. 14.
DL • Sophomore • 6-2 • 264 • Trenton, N.J.
As a Freshman in 2013: Tallied six tackles (1-5) over five appearances during his
first season with the Minutemen ... Made his first collegiate appearance and tallied one solo tackle at Kansas State (9/14) ... Added two assisted stops at Bowling
Green (10/5) ... Helped out on one tackle at Buffalo (10/19) ... Saw the field
against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Helped out the defensive line with a pair of
stops (0-2) against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
Before UMass: Earned the Mercer County “Fuzzy” Falzone Award, which is presented to the area’s top lineman ... Named all-division and was picked for the
New York City SPARQ All-Combine Team ... Grew up playing soccer as his family
immigrated to the United States from Ghana nine years ago ... Explosive athletic
ability with a 4.8 in the 40-yard dash ... Also played offensive guard in high school.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT
2013
5/0
1
5
6
2014 10/0
1 14 15
Totals15/0 2 19 21
FF/FRTFLSacksInt-YdsPD
0/0
0.0-0
0.0-0
0-0
0
0/0
2.0-4
0.0-0
0-0
0
0/0 2.0-4 0.0-0
0-0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 (1-3), twice, last at Penn State (9/20/14)
TFLs: 1.0 (0-2), vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
DB • Junior • 6-2 • 194 • Weymouth, Mass.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Played in nine games and made one start ... Recorded
nine solo tackles and 18 assisted tackles ... Tied for a team-best two interceptions
... Had two kick returns, averaging 52 yards per return, while bringing one back
for a touchdown ... Racked up five tackles (1-4) at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) when
he earned the start at safety ... Secured 10 tackles (4-6) and a pair of interceptions to help the Minutemen defeat Miami (Ohio), 17-10 on Oct. 12 ... His pair of
interceptions against the RedHawks made him the first Minuteman with more than
one in a single game since Darren Thellen’s two-pick performance against Delaware
on Oct. 15, 2011 ... Returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for his first collegiate
touchdown against Western Michigan (10/26) ... His TD against WMU was the first
kickoff returned for a score by UMass since Jesse Julmiste accomplished the feat
against Central Connecticut on Oct. 8, 2011.
As a Freshman in 2012: Played in all 12 games, starting four ... Recorded 45
tackles (23-22), two interceptions, one pass breakup, 1.0 TFLs and a forced fumble
... Led the team with two fumble recoveries, returned for 53 yards ... Picked off
a pass vs. Bowling Green (10/20) ... Forced a fumble and recovered two others
at Vanderbilt (10/27), to go with three tackles (1-2) and his first collegiate pass
breakup ... Made six stops (5-1), including one for a loss, and grabbed an interception at Akron (11/10).
Before UMass: Standout at Weymouth High School ... Played in the Shriners
Game ... Posted 2,000 total receiving yards and 27 touchdowns over his junior
and senior seasons.
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRTFLInt-Yds.PD
2012 12/4 23 22 45
1/2 1.0-2
2-29
3
2013
9/1
9
18 27
0/0 0.0-0
2-25
2
2014 10/2 26 22 48
0/2 0.5-1
2-39
6
Totals31/7 58 62120 1/4 1.5-3 6-93 11
Career Statistics (Kick
YearGP/GSNo.
2012 12/4
0
2013
9/1
2
2014 10/2
17
Totals 31/7
19
Returns)
Yds. Avg.TD
0
0.0
0
104
52.0
1
437
25.7
1
541
28.5
2
Lg.
0
90 (TD)
93 (TD)
93 (TD)
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 10 (4-6), vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), at Akron (11/10/12)
Interceptions: 2, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Interception Return Yards: 25, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13) (two interceptions)
Fumbles Forced: 1, at Vanderbilt (10/27/12)
Fumbles Recovered: 2, at Vanderbilt (10/27/12)
Fumble Return Yards: 53, at Vanderbilt (10/27/12) (two fumble recoveries)
Pass Breakups: 2, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Kickoff Returns: 3, twice, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
Kickoff Return Yards: 109, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) (two returns)
Longest Kickoff Return: 93, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
10+ Tackle Games: 1, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yard: 2, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Kickoffs Returned For A Touchdown: 2, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
17
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
36 DuVaughn Beckford
71 Michael BOLAND
As a SENIOR in 2014: Made his first appearance of the season at Toledo (10/25) ...
Added time during the win over Ball State (11/12).
As A Junior In 2014: Rotated into the offensive line during the season-opener
against Boston College (8/30), versus Colorado (9/6) and at Penn State (9/20) ...
Helped hold down the offensive line as UMass gained 638 yards of total offense
against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Was a reserve lineman for the Minutemen as
the squad totaled 41 points and 554 yards of offense at Miami (Ohio) on Oct.
4 ... Started at right guard and helped open lanes for Lorenzo Woodley to rush
for 160 yards and a touchdown at Kent State (10/11) ... The Minutemen rushed
for 225 yards and five touchdowns on the ground with Boland’s help on the offensive line against Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Started at right guard for UMass
and protected Blake Frohnapfel as he threw for 438 yards passing with a school
record-tying five touchdowns.
DB • RS-Junior • 6-1 • 180 • Nantucket, Mass. • Assumption College
As a Junior in 2013: Played in two games during the season ... Made his first UMass
appearance against Miami (Ohio) ... Also saw snaps when the Minutemen traveled
to Central Michigan to face the Chippewas on Nov. 23.
BEFORE UMASS: Played two seasons at Assumption College prior to his transfer to
UMass ... Saw action in four games during the 2012 season after not playing as a
freshman in 2011 ... Was an all-star in football and basketball at Nantucket High
School ... Rushed for 450 yards and had 577 receiving yards as a senior ... Nabbed
10 career interceptions on defense ... Awarded one of 35 Beinecke Scholarships by
Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is given to graduates of Nantucket, members
in the community of the hospital staff who are pursuing an education in health
care-related fields.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year
GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2013
2/0
0
0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
0
2014
2/0
0
0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
0
Totals 4/00000.00.0-0
0.0-0 0-0 0
53 Nick BERUS
OL • RS-Sophomore • 6-7 • 315 • Rockville, Md.
As A Sophomore In 2013: Not a member of the active roster; enters 2014 with
three seasons of eligibility remaining.
As A Freshman In 2012: Played in seven games at left guard with six starts earned
... Appeared in the season-opener at Connecticut (8/30) ... Also rotated into the
contests against Indiana (9/8) and Vanderbilt (10/27) during non-conference play
... Appeared against Western Michigan (10/6), Bowling Green (10/20), Northern
Illinois (11/3) and Akron (11/10).
Before UMass: A first-team all-Gazette, all-metro and all-conference selection at
Georgetown Prep ... Served as team captain in 2011 and was a two-time basketball
captain ... Played for head coach Dan Paro.
LS • RS-Freshman • 6-1 • 213 • Gibsonia, Pa.
As a Redshirt-Freshman in 2014: Made his first appearance for the Minutemen
against Boston College (8/30) ... Serves as the first string long-snapper.
21 Manwon BRISBANE
As a Freshman in 2013: Served as a backup for veteran long snapper Vance Barton
... Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of eligibility.
Before UMass: Standout running back for Wayland High School before graduating
in 2011 ... Took a postgraduate year at Avon Old Farms (Conn.) in 2012 before
enrolling at UMass Dartmouth during the 2012-13 academic year, where he ran
track ... Earned Boston Globe Academic All-Star honors while at Wayland High
School ... Earned Dean’s List honors while at UMass Dartmouth.
23 J.T. BLYDEN
RB • Freshman • 6-0 • 196 • West Grove, Pa.
Before UMass: Had 50 all-purpose yards during his first collegiate game as he
rushed for 43 yards on nine touches (4.8 yards per carry) and hauled in one pass
from Blake Frohnapfel for seven yards against Boston College (8/30) ... Gained 20
yards on the ground and 11 more through the air at Penn State (9/20) ... Earned
23 yards rushing and 11 yards through a pair of catches against Bowling Green
(9/27) ... Rushed once for five yards and caught two passes totaling 10 yards at
Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4.
Before UMass: Played the 2013 season at Cardinal O’Hara under head coach Dan
Algeo where he was an all-conference first team selection and team captain ...
Ran for 838 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior ... Ran for 1,127 yards and 10
touchdowns as a sophomore at Avon Grove High School, averaging 5.1 yards per
carry (also caught one receiving touchdown) ... Was an All-Chesmont Conference
selection, was an All-Chesmont Player of the Year Finalist and was the team’s MVP
... Was a three-star recruit with offers from Rutgers, Army and Eastern Michigan
as well ... Ranked among the top 30 recruits in the state of Pennsylvania.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
5/1
38
116
3.1
0
18
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
5/1
8
40
5.0
0
11
CAREER HIGHS
Rushes: 11, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Rushing Yards: 43, vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
Longest Rush: 18, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Receptions: 2, twice, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Receiving Yards: 13, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) (two receptions)
Longest Receptions: 13, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) (from B. Frohnapfel)
18
RB • RS-Freshman • 5-9 • 195 • Wayland, Mass.
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
13 Jordan Broadnax
55 Josh BRUNS
As a Redshirt-Junior in 2014: Rushed three times for 14 yards at Vanderbilt
(9/13) in his first appearance of the season ... Added four carries covering 27
yards (6.8 per carry), including a career-high-tying long of 18 yards, against
Eastern Michigan (10/18).
As a Redshirt junior in 2014: Started at right guard in his first appearance with
the Minutemen when UMass faced Boston College (8/30) ... Held down the right
guard spot against Colorado (9/6) as the Minuteman offense averaged 5.5 yards per
play against the Buffaloes ... Helped pave the way at right guard as the Minutemen
put up 346 yards of offense at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Started at right guard and
helped the Minutemen accrue 638 yards of total offense against Bowling Green
(9/27) ... Was the right guard for the Minutemen as the squad totaled 41 points
and 554 yards of offense at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Started at center for an
injured Matt Sparks and organized the line as UMass produced 196 yards rushing
on 35 attempts (5.6 ypc) ... Also started at center against Eastern Michigan when
the Minutemen racked up 562 yards of offense in a 36-14 win ... Helped the Minutemen average 6.5 yards gained per play on the offensive line at Toledo (10/25).
RB • RS-Junior • 5-9 • 184 • Virginia Beach, Va.
As a Junior in 2013: Did not compete ... Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with
two years of eligibility remaining.
As a sophomore in 2012: Saw action in 11 games as part of the UMass backfield
and special teams unit ... Rushed for 124 yards on 53 carries with one touchdown
... Also caught 14 passes for 93 yards and returned 44 kickoffs for 932 yards ...
Produced 1,149 all-purpose yards on the year ... Returned six kicks for 126 yards
(21.0 per attempt) at No. 17 Michigan (9/15) ... Rushed for 22 yards on four
attempts (5.5 per carry) against Ohio (9/29) ... Rushed three times for 15 yards
(5.0 yards per carry) at Western Michigan (10/6) with one touchdown ... Also set
a season-high with 144 return yards on seven kicks (20.6 per attempt) at Western
Michigan ... Had a season-high nine carries for 30 yards and made two catches
totaling 31 yards vs. Central Michigan (11/23).
As a Freshman in 2011: Played in seven games and rushed for 117 yards on 35
carries as a true freshman in 2011 ... Gained 12 yards on five carries vs. Villanova
(11/5) ... Totaled a season-best 35 yards on 13 carries at Delaware (10/15) ... Ran
for 12 yards on three attempts against New Hampshire (10/22).
Before UMass: Two-time letterwinner for coach Tommy Reamon of Landstown High
School ... Named MVP following his junior and senior campaigns.
Personal: Jordan Christopher Broadnax ... Born December 13, 1992 ... Son of
Jermel and Cheryl Broadnax ... Brother of Myles.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2011
7/0
35
117
2012 11/0
53
124
2013--- Redshirted
2014
4/0
12
34
Totals22/0 100 275
Avg.TD
3.3
0
2.3
1
--2.8
0
2.8
1
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2011
7/0
0
0
2012 11/0
14
93
2013--- Redshirted
2014
4/0
1
5
Totals22/0
15
98
Avg.TD Lg.
0.0
0
0
6.6
0
31
--5.0
0
5
6.5
0 31
Lg.
18
12
OL • RS-Junior • 6-5 • 303 • Bullhead City, Ariz. • Glendale CC
As a junior in 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with two years of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Signed with UMass in the Winter of 2012 after playing the previous
two seasons at Glendale Community College ... Helped Glendale to an 8-3 overall
record in 2012, including a Sun Bowl win ... Played in nine games as the offense
averaged nearly 200 yards rushing and 244 yards passing ... Was a Second-Team AllArizona selection at left tackle as a senior at Mohave High School ... Also honored
as a first-team all-state pick and a first-team all-region honoree by Scout.com.
91 Chris CARTER
DL • Freshman • 6-4 • 276 • Bridgewater, N.J.
Before UMass: Primarily played defensive end and tight end at BridgewaterRaritan High School under head coach Scott Bray ... A three-time Mid-State 38
All-Conference selection ... A two-time all-area first-team selection (2012, 2013)
and an honorable mention pick in 2011 ... Also a two-time all-county choice ...
Posted 45 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three caused fumbles, two recoveries, one safety
and one defensive touchdown as a senior ... Also caught seven passes for 125
yards and three TDs in 2013 ... Also additional held offers from Buffalo, Miami
(Ohio), and Fordham.
8
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Career Statistics (Kickoff Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2011
7/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
2012 11/0
44
932
21.2
0
61
2013--- Redshirted --2014
4/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
Totals
22/0 4493221.2 061
CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 13, at Delaware (10/15/11)
Rushing Yards: 35, at Delaware (10/15/11) (13 carries)
Longest Rush: 18, twice, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, at Western Michigan (10/6/12)
Receptions: 2, twice, last vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12)
Receiving Yards: 31, vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12) (two receptions)
Longest Reception: 31, vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12) (from QB A.J. Doyle)
All-Purpose Yards: 160, at Western Michigan (10/6/12)
Kick Returns: 7 at Western Michigan (10/6/12)
Kick Return Yards: 144, at Western Michigan (10/6/12) (seven returns)
Longest Kick Return: 61, at Miami (Ohio) (9/22/12)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
20+ Yard Receptions: 1, vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12)
50+ Yard Kick Returns: 1, vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/22/12)
Games With 100+ Kick Return Yards: 3, last at Western Michigan (10/6/12)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yards: 6, last vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12)
Games With 150+ All-Purpose Yards: 2, last at Western Michigan (10/6/12)
19
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
34 Steve CASALI
25 Joey COLTON
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2014: Set a career high with five stops (2-3) against
Boston College on Aug. 30 ... Saw snaps at linebacker and on special teams against
Colorado (9/6) ... Helped out on one tackle, a TFL, at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Added
two tackles (1-1) at Penn State (9/20) ... Assisted on a pair of tackles against
Bowling Green (9/27) ... Made two solo stops and earned a QB hurry during the
victory at Kent State (10/11) ... Provided a pair of tackles (1-1) in the victory
over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Earned four takedowns, including three solo
stops, at Toledo (10/25).
As a Junior in 2014: Eclipsed his previous career high when he made 13 tackles
(4-9), including a three-yard TFL, against Boston College (8/30) ... Also broke up one
pass when he started at safety and fielded a kickoff for 15 yards on special teams
against the Eagles ... Started at safety and earned nine tackles, including three
solo stops, against Colorado (9/6) ... Made a dozen takedowns (6-6) at Vanderbilt
(9/13), with 2.5 of them being TFLs and one going for a three-yard sack ... Had
12 stops (3-9) and a pass breakup in the secondary against Bowling Green (9/27)
... Broke up a pass and made six tackles (3-3) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Totaled
seven stops (2-5), including 1.5 TFLs, during the victory at Kent State (10/11) ...
Notched seven tackles, including an assisted-TFL, in the win over Eastern Michigan
(10/18) ... Tallied eight stops (5-3), including a TFL, at Toledo (10/25) ... Earned
eight tackles (3-5) in the win over Ball State (11/12).
LB • RS-Freshman • 6-2 • 232 • Farmingville, N.Y.
As A Freshman In 2013: Played in two games while recording one solo tackle
and two assisted tackles ... Totaled three tackles (1-2) at Wisconsin (8/31) while
playing in his first collegiate game ... Made an appearance against Maine (9/7)
without recording statistics ... Missed the remainder of the season due to injury
but received a medical redshirt to enter 2014 with four years of eligibility.
Before UMass: Joined the Minutemen after playing at Sachem East under UMass
alum Mark Wojciechowski ... The most decorated individual player in Suffolk County
history as he held 18 different Sachem East football records upon graduation ...
Had 252 carries, 1,915 yards rushing, 20 touchdowns and 104 tackles in 2012 ...
Earned all-division, all-county, all-Long Island and all-Metro to go with the Hansen
Award (top player in Suffolk County), Collatta Award (top linebacker), Cipp Award
(top running back), Burnett Award (Defensive Player of the Year) and Suffolk County
Division I MVP as a senior ... Two-year team captain ... Recorded 3,697 total offensive yards with 41 career touchdowns in three seasons ... Provided 214 career
tackles with 98 in 2012 and 80 in 2011 ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GSUT ATTTFF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2013
2/0
1
2
3
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
0
2014 10/0 10 10 20 0/0
0.0-0 0.5-1
0-0
0
Totals12/0 111223 0/0 0.0-00.5-1 0-0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (2-3) vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
TFLs: 0.5, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
DB • Junior • 5-10 • 195 • Norwood, Mass.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Started in nine of 10 games played during the year ...
Recorded 65 total tackles, good for fourth-most on the team ... Had 3.5 tackles
for a total loss of six yards ... Recorded one sack for a loss of two yards ... Added
three pass breakups ... Returned nine kickoffs for 175 yards ... Finished with four
tackles (3-1), including the 50th of his collegiate career, a TFL going for one yard
and one pass breakup at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Recorded his third career
double-digit tackle performance with 11 stops (6-5) against Maine (9/7) during
the home-opener ... Added nine stops (7-2) with a two-yard sack at Kansas State
(9/14) ... Tallied a pair of assisted tackles against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Did not
play at Bowling Green (10/5) or against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 due to injury ...
Returned to the lineup at Buffalo (10/19) and earned five stops (1-4) ... Made six
tackles and broke up a pass against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Provided nine
stops (5-4) as a starting safety against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Notched
eight tackles (4-4) against Akron (11/16).
As a freshman in 2012: Played in 11 games, starting two ... Recorded 49 tackles
(27-22), two pass breakups and one interception ... Also contributed with two
forced fumbles and a blocked kick ... Produced five games with at least five tackles,
including two with 10 or more ... Totaled one solo tackle at Connecticut (8/30) in
his first appearance with the Minutemen ... Notched six stops (4-2) against Indiana
(9/8) ... Produced his first double-digit tackle performance against Ohio (9/29),
with a single-game career-high 12 stops (7-5) and his first collegiate pass break
up ... Had 10 takedowns (5-5) and forced a fumble at Northern Illinois (11/3) ...
Recorded three tackles (2-1) and forced a fumble at Vanderbilt (10/27) ... Nabbed
an interception and blocked punt at Akron (11/10), to go with five tackles (1-4)
in helping UMass to its first victory as an FBS program ... Totaled five stops (2-3)
against Buffalo (11/17).
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT
2012 11/2 27 22 49
2013 10/9 36 29 65
2014 10/10 33 50 73
Totals 31/21 96 101 197
FF/FRTFLSacksInt-YdsPD
2/0 1.0-2 0.0-0
1-16
3
0/0 3.5-6 1.0-2
0-0
3
0/0 7.0-11 1.0-3
0-0
3
2/0 11.5-192.0-5 1-16
9
Career Statistics (Kick Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2012 11/2
0
0
0.0
0
0
2013 10/9
9
175
19.4
0
31
2014
9/9
2
34
17.0
0
19
Totals
30/201120919.0 031
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 13 (4-9), vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
TFLs: 2.5 (2-1), at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Interceptions: 1, at Akron (11/10/12)
Interception Return Yards: 16, at Akron (11/10/12)
Pass Breakups: 1, 9x, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last at Northern Illinois (11/3/12)
Blocked Punts: 1, at Akron (11/10/12)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
10+ Tackle Games: 6, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
20
BLK
1
0
0
1
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
2 Ross COMIS
88 Bernard Davis
Before UMass: A dual threat quarterback who led Madonna High School to a 14-0
undefeated season and a West Virginia Class A State Championship under head
coach Doug Taylor ... He accounted for 9,255 total yards and 121 total touchdowns
during his high school career ... Named the MetroNews Player of the Year and the
West Virginia Class A All-State First Team as a senior in 2013 ... Named captain of
the all-state team ... Also earned all-state first team honors in 2012 as a junior
... Gatorade Player of the Year finalist ... Three-time all-state and all-conference
player ... Two-time MVP of the West Virginia State Championship Game ... His 4,839
career rushing yards and 71 rushing touchdowns set state records ... Finished his
career with 4,416 passing yards and 49 touchdowns ... He ran for a state record
(among quarterbacks) 2,037 yards with 35 touchdowns as a senior in 2013 ... He
also threw for 1,772 yards with 22 touchdowns against just four interceptions
during his final season ... Played safety on defense, where he had 49 tackles, four
tackles for loss and four interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown)
as a senior ... He threw six touchdown passes in an overtime loss for the state
championship during his junior year ... Finished the 2012 campaign with 1,592
passing yards for 18 touchdowns ... Also ran for 1,694 yards and 29 touchdowns
as a junior ... Received interest from Pittsburgh and West Virginia ... Member
of the basketball and baseball teams at Madonna High School ... Earned a state
championship in baseball.
As A Junior In 2014: Appeared in the lineup but did not record statistics as the
Minutemen opened the 2014 season against Boston College (8/30) ... Rotated into
the lineup at wide receiver and punt returner but did not record statistics against
Colorado (9/6) and Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Notched 20 yards over two receptions
against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Took snaps at wide receiver and was a member
of the special teams unit during the wins at Kent State (10/11) and versus Eastern
Michigan (10/18) ... Earned the start at wide receiver and threw a seven-yard
pass to Tajae Sharpe during UMass’ second scoring drive at Toledo (10/25).
QB • Freshman • 6-2 • 205 • Weirton, W.Va.
83 Sharif CUSTIS
TE • RS-Freshman • 6-3 • 210 • Philadelphia, Pa.
As A Freshman In 2013: Did not compete ... Redshirted the season to enter 2014
with four years of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Was an All-Catholic League Class AA First Team Selection as a senior
... Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second Team
... Earned “Top Tight End” honors at the 2012 Nike SPARQS Football Combine ...
Had 11 receptions for 289 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012 ... Also held offers
from Stony Brook and Temple ... Older brother, Kadeem, played defensive end
for Temple from 2009-12.
WR • Junior • 6-1 • 187 • Lake Worth, Fla.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Started 11 of 12 games played ... Recorded 124 receiving yards on 16 catches and one touchdown while averaging 7.8 yards per catch
... Appeared at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) in the first game of the year ... Started
at wide receiver and pulled in his first collegiate touchdown among three catches
that went for 21 yards against Maine (9/7) ... Added three grabs for 19 yards,
including a 10-yard first down play, at Kansas State (9/14) ... Secured three
receptions totaling 13 yards against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Notched a seven-yard
catch at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Started at wide receiver against Miami (Ohio)
on Oct. 12 ... Secured an eight-yard grab at Buffalo (10/19) ... Started at wide
receiver against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Had two receptions go for 27 yards,
including a career-high 18-yard grab against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ...
Caught three passes for 29 yards against Akron (11/16).
As a freshman in 2012: Played in 10 games, starting one at wide receiver ...
Caught six passes for 32 yards ... First collegiate catch was at Vanderbilt for
nine yards (10/27) ... Added three more in the following contest for 12 yards at
Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Finished the season with two grabs for 11 yards against
Central Michigan (11/23).
Before UMass: Team captain and MVP as a senior at Lake Worth High School ...
Was named first team all-conference in each of his final three scholastic seasons
... An honor roll student in each year at Lake Worth.
Personal: Bernard Davis Jr. ... Born June 5, 1994 in Boynton Beach, Fla. ... Son
of Bernard Davis Sr. and Tracy Richardson ... Brother of Courtney, Anthony and
Briauna ... Majoring in sociology.
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2012 10/1
6
32
5.3
0
13
2013 12/11
16
124
7.8
1
18
2014 10/2
2
20
10.0
0
14
Totals
32/14241767.3 118
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 3, 6x, last vs. Akron (11/16/13)
Receiving Yards: 29, vs. Akron (11/16/13)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, vs. Maine (9/7/13) (from QB Mike Wegzyn)
Longest Reception: 18, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13) (from QB Mike Wegzyn)
71 Basit DENNIS
DL • Freshman • 6-2 • 280 • Worcester, Mass.
Before UMass: Attended Holy Name before going to Worcester Academy for a
post-graduate year in 2012-13 ... Played on both sides of the ball - helping Holy
Name reach the Division 2 semifinals in 2012.
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2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
89 Jon DENTON
41 Da’Sean DOWNEY
As A Junior In 2014: Earned his first appearance with the Minutemen against Boston
College (8/30) but did not record statistics ... Also saw snaps against Colorado
(9/6), Vanderbilt (9/13) and Penn State (9/20) ... Started as part of the two-tight
end set against Bowling Green (9/27) and at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Continued
his role as a blocking tight end when the Minutemen amassed 562 yards of offense
in the 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan (10/18).
As A Freshman In 2014: Made four unassisted tackles, including a two-yard TFL,
when Massachusetts met Boston College on Aug. 30 ... Helped out on four tackles
against Colorado (9/6) in his first start for the Minutemen ... Tallied two stops
(1-1) at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Recorded a career-high five takedowns at Penn State
(9/20) ... Earned three takedowns (0-3) during the contest against Bowling Green
(9/27) ... Made two unassisted stops at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Totaled one
solo tackle and assisted on another during the win at Kent State (10/11) ... Had
another assisted stop during the victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Secured
a career-high-tying five stops (3-2) at Toledo (10/25) ... Also tied his personal best
for tackles with five (1-4) against Ball State (11/12) to go with one pass breakup.
TE • Junior • 6-6 • 260 • Perry, Kan.
Before UMass: Played two seasons at Coffeyville Community College ... In 2013,
played nine games with 37 yards receiving ... Played in seven games as a freshman
at Coffeyville with five receptions for 91 yards ... Prior to college, played football
at Perry-Lecompton High School and was honored with all-league laurels in 2011
... Also was a member of the basketball team at Perry Lecompton ... Received
offers from Illinois, Indiana, Middle Tennessee, Ohio and North Carolina State.
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014 10/2
0
0
0.0
0
0
67 Dan DiNICOLA
OL • Freshman • 6-6 • 275 • Walpole, Mass.
Before UMass: Played offensive and defensive line for head coach Casey Day at
the Dexter School ... Earned All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe in 2013
... An All-Evergreen League selection ... Earned a spot in the Shriner’s All-Star
Game ... Honored as a Mass Prep-Stars All-State selection ... Ranked as the No.
14 recruit overall for the state of Massachusetts and the No. 3 offensive lineman
in Massachusetts ... Rated as one of the top offensive linemen in New England ...
Chose UMass over Old Dominion, James Madison and Monmouth.
47 Michael DOWE, JR.
DL • RS-Sophomore • 6-2 • 252 • Cromwell, Conn. • WNEU
As A Sophomore In 2013: Redshirted the 2013 season to enter 2014 with three
years of eligibility remaining.
As A Freshman At WENU In 2012: Played his true freshman season at Western
New England University where he saw action in three games.
Before College: A three-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Eckert at Cromwell High School ... Helped the Panthers win the Connecticut State Championship
in 2008 and finish as runners-up in 2011 ... Won a pair of conference championships ... Had a four-year win total of 37-10 ... As a senior in 2011, was a Second
Team All-Connecticut selection on the defensive line, was named to the Hartford
Courant All-State Honorable Mention Team and was a First Team all-conference
pick ... Named the team’s Lineman of the Year after posting 105 total tackles
with 59 tackles for loss and 14 sacks ... Also had 16 quarterback hurries and one
interception ... Was also a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field
teams where he threw the discus and shot put.
Personal: Full name is Michael George Dowe, Jr. ... Son of Joycelyn Down ... Has
two siblings, Aldon and Carol ... Born July 2, 1994 in Hartford, Conn. ... Enrolled
in the College of Arts & Sciences.
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LB • Freshman • 6-5 • 234 • White Plains, N.Y.
Before UMass: Defensive MVP of 2013 New York vs. New Jersey High School Football
Classic ... Played at Woodlands High School in Hartsdale, New York, before taking
a prep year at the Canterbury School in 2013 ... Was an all-New York first team
selection after posting 70 tackles, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior
at Woodlands ... Earned Class C/D Lineman Of The Year Honors ... Named to the
Journal News All-County Team ... Was named to the 2012 MSG Varsity Hudson
Valley All-Star Team ... Also named the 2012 Senior Bowl Defensive MVP after
picking up three sacks ... Had interest from Boston College, Penn State, Duke,
Old Dominion and UConn.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRTFLSacksInt-YdsPD BLK
2014 10/4 16 17 33
0/0 1.0-2 0.0-0
0-0
1
0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (1-4), 3x, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
TFLs: 1 (1-0), at Penn State (9/20/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
15 A.J. Doyle
9 Trey Dudley-Giles
As a Sophomore in 2013: Started in nine of 11 games played ... Tossed six touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 128-of-235 pass completions ... Threw for 1,274
yards and rushed for another 151 yards on 65 attempts ... Averaged a team-best
129.5 total yards per game ... Went 5-for-7 for 39 yards while playing two series
as the quarterback at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Added 62 yards on a 7-for-17
performance against Maine (9/7) with a touchdown thrown to Tajae Sharpe ...
Started at Kansas State (9/14) and finished 21-for-31 with 186 yards and two
interceptions ... Also ran for 37 yards on nine carries against the Wildcats ... Finished 20-for-28 (71.4 completion pct.) with one touchdown pass to Tajae Sharpe
against Vanderbilt (9/21), totaling 133 yards through the air and 29 more on the
ground ... Finished 4-for-17 for 20 yards without an interception or touchdown
at Bowling Green (10/5) while adding 23 yards on five rushing attempts (4.6
yards per carry) ... Went 19-for-34 with touchdown strikes to Elgin Long and Rob
Blanchflower to help the Minutemen defeat Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12, adding 22
yards rushing on nine attempts ... Finished 14-of-28 with 162 yards and an interception at Buffalo (10/19) while adding 22 yards on the ground ... Was 15-of-24
with 194 yards and a touchdown without throwing an interception against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Did not play against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2)
due to injury ... Returned against Akron (11/16) and finished 13-of-21 for 75 yard
with one interception ... Threw for 109 yards and a touchdown at Ohio (11/29).
As A Junior In 2014: Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC First Team Punt Returner ...
Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Third Team Kick Returner ... Athlon Sports Preseason All-MAC Second Team Punt Returner ... Athlon Sports Preseason All-MAC
Second Team Kick Returner ... CFPA Punt Returner Trophy Watch List ... Made
seven tackles (4-3), including a TFL, and returned a pair of kickoffs for 55 yards
against Boston College (8/30) ... Tallied five tackles (3-2) as a starting safety
and earned 130 yards spread over three kick returns and one punt return against
Colorado (9/6) ... Had four tackles (2-2), picked off a pass, forced a fumble and
returned two kickoffs for a combined 94 yards at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Recorded
his 100th career tackle against the Commodores ... Added four stops (3-1) at Penn
State (9/20) ... Notched two stops and a 21-yard kickoff return against Bowling
Green (9/27) ... Earned four tackles, including a three-yard TFL, at Miami (Ohio)
on Oct. 4 ... Has a pair of solo stops and two assisted tackles during the 36-14 win
over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Returned an interception 23 yards and secured
five tackles, including four solos, as a starting cornerback at Toledo (10/25) ...
Provided a career-high-tying 10 tackles (2-8) and a pair of pass breakups to the
winning effort against Ball State (11/12) ... His 291 punt return yards ranks 13th
all-time in program history and puts him 27 yards from tying Tony Williams (318;
1991-94) for 12th on the list ... Stands eighth in UMass history for kick return
yards (986), only 23 yards behind Jesse Julmiste for seventh all-time (1,009;
2009-11).
QB • Junior • 6-3 • 230 • Lakeville, Mass.
As a freshman in 2012: Saw action in eight games and started in one at quarterback ... Threw for 419 yards on 56-of-98 pass attempts with three touchdowns
and eight interceptions ... Completed his first collegiate pass during the seasonopener at Connecticut ... Finished 3-for-8 for 35 yards passing against Indiana
(9/8) ... Threw five passes for 47 yards and rushed five times for 33 yards (6.6
yards per carry) at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Was 8-for-14 for 48 yards and a
touchdown at Vanderbilt (10/27) ... Completed 30-of-45 passes for 253 yards and
two touchdowns vs. Central Michigan (11/23) in his first collegiate start.
Before UMass: Two-time Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team (2010-11) ... Named
Catholic Conference MVP ... Two-time team captain ... Also recruited by N.C.
State ... Averaged 156 passing yards per game ... Completed 51-of-83 passes on
the year for 936 yards ... Threw for 11 touchdowns and only two interceptions as
a senior ... Played for head coach Alex Campea at Catholic Memorial High School.
Personal: Adam William Doyle Jr. ... Born December 15, 1993 in North Quincy,
Mass. ... Son of Adam Doyle Sr. and Karen Doyle ... Brother of Elizabeth ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Career Statistics AT UMASS (Passing)
YearGP/GS
Cmp. Att.YardsPct.TDIntLg.
2012
8/1
56 98
419 57.1 3 8
31
2013 11/9 128 235 1274 54.5 6 11 55
2014
0/0
0
0
0
00.0 0 0
0
Totals19/10 184 333 1693 55.3 9 19 55
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2012
8/1
27
28
1.0
0
23
2013 10/8
57
144
2.5
0
18
2014
0/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
Totals
18/9 841722.0 023
CAREER HIGHS
Passing Attempts: 45, vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12)
Passing Completions: 30, vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12) (45 attempts)
Passing Yards: 253, vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12) (30 completions)
Longest Pass: 55, vs. Western Michigan (10/26/13) (to TE Rob Blanchflower)
Passing Touchdowns: 2, twice, last vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Rushing Attempts: 9, twice, last vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Rushing Yards: 37, at Kansas State (9/14/13) (nine carries)
Longest Rush: 23, at Western Michigan (10/6/12)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
20+ Yard Rushing Plays: 1, at Western Michigan (10/6/12)
20+ Yard Passing Plays: 16, last at Ohio (11/29/13)
40+ Yard Passing Plays: 2, vs. Western Michigan (10/26/13)
DB • Junior • 5-11 • 182 • Dade City, Fla.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Started nine of the 11 games he played ... Recorded
20 solo tackles and 22 assisted stops ... Had 1.5 TFLs ... Also recorded three pass
breakups and recovered two fumbles ... Led the team with 12 punt returns for
147 yards (12.3 yards per return) ... Also led the squad with 30 kick returns while
averaging a team-best 22.3 yards per return ... Posted the highest all-purpose
yards total among Minutemen (74.2 per game).
Before UMass: Earned second team all-state honors while competing at Pasco
High School ... Was also a FACA All-Star Classic selection.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT
2012 11/7 27 16 43
2013 11/9 20 22 42
2014 10/10 27 21 48
Totals32/26 74 59 133
FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
0/0
0.0-0 0.5-4
0-0
4
0/2
0.0-0 1.5-2
0-0
3
1/0
0.0-0 2.0-4
2-25
5
1/2 0.0-0 4.0-10 2-25 12
Career Statistics (Kick Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2012 11/7
2
48
24.0
0
37
2013 11/9
30
669
22.3
0
41
2014
9/9
8
269
33.6
0
74
Totals
31/254098624.7 074
Career Statistics (Punt Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2012 11/7
14
112
8.0
0
29
2013 11/9
12
147
12.2
0
30
2014
9/9
4
32
8.0
0
31
Totals
31/25302919.7 031
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 10 (2-8), twice, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), 3x, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Pass Breakups: 2, twice, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice, last at Ohio (11/29/13)
Interceptions: 1, twice, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
Interception Return Yards: 23, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Punt Returns: 3, 4x, last vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Punt Return Yards: 65, vs. Buffalo (11/17/12) (three returns)
Longest Punt Return: 31, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Kickoff Returns: 6, at Ohio (11/29/13)
Kickoff Return Yards: 141, at Buffalo (10/19/13) (five returns)
Longest Kickoff Return: 74, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CARER Statistics
Games With 50+ Punt Return Yards: 1, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Games With 100+ Kickoff Return Yards: 3, last at Buffalo (10/19/13)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yards: 6, last vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
23
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
30 Zeke EDMONDS
7 Blake FROHNAPFEL
As A Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance with the Minutemen and notched
a pair of assisted tackles at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Also saw time at Penn State (9/20)
but did not record statistics ... Helped out on a career-high five tackles, including
an assisted TFL, against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Earned a pass breakup and two
tackles (2-0) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4.
As A First-Year Graduate Student In 2014: Phil Steele Midseason All-MAC Second Team Quarterback ... MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week (10/27)
... MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week (9/29) ... ECAC Offensive
Player of the Week (10/1) ... Started against Boston College (8/30) and finished
9-for-22 for 147 yards with a touchdown and interception ... Set then-career highs
in completions (20), passing yards (267) and touchdowns (three) against Colorado
(9/6) ... Finished the game at Vanderbilt 17-of-34 for 205 yards and a touchdown
without tossing an interception on Sept. 13 ... Went 17-of-33 passing for 263 yards
and one touchdown at Penn State (9/20) ... Set a Mid-American Conference and
UMass record with 589 yards passing against Bowling Green (9/27) as he finished
36-of-61 with five touchdowns ... His TD total against the Falcons tied the school
mark for most thrown in a game ... Threw for 389 yards and four touchdowns
when he finished 35-for-60 at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Finished 23-for-38 with
286 yards and three touchdowns at Kent State (10/11) in UMass’ 40-17 victory ...
Added another 300-yard performance when he finished 28-of-51 for 337 yards in
the victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Aired it out at Toledo for 438 passing yards and five touchdowns, tying the UMass mark for most TDs thrown in a
single game in program history for the second time this season ... Was 28-for-44
covering 424 yards with two interceptions before leading the game against Ball
State (11/12) with an injury ... Ranks third nationally among NCAA Division I FBS
competitors for passing yards (3,345) and fifth for passing yards per game (334.5),
12th for completions per game (23.67), 15th with 23 touchdowns thrown and
19th for passing yards per completion (13.88) ... Leads the MAC in passing yards,
completions per game and passing yards per game.
DB • Freshman • 6-0 • 200 • West Palm Beach, Fla.
Before UMass: Posted 22 sacks from his linebacker position to earn Class 7A AllState First Team honors on defense as a senior at Royal Palm Beach High School in
2013 ... Was also an all-region, all-area, all-county and all-conference first team
selection as a senior ... Earned honorable mention all-county and all-conference
accolades as a junior ... Was a standout at the 2014 NUC All-South Classic...Named
the East squad’s offensive MVP at the All-South game after returning an 80-yard
kickoff for a touchdown and catching another TD on offense ... Also held offers
from Marshall, Northern Illinois, Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2014
7/0
2
8 10
0/0
0.0-0 0.5-0
0-0
1
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (0-5), vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
TFLs: 0.5, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
51 Andrew ELLIS
LB • RS-Freshman • 6-0 • 230 • Hyannis, Mass.
As A Freshman in 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
66 Anthony FERNANDEZ
OL • Freshman • 6-6 • 302 • Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Before UMass: Played offensive tackle and guard and defensive end for Rancho
Cucamonga High School under head coach Nick Baiz, where he was a two-year
varsity letterwinner ... Earned All-Baseline League Second Team honors in 2012
and was an honorable mention selection in 2011 ... Enrolled at UMass in for the
2014 Spring semester.
39 Jordan FISKE
TE • Freshman • 6-3 • 225 • Hinsdale, Mass.
Before UMass: Primarily played defensive end and tight end during a postgraduate year at East Coast Prep ... Played tight end, defensive end and linebacker
for Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, Massachusetts, under coach Gary
Campbell, Jr. ... Was named team captain in his senior year at Wahconah ... Helped
Wahconah win MIAA Super Bowl state championship in 2012 ... Along with a 2012
Super Bowl win, was recognized as All-Berkshire Tight End ... Also was a member
of the Berkshire United under-19 rugby team.
QB • Graduate Student • 6-6 • 229 • Stafford, Va.
Before UMass: Earned his undergraduate degree from Marshall in May 2013 ...
Frohnapfel (FROH-nap-ul) has two years of eligibility remaining at UMass ... Was
a two-year back-up to 2012 C-USA MVP Rakeem Cato ... Redshirted his freshman
year in 2011 ... Played for Bill Brown at Colonial Forge High School ... Completed
95 of 159 passes for 1,733 yards and also rushed for 257 yards ... Passed for more
than 4,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his career ... A two-time First Team Commonwealth Player of the Year, a second-team all-region pick and a first-team
all-area selection ... Joined his brother Eric as part of the 2011 MU signing class
... Also held offers from Wake Forest, West Virginia and Vanderbilt.
Career Statistics (Passing)
YearGP/GS
Cmp. Att.YardsPct.TDIntLg.
2011*--- Redshirted --2012* 12/0 18 23
180 78.3 2 1
29
2013* 14/0 17 22
206 77.3 3 1
58
2014 10/10 241 437 3345 55.1 23 10 80
Totals36/10 276 482 3731 57.3 28 10 80
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD
2011*
--- Redshirted --2012* 12/0
13
78
6.0
1
2013* 14/0
11
86
7.8
1
2014 10/10
41
-84
-2.0
0
Totals36/10
65
80
1.2
2
Lg.
51
45
17
51
CAREER HIGHS & Miscellaneous Statistics
Passing Attempts: 61, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Passing Completions: 36, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Passing Yards: 589, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Longest Pass: 80, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) (to WR Alex Kenney)
Passing Touchdowns: 5, twice, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
Rushing Attempts: 9, twice, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Rushing Yards: 78, at Florida International (11/23/13)*
Longest Rush: 51, at East Carolina (11/23/12)*
Miscellaneous Career Statistics
Games With 300+ Passing Yards: 5, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Games With 400+ Passing Yards: 3, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Games With 500+ Passing Yards: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Games With 3+ Passing Touchdowns: 5, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
Games With 4+ Passing Touchdowns: 3, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
Games With 5+ Passing Touchdowns: 2, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
*Member of Marshall University football team
24
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
31 Iric HARRIS
86 Shaquille HARRIS
As a redshirt Junior in 2014: Made appearances against Colorado (9/6) and at
Vanderbilt (9/13) but did not record any statistics ... Had two stops (1-1) at Penn
State (9/20) ... Broke up a pass and made one tackle in the win over Eastern
Michigan (10/18).
As A Freshman in 2013: Saw action in seven games ... Recorded 36 yards on one
catch ... Also rushed for 65 yards on four attempts ... Recorded seven kick returns
for 140 yards ... Saw snaps as a reserve wide receiver against No. 23 Wisconsin
(8/31), Maine (9/7) and Kansas State (9/14) ... Rushed for 15 yards on two carries
and fielded six kickoffs for 122 return yards against #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2)
... Ran for 45 yards on his only rushing attempt against Akron (11/16).
DB • RS-Junior • 5-8 • 180 • Woodbridge, Va.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2013: Was not a member of the active roster
As a redshirt freshman in 2012: Played in two games, making appearances at
Connecticut (8/30) and against Indiana (9/8) ... Earned his first collegiate tackle on
a solo stop at Connecticut ... Followed with an assisted takedown against Indiana.
As a freshman in 2011: Redshirted the season.
Before UMass: Had eight interceptions including two returned for TDs as a senior
at Hylton High School ... All-State AAA Second Team ... Named AAA Cardinal District
Defensive Player of the Year ... Named a first-team AAA receiver and first-team
defensive back ... All-Metropolitan Honorable Mention ... AAA All-Region Defensive
Back ... On offense, hauled in 412 receiving yards with four touchdowns ... Honored
as the Roanoke Times Top-100 Recruits “Sleeper of the Year.”
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2011
--- Redshirted --2012
2/0 1 1
2
0/0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
2013--- Not on active roster --2014
5/0 1 2
3
0/0
0.0-0 0-0
0-0
0
Totals7/0 2 3 5 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2 (1-1), at Penn State (9/20/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
WR • Sophomore • 6-2 • 210 • Palmetto, Fla.
Before UMass: An honorable mention selection for the Class 5A All-State Team ...
Member of the Bradenton Herald All-Area Second Team ... Helped Palmetto to a
No. 1 ranking in the Florida Class 5A division ... Earned a spot on the 21st Annual
Brad Price Memorial PAL Bowl Team ... As a senior, had 41 receptions for 586 yards
with 10 touchdowns ... Had 45 receptions for 842 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011
as a junior ... A team leader for the basketball squad in scoring and rebounding
as a four-year starter ... Member of the track team as a sprinter and high jumper
... Also held offers from Temple, Toledo, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2013
7/0
4
65
2014
0/0
0
0
Totals7/0
4
65
Avg.TD Lg.
16.2
0
45
0.0
0
0
16.2 0 45
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2013
7/0
1
36
36.0
0
0
2014
0/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
Totals
7/0 136
36.000
Career Statistics (Kick
YearGP/GSNo.
2013
7/0
7
2014
0/0
0
Totals7/0
7
Returns)
Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
140
20.0
0
28
0
0.0
0
0
140 20.0 0 28
CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 2, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
Rushing Yards: 45, vs. Akron (11/16/13) (one carry)
Longest Rush: 45, vs. Akron (11/16/13)
Kick Returns: 6, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
Kick Return Yards: 122, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13) (6 returns)
Longest Kick Return: 28, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
Games With 100+ Kick Return Yards: 1, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yards: 1, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
76 Tyshon HENDERSON
OL • Sophomore • 6-7 • 339 • Newark, N.J.
As A Sophomore IN 2014: Rotated into the offensive line against Colorado (9/6)
... Also appeared on the offensive line at Vanderbilt (9/13) as the Minutemen
produced 346 yards of offense and when UMass traveled to Penn State (9/20) ...
Took snaps on the offensive line to help the Minutemen rack up 589 yards passing
against Bowling Green on Sept. 27 ... Appeared as a reserve lineman when the
Minutemen accumulated 41 points and 554 yards of total offense at Miami (Ohio)
on Oct. 4 ... Rotated into the offensive line to help the Minutemen earn a 40-17
victory at Kent State (10/11) ... Was a reserve offensive lineman as UMass football
defeated Eastern Michigan, 36-14 on the strength of five rushing touchdowns and
562 total yards of offense ... Helped the Minutemen average 6.5 yards gained per
play on the offensive line at Toledo (10/25).
As A Freshman IN 2013: Saw action in eight games, including one start ... Part
of an offensive line group which excelled in pass protection as it allowed just 16
sacks over the 12-game season ... UMass was tied for fifth in the league for fewest
sacks given up in 2013.
Before UMass: Named to the All-New England Team as a senior as well as the All-ISL
League First Team, All-Providence Journal, a PROJO All-Star, St. George’s School
Team MVP and Offensive Line MVP ... Played offensive and defensive line ... Had
56 tackles, including 25 solo stops, as a senior ... Earned all-league and all-New
England honors as a sophomore and junior as well ... Captain of the football,
basketball and track teams ... An all-star basketball player and team leader in
rebounds and blocks as a sophomore and junior ... Named the track team’s MVP.
25
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
73 Fabian HOELLER
85 Brandon HOWARD
As A Sophomore IN 2014: Was the starting left guard against Boston College (8/30)
and Colorado (9/6), helping the Minutemen record a 5.5 yard per play average
against the Buffaloes ... Started on the offensive line as the Minutemen recorded
346 yards of total offense at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Was the left guard at Penn
State (9/20) ... Protected Blake Frohnapfel’s left side as the quarterback threw
for a UMass-record 589 passing yards to go with five touchdowns against Bowling
Green on Sept. 27 ... Started at left guard when the Minutemen accumulated 41
points and 554 yards of total offense at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Held down the
left guard spot when the Minutemen secured wins over Kent State (10/11) and
Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Helped the Minutemen average 6.5 yards gained per
play on the offensive line at Toledo (10/25).
As a redshirt Junior in 2014: Started at tight end against Boston College (8/30)
and caught the first pass thrown by Blake Frohnapfel for a seven-yard gain ... Played
snaps at tight end and served as a member of the special teams unit, where he
fielded a kickoff and returned it 12 yards against Colorado (9/6) ... Pulled in a
22-yard reception and returned a kickoff five yards at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Added
snaps at TE when the Minutemen played at Penn State (9/20) ... Made a 10-yard
reception to convert a fourth-and-two situation at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4.
OL • Sophomore • 6-3 • 295 • Cologne, Germany
As A Freshman IN 2013: Started three of the 12 games played ... Saw action at
tackle, left guard and center ... Part of an offensive line group which excelled in
pass protection as it allowed just 16 sacks over the 12-game season ... UMass was
tied for fifth in the league for fewest sacks given up in 2013 ... Also helped the
offense’s run game improve in year two at the Football Bowl Subdivision as UMass
rushed for over 1,500 yards on the ground, averaging 125.2 yards per game in 2013
compared to 1,075 yards rushing and an 89.6 yard per game average in 2012 ...
Before UMass: A German national who played for the Cologne Falcons, which is
an American Football team that is in the North Division of the German Football
League ... Attended FOS Ansbach, a high school in Ansbach, Germany ... Plans to
study molecular engineering at UMass ... A four-year starter for the Falcons where
he played every position on the offensive line ... Named an All-GFL selection four
consecutive years (2009-12) ... Named to the German National Team in 2011 and
2012 ... A two-time team captain (2011 & 2012).
95 Sha-Ki Holines
DL • Sophomore • 6-3 • 260 • Springfield, Mass.
As A Redshirt-Freshman In 2014: Saw his first snaps against Boston College on
Aug. 30 and assisted on a pair of tackles ... Started at defensive tackle against
Colorado (9/6) and helped out on five tackles ... Made three tackles (2-1) at
Vanderbilt (9/13), including a pair of third-down stops ... Assisted on a threeyard sack and finished the day with a pair of tackles (1-1) at Penn State (9/20)
... Produced three assisted tackles, including a half-TFL, against Bowling Green
(9/27) ... Made three stops (1-2) and earned a QB hurry during the win at Kent
State (10/11) ... Secured 1.5 TFLs, both sacks, totaling seven yards in the win
over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Had four tackles (1-3) and a quarterback hurry
at Toledo (10/25) ... Earned a career-best seven tackles, all assisted, with a halfTFL during the win over Ball State (11/12).
As A Freshman In 2013: Sat out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules and
will have four years of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Initially enrolled at the University of Connecticut before transferring
to UMass in Sept. 2013 ... Sat out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules and
has four years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014 ... Count as a member of
the Feb. 2013 NLI signing class due to being a mid-year transfer.
Before College: Was named to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches
Association “Super 26” All-State Team when he competed at Commerce High
School ... Was named to the Springfield Republican Division II All-Scholastic First
Team as a junior and senior ... Had 80 tackles in 2013, with 29 going for a loss
... Made 13 receptions totaling 262 yards ... Totaled 122 tackles and was team’s
defensive MVP with six sacks as a junior ... Pulled in 27 receptions for 287 yards
and three touchdowns as a tight end ... Commerce’s team went 8-5 in his junior
year and played in the MIAA Division II Super Bowl ... The squad advanced to the
MIAA Division II semifinals during his senior campaign ... Recruited by UMass, UConn
and Boston College ... Did not begin playing organized football until high school.
Personal: Sha-Ki R. Holines ... Born November 18, 1994.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD Blk
2014
10/7
6 25 31
0/0
2.0-10 3.0-11
0-0
0 0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 7 (0-7), vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
TFLs: 1.5, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Sacks: 1.5, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
26
TE • RS-Junior • 6-5 • 250 • Norfolk, Mass.
As a redshirt Sophomore in 2013: Played in 12 games ... Recorded four catches
for 55 yards ... Returned one kick for eight yards ... Caught his first collegiate
passes for a total of 21 yards at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31), including a 19-yard grab.
As a redshirt freshman in 2012: Did not play.
As a freshman in 2011: Redshirted the 2011 season to enter 2012 with four years
of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Played tight end and defensive end at Worcester Academy in a
post-graduate year ... Tallied 18 tackles, two sacks and three pass breakups on
defense ... Made 10 catches for 257 yards with one touchdown on offense ... Had
five catches for 105 yards and a score in his final game at Worcester Academy ...
Played quarterback at King Phillip High School and led the team to a 9-2 record
as a senior ... Named to Boston Globe Eastern Mass All-Star Team as a junior and
senior ... Hockomock League and Sun-Chronicle Football All-Star Team honoree as
a junior and senior ... Massachusetts Football Division 2 All-Star in 2009 ... King
Phillip High School Offensive MVP as he threw for 1,038 yards and 13 touchdowns
as a senior ... Also carried the ball 40 times for 100 yards and seven touchdowns
during his final year at King Phillip ... Led Eastern Mass quarterbacks in passing
touchdowns with 17 as a junior ... Threw for 1,071 yards and rushed for 252 more
as a junior ... Named Old Spice Red Zone National Player of the Year for Leadership
and Performance.
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD
2011
--- Redshirted --2012
0/0
0
0
0.0
0
2013 12/0
4
55
13.8
0
2014 10/2
3
39
13.0
0
Totals22/2
7
94 13.4
0
Lg.
0
20
22
22
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 2, at #23 Wisconsin (8/31/13)
Receiving Yards: 22, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (one reception)
Longest Reception: 22, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
Kick Returns: 1, twice, last at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Kick Return Yards: 12, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
8 Shane HUBER
4 Randall jette
As A Freshman In 2013: Started five of the eight games he played in prior to
suffering a season-ending injury ... Recorded seven solo tackles and nine assisted
tackles on the year ... Had a half-sack for a loss of four yards ... Made his first
collegiate appearance at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31), recording a pair of stops (1-1)
... Added a tackle on special teams against Maine (9/7) ... Started at linebacker
at Kansas State (9/14) and secured one solo tackle ... Earned five tackles (2-3)
as a starter against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Made two tackles (1-1) at Bowling Green
(10/5) ... Assisted on three tackles (0-3) while serving as one of the team’s game
captains for the contest against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Did not play at Buffalo (10/19) due to injury ... Recorded two takedowns (1-1), including assisting
on a nine-yard sack, against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Was a starting outside
linebacker against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Missed the final three
games of the year due to injury.
As a redshirt Junior in 2014: Phil Steele Midseason All-MAC Second Team Corner
Back ... Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Fourth Team Cornerback ... Tied a thencareer high with seven tackles, including five solos, and returned an intercepted
Tyler Murphy pass 20 yards against Boston College on Aug. 30 ... The interception
versus BC was the fourth of his career while his second tackle of the afternoon gave
him 100 for his UMass tenure ... Intercepted a Sefo Liufau pass against Colorado
(9/6) and returned it to the two yard line to set up a Jamal Wilson touchdown run
... His pick against Colorado was his second in as many games during the season
and the fifth of his career ... Also tied a career high with seven tackles, including
five solo stops, against the Buffaloes ... Provided four tackles (1-3) and one pass
breakup at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned eight stops, including five solos, and a pass
breakup at Penn State (9/20) ... Notched his third interception of the season as one
of three pass breakups against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Added seven tackles (3-4)
versus the Falcons ... Set a career best with 10 tackles (8-2) at Miami (Ohio) on
Oct. 4 to go with a pair of pass breakups ... Helped out on two tackles and broke
up a pair of passes when the Minutemen defeated Eastern Michigan (10/18) ...
Totaled five solo tackles and a pair of pass breakups at Toledo (10/25) ... Secured
six tackles (2-4), including a TFL, and his fourth interception of the season in the
win over Ball State (11/12) ... His 27 career pass breakups put him fourth all-time
in program history and only five from tying Don Caparotti (32; 1989-92) for third
... His passes defended total (16) in 2014 ties him for fourth-most in the nation
among NCAA Division I FBS competitors as of Nov. 14.
LB • Sophomore • 6-3 • 250 • Basking Ridge, N.J.
Before UMass: Highly decorated linebacker at St. Peter’s Prep ... Served as team
captain in 2012 and was named to the all-New Jersey first team, all-Metro team,
all-county first team, and first team all-conference ... Earned HCIAL Defensive
Player of the Year honors ... Selected to the Chesapeake Bowl and was named
one of the game’s Top-10 Performers ... A New Jersey Super 100 Selection ...
Posted 91 tackles (46 solo), 18 tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception
as a senior ... Had 65 tackles, seven TFLs and one interception as a junior ... Was
an honors student and was active in community service ... Also held offers from
Navy, Temple, Central Florida and Buffalo.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2013
8/5 7 9 16 0/0 0.5-4 0.5-4 0-0
0
2014
0/0 0 0 0
0/0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
Totals 8/5 7 9 16 0/0 0.5-40.5-4 0-0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (2-3), vs. Vanderbilt (9/21/13)
Sacks: 0.5, vs. Western Michigan (10/26/13)
DB • RS-Junior • 5-11 • 180 • Oak Bluffs, Mass.
As a redshirt Sophomore in 2013: Started all 11 of the games he played in
... Recorded 45 total tackles, including two for a loss of nine yards ... Had one
interception on the season ... Led the team in both pass breakups (12) and fumbles
recovered (three) ... Also tied the team lead with two forced fumbles ... Added
one blocked kick and one fumble return ... Earned another solo tackle at Kansas
State (9/14), recovered a fumble and blocked a PAT attempt ... Made five stops,
including a pair of solo takedowns, and picked off Austyn Carta-Samuels first pass
attempt when the Minutemen faced SEC opponent Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Tied a
single-game career-high with seven stops (1-6) at Bowling Green while adding a
pass breakup in the secondary ... Helped out on a pair of stops and broke up a pass
against Miami (Ohio) during UMass’ 17-10 victory on Oct. 12 ... Provided six solo
tackles, including a TFL for a five-yard loss, and a pair of pass breakups at Buffalo
(10/19) ... Made two solo stops, including a TFL, recovered a fumble and broke up
two passes against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Made six tackles, forced a
pair of fumbles, broke up two passes and recovered a fumble against Akron (11/16).
As a redshirt freshman in 2012: Started all 12 games ... Finished fourth on the
squad with 53 tackles (30-23) while recording two interceptions, four pass breakups
and a TFL ... Made his first career interception at Akron (11/10) to go with five
tackles (4-1) ... Set a season-high of seven stops (1-6), to go with an assisted TFL
and a pick, vs. Buffalo (11/17) ... Ended the season with four tackles (2-2) and a
pass break up against Central Michigan (11/23).
Before UMass: Named to the Boston Globe First-Team All-Defense ... ESPN Boston
MIAA All-State Defensive Back ... Honored as an Old Spice Player of the Year in
Massachusetts ... Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star as a junior and senior ...
Four-time Air Force National Player of the Week ... Named Great American Rivalry
Series MVP for games vs. Nantucket in 2010 ... Rushed for school single-game
record 247 yards as a tailback ... Holds school record for high jump with a mark
of 6-feet, 2-inches.
Personal: Randall Jamal Jette ... Born on March 27, 1993 ... Son of Albert and
Grace ... Brother of Keisha and Kendall ... Majoring in public health sciences.
Career Statistics (Defense)
YearGP/GS
UT
ATTTFF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPDBlk
2012 12/12 30 23 53
0/0
0.0-0
1.0-2
2-0
6
0
2013 11/11 23 22 45
2/3
0.0-0
2.0-9
1-0
12 1
2014 10/10 35 22 57
0/0
0.0-0
0.5-0
4-49
16 0
Totals 33/33 88 67155 2/3 0.0-0 3.5-11 7-49 34 1
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 10 (8-2), at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
Interceptions: 1, 7x, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Interception Return Yards: 29, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Pass Breakups: 3, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Fumbles Forced: 2, vs. Akron (11/16/13)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice, last vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
PATs Blocked: 1, at Kansas State (9/14/13)
27
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
70 Ryan JOHNSON
8 Alex KENNEY
As A Junior In 2014: Made his first appearance for the Minutemen when he served
as a reserve offensive lineman against Colorado (9/6) and helped UMass accumulate
371 yards of offense to average 5.5 yards gained per play ... Also rotated into the
offensive line when the Minutemen earned 346 yards of total offense at Vanderbilt
(9/13) ... Took snaps on the offensive line at Penn State (9/20) ... Was a part of the
offensive line when quarterback Blake Frohnapfel threw for a UMass single-game
record 589 yards against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Rotated into the offensive line
as the Minutemen notched 41 points and 554 yards of offense at Miami (Ohio) on
Oct. 4 ... Helped Massachusetts put up 36 points and 562 yards of offense in the
win over Eastern Michigan (10/18).
As A Graduate Student In 2014: Made his first catch with the Minutemen, a
14-yard grab, against Colorado (9/6) ... Rushed twice for 22 yards and started at
wide receiver in his return to Penn State (9/20) ... Hauled in two receptions for a
career-high 83 yards with one score against Bowling Green (9/27) ... His 80-yard
touchdown grab against the Falcons is the longest play of the year for the Minutemen and the first passing play of 80 or more yards since current quarterbacks
coach Liam Coen connected with Matt Silver for 80 yards against Bryant on Oct.
25, 2008, a span of 65 games between occurrences ... Led the Minutemen with
71 yards on a career-high five receptions during the win at Kent State (10/11).
OL • Junior • 6-5 • 320 • St. Louis, Mo. • Garden City CC
Before UMass: Named to honor roll after spring 2013 semester at Garden City
Community College in Kansas ... Prior to attending Garden City Community College,
was a first-team all-conference selection at right tackle for Ellsworth Community
College in Iowa ... Played his high school football at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy
in St. Louis under coach Atah Knighten.
29 Jaurice JONES
DB • Junior • 6-1 • 186 • Linden, N.J.
As A Junior in 2014: Saw time in the lineup against Colorado (9/6) and at Vanderbilt (9/13).
As A Sophomore in 2013: Appeared in eight games without recording statistics
... Played mainly on special teams during the season.
As freshman in 2012: Played in one game during his first season ... Made an appearance on special teams at Western Michigan (10/6).
Before UMass: Earned second-team all-state honors at Linden High School in
Linden, N.J. ... Also a first-team all-division, all-area and all-conference selection ... Played quarterback for Linden as well, where he completed 61-of-110
passes for 927 yards and seven touchdowns ... Also carried the ball 67 times for
443 yards.
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GSUTATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD Blk
2012
1/0
0 0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
0
0
2013
8/0
0 0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
0
0
2014
0/0
0 0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
0
0
Totals9/00000/00.0-0
0.0-00-0 00
87 T.J. KELLEY
WR • Freshman • 6-6 • 215 • Shrewsbury, Mass.
Before UMass: One of the top wide receivers for St. John’s during the 2013 season,
which saw the Pioneers reach the MIAA Division 2 Superbowl ... Hauled in nearly
30 catches for over 400 yards and six catches as a senior ... A two-sport athlete
who excelled in basketball and football, Kelley also led the hoops squad to the
state championship game as well.
WR • Graduate Student • 6-0 • 190 • State College, Pa. • Penn St.
Before UMass: Split time between cornerback and wide receiver as a four-year
member of the Penn State football team ... Had 20 receptions go for 197 yards
during 20 games played for the Nittany Lions ... Was a nine-time all-state football
and track honoree at State College Area High School ... Played for Coach Al Wolski
and was selected PA Football News Class AAAA all-state his final three years ... Was
a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com and was selected the
Old Spice Red Zone Pennsylvania Player of the Year and a SuperPrep All-American
... Ran for 1,175 yards, had 475 receiving yards and totaled 29 touchdowns, while
also making 12 interceptions (returning three for scores) as a senior at State College Area High School ... A 2010 Big 33 Classic selection, he scored 56 scholastic
touchdowns ... The 2008 U.S. Army All-American nominee gained more than 1,400
all-purpose yards, averaging 13 yards per carry, and scored 13 touchdowns as a
junior ... Compiled more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and scored 11 times as a
sophomore ... Was a 14-time Pennsylvania state track medalist, finishing second
in the 100 meters (10.63 seconds) and third in the 200 (21.42 seconds) at the 2010
Pennsylvania State Championships.
Personal: Full name is Alex James Kenney ... Son of Larry and Patti Kenney ...
Has two siblings, Matthew and Lauren ... Matthew was a three-year football letterman at Cornell ... A member of the Penn State track & field team, Lauren won
the javelin title at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships and
qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2010*
--- Redshirted --2011* 2/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
2012* 11/1
0
0
0.0
0
0
2013* 7/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
2014 10/5
2
22
11.0
0
18
Totals30/6
2
22 11.0
0 18
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2010*
--- Redshirted --2011* 2/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
2012* 11/1
17
172
10.1
0
24
2013* 7/0
3
25
8.3
0
10
2014 10/5
8
174
21.8
1
80
Totals
30/6 2837113.3 180
Career Statistics (Kick Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD
2010*
--- Redshirted --2011* 2/0
1
16
16.0
0
2012* 11/1
4
71
17.8
0
2013* 7/0
0
0
0.0
0
2014 10/5
3
66
22.0
0
Totals30/6
8
153 19.1
0
Lg.
16
22
0
25
25
CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 2, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Rushing Yards: 22, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Longest Rush: 18, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Receptions: 4, twice, last at Kent State (10/11/14)*
Receiving Yards: 83, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) (two receptions)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Longest Reception: 80, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
Kickoff Returns: 3, vs. Northwestern (10/6/12)*
Kickoff Return Yards: 51, vs. Northwestern (10/6/12)*
Longest Kick Return: 25, vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
*Member of the Penn State football team
28
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
92 Robert Kitching
57 Leo Krizanovic
As A Junior In 2014: Started at nose tackle and assisted on one stop against
Boston College (8/30) ... Made a career-high six tackles (1-5) against Colorado
(9/6), which included an assisted-TFL ... Added two takedowns, including an assisted TFL, and a pass breakup at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned three tackles (1-2)
at Penn State (9/20) ... Blocked an extra point and helped out on three tackles,
including a TFL, against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Broke up a pass and made four
tackles (2-2) at Kent State (10/11) to help the Minutemen to their 40-17 win ...
Blocked a field goal and assisted on four tackles, including a pair of TFLs, against
Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Earned four tackles (1-3) during the win over Ball
State (11/12).
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2014: Assisted on one tackle in his first game
played with the Minutemen when UMass faced Boston College (8/30) ... Added
two stops (1-1) when UMass faced Colorado (9/6) ... Provided two tackles (1-1),
including a TFL, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) and added two more (0-2) when the Minutemen visited Penn State (9/20) ... Totaled a career-best four tackles (2-2), including a two-yard TFL, versus Bowling Green (9/27) ... Was a starting defensive
tackle at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Made two tackles (1-1) at Kent State (10/11).
DL • Junior • 6-1 • 307 • Brooklyn, N.Y.
As A Sophomore In 2013: Started in two of the nine games he played in ...
Recorded nine total tackles ... Also had an assisted-sack for a loss of three yards
... Appeared in the lineup at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Had one assisted stop as
a nose tackle against Maine (9/7) ... Made his first collegiate start at defensive
tackle and produced a solo stop at Kansas State (9/14) ... Subbed in as a defensive tackle against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Assisted on one stop at Bowling Green
(10/5) ... Assisted on one tackle against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Made an appearance in the lineup at Buffalo (10/19) ... Helped out on two tackles against
Western Michigan (10/26) ... Assisted on three stops, including his first collegiate
sack as he combined with Brandon Potvin to drop No. 17/21 Northern Illinois
(11/2) quarterback Jordan Lynch for a five-yard loss.
As A Freshman In 2012: Played in seven games, seeing time on special teams
and the defensive line ... Made one solo stop against Indiana (9/8) ... Added an
assisted tackle against Ohio (9/29) ... Made appearances against No. 17 Michigan (9/15), Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22, Western Michigan (10/6), Bowling Green
(10/20) and Northern Illinois (11/3).
Before UMass: Served as team captain in 2011 ... Led Abraham Lincoln High
School to the New York City Championship with a 13-0 record ... Named to the
all-city and all-state teams ... Had 10 sacks as a senior in 2011 ... Played for head
coach Shawn O’Connor.
Personal: Robert Anthony Kitching III ... Born November 22, 1994 in Manhattan,
N.Y. ... Son of Robert Kitching and Renee Moss ... Majoring in psychology.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD Blk
2012
7/0
1
1
2
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
0
2013
9/2
1
8
9
0/0
0.5-3 0.5-3 0-0
0
0
2014 10/3 6 29 35
0/0
0.5-1 3.5-8 0-0
2
2
Totals26/5 8 38 46 0/0 1.0-4 4.0-11 0-0 2 2
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 7 (1-6), at Toledo (10/25/14)
TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), at Toledo (10/25/14)
Sacks: 0.5, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
Pass Breakups: 1, twice, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
Extra Points Blocked: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Field Goals Blocked: 1, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
74 Lukas KOLTER
OL • Freshman • 6-3 • 310 • Cologne, Germany
As A Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance for the Minutemen against Colorado (9/6) and added snaps at Vanderbilt (9/13) and Penn State (9/20) ... Helped
anchor the offensive line as quarterback Blake Frohnapfel threw for a school and
MAC record of 589 yards passing against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Played on the
offensive line when UMass accrued 554 yards of offense and 41 points at Miami
(Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Rotated into the offensive line as the Minutemen secured a
36-14 win over Eastern Michigan (10/18).
Before UMass: Kolter becomes UMass’ second German national to play for the
Minutemen joining Fabian Hoeller ... Played for the Cologne Crocodiles of the
German Football League 2 where he was a three year starter winning national
championships in 2011 and 2012 ... Was a three-time All-State selection in 2010,
2011 and 2012.
DL • RS-Sophomore • 6-2 • 264 • Clifton, N.J.
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2013: Did not see game action.
As A Freshman In 2012: Redshirted the season to enter 2013 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Named a second-team all-North Jersey selection at Paramus
Catholic after posting 96 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... Also ran for
1,300 yards and scored 16 touchdowns ... Played for head coach Chris Partridge.
Personal: Leo Krizanovic ... Born October 7, 1993 in Hackensack, N.J. ... Son
of Stanko and Ljilja Krizanovic ... Brother of Emily ... Enrolled in the College of
Arts & Sciences.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012--- Redshirted --2013
0/0
0
0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2014
9/1
5
9 14
0/0
0.0-0 2.0-3 0-0
0
Totals9/1 5 9 14 0/0 0.0-0 2.0-3 0-0 0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 (2-2), vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
52 Vondell Langston
LB • RS-Sophomore • 6-0 • 220 • Everett, Mass.
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2014: Appeared against Boston College (8/30)
and recorded three tackles (1-2) ... Added one stop (0-1) against Colorado (9/6)
... Notched a then-career-high four tackles (3-1), including a TFL, at Penn State
(9/20) ... Set a personal best with five stops (3-2) against Bowling Green (9/27)
... Earned three stops (2-1) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Helped out on a pair of
tackles, including a TFL, against Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Earned two stops
(1-1) in the win over Ball State (11/12).
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2013: Played in three games on special teams but
did not record any statistics.
As a freshman in 2012: Utilized a medical redshirt.
Before UMass: Named to the ESPN All-Massachusetts Team ... Earned all-scholastic honors from the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald ... Led Everett High
School to a state championship in each of his final two years, which included 25
straight wins ... Served as team captain in 2011 for head coach John Dibiaso.
Personal: Vondell Robert Langston ... Born January 4, 1994 in Boston, Mass. ...
Son of Robert Woodson and Tamico Langston ... Brother of Davon and Labaveya.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012--- Redshirted --2013
3/0
0
0
0
0/0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
2014 10/0 10 10 20
0/0
0.5-2 1.5-3 0-0
0
Totals13/0101020 0/0 0.5-2 1.5-3 0-0 0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (3-2), vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), at Penn State (9/20/14)
Sacks: 0.5, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
29
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
79 Jake LARGAY
64 Al LENEUS
Before UMass: Named to the 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA Connecticut
Football Team as an offensive lineman at Granby Memorial High School ... Earned
All-Pequot Conference honors as a senior (2013) and junior (2012) ... Served as
team captain in 2013 and was the defensive team MVP ... Named the team’s
lineman of the year as a sophomore and junior ... Seventh-ranked overall recruit
out of Connecticut ... Played guard, defensive tackle, defensive end and was a
long-snapper for Granby Memorial ... Posted 105 career tackles, including 68 as a
senior ... Also had 34 career sacks, including 13 in 2013 ... Tallied a blocked field
goal and a safety as well ... Provided 61 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 14 TFLs as a junior.
As a Junior in 2014: Made his first appearance of the season against Boston College (8/30) but did not record statistics ... Also saw time against Colorado (9/6),
Vanderbilt (9/13), Penn State (9/20), Bowling Green (9/27), Miami (Ohio) on Oct.
4 and in the win at Kent State (10/11).
DL • Freshman • 6-6 • 280 • East Hartland, Conn.
99 Logan Laurent
P • RS-Freshman • 6-3 • 210 • Exeter, N.H.
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2014: Was 2-for-2 on field goals and 4-of-5 on
extra points during his first appearance with the Minutemen, the 40-17 win at
Kent State (10/11) ... Put through a 31-yard field goal and converted three extra points versus Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Made a 24-yard field goal as time
expired in the first half and put through three extra points in the win over Ball
State (11/12).
As a Freshman in 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Helped Exeter High School to the New Hampshire Division I Championship as a junior and senior ... Made 41-of-42 extra points and four of his
five field goal attempts in 2012 ... Also had 36-of-54 kickoffs result in touchbacks during his senior season ... Made field goals of 35 and 40 yards in the
2011 New Hampshire Division I Championship Game ... Received interest from
Dartmouth, East Carolina, Elon, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire and North
Carolina, among others.
Career Statistics (Kicking)
Year
GP/GS FG-APATPts KO-Yds KO AvgTB
2013--- Redshirted --2014
4/0
4-6 13-17 25
0-0
0.0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Points Scored: 10, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Field Goals Made: 2, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Field Goal Attempts: 2, twice, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Longest Made Field Goal: 31, twice, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Longest Attempted Field Goal: 34, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
82 Connor Lemieux
WR • RS-Freshman • 6-1 • 197 • Fitchburg, Mass.
As a Freshman in 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
DL • Junior • 6-2 • 300 • Nanuet, N.Y.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Took part in three games ... Made his first appearance
of the year as a reserve offensive lineman at Kansas State (9/14) ... Added snaps
against Vanderbilt (9/21) and at Bowling Green (10/5).
As a freshman in 2012: Played in four games, starting three on the offensive
line ... Originally a defensive tackle, but transitioned to offensive guard midway
through the season, where he became a starter ... Took snaps on the offensive
line against Vanderbilt (10/27), Northern Illinois (11/3), Buffalo (11/17) and
Central Michigan (11/23).
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012
4/3
0
0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2013
3/0
0
0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2014
7/0
0
0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
Totals14/3 0 0 0 0/0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0
37 Andrew LIBBY
ATH • Freshman • 6-1 • 208 • Saco, Maine.
As A Freshman In 2014: Made his first collegiate appearance against Colorado
(9/6) ... Earned his first two rushing attempts, caught a seven-yard reception
and returned a kickoff 20 yards at Penn State (9/20) ... Returned one kickoff
21 yards against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Fielded three kickoffs for 41 yards at
Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Caught one ball for eight yards during the win at Kent
State (10/11) ... Pulled in three receptions totaling 11 yards in the victory over
Eastern Michigan (10/18).
Before UMass: After being named the 2012 Maine Gatorade Football Player of
the Year as a junior, Libby missed the bulk of the 2013 season due to injury ...
Versatile player on both offense and defense for the Trojans, Libby led Thornton
to the Class A State title in 2012 thanks in part to 1,091 yards and 23 touchdowns
along with 98 tackles and six interceptions.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
8/0
2
3
1.5
0
3
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
8/0
5
26
5.2
0
8
Career Statistics (Kick Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
8/0
5
82
16.4
0
21
CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 2, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Rushing Yards: 3, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Receptions: 3, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Receiving Yards: 11, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Longest Reception: 8, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Kickoff Returns: 3, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Kickoff Return Yards: 41, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) (three returns)
Longest Kickoff Return: 21, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
30
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
16 Elgin Long
81 Kevin LOVAINCY
As a redshirt Junior in 2014: Made his first appearance on the season at
Vanderbilt (9/13), where he rushed the ball twice for 23 yards, including a 16yard scamper to convert a second-and-10 situation on UMass’ final drive of the
game ... Rushed once for eight yards against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Ran for a
seven-yard touchdown out of the wildcat formation to seal the 24-10 win over
Ball State (11/12).
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2013: Played in one game on the year ... Made his
lone appearance at Central Michigan (11/23) ... Did not record statistics.
WR • RS-Junior • 5-10 • 181 • Arlington, Texas
As a redshirt Sophomore in 2013: Started seven of the 12 games he played during
the year ... Recorded 14 catches for 179 yards and one touchdown ... Lined up at
wide receiver when UMass traveled to No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) for the season-opener
... Had two grabs for 25 yards against Maine (9/7) ... Appeared in the starting
line at Kansas State (9/14) ... Hauled in a trio of passes from A.J. Doyle to total
16 yards against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Added repetitions when UMass traveled to
Bowling Green (10/5) to start Mid-American Conference play ... Tallied his first
collegiate touchdown among four grabs going for 29 yards against Miami (Ohio)
on Oct. 12 ... Hauled in a 27-yard pass from A.J. Doyle, the longest reception for
either team at Buffalo (10/19) ... Recorded a career-long 31-yard catch against
No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
As a redshirt freshman in 2012: Played in 11 games, starting one at wide receiver
... Caught three passes on the year ... Longest reception during the campaign was
four yards at Northern Illinois (11/3).
As a freshman in 2011: Redshirted to enter 2012 with four years of eligibility
remaining.
Before UMass: Second-team all-district wide receiver at Arlington Bowie High
School in Arlington, Texas ... Hauled in 28 catches for 720 yards and seven
touchdowns as a senior in 2010 ... Best performance of his final year came against
DeSoto High School, with five catches for 109 yards ... Also played basketball for
Arlington Bowie ... Was named the Most Valuable Player of the Arlington Classic
Basketball Tournament.
Personal: Elgin Trenard Long ... Born on November 30, 1992 ... Son of Elbert Jr.
and Teresa Long ... Brother of Elijah.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2011
--- Redshirted --2012 11/1
0
0
0.0
0
0
2013 12/7
0
0
0.0
0
0
2014
6/0
5
36
7.2
1
16
Totals29/8
5
36
7.2
1 16
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2011
--- Redshirted --2012 11/1
3
-3
-1.0
0
4
2013 12/7
14
179
12.8
1
36
2014
6/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
Totals
29/8 1717610.4 136
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 4, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Receiving Yards: 36, vs. Akron (11/16/13) (one reception)
Longest Reception: 36, vs. Akron (11/16/13) (from QB Mike Wegzyn)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13) (from QB A.J. Doyle)
Rushing Attempts: 2, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Rushing Yards: 23, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (two carries)
Longest Rush: 16, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
WR • RS-Sophomore • 6-4 • 191 • Cambridge, Mass.
As A Freshman In 2012: Redshirted the 2012 season to enter 2013 with four years
of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Awarded Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Athlete of the Year
honors ... Selected to play in the Agganis All-Star Game ... Served as a team
captain as a senior ... Was the president of his senior class and a member of the
National Honors Society.
Personal: Kevin Lovaincy ... Born April 26,1993 in Cambridge, Mass. ... Son of
Solange Eloir and Presnel Lovaincy ... Undeclared major.
23 Blake Lucas
K • Junior • 5-8 • 166 • Cochran, Ga.
As a Junior in 2014: Converted a 34-yard field goal and hit each of his five extra
point attempts against Colorado (9/6) ... Went 1-for-2 on field goal attempts at
Vanderbilt (9/13) and converted all four of his extra point attempts ... Converted
each of his six extra points against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Sent seven kickoffs 355
yards (50.7 per kick) and converted five of his six extra point attempts at Miami
(Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... His 12 career made field goals are the 11th-most in program
history and rank him one behind tying David Croasdale (13; 1974-77) for 10th.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Played in eight games ... Made three of 10 attempted
field goals ... Was 10-for-10 in extra point kicks ... Appeared at No. 23 Wisconsin
(8/31), attempting a 47-yard field goal ... Booted a pair of PATs against Maine
(9/7) for his first points of the season ... Kicked a successful PAT at Kansas State
(9/14) and had his only field goal try blocked ... Attempted a 45-yard field goal
against Vanderbilt (9/21) and converted his only PAT attempt ... Tallied a success
PAT at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Made a 25-yard field goal and connected on a pair
of PATs to help UMass defeat Miami (Ohio), 17-10 on Oct. 12 ... Hit a career-long
42-yard field goal at Buffalo (10/19) with seven seconds to play in the first half
... Connected on a 37-yard field goal against Western Michigan (10/26) and added
three successful PATs.
As a freshman in 2012: Made 7-of-8 field goals with a long of 39 yards and converted 8-of-9 PATs for a total of 29 points ... Was perfect in his final seven field
goal attempts and eight extra points ... Finished 2-for-2 on field goals against
Ohio (9/29), with a long of 30 yards ... Made all three of his field goal attempts
at Akron (11/10), earning him a College Football Performance Awards Kicker of the
Week Honorable Mention ... Went 2-for-2 on field goals against Buffalo (11/17),
including his personal-best of 39 yards.
Career Statistics (Kicking)
Year
GP/GS FG-APATPts KO-Yds KO AvgTB
2012
7/0
7-8
8-9
29
0-0
0.0
0
2013
8/0
3-10 10-10 19
0-0
0.0
0
2014
9/0
2-4 21-22 27 49-2816
57.5
7
Totals 24/0 12-22 39-41 7549-2816 57.5 7
CAREER HIGHS
Points Scored: 10, at Akron (11/10/12)
Field Goals Made: 3, at Akron (11/10/12)
Field Goal Attempts: 3, 4x, last vs. Western Michigan (10/26/13)
Longest Made Field Goal: 42, at Buffalo (10/19/13)
Longest Attempted Field Goal: 54, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
40 Jon LUCIER
TE • Freshman • 6-6 • 215 • Holden, Mass.
Before UMass: Played tight end and wide receiver at Wachusett Regional High
School where he served as team captain as a senior ... Was a Wachusett All-Star
selection ... Also a member of the track team where he was a league champion
in the javelin and placed third at the district championship in the triple jump
... Extremely active off the field as an Eagle Scout, a summer worker at a farm
and a one-time backup singer for Kenny Rogers during a 2012 Holiday concert.
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2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
45 Daquan MACK
96 Brian McDONALD
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance as a Minuteman
against Boston College on Aug. 30 ... Also saw time against Colorado (9/6) and
at Penn State (9/20).
As A Graduate Student In 2014: Made his Minuteman debut with six punts covering 253 yards for an average of 42.2 yards per attempt against Boston College
(8/30), with three of those downed inside the 20 and two going for touchbacks ...
Booted six punts 235 yards against Colorado (9/6), with two downed inside the 20
yard line ... Threw a fake punt pass to Rodney Mills for a 53-yard touchdown at
Vanderbilt (9/13) and punted for 176 yards over five attempts (35.2 yards per punt)
... Punted five times at Penn State for 191 yards, with a long of 41 ... Added six
punts covering 194 yards, with a long of 45 and one downed inside the 20 yard line
against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Sent five punts 188 yards (37.6 per attempt) with
a long of 44 yards in the win at Kent State (10/11) ... Punted twice for 76 yards
(38.0 per attempt) with a long of 41 yards during the victory over Eastern Michigan
(10/18) ... Averaged 38.0 yards on three punts going 114 yards with a long of 40
yards and one touchback at Toledo (10/25) ... Put one punt inside the Ball State
20 yard line and averaged 32.2 yards over four attempts during the win on Nov. 12.
RB • RS-Freshman • 6-1 • 250 • Levittown, Pa.
Before UMass: Earned All-SOL National Conference First Team honors as a senior
... Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Fourth-Team
... A three-year starter and team captain as a senior ... Rushed for 687 yards on
109 carries with eight touchdowns in his final scholastic campaign ... Ran for over
1,000 yards as a junior with 15 touchdowns ... Posted over 2,000 yards rushing for
his career ... Also a member of the basketball team as a junior and senior, serving
as team captain in 2012-13 ... Spent summers coaching football and basketball
camps for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2013
--- Redshirted --2014
3/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
Totals
3/0 0 00.00 0
97 Daniel MAYNES
DL • RS-Senior • 6-2 • 285 • Waltham, Mass.
As a redshirt Senior in 2014: Started the year with six tackles (3-3), including a
one-yard TFL, against Boston College (8/30) ... Started at nose tackle and provided
six stops (1-5), including a two-yard TFL, against Colorado (9/6) ... Earned three
tackles (1-2) at Vanderbilt (9/13) and at Penn State (9/20) ... Helped out on a trio
of stops against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Earned a pair of solo tackles, including
a sack, at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Assisted on a pair of takedowns, including a
TFL, at Kent State (10/11) ... Had four tackles (0-4), which included an assisted
sack and a half-TFL, in the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18).
As a redshirt Junior in 2013: Started seven of the nine games he played in
during the season ... Recorded eight solo tackles and 21 assisted stops, including an assisted TFL ... Also caused one forced fumble ... Secured a single-game
career-high eight tackles (3-5) while forcing one fumble against Maine (9/7) ...
Produced three solo stops when UMass traveled to Kansas State (9/14) ... Assisted
on five tackles against Vanderbilt (9/21), including his 75th career stop ... Recorded
four takedowns (1-3) at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Assisted on three tackles and
had a quarterback hurry against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Produced a solo stop
and helped out on one other at Buffalo (10/19) ... Did not play against Western
Michigan (10/26), No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) or Akron (11/16) due to injury.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2012: Played in six games on special teams and as
part of the defensive line, starting one contest ... Recorded 11 tackles (2-9) and
a pass breakup ... Opened the year with a solo tackle at Connecticut (8/30) ...
Assisted on three stops against Indiana (9/8) ... Had a season-high four stops (0-4)
and a pass breakup vs. Bowling Green (10/20) ... Added two more takedowns (0-2)
against Central Michigan (11/23) during the season finale.
P • Graduate Student • 6-3 • 219 • Westwood, Mass. • Minn.-Morris
Before UMass: Played at the University of Minnesota-Morris as a junior in 2013
where he was second in the UMAC with a 37.9 yard punt average ... Earned Academic All-UMAC honors for the fall campaign ... Had a season long of 60 years with
eight punts dropped inside the 20-yard line ... Averaged a game-high 51.3 yards per
kick against Westminster on Oct. 12 ... College career started in 2010 at Sacred
Heart before he transferred after the season to Fitchburg State where he played
QB from 2011-12 ... Was the starting quarterback in 2011 going 77-of-188 for 807
yards and five touchdowns in 10 games ... Moved over to punter in 2012 where
he had a 36.8 yard average along with 12 punts dropped inside the 20 and seven
which were fair caught ... Earned NEFC All-Conference and MASCAC All-Academic
honors ... Graduated Hebron Academy in Spring 2010 where he was a member of
the football and basketball teams ... Was a two-year captain of the football team
and earned 2009 All-Academic Player of the Year honors.
Career Statistics (Punting)
Year GP/GSNo. Yds. Avg. LongTBIn20 FC 50+ Blk
2014 10/0 44 1614 36.7 49
4
7
17
0
0
Career Statistics (Passing)
YearGP/GS
Cmp. Att.YardsPct.TDIntLg.
2014 10/0
1
1
53 100.0 1 0
53
CAREER HIGHS
Punt Attempts: 6, 3x, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Punt Yards: 253, vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
Longest Punt: 49, vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
Passing Attempts: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Passing Completions: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Passing Yards: 53, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Longest Pass: 53, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (to FB Rodney Mills)
Passing Touchdowns: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (to FB Rodney Mills)
58 Michael MCKENNA
As a sophomore in 2011: Redshirted the 2011 season to enter 2012 with three
years of eligibility remaining.
LB • RS-Junior • 6-1 • 220 • Vernon Valley, N.J.
Before UMass: Played at Waltham High School for head coach Paul Mayberry, who
was a lineman and 1990 all-American at UMass ... Named to Gridiron Club of Greater
Boston’s Super 26 All-State Team as a senior ... Selected as the Dual County League
Defensive Player of the Year ... Also a DCL Champion in the discus and shot put.
As a redshirt freshman in 2012: Did not compete.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2010
0/0
0
0
0
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2011--- Redshirted --2012
6/1
2
9 11
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
1
2013
9/7
8 21 29
1/0
0.0-0 0.5-1 0-0
0
2014 10/9 11 22 33
0/0
1.5-4 6.5-28 0-0
0
Totals25/17 21 52 73 1/0 1.5-4 7.0-29 0-0
1
Before UMass: Played linebacker and running back for Sussex Tech ... Also wrestled
and ran track for Sussex.
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8 (3-5), vs. Maine (9/7/13)
TFLs: 3.0 (3-0), vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)
Fumbles Forced: 1, vs. Maine (9/7/13)
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As a redshirt Sophomore in 2013: Did not compete.
As a freshman in 2011: Redshirted the season to enter 2012 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
3 Kassan Messiah
10 Marken MICHEL
As a Junior in 2014: Started the campaign with 12 tackles (3-9) against Boston
College (8/30), his fourth career contest with double-digit takedowns ... Had a
seven-yard sack and another TFL for a one-yard loss among five total tackles (2-3)
against Colorado (9/6) ... Recorded his 100th career tackle against the Buffaloes
... Earned eight tackles (2-6) at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Totaled six tackles (3-3),
including a TFL and assisted-sack, at Penn State (9/20) ... Provided 11 tackles
(1-10) with a three-yard TFL against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Added 10 tackles
(7-3) with an assisted-TFL, QB hurry and blocked field goal to spur the Minutemen
to a win at Kent State (10/11) ... Notched five stops (3-2), including an assistedsack, at Toledo (10/25) ... Did not play against Ball State (11/12) due to injury.
As a Redshirt Junior in 2014: Started the year with a six-yard grab against
Boston College (8/30) ... Had two receptions totaling a single-game career-high
71 yards against Colorado (9/6) and ran the ball once to score a six-yard touchdown ... Hauled in a 13-yard catch and rushed once for five yards at Vanderbilt
(9/13) ... Led the Minutemen with 104 receiving yards on six catches (17.3 yards
per reception) at Penn State (9/20) ... Caught five passes for 50 yards and a
touchdowns and ran three times covering 22 yards (7.3 ypc) at Miami (Ohio) on
Oct. 4 ... Rushed twice for 13 yards (6.5 ypc) at Toledo (10/25) ... Hauled in five
receptions for 88 yards against Ball State (11/12).
LB • Junior • 6-4 • 237 • Orange, N.J.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Played in 11 games during the season ... Recorded four
solo stops and 17 assisted tackles ... Had an assisted-TFL for a loss of two yards
... Recorded one solo tackle at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Added a season-best
eight takedowns (3-5) against Maine (9/7) ... Saw snaps on defense at Kansas
State (9/14) ... Assisted on a tackle against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Earned one solo
stop to go with an assisted tackle when UMass traveled to Bowling Green (10/5)
... Earned two tackles (1-1) at Buffalo (10/19) ... Helped out on three tackles,
including a TFL, against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Made an assisted tackle
against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
As a freshman in 2012: Played in nine games, starting five ... Recorded 65 tackles (22-43), including 3.0 TFLs, one sack, two pass breakups and a quarterback
hurry ... His 65 tackles ranked third on the squad and first among rookies ...
Terrorized the Miami (Ohio) backfield on Sept. 22 with 10 stops (5-5), 2.0 TFLs,
a nine-yard sack and a quarterback hurry in his first collegiate appearance ...
Had 12 take-downs and a pass breakup vs. Ohio (9/29) ... Put up a career-high
16 tackles (2-14) to go with a TFL and a deflected pass vs. Bowling Green (10/20)
... Totaled nine stops (4-5) at Vanderbilt (10/27) ... Earned six takedowns at
Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Finished the year with five tackles (2-3) against Central Michigan (11/23).
Before UMass: A two-time all-state, all-conference and all-county selection at
Orange High School ... Member of the National Honors Society ... Had 13 sacks as
a senior in 2011 ... Played for head coach Randy Daniel.
Personal: Kassan Supreme Messiah Jr. ... Born January 4, 1994 in Newark, N.J. ...
Son of Kassan Messiah Sr., and Lorraine Messiah ... Brother of Imani and Soigne.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012
9/5 22 43 65
0/0
1.0-9 3.0-11 0-0
2
2013 11/0 4 17 21
0/0
0.0-0
0.5-2 0-0
0
2014
9/8 23 38 61
0/0 2.0-13 4.5-19 0-0
0
Totals29/13 49 98 147 0/0 3.0-22 8.0-32 0-0
2
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 16 (2-14), vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)
TFLs: 2.0 (2-0), at Miami (Ohio) (9/22/12)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), 2x, last vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, 2x, last vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)
Blocked Field Goals: 1, at Kent State (10/11/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
10+ Tackle Games: 6, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
15+ Tackle Games: 1, vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)
Blk
0
0
1
1
WR • RS-Junior • 5-10 • 185 • Plantation, Fla.
As a junior in 2013: Was not a member of the active roster.
As a sophomore in 2012: Played and started six games at wide receiver ...
Caught 28 passes for 229 yards, averaging 38.2 yards per game ... Also returned
nine kickoffs for 145 yards ... Totaled six receptions for 56 yards at Vanderbilt
(10/27) and returned three kickoffs for 68 yards ... Also pulled in six passes for
42 yards and brought back seven kicks for 77 yards at Northern Illinois (11/3).
As a freshman in 2011: Played in three games as a true freshman with three
catches for 31 yards and one touchdown ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown
on the road at Old Dominion (10/1) with his only reception of the day.
Before UMass: Two-way starter at American Heritage High School in Plantation,
Fla. ... Second-Team All-County Sun-Sentinel ... Played in Private vs. Public AllStar Game ... Named a Broward Bowl All-Star ... Had 27 catches for 607 yards and
eight touchdowns as a receiver ... Started at safety in the secondary.
Personal: Marken Michel ... Son of Jeantilean and Marie Michel ... Brother, Sony,
is a running back at the University of Georgia.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2011 11/0
2
1
0.5
0
1
2012
6/6
0
0
0.0
0
0
2013--- Did Not Compete --2014 10/3
15
51
3.4
1
20
Totals27/9
17
52
3.1
1 20
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2011 11/0
3
31
10.3
1
11
2012
6/6
28
229
8.2
0
56
2013--- Did Not Compete --2014 10/3
27
357
13.2
1
50
Totals
27/9 5861710.6 256
Career Statistics (Kick Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2011 11/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
2012
6/6
9
145
16.1
0
31
2013
--- Did Not Compete --2014
9/2
0
0
0.0
0
0
Totals26/8
9
145 16.1
0 31
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 6, 3x, last at Penn State (9/20/14)
Receiving Yards: 104, at Penn State (9/20/14) (six receptions)
Longest Reception: 56, vs. Indiana (9/8/12) (from QB Mike Wegzyn)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, twice, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) (from B. Frohnapfel)
Rushing Attempts: 3, twice, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Rushing Yards: 22, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Kickoff Returns: 6, at Northern Illinois (11/3/12)
Kickoff Return Yards: 77, at Northern Illinois (11/3/12)
Longest Kickoff Return: 31, at Northern Illinois (11/3/12)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
20-Yard Receptions: 7, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
30-Yard Receptions: 4, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
40-Yard Receptions: 3, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
50-Yard Receptions: 2, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yards: 3, last at Penn State (9/20/14)
Games With 100+ Receiving Yards: 1, at Penn State (9/20/14)
33
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
33 Rodney MILLS
27 Jesse MONTEIRO
As a Junior in 2014: Was the starting fullback against Boston College (8/30) and
hauled in a 22-yard reception ... Added a 14-yard grab against Colorado (9/6) for
his first collegiate touchdown ... Provided a single-game career high of three receptions, 76 receiving yards and two touchdown grabs at Vanderbilt (9/13), including
a 53-yard fake punt catch from UMass punter and former college quarterback Brian
McDonald ... Also notched a personal best with three tackles earned on special
teams against the Commodores ... Earned two catches covering 61 yards with one
touchdown against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Tallied his fifth receiving touchdown
of the season as part of a five-catch, 64-yard afternoon at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4
... Caught four passes for 41 yards at Kent State (10/11) ... Pulled in two receptions for 29 yards in the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Added a career-best
seven receptions covering 54 yards at Toledo (10/25) ... Caught one pass for 18
yards during the win over Ball State (11/12).
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance with the Minutemen
but did not record statistics against Boston College (8/30) ... Assisted on one tackle
against Colorado (9/6) ... Totaled two tackles (1-1) during the 36-14 victory over
Eastern Michigan (10/18).
FB • Junior • 6-1 • 215 • Gainesville, Fla.
As a Sophomore in 2013: Started four of the 12 games played during the season
... Recorded five catches for 47 yards ... Had one kick return for 24 yards ... Made
appearances at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) and against Maine (9/7) ... Caught two A.J.
Doyle passes for 14 yards at Kansas State (9/14), including a 10-yard first down
reception ... Rotated into the lineup and saw snaps on offense against Vanderbilt
(9/21) while earning an assisted tackle on special teams ... Made an appearance
in the lineup at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Made a tackle on special teams against
Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Added snaps at Buffalo (10/19) ... Started at tight end
against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Pulled in a 25-yard reception against No.
17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
As a freshman in 2012: Played in four games, mainly on special teams ... Earned
his first collegiate appearance at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Followed with time
against Vanderbilt (10/27), Northern Illinois (11/3) and Central Michigan (11/23)
... Earned his first tackle, a solo stop, at Northern Illinois.
Before UMass: Completed a post-graduate year at Milford Academy ... Earned
third team all-state honors at Eastside High School.
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2012
4/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
2013 12/4
5
47
9.4
0
25
2014 10/6
27
386
14.3
5
53
Totals
26/103243313.5 553
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012
4/0
1
0
1
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2013 12/4
3
3
6
0/1
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2014 10/6
2
3
5
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
Totals26/10 6 6 12 0/1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 7, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Receiving Yards: 76, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (three receptions)
Longest Reception: 53, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (from P Brian McDonald)
Touchdown Receptions: 2, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Tackles: 3 (0-3), at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
20-Yard Receptions: 6, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
30-Yard Receptions: 2, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
40-Yard Receptions: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
50-Yard Receptions: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Games With 2+ Touchdowns: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
75 Cameron MOCK
OL • RS-Freshman • 6-7 • 286 • Clayton, N.M.
As A Freshman In 2013: Did not compete ... Enters 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Originally committed during the 2012 signing period but deferred
joining UMass due to injury prior to the 2012 season ... Earned first-team all-New
Mexico honors as an offensive lineman and second-team all-State honors as a
defensive lineman ... Also earned first-team all-district honors at both positions
... Served as team captain of the football and basketball teams.
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DB • RS-Freshman • 5-11 • 175 • Brockton, Mass.
As A Freshman In 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2014
9/0
1
6
7
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2 (0-2), vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
19 Shakur NESMITH
WR • RS-Freshman • 6-4 • 200 • Philadelphia, Pa.
As A Redshirt-Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance of the season and
was targeted once against Colorado (9/6) ... Secured two receptions covering 27
yards against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Hauled in a 36-yard reception at Kent State
on Oct. 11 ... Caught a pair of passes for 25 yards during the win over Eastern
Michigan (10/18) ... Added a 15-yard touchdown reception at Toledo (10/25).
As A Freshman In 2013: Started the only game he played in during the season, at
Wisconsin (8/31), and finished the game with two grabs totaling 14 yards ... Missed
the remainder of the season due to an injury suffered while facing the Badgers.
Before UMass: Was tabbed a three-star recruit according to 247Sports while at
Imhotep Charter ... Helped Imhotep capture back-to-back PIAA Class AA football
state championships ... Selected to the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles City All-Star
Football Classic ... Also played basketball and ran track in high school ... Won the
100-meter dash and led the 4x100 Imhotep relay team to a first place finish at the
2012 District 12 Championship Meet ... Helped the Imhotep basketball team to the
2012 PIAA Class AA state championship with a steal and layup to force overtime in
Imhotep’s eventual 56-54 victory.
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2013
1/0
2
14
2014
8/0
7
105
Totals9/0
9 119
Avg.TD Lg.
7.0
0
7
15.0
1
36
13.2 1 36
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 2, 3x, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Receiving Yards: 36, at Kent State (10/11/14) (one reception)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, at Toledo (10/15/14)
Longest Reception: 36, at Kent State (10/11/14)
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
44 Peter NGOBIDI
28 Jackson PORTER
As A Sophomore In 2014: Provided four tackles (1-3), including an assisted-TFL
against Colorado (9/6) ... Helped out on a pair of stops at Vanderbilt (9/13) ...
Earned a pair of tackles (1-1), including an assisted-TFL, at Penn State (9/20).
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2014: Made eight stops (2-6) and started at cornerback
during his first collegiate action when UMass opened the season against Boston
College (8/30) ... Added seven tackles (5-2) against Colorado (9/6) and six more
(2-4) at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Provided five takedowns (2-3) at Penn State (9/20)
... Returned his first collegiate interception for 31 yards and notched six tackles
(2-4), including an assisted-TFL, against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Had unassisted
five tackles at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Returned an interception 34 yards for
a touchdown to seal the 40-17 win at Kent State (10/11) ... Made two tackles,
including an assisted-TFL, and broke up one pass during the 36-14 win over Eastern
Michigan (10/18).
LB • Sophomore • 6-2 • 221 • Hyde Park, Mass.
As A Freshman In 2013: Saw action in six games ... Recorded one solo tackle
... Saw time as a member of the special teams unit when UMass defeated Miami
(Ohio), 17-10 on Oct. 12 ... Earned his first collegiate tackle, a solo stop, on special
teams against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
Before UMass: An all-Massachusetts selection and an all-Catholic Conference pick
as a senior ... Had 68 tackles, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2012 ... Had
60 tackles, including 20 for loss, and nine sacks as a junior ... Team co-captain in
2012 ... Rejoins Catholic Memorial teammate and current Minuteman quarterback
A.J. Doyle, who will be a junior at UMass in 2013.
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2013
6/0
1
0
1
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2014
8/0
2
6
8
0/0
0.0-0 1.0-3 0-0
0
Totals14/0 3 6 9 0/0 0.0-0 1.0-3 0-0 0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 (1-3), vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
TFLs: 0.5, twice, last at Penn State (9/20/14)
65 Femi OYEWOLE
OL • RS-Sophomore • 6-1 • 255 • Los Angeles, Calif.
As A Sophomore In 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with three years
of eligibility remaining.
DB • RS-Freshman • 6-1 • 192 • Ellicott City, Md.
As A Freshman In 2013: Did not compete ... Redshirted the season to enter 2014
with four years of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: A three-year selection to the All-Howard County Team as a wide
receiver and defensive back ... As a running back he had 69 carries for 293 yards
and three touchdowns ... Totaled more than 1,100 yards of total offense as a wide
receiver and running back along with 12 career touchdowns ... Tallied 100 tackles,
including 48 unassisted, as a senior with four interceptions, including one returned
for a touchdown ... Selected to the 2012 Maryland All-Star Game ... Helped Mt.
Hebron to its first winning season since 2004 ... Was an all-county selection in
track and held the Mt. Hebron records in the 55, 100, 200 and 300 meter dashes
upon graduation ... Bronze medalist in the 200 meter dash at the 2012 Maryland
State Championship ... Won the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the 3A East Regional
Championship ... Named an AAU Track and Field All-American in 2009 and 2010 ...
An honor roll student who also spent time volunteering as a camp counselor over
the summer and with Meals on Wheels.
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2013--- Redshirted --2014 10/8 20 20 40
0/0
0.0-0 1.0-2 2-65
4
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8 (2-6), vs. Boston College (9/6/14)
TFLs: 0.5, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Interceptions: 1, twice, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
Interception Return Yards: 34, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Interceptions Returned For A Touchdown: 1, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, twice, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
61 Joe PREVITE
DL • Freshman • 6-2 • 285 • Brockton, Mass.
Before UMass: An all-Massachusetts defensive line selection as a senior at Brockton
High School before doing a post-graduate year at Northfield Mount Hermon in 201213 ... Prep highlights include an 80-yard fumble recovery, return for a touchdown
and all-New England accolades following the campaign ... Was a four-year starter
at Brockton where he posted 50 tackles as a senior and earned Boston Globe and
Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors in 2012 along with ESPN Boston All-State honors
... Comes from a football family as both his older brothers, Josh and Sam, were
both standout players at Brockton as well.
72 Rich QUEEN
OL • RS-Freshman • 6-3 • 285 • Allendale, N.J.
As a FRESHMAN in 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Earned Ridgewood News All-Suburban Second Team accolades
as a senior ... Also named the 2012 National UnderClassmen North Jersey Best
Lineman ... An all-division and all-conference selection as a senior ... A versatile
member of the offensive and defensive lines having played tackle, guard, center,
defensive tackle and defensive end while long snapping on special teams ... A
two-year starter who helped the offense produce 3,223 passing yards and 1,944
rushing yards in 2012 ... Also competed in basketball and track and was a charity
softball coach for children with disabilities for two years.
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2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
90 Adam RICHARD
17 Jovan Santos-Knox
As a redshirt Sophomore in 2013: Made a pair of stops (1-1) in the seasonopener against Boston College (8/30) ... Assisted on two tackles against Colorado (9/6) and earned two takedowns (1-1) at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Helped out
on two takedowns against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Forced a fumble on special
teams and made a pair of unassisted tackles at Miami (Ohio) (10/4) ... Helped
out on a pair of stops during the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18).
As a Junior in 2014: Led both sides and set a career high with 15 tackles (5-10)
against Boston College (8/30), earning a TFL for a three-yard loss and one pass
breakup ... Was the top tackler on both sides for the second consecutive week
with 12 stops (3-9) when UMass battled Colorado (9/6) ... Had a 10-yard sack
and finished the game against the Buffaloes with 1.5 TFLs ... Led both sides
for the third consecutive week with 15 tackles (3-12), including the 100th of
his UMass career, at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned 15 stops (6-9) against Bowling
Green (9/27), with a TFL going for a loss of two yards ... Tallied nine tackles (5-4)
and a pass breakup at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Added another nine-stop (5-4)
performance at Kent State during the 40-17 UMass win ... Made eight tackles
(2-6), including an assisted sack, in the victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18)
... Led both teams with 12 tackles (6-6) at Toledo (10/25), including the 150th
of his UMass career ... Had a pair of TFLs among his game-high 14 tackles (3-11)
while he provided a pair of pass breakups and a forced fumble in the win over
Ball State (11/12) ... Averaging 11.0 tackles per game in 2014 after producing 2.7
per game in 2013 and 3.2 over 10 appearances in 2012 ... Ranks sixth in Division
I FBS in tackles with 110 and 10th for tackles per game (11.0) through contests
on Nov. 14.
LB • RS-Sophomore • 6-3 • 220 • Milton, Mass.
As a redshirt freshman in 2013: Saw action in seven games this season ...
Mainly played on special teams ... Recorded one solo tackle and three assisted
tackles ... Made his collegiate debut against Miami (Ohio) where he recorded
two assisted tackles ... Saw action at Buffalo (10/19) and against Western
Michigan (10/26) ... Had one assisted tackle against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois
(11/2) ... Saw action vs. Akron and at Central Michigan... Recorded his first collegiate solo tackle at Ohio (11/29).
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012--- Redshirted --2013
7/0
1
3
4
0/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2014 10/0
4
8 12
1/0
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
Total 17/0 5 11 16 1/0 0.0-00.0-0 0-0 0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2 (2-0), 6x, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
42 John Robinson-WOODGETT
LB • RS-Sophomore • 6-2 • 228 • Springfield, Mass.
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2014: Had five tackles (3-2) when UMass faced
Colorado (9/6) ... Assisted on two stops at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Tied a career
best with five tackles (0-5), against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Provided two solo
takedowns during the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Helped out on one
tackle at Toledo (10/25).
As a SOPHOMORE in 2013: Did not compete due to injury ... Redshirted the
season to enter 2014 with three years of eligibility remaining.
As a freshman in 2012: Played in 10 games ... Recorded 11 tackles (5-6) and a
fumble recovery ... First appearance with the Minutemen came at No. 17 Michigan (9/15) ... Recorded first collegiate tackle (0-1) at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22
... Added two assisted stops against Ohio (9/29) ... Made a personal-best five
takedowns (2-3) at Vanderbilt (10/27).
Before UMass: All-region honoree on offense and defense ... Named team’s
offensive MVP ... An honor roll student who was also an undefeated wrestler ...
Had 87 tackles, including 10 for loss, and rushed for 550 yards with 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Played for Dave Dykeman.
Personal: John Samuel Robinson-Woodgett ... Born in Springfield, Mass. ... Son
of Keith Woodgett and Sandra Robinson ... Brother of James Robinson and Calvin
Rogers.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012 10/0
5
6 11
0/1
0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0
0
2013--- Redshirted --2014
9/0
8 10 18
0/0
0.0-0 0.5-0 0-0
0
Totals19/0 18 16 29 0/1 0.0-0 0.5-0 0-0 0
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (3-2), 3x, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, at Northern Illinois (11/3/12)
49 Jeremy RODRIGUEZ
LB • Freshman • 6-2 • 196 • Hillsdale, N.J.
Before UMass: Played for Pope John High School in New Jersey before taking a
post-graduate year at East Coast Prep in Great Barrington, Massachusetts ... Had
27 tackles and three sacks over 12 games in 2013 with ECP ... Totaled a fumble
recovery and an interception return for a touchdown in the NJAC division championship win at Pope John ... Played in the 2013 Robeson All-Star Football Classic.
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LB • Junior • 6-2 • 240 • Middletown, Conn.
As a SOphomore in 2013: Started four of the 12 games played ... Recorded 32
total tackles on the season, including three tackles for a total loss of 13 yards ...
Assisted on a sack that went for a loss of five yards ... Added one interception ...
Recorded a forced fumble and recovered one fumble on the season ... Recorded
four tackles (1-3) as a starting linebacker at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Intercepted a pass by Maine’s Marcus Wasilewski in the endzone and assisted on two
tackles against the Black Bears on Sept. 7 ... Appeared at linebacker when the
Minutemen face Kansas State (9/14) ... Recovered a fumble and notched three
tackles (1-2) against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Earned a pair of solo stops at Bowling
Green (10/5) ... Assisted on a trio of takedowns as a starting linebacker against
Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Had two tackles (1-1), including a TFL for a four-yard
loss at Buffalo (10/19) ... Helped out on four tackles, including the 50th of his
UMass career, with a nine-yard sack and a four-yard TFL, against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Added five tackles (1-4) against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
As a Freshman in 2012: Played in ten games, starting eight at linebacker ... Recorded 32 tackles (11-21), 4.0 TFLs for a loss of 12 yards, two pass breakups, one
quarterback hurry and a recovered fumble ... Recorded three assisted tackles in
his first game, against Indiana (9/8) ... Tallied four stops (1-3) at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Had six assisted stops and a fumble recovery vs. Buffalo (11/17)
... Notched three takedowns (2-1), including a TFL for three yards at Northern
Illinois (11/3) ... Earned six stops (0-6) and a fumble recovery against Buffalo
(11/17) ... Made a season-high seven tackles (2-5) to go with a pass breakup and
an assisted TFL vs. Central Michigan (11/23).
Before UMass: Earned all-state honors as a linebacker after leading Xavier High
School to a 13-0 in 2011 ... Led Xavier to a pair of Connecticut State Championships ... Played for head coach Sean Marinan.
Personal: Jovan Dimetri Santos-Knox ... Born July 5, 1994 in Waterbury, Conn.
... Son of Byron and Julia Knox ... Brother of Vienna and London ... Enrolled in
the College of Arts & Sciences.
Career Statistics (Defense)
YearGP/GS UT ATTT FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
2012 10/8
11 21
32
0/1
0.0-0
4.0-12
0-0
2
2013 12/4
9
23
32
1/1
0.5-5
3.0-13
1-0
1
2014 10/10 39 71 110
1/0
1.5-14
7.0-26
0-0
5
Totals32/22 59 115 174 2/2 2.0-19 14.0-51 1-0
8
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 15 (6-9), 3x, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
TFLs: 2.0 (1-2), vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice, last vs. Vanderbilt (9/21/13)
Interceptions: 1, vs. Maine (9/7/13)
Pass Breakups: 2, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Miscellaneous Statistics
10+ Tackle Games: 6, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
15+ Tackle Games: 3, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
54 Trey SEALS
1 Tajae Sharpe
As a redshirt Junior in 2014: Tallied a career-high six tackles (1-5) while starting against Boston College (8/30) ... Missed the games against Colorado (9/6),
Vanderbilt (9/13) and Penn State (9/20) due to injury ... Earned a career-high
seven tackles (1-6), including an assisted-TFL, against Bowling Green (9/27) ...
Made a four-year TFL among three stops (2-1) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Earned
a quarterback hurry to go with four tackles, including an assisted-TFL, at Kent
State (10/11) ... Helped out on three tackles, including a sack, in the 36-14 win
over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Tied his career high with seven tackles (2-5)
at Toledo (10/25) ... Forced a fumble, recovered another loose ball, intercepted
a pass and had a six-yard sack among his four tackles during the 24-10 win over
Ball State (11/12).
Sharpe In The UMass Record Book: Is fourth in program history with 157 career receptions, only five from passing Julian Talley (162; 2008-11) for third ...
Currently ranks tied for fourth in UMass history in receiving yards (2,090) with
Talley ... Current season’s receiving yards total (1,204) is the third-most in program history and only 50 yards from passing Adrian Zullo (1,253; 1999 season) for
second ... His 76 receptions are the fourth-most by a Minuteman in UMass history
and only five from surpassing JJ Moore (80; 2007) for third.
LB • RS-Junior • 6-4 • 237 • Columbia, S.C.
As a redshirt Sophomore in 2013: Started four of the nine games he played in
... Recorded four solo tackles and five assisted tackles ... Had two pass breakups
... Forced one fumble and had one fumble recovery ... Forced one fumble and
recorded a solo tackle at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Added an appearance on
defense against Maine (9/7) ... Was one of the starting linebackers at Kansas
State (9/14), recording a solo stop ... Started at defensive end at Bowling Green
(10/5) ... Did not play against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 or at Buffalo (10/19) due
to injury ... Had two assisted tackles and a pass breakup against Western Michigan
(10/26) ... Earned two stops (1-1) against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ...
Recovered one fumble and provided a pair of tackles (1-1) against Akron (11/16).
As a redshirt freshman in 2012: Played in all 12 games ... Recorded 10 tackles
(5-5), including a sack, and a pass breakup ... Opened the year with two tackles
(1-1) at Connecticut (8/30) ... Made three stops (1-2), including a sack for a loss
of three years vs. Indiana (9/8) ... Recorded a pass breakup against Bowling Green
(10/20) ... Assisted on a takedown against Ohio (9/29) and at Western Michigan
(10/6) ... Had one solo stop each at Vanderbilt (10/27), Northern Illinois (11/3)
and Akron (11/10).
As a freshman in 2011: Redshirted the season to enter 2012 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Three-time letterwinner for coach Quay Farr at Spring Valley High
School ... Earned the Award for Discipline as a sophomore ... Selected to All-Region
Class 4A as a senior ... Set Spring Valley High School record for the defensive end
squat at 500lbs ... Recorded 216 tackles, 16 sacks and five forced fumbles in three
years of varsity football.
Personal: Trey Alexander Seals ... Born October 19, 1991 ... Son of Greg and Doris
Seals ... Brother of Greg Seals Jr. ... Majoring in sociology.
Career Statistics (Defense)
YearGP/GS UTATTT
2012 12/0
5
5 10
2013
9/4
4
5
9
2014
7/7
11 23 34
Totals28/11 20 33 49
FF/FRSacksTFLInt-YdsPD
0/0
1.0-3 1.0-3
0-0
1
1/1
0.0-0 0.0-0
0-0
2
1/1
1.5-7 3.5-12
1-6
1
2/2 2.5-10 4.5-15 1-6
4
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 7 (2-5), twice, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), 3x, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, 4x, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Interceptions: 1, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Interception Return Yards: 1, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
WR • Junior • 6-4 • 200 • Piscataway, N.J.
As a Junior in 2014: Biletnikoff Award Watch List midseason addition (10/7)
... Phil Steele Midseason All-MAC Second Team Wide Receiver ... Athlon Sports
Preseason All-MAC Third Team Wide Receiver ... Phil Steele Pre As a Junior
in 2014: Biletnikoff Award Watch List midseason addition (10/7) ... Phil Steele
Midseason All-MAC Second Team Wide Receiver ... Athlon Sports Preseason AllMAC Third Team Wide Receiver ... Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Third Team
Wide Receiver ... Pulled in two receptions totaling 90 yards, including a 77-yard
touchdown scamper, against Boston College (8/30) ... Produced five catches for
83 yards and two rushing attempts for 17 yards against Colorado (9/6) to earn
his first collegiate game with 100 or more all-purpose yards ... Eclipsed 1,000
career receiving yards during the game against Colorado ... Added a 73-yard,
eight reception game at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Tallied 99 yards on four catches at
Penn State (9/20), including a 77-yard touchdown reception ... Tied the school
record for receptions in a game (13) and earned a single-game personal-best of
179 yards and two touchdowns against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Followed up his
performance against BGSU with a game-high 154 receiving yards over nine receptions at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Eclipsed his previous single-game best with
193 receiving yards against Eastern Michigan (10/18) while he tied the program
record with 13 receptions for the second time this season ... Added seven catches
for 75 yards and a touchdown at Toledo (10/25) ... Set a personal best with 239
receiving yards and tied the single game program record for the third time with
13 receptions during the win over Ball State (11/12) ... Ranks fourth nationally
among NCAA Division I FBS competitors as of Nov. 14 for receiving yards (1,204)
and receiving yards per game (120.4) and is ninth in receptions per game (7.6)
... First in the Mid-American Conference in receiving yards and receiving yards
per game ... The 239 receiving yards he put up against Ball State are the most
by a MAC player this season and second-highest total in NCAA Division I through
games on Nov. 14 ... His 193 receiving yards against Eastern Michigan were the
second-most in a single game played by a MAC team this season ... Was added to
the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2012 11/8
0
0
2013 12/11
0
0
2014
9/9
3
14
Totals32/28
3
14
Avg.TD Lg.
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
4.7
0
12
4.7
0
12
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2012 11/8
20
206
2013 12/11
61
680
2014 10/10
76
1204
Totals33/29 157 2090
Avg.TD
10.3
0
11.1
4
15.8
5
13.3
9
Lg.
35
38
77
77
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 13, 3x, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Receiving Yards: 239, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Touchdown Receptions: 2, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Longest Reception: 77, 2x, last at Penn State (9/20/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
Rushing Attempts: 2, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Rushing Yards: 17, vs. Colorado (9/6/14) (two carries)
Longest Rush: 12, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER TOTALS
10+ Reception Games: 4, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
20+ Yard Receptions: 32, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
30+ Yard Receptions: 15, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
50+ Yard Receptions: 3, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
75+ Yard Receptions: 2, last at Penn State (9/20/14)
Games With 100+ Receiving Yards: 3, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Games With 200+ Receiving Yards: 1, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yards: 4, last vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)
Games With 200+ All-Purpose Yards: 1, vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Games With 2+ Touchdown Receptions: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
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2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
87 Jean SIFRIN
2 Quayshun smITH
As A Junior In 2014: John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List (10/13) ... Phil
Steele Midseason All-MAC First Team Tight End ... John Mackey Tight End of the
Week (10/29) ... College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Week
(10/27) ... John Mackey Tight End of the Week Honorable Mention (10/1) ...
Hauled in four receptions totaling 40 yards with two going for touchdowns against
Colorado (9/6) in his first action with the Minutemen ... Was awarded the No. 7
Play of the Day on ESPN’s SportsCenter for his acrobatic one-handed touchdown
grab against Colorado ... Added a 10-yard reception at Vanderbilt (9/13) ...
Erupted for an eight-catch, 135-yard performance against Bowling Green (9/27)
... Notched six receptions totaling 67 yards with one touchdown at Miami (Ohio)
on Oct. 4 ... Made four grabs for 29 yards receiving, with a four-yard touchdown
catch at the end of the second quarter, during the win over Kent State (10/11)
... Had 74 receiving yards over four receptions to help the Minutemen to a 36-14
win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Added 49 yards over four receptions against
Ball State (11/12).
As a Senior in 2014: Made his first appearance of the season against Colorado
(9/6) ... Added snaps without recording statistics at Vanderbilt (9/13) and Penn
State (9/20) ... Made two solo stops against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Notched one
solo tackle at Toledo (10/25).
TE • Junior • 6-7 • 250 • Miami, Fla. • El Camino Junior College
Before UMass: Played tight end at El Camino Junior College (Calif.) under coach
John Featherstone ... Had 18 receptions, 328 yards and five touchdowns in the 2013
season ... Played his freshman season at ASA College in Brooklyn in 2011 where he
earned third-team all-conference honors ... Attended Miami Norland High School
in Florida prior to college ... Also received offers from Kansas, Oklahoma and USC.
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
9/8
38
598
15.7
5
76
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 8, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Receiving Yards: 185, at Toledo (10/25/14) (six receptions)
Touchdown Receptions: 2, vs. Colorado (9/6/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
Longest Reception: 76, at Toledo (10/25/14)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER Statistics
20+ Yard Receptions: 10, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Games With 100+ Receiving Yards: 2, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
Games With 100+ All-Purpose Yards: 2, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
Games With 2+ Touchdowns: 1, vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
24 Charan SINGH
DB • Freshman • 6-2 • 192 • Murrysville, Pa.
Before UMass: Will play defensive back for UMass, but spent much of his career
at Franklin Regional High School at quarterback as well ... Was an all-conference
selection as a quarterback and defensive back ... Named to the Pittsburgh Post
Gazette Fabulous 22 Team and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Terrific 25 Squad ...
Helped guide Greg Botta’s program to a Greater Allegheny Conference Championship ... Totaled 1,776 total yards in 2013 and 2,499 for his career at quarterback
... Threw for 996 yards and 13 touchdowns, while running for 776 and seven
touchdowns as a senior ... Also played wide receiver as a junior, where he tallied 476 yards on 28 catches with five touchdowns ... Had 44 career tackles with
seven interceptions and two forced fumbles on the defensive side ... Ran for two
touchdowns, threw for two touchdowns and had an interception on defense as a
senior in a first round playoff game ... Moved from quarterback to wide receiver
during his sophomore year and transitioned back to quarterback as a senior ...
Also was the point guard on the basketball team.
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DB • Senior • 5-9 • 165 • Tallahassee, Fla.
As a Junior in 2013: Started one of the 11 games played during the season ...
Recorded 17 total tackles ... Had 2.0 TFLs for a loss of 10 yards ... Recorded one
sack for a loss of seven yards ... Added two pass breakups ... Recorded one blocked
kick ... Notched a solo tackle on special teams against Maine (9/7) ... Added an
appearance at Kansas State (9/14) ... Had one solo stop and a pass breakup against
Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Tied a single-game career-high with five takedowns (2-3),
including a seven-yard sack, at Bowling Green (10/5) to go with a pass breakup
... Recorded two tackles (1-1) as the Minutemen defeated Miami (Ohio), 17-10 on
Oct. 12 ... Secured a pair of solo tackles, including a three-yard TFL, at Buffalo
(10/19) ... Produced two stops (1-1) against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Started
at cornerback, made one solo stop and blocked a field goal attempt against No.
17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Earned two solo stops against Akron (11/16).
As a sophomore in 2012: Played in nine games as a mainstay on the special
teams unit ... Recorded three tackles (2-1) ... Earned his first stop of the year
unassisted at No. 17 Michigan (9/15) ... Added another solo tackle at Akron during
UMass’ first victory as an FBS program on Nov. 10 ... Helped out on a takedown
against Buffalo (11/17).
As a freshman in 2011: Appeared in seven games, including his first collegiate
start at Old Dominion (10/1) ... Made seven tackles, including five solo stops, and
two pass breakups ... Most productive game came against Old Dominion, when he
made five tackles, including three solo, and a pass breakup.
Before UMass: Star cornerback at Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Fla.
... Ranked No. 77 cornerback in the country by ESPN ... Lockdown defender as he
finished with 46 tackles, two sacks, 18 passes defended, two forced fumbles and two
interceptions as a senior in 2010 ... State finalist in the triple-jump in track & field.
Career Statistics (Defense/Special Teams)
Year GP/GSUT ATTT FF/FRTFLSacksInt-YdsPD Blk
2011
7/1
5
2
7
0/0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2
0
2012
9/0
2
1
3
0/0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
2013 11/1 12 5 17
0/0 2.0-10 1.0-7
0-0
2 1 (FG)
2014
9/0
3
0
3
0/0
0.0-0
0.0-0
0-0
0
0
Totals
36/222830 0/0 2.0-101.0-7 0-0 41 (FG)
CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (2-3), twice, last at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last at Buffalo (10/19/13)
Pass Breakups: 1, 4x, last at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
Blocked Field Goals: 1, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
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77 Tyrell Smith
12 Todd STAFFORD
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2014: Earned the starting nod at left tackle
against Boston College (8/30) and Colorado (9/6) ... Helped pave the way for the
Minutemen to average 5.5 yards per play against the Buffaloes defensive front
... Was the left tackle as UMass amassed 346 yards of total offense at Vanderbilt
(9/13) ... Held down the left tackle spot as Blake Frohnapfel threw for 589 yards
and five touchdowns against the Bowling Green defense (9/27) ... Protected QB
Blake Frohnapfel’s left side at tackle when Frohnapfel earned 389 yards passing and
four touchdowns at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Opened running lanes for Lorenzo
Woodley when Woodley ran for 160 yards to lead the Minutemen to victory at Kent
State (10/11) ... Held down the left tackle spot when the Minutemen ran for 225
yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground against Eastern Michigan (10/18)
... Helped the Minutemen average 6.5 yards gained per play on the offensive line
at Toledo (10/25).
As a Freshman in 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining ... Switched positions from quarterback to tight end prior to
the start of the season.
OL • RS-Sophomore • 6-5 • 315 • Lanoka Harbor, N.J.
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2013: Started all 11 games played ... Part of the
offensive line group that excelled in pass protection with just 16 sacks allowed over
the 12-game schedule ... UMass was tied for fifth in the league for fewest sacks
allowed in 2013 ... Also helped the offense’s run game improve in year two at the
Football Bowl Subdivision as UMass rushed for over 1,500 yards on the ground for
an average of 125.2 yards per game in 2013 compared to 1,075 yards rushing and
an 89.6 per game average in 2012 ... Was the starting left guard ... Helped open
holes for running back Jamal Wilson when he gained 119 yards at Bowling Green
(10/5) while the Minutemen averaged 5.9 yards per carry against the Falcons ...
Helped UMass put up 376 yards of total offense as the starting left guard in the
17-10 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Provided running lanes for freshman
Lorenzo Woodley, who produced 163 yards and a touchdown against the No. 17/21
Northern Illinois defense on Nov. 2.
As a Freshman in 2012: Played in three games ... Took snaps at Connecticut (8/30),
against Indiana (9/8) and at No. 17 Michigan (9/15) ... Redshirted the season to
enter 2013 with four years of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Was a second-team all-state selection as a senior and a second-team
all-county pick as a junior at Lacey Township High School ... Earned an invitation
to the All-American Bowl ... Led Lacey Township to the a state championship title
in 2011 ... Captain of the football and basketball teams.
Personal: Tyrell Dejoin Lee Smith ... Born April 27, 1994 ... Son of Tanya Smith
... Brother of Eric, Deon, Tarique and Elijah.
78 Matt Sparks
OL • Junior • 6-4 • 280 • Mililani, Hawai’i
As a Junior in 2014: Served as the starting center against Boston College (8/30)
and Colorado (9/6) ... Was the center for UMass when the Minutemen totaled 346
yards of offense at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Anchored the offensive line at center
when quarterback Blake Frohnapfel threw for a MAC and UMass record 589 yards
to go with five touchdowns against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Organized the line as
the center when UMass tallied 554 yards of offense and 41 points at Miami (Ohio)
on Oct. 4. ... Missed the game at Kent State (10/11) due to injury ... Returned
during the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) as a reserve center and served as
the starting center at Toledo (10/25).
As a Sophomore in 2013: Started 11 of the 12 games he played in ... Held the role
of center on the offensive line ... Helped to lead the offensive line group which
excelled in pass protection with just 16 sacks allowed over the 12-game schedule
... UMass was tied for fifth in the league for fewest sacks allowed in 2013 ... Also
helped the run game improve in year two at the Football Bowl Subdivision as UMass
rushed for over 1,500 yards on the ground and averaged 125.2 yards per game in
2013 compared to 1,075 yards rushing and an 89.6 per game average in 2012 ...
Was the center when UMass totaled 376 yards of offense in the win over Miami
(Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Helped Lorenzo Woodley rush for 163 yards and a touchdown
against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
As a Freshman in 2012: Played in six games, starting three on the offensive line.
Before UMass: Named to the 2011 ESPN High School All-Hawaii Football Team ...
Earned first-team all-conference honors at the Punahou School.
Personal: Matthew Steven Sparks ... Born November 25, 1994 in Honolulu, Hawaii
... Son of Cary and Heidi Sparks ... Brother of Jacob and Rachael ... Majoring in
civil engineering.
TE • RS-Freshman • 6-7 • 261 • Riverside, Conn.
Before UMass: Attended the Brunswick School ... An all-Erickson selection in
2012 after throwing for 1,689 yards with 17 touchdowns ... Also earned all-New
England honors and was named the Brunswick School’s Comeback Player of the
Year ... Three-star recruit and 10th-best player from Connecticut according to
ESPN ... A pocket-passing quarterback with a big arm, but missed much of his
sophomore and junior seasons with injury ... Committed as a junior and was the
first commitment of the 2013 class ... Was a three-year member of the lacrosse
team ... His father, Rick played football for Dartmouth, while his brother, Tucker
played at Georgetown.
32 Matt TULEJA
FB • Junior • 6-2 • 246 • Mansfield, Mass. • Assumption
As A Junior In 2014: Made his first appearances with the Minutemen as a reserve
against Colorado (9/6) and at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Added snaps at fullback against
Penn State (9/20) and Bowling Green (9/27) ... Helped open running lanes for
Shadrach Abrokwah when Abrokwah ran for 128 yards and a touchdown over 25
carries (5.1 ypc) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Caught his first pass as a Minuteman,
a five-yard TD grab, at Kent State (10/11) and paved the way for Lorenzo Woodley
to rush for 160 yards and a TD on 23 carries (7.0 ypc) against the Golden Flashes
... Started at fullback when the Minutemen tallied 562 total yards of offense,
including 225 yards on the ground with five rushing touchdowns against Eastern
Michigan (10/18) ... Notched a 10-yard reception at Toledo (10/25) and added a
seven-yard grab versus Ball State (11/12).
Before UMass: Was a member of the Assumption College football team in 2011
... Played football at Xaverian (Mass.), where he also competed in basketball and
was a member of the track team ... Won the Unsung Hero Award on his football
team ... Scored one touchdown as Xaverian captured the 2009 MIAA Division I State
Championship and sealed its undefeated season with a 29-0 shutout of Everett
High School ... Competed in the 2010 USAPL Massachusetts Open High School
Powerlifting Championships ... Son of Stephen and Donna Tuleja ... Has one sister,
Kristen and a brother, Jake.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
9/2
0
0
0.0
0
0
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
9/2
3
22
7.3
1
10
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 1, 3x, last vs. Ball State (11/12/14)
Reception Yards: 10, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Longest Reception: 10, at Toledo (10/25/14)
94 Joe TYO
DL • RS-Freshman • 6-5 • 264 • Yarmouth, Mass.
As a Freshman in 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Was a defensive end, defensive tackle and offensive tackle for
Dennis-Yarmouth High School, where he helped the Dolphins to a MIAA Division 2A
Super Bowl as a junior ... 2012 Massachusetts Football League All-Star according
to the Boston Herald ... 2012 Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection.
18 Andrew VERBOYS
QB • Freshman • 5-11 • 200 • Armonk, N.Y.
Before UMass: Played at Scarsdale High School before taking a prep year at Fork
Union in 2013 ... Joined the program in the Spring 2014 as an early enrollee at
UMass ... Coached by his father Andrew Verboys, Sr., at Scarsdale High School
... His grandfather Dick Paladino was also an assistant coach at Scarsdale during
his junior and senior seasons ... A dual-threat quarterback in high school ... As a
senior at Scarsdale, earned 2012 Senior Bowl Offensive Player Of The Game honors.
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3 Austin WHIPPLE
80 Jalen WILLIAMS
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance during the seasonopener against Boston College (8/30) but did not record statistics ... Also went
into the game at Kent State (10/11) ... Took snaps during the fourth quarter of
UMass’ 36-14 victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Replaced an injured Blake
Frohnapfel during the win over Ball State (11/12).
As A Junior In 2014: Made his first appearance for the Minutemen against Boston
College (8/30) when he caught one pass from Blake Frohnapfel ... Added three
receptions going for 35 yards against Colorado (9/6) ... Caught one ball for 12
yards at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Provided an 11-yard reception at Penn State (9/20)
... Added a 60-yard catch-and-run touchdown reception against Bowling Green
(9/27) ... Started at wide receiver and totaled two catches for 14 yards at Miami
(Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Pulled in four receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown and
rushed twice for 10 yards during the win at Kent State (10/11) ... Had a careerday at Toledo (10/25) with six receptions covering 97 yards, including a pair of
touchdown grabs.
QB • RS-Freshman • 6-1 • 203 • Wexford, Pa. • Penn State
As A Freshman In 2013: Redshirted the year as a member of the Penn State
football team.
Before UMass: Joined UMass after spending the 2013 season at Penn State as a
walk-on quarterback ... Played at the Salisbury School in Connecticut where he
threw for 1,215 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012 en route to the New England
Prep School Class A Championship ... Was an All-Erickson League All-Star pick ...
Graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Pennsylvania in 2011 where he threw
for 1,526 yards and had 16 touchdowns as a senior ... Also played for St. Thomas
Aquinas High School in 2009-10 when his father, UMass head coach Mark Whipple,
was the offensive coordinator for the University of Miami ... His brother, Spencer,
is currently the UMass tight ends coach.
Career Statistics (Passing)
YearGP/GS
Cmp. Att.YardsPct.TDIntLg.
2014
4/0
0
0
0
0.0 0 0
0
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014
4/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
68 Elijah WILKINSON
OL • Sophomore • 6-4 • 315 • Downingtown, Pa.
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2014: Was the starting right tackle against Boston
College (8/30) and Colorado (9/6) ... Helped the Minutemen record 346 total offensive yards as the right tackle at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Served as the right tackle
when UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel threw for a MAC- and school-record
589 yards to go with five touchdowns against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Played
right tackle when UMass accrued 554 yards of offense and 41 points at Miami
(Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Opened running lanes for Lorenzo Woodley when Woodley ran
for 160 yards to lead the Minutemen to victory at Kent State (10/11) ... Helped
the Minutemen tally 562 yards of offense in the 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan
(10/18) ... Helped the Minutemen average 6.5 yards gained per play on the offensive line at Toledo (10/25).
As A Freshman In 2013: Played in a total of six games, including two games as
an offensive linemen ... Also played defensive line ... Made his first appearance
with the Minutemen at Kansas State (9/14) ... Also saw time against Vanderbilt
(9/21) and Bowling Green (10/5) ... Earned a pair of assisted tackles against No.
17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
Before UMass: Named the county’s most outstanding offensive lineman as a
senior ... Was an all-league first team selection ... Named to the Philadelphia
Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second-Team ... Also a Big 33 Football
Classic selection ... Chosen to play in the 2013 Valor Bowl, which is the Chester
County All-Star Game.
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WR • Junior • 6-3 • 191 • Kennesaw, Ga. • Dean College
Before UMass: Led Dean College with 358 receiving yards and 25 receptions
along with two touchdowns in 2013 ... Earned All NEFC Second Team honors as a
sophomore in 2013 ... As a freshman in 2012, had 360 yards receiving with four
touchdowns ... Prior to enrolling at Dean College, played his prep football at North
Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014 10/3
2
10
5.0
0
11
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2014 10/3
20
307
15.4
4
60
CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 6, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Receiving Yards: 97, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Touchdown Receptions: 2, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Longest Reception: 60, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER TOTALS
20+ Yard Receiving Plays: 3, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
30+ Yard Receiving Plays: 2, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
40+ Yard Receiving Plays: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
50+ Yard Receiving Plays: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
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6 Jamal Wilson
20 Lorenzo WOODLEY
As a redshirt Junior in 2014: Rushed six times for 23 yards (3.8 per carry) in
the season-opener against Boston College (8/30) ... Ran 10 times for 47 yards (4.7
per carry) with one touchdown and hauled in two receptions for nine yards against
the Colorado defense (9/6) ... Recorded 18 yards on four carries (4.5 yards per
rush) before exiting with an injury at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Misses the previous six
games due to injury.
As a Sophomore in 2014: Ran the ball twice for 10 yards against Boston College
during the season-opener on Aug. 30 ... Had two touchdowns among 22 carries
totaling 43 yards at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Added two receptions covering 41 yards
against the Commodores to finish the game with 84 all-purpose yards ... Rushed
once for three yards and hauled in a 10-yard receptions at Penn State (9/20) ...
Added 12 yards on a pair of carries at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Rushed for 160
yards over 23 carries (7.0 per carry) with one touchdown at Kent State (10/11)
... Ran for 63 yards over 15 carries (4.2 per carry) with one touchdown as the
Minutemen defeated Eastern Michigan, 36-14 on Oct. 18 ... Rushed 19 times for
87 yards and a touchdown in the win over Ball State (11/12).
RB • RS-Junior • 5-10 • 206 • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
As a redshirt Sophomore in 2013: Started five of the 10 games played he
appeared in ... Ran for a team-best 368 yards on 100 carries (3.7 yards per carry)
... Scored one touchdown ... Also had 106 receiving yards on 14 catches ... Thirdmost all-purpose yards on team (475) ... Recorded one kickoff return ... Was on
the kick return unit at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Also saw the field as part of the
special teams unit in addition to playing as part of multiple offensive packages
against Maine (9/7) ... Carried the ball once and fielded a kick return at Kansas State
(9/14) ... Totaled 15 rushing yards and 14 receiving yards against Vanderbilt (9/21)
... Set single-game career-highs in carries (20), rushing yards (119) and longest run
(51 yards) at Bowling Green (10/5) in his first collegiate start ... Started at running
back and accumulated 146 total yards in the win over Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12, the
most among all competitors on the day ... Had 82 yards rushing and a single-game
career best 64 receiving yards against the RedHawks defense ... Rushed for 42
yards and caught three passes totaling nine yards at Buffalo (10/19) ... Earned his
first collegiate touchdown on a three-yard run against Western Michigan (10/26)
... Did not compete against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) due to injury ...
Rushed for 70 yards on 22 carries against Akron (11/16).
As a redshirt freshman in 2012: Played in 12 games, splitting time between
special teams and the UMass backfield ... Rushed 53 yards on 18 carries ... Totaled
ten carries for 35 yards at Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Had four attempts for 14
yards (3.5 yards per carry) vs. Central Michigan (11/23).
As a freshman in 2011: Redshirted the year to enter 2012 with four seasons of
eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Captained the No. 1 high school team in the nation, St. Thomas
Aquinas, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as a senior ... Squad captured Florida 5A State
Championship with a 15-0 record in 2010 ... St. Thomas Aquinas went 43-1 during
Wilson’s three years ... Named second-team by the Florida Sun-Sentinel ... Rushed
for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns with 6.4 per carry average as a senior ... Also
made 20 catches for 293 yards with four receiving scores during his final season.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2012 12/0
18
53
2013
9/5
100
368
2014
3/3
20
88
Totals24/8 138 509
Avg.TD
2.9
0
3.7
1
4.4
1
3.7
2
Lg.
13
51
11
51
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2012 12/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
2013
9/5
14
106
7.6
0
26
2014
3/3
5
34
6.8
0
11
Totals
24/8 191407.4 026
CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 23, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Rushing Yards: 119, at Bowling Green (10/5/13) (20 carries)
Longest Rush: 51, at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, 2x, last vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Receptions: 4, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
Receiving Yards: 64, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13) (four receptions)
Longest Reception: 26, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13) (from QB A.J. Doyle)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER TOTALS
20+ Yard Rushing Plays: 1, at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
20+ Yard Receiving Plays: 1, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
50+ Yard Rushing Plays: 1, at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
100+ Yard Rushing Games: 1, at Bowling Green (10/5/13)
100+ All-Purpose Yard Games: 2, last vs. Miami (Ohio) (10/12/13)
RB • Sophomore • 6-0 • 212 • Miami, Fla.
As a freshman in 2013: Started two of the eight games he appeared in ... Recorded
314 yards rushing on 84 carries ... Scored two touchdowns ... Had 31 yards on five
catches as well ... Rushed for 22 yards on seven touches and pulled in one catch
for five yards at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) in his first college game ... Averaged 5.6
yards per carry against Vanderbilt (9/21), with 29 yards in five attempts while he
also pulled in one receptions for nine yards ... Provided 58 yards on the ground
through 16 carries, securing his first touchdown as a Minuteman on a two-yard
run against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Recorded 44 of his rushing yards against
the Broncos came during the second half, including 38 on the final drive of the
game ... Produced single-game career-bests in carries (38) and yards (163) while
he scored a touchdown against the No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) defense in
his first collegiate start ... Added 31 yards on 10 carries against Akron (11/16).
Before UMass: Played scholastically at Christopher Columbus High School ...
The No. 40 ranked running back in the nation ... Ran for 1,086 yards and scored
24 touchdowns in 2012 for Christopher Columbus High School ... Rushed for 727
yards (8.3 avg) and scored 11 touchdowns as a junior when he split carries in the
backfield ... ESPN’s scouting report described him as having “a good blend of size,
strength, and straight-line speed” with the “physical tools to project as a high
future college load-back” ... Also held offers from North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Purdue, Pittsburgh and Tennessee and was heavily recruited
by several other BCS schools from the ACC and SEC.
Career Statistics (Rushing)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2013
8/2
84
314
2014
8/1
88
382
Totals16/3 172 696
Avg.TD
3.7
2
4.3
5
4.0
7
Lg.
25
43
43
Career Statistics (Receiving)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds.
2013
8/2
5
31
2014
8/1
4
52
Totals16/3
9
83
Avg.TD
6.2
0
13.0
0
9.2
0
Lg.
12
35
35
CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 38, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13)
Rushing Yards: 163, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13) (38 carries)
Longest Rush: 43, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Rushing Touchdowns: 2, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Receptions: 2, twice, last at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Receiving Yards: 41, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (two receptions)
Longest Reception: 35, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
MISCELLANEOUS CAREER TOTALS
20+ Yard Rushing Plays: 4, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
30+ Yard Rushing Plays: 2, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
40+ Yard Rushing Plays: 1, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
20+ Yard Receptions: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
30+ Yard Receptions: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Games With 100+ Rushing Yards: 2, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
Games With 150+ Rushing Yards: 2, last at Kent State (10/11/14)
Games With 2+ Touchdowns: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
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11 D.J. WOODS
DB • Sophomore • 5-9 • 168 • Coral Springs, Fla.
As a freshman in 2013: Saw action on special teams in four games ... Returned
six kickoffs on the season for a total of 94 yards ... Fielded a pair of kick returns
for 40 yards at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31), with a long of 22 yards ... Returned one
kickoff for 13 yards against Maine (9/7) ... Pulled in two kickoffs and ran them
for 38 yards at Kansas State (9/14).
Before UMass: Led University High School to a 13-0 record and a Florida 3A Championship Title ... Honored on the Miami Herald First Team and was listed among
the top 50 seniors in Dade & Broward County ... Had 35 receptions for 349 yards
and three touchdowns as a senior ... Also had seven rushes for 100 yards and one
punt return for 47 yards during his final scholastic season ... Was a member of
the track team and an honor roll student as well ... Also held offers from Georgia
State, Indiana, Kentucky, Toledo and Tulane.
Career Statistics (Kickoff Returns)
YearGP/GSNo. Yds. Avg.TD Lg.
2013
4/0
6
94
15.7
0
22
2014
0/0
0
0
0.0
0
0
Totals4/0
6
94 15.7 0 22
CAREER HIGHS
Kick Returns: 2, at #23 Wisconsin (8/31/13)
Kick Return Yards: 40, at #23 Wisconsin (8/31/13) (two returns)
Longest Kick Return: 22, at #23 Wisconsin (8/31/13)
43 Matthew WYLIE
K • Freshman • 6-5 • 190 • Dripping Springs, Texas
As A Freshman In 2014: Kicked off six times for 311 yards to average 51.8 yards
per attempt at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Converted an extra point at Penn State (9/20)
and tried a 39-yard field goal against the Nittany Lions.
Before UMass: Earned all-district first team honors as a senior at Dripping Springs
High School with three made field goals and a perfect 32-of-32 on extra points ...
Never had a field goal or PAT attempt blocked during his prep career ... Named to
TexasHSFootball.com High School Football Elite Team for Region IV ... Has range
inside 55 yards with five career kicks of 40-or-more yards in games ... Also handled
kickoff duties ... Was the USTA Kicking Camp Champion in 2013 ... Coached by
current Oakland Raiders and former Dallas Cowboys kicking coach Chris Boniol.
Career Statistics (Kicking)
Year
GP/GS FG-APATPts KO-Yds KO AvgTB
2014
2/0
0-1
1-1
1 6-311
51.8
0
50 Jack WYNNE
DL • Freshman • 6-5 • 253 • Riverside, Conn.
Before UMass: A three-year letterwinner for head coach Rich Albonizio at Greenwich High School ... Earned All-Connecticut First Team Defense accolades as a senior
... Named to the Hearst CT ‘Super 33’ All-Star Football Team ... Was a two-time
selection to the All-FCIAC Defensive Teams (2012, 2013) ... Also served as team
captain ... Posted 53 total tackles and 12 sacks as a senior ... For his career, had
82 total tackles and 18 sacks ... Had five sacks in his final home game as a senior
... 13th-ranked recruit in the state of Connecticut.
56 Sam ZEFF
OL • RS-Freshman • 6-5 • 288 • Montclair, N.J.
As A Freshman In 2013: Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of
eligibility.
Before UMass: First team all-New Jersey selection in 2012 as an offensive tackle
at Montclair High School ... Co-captained Montclair as a senior ... Led the Mounties
to a 12-0 season and a state championship in 2012 ... Earned first team all-Essex
honors ... Also offered by Connecticut, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Temple, Toledo
and Tulane.
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Results (3-7 Overall, 3-3 MAC)
(2-3 Home, 1-4 Road)
DateOpponent
W/LScoreOverallConfTime Att
Aug 30, 2014 Boston College L 7-30 0-1 0-0 2:58 30,479
Sept 6, 2014 Colorado
L
38-41 0-2
0-0 3:34 10,227
Sept 13, 2014 at Vanderbilt L
31-34 0-3
0-0 3:48 33,386
Sept 20, 2014 at Penn State L
7-48 0-4
0-0 3:00 99,155
Sept 27, 2014 Bowling Green L
42-47 0-5
0-1 3:56 17,000
Oct 4, 2014 at Miami (Ohio) L
41-42 0-6
0-2 3:51 15,970
Oct 11, 2014 at Kent State W
40-17 1-6
1-2 3:25 12,451
Oct 18, 2014 Eastern Mich. W
36-14 2-6
2-2 3:07 12,030
Oct 25, 2014 at Toledo
L
42-35 2-7
2-3 3:29 20,104
Nov 12, 2014 Ball State
W
24-10 3-7
3-3 3:13 13,374
Team Statistics
TEAM STATISTICS
SCORING Points Per Game Points Off Turnovers FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games SCORE BY QUARTERS
Massachusetts Opponents UMASSOPP
301 325
30.1 32.5
56 61
238 231
66 97
141 114
31 20
1083 1874
1374 2043
291 169
323 406
3.4 4.6
108.3 187.4
15 20
3405 2537
243-442-10 223-375-12
7.7 6.8
14.0 11.4
340.5 253.7
24 20
4488 4411
765 781
5.9 5.6
448.8 441.1
39-921 45-891
6-33 13-81
12-184 10-92
23.6 19.8
5.5 6.2
15.3 9.2
17-9 9-3
63-522 86-813
52.2 81.3
45-1614 48-1994
35.9 41.5
32.3 39.2
55-3127 63-3723
56.9 59.1
37.5 36.1
27:43 32:17
54/151 66/159
36% 42%
19/34 11/22
56% 50%
12-62 22-160
0 -11
41 42
6-11 11-15
0-0 0-0
(36-50) 72% (32-37) 86%
(30-50) 60% (25-37) 68%
(35-40) 88% (38-39) 97%
83110 181066
5/16622 5/36213
0/0
1st
82 43 2nd
116 129 3rd
47 80 4thTotal
56 301
73 325
Individual Statistics
RUSHING GP-GS
Shadrach Abrokwah 6-3
Lorenzo Woodley 8-1
J.T. Blyden 5-1
Jamal Wilson 3-3
Marken Michel 10-3
Elgin Long 6-0
Jordan Broadnax 4-0
Alex Kenney 10-5
Tajae Sharpe 10-10
Jalen Williams 10-2
Andrew Libby 8-0
Team 6-0
Blake Frohnapfel 10-10
Total.......... 10
Opponents...... 10
ATT
91
88
38
20
15
5
12
2
3
2
2
4
41
323
406
GAIN LOSS NET
453 25 428
406 24 382
127 11 116
89 1 88
72 21 51
38 2 36
41 7 34
22 0 22
17 3 14
11 1 10
3 0 3
0 17 -17
95 179 -84
1374 291 1083
2043 169 1874
PASSING GP-GS EFFIC C-A-I PCT
Blake Frohnapfel 10-10 132.2 241-437-10 55.1
Marken Michel 10-3 0.0 0-2-0 0.0
Brian McDonald 10-0 875.2 1-1-0 100.0
Team 6-0 0.0 0-1-0 0.0
Bernard Davis 10-2 158.8 1-1-0 100.0
Total.......... 10 133.1 2
43-442-10 55.0
Opponents...... 10 127.5 223-375-12 59.5
RECEIVING GP-GS NO.
Tajae Sharpe 10-10 76
Jean Sifrin 9-8 38
Rodney Mills 10-6 27
Marken Michel 10-3 27
Jalen Williams 10-2 20
Shadrach Abrokwah 6-3 9
Alex Kenney 10-5 8
J.T. Blyden 5-1 8
Shakur Nesmith 8-0 7
Jamal Wilson 3-3 5
Andrew Libby 8-0 5
Lorenzo Woodley 8-1 4
Brandon Howard 10-2 3
Matt Tuleja 9-2 3
Bernard Davis 10-2 2
Jordan Broadnax 4-0 1
Total.......... 10 243
Opponents...... 10 223
YDS
1204
598
386
357
307
36
174
40
105
34
26
52
39
22
20
5
3405
2537
AVG
4.7
4.3
3.1
4.4
3.4
7.2
2.8
11.0
4.7
5.0
1.5
-4.2
-2.0
3.4
4.6
YDS
3345
0
53
0
7
3405
2537
AVG
15.8
15.7
14.3
13.2
15.4
4.0
21.8
5.0
15.0
6.8
5.2
13.0
13.0
7.3
10.0
5.0
14.0
11.4
PUNT RETURNS NO.
Trey Dudley-Giles 4
Bernard Davis 1
Alex Kenney 1
Total.......... 6
Opponents...... 13
YDS 32 1 0 33 81 INTERCEPTIONS NO.
Randall Jette 4
Khary Bailey-Smith 3
Jackson Porter 2
Trey Dudley-Giles 2
Trey Seals 1
Total.......... 12
Opponents...... 10
YDS AVG TD LONG
49 12.2 0 29
39 13.0 0 23
65 32.5 1 34
25 12.5 0 23
6 6.0 0 6
184 15.3 1 34
92 9.2 0 24
KICK RETURNS NO.
Khary Bailey-Smith 17
Trey Dudley-Giles 8
Andrew Libby 5
Alex Kenney 3
Brandon Howard 2
Joe Colton 2
Peter Angeh 1
J. Robinson-Woodgett 1
Total.......... 39
Opponents...... 45
YDS
437
269
82
66
17
34
11
5
921
891
AVG
8.0
1.0
0.0
5.5
6.2
TD LONG AVG/GM
7 21 71.3
5 43 47.8
0 18 23.2
1 11 29.3
1 20 5.1
1 16 6.0
0 18 8.5
0 18 2.2
0 12 1.4
0 11 1.0
0 3 0.4
0 0 -2.8
0 17 -8.4
15 43 108.3
20 47 187.4
TD
23
0
1
0
0
24
20
TD
5
5
5
1
4
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
24
20
LONG AVG/GM
80 334.5
0 0.0
53 5.3
0 0.0
7 0.7
80 340.5
70 253.7
LONG AVG/GM
77 120.4
76 66.4
53 38.6
50 35.7
60 30.7
9 6.0
80 17.4
13 8.0
36 13.1
11 11.3
8 3.2
35 6.5
22 3.9
10 2.4
14 2.0
5 1.2
80 340.5
70 253.7
TD LONG
0 31
0 1
0 0
0 31
1 17
AVG TD LONG
25.7 1 93
33.6 0 74
16.4 0 21
22.0 0 25
8.5 0 12
17.0 0 19
11.0 0 11
5.0 0 5
23.6 1 93
19.8 0 41
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Logan Laurent FUMBLE RETURNS NO. YDS AVG TD LONG
Total.......... 0 0 0.0 0 0
Opponents...... 2
23 11.3
0
16
PAT
SCORING TD FG XP RUSH RCV
Shadrach Abrokwah 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Rodney Mills 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1
Tajae Sharpe 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Jean Sifrin 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Lorenzo Woodley 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Blake Lucas 0 2-4 21-22 0-0 0
Logan Laurent 0 4-6 13-17 0-0 0
Jalen Williams 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Marken Michel 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Elgin Long 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Jamal Wilson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Shakur Nesmith 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Matt Tuleja 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Khary Bailey-Smith 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Jackson Porter 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Alex Kenney 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Matthew Wylie 0 0-1 1-1 0-0 0
Blake Frohnapfel 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Total.......... 41 6-11 35-40 0-0 1
Opponents...... 42 11-15 38-39 0-2 1
TOTAL OFFENSE Blake Frohnapfel Shadrach Abrokwah Lorenzo Woodley J.T. Blyden Jamal Wilson Brian McDonald Marken Michel Elgin Long Jordan Broadnax Alex Kenney Tajae Sharpe Jalen Williams Bernard Davis Andrew Libby Team Total.......... Opponents...... PUNTING NO.
Brian McDonald 44
Team 1
Total.......... 45
Opponents...... 48
PASS
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-1
1-1
1-1
DXP SAF
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
GP PLAYS RUSH PASS TOTAL 10 478 -84 3345 3261 6 91 428 0 428 8 88 382 0 382 5 38 116 0 116 3 20 88 0 88 10 1 0 53 53 10 17 51 0 51 6 5 36 0 36 4 12 34 0 34 10 2 22 0 22 10 3 14 0 14 10 2 10 0 10 10 1 0 7 7 8 2 3 0 3 6 5 -17 0 -17 10 765 1083 3405 4488 10 781 1874 2537 4411 YDS
1614
0
1614
1994
AVG
36.7
0.0
35.9
41.5
KICKOFFSNo.
Yds
Blake Lucas 49 2816 Matthew Wylie 6 311 Total.......... 55 3127 Opponents...... 63 3723 LONG TB
49 4
0 0
49 4
62 4
FC
17
0
17
23
I20
7
0
7
17
PTS
48
32
30
30
30
27
25
24
12
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
1
0
301
325
AVG/GM
326.1
71.3
47.8
23.2
29.3
5.3
5.1
6.0
8.5
2.2
1.4
1.0
0.7
0.4
-2.8
448.8
441.1
50+ BLK
0 0
0 1
0 1
8 0
AvgTBOBRETNET YD LN
57.5 7 1
-
-
51.8 0 0
-
-
56.9 7 1 19.8 37.5 27
59.1 21 0 23.6 36.1 28
FIELD GOALS FG-FGAPct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG BLK
Blake Lucas 2-4 50.0 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-1 0-0 34 0
Matthew Wylie 0-1 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0
44
4-6 66.7 0-0 2-2 2-3 0-1 0-0 31 0
FG SEQUENCE
UMassOPPONENTS
Boston College 47 (44),(28),44,(21)
Colorado
(34)
(35),(47)
Vanderbilt
(35),22
Penn State
39
(42),(40)
Bowling Green
-
(21),(33)
Miami (Ohio)
-
Kent State
(31),(22)
(41),47,37
Eastern Michigan
(31)
52
Toledo
43
Ball State
(24),34
(37)
Numbers in parenthesis represent made field goals
ALL PURPOSE Tajae Sharpe Jean Sifrin Khary Bailey-Smith Shadrach Abrokwah Lorenzo Woodley Marken Michel Rodney Mills Trey Dudley-Giles Jalen Williams Alex Kenney J.T. Blyden Jamal Wilson Andrew Libby Shakur Nesmith Jackson Porter Brandon Howard Randall Jette Jordan Broadnax Elgin Long Joe Colton Matt Tuleja Bernard Davis Peter Angeh Trey Seals J. Robinson-Woodgett
Team Blake Frohnapfel Total.......... Opponents...... GP
10
9
10
6
8
10
10
10
10
10
5
3
8
8
10
10
10
4
6
10
9
10
10
7
9
6
10
10
10
RUSH
14
0
0
428
382
51
0
0
10
22
116
88
3
0
0
0
0
34
36
0
0
0
0
0
0
-17
-84
1083
1874
RCV
1204
598
0
36
52
357
386
0
307
174
40
34
26
105
0
39
0
5
0
0
22
20
0
0
0
0
0
3405
2537
PR
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
33
81
KR
0
0
437
0
0
0
0
269
0
66
0
0
82
0
0
17
0
0
0
34
0
0
11
0
5
0
0
921
891
IR
0
0
39
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
65
0
49
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
184
92
TOTAL
1218
598
476
464
434
408
386
326
317
262
156
122
111
105
65
56
49
39
36
34
22
21
11
6
5
-17
-84
5626
5475
Avg/G
121.8
66.4
47.6
77.3
54.2
40.8
38.6
32.6
31.7
26.2
31.2
40.7
13.9
13.1
6.5
5.6
4.9
9.8
6.0
3.4
2.4
2.1
1.1
0.9
0.6
-2.8
-8.4
562.6
547.5
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Defensive Statistics
NO.PLAYER 17 Jovan Santos-Knox 35 Stanley Andre 25 Joe Colton 3 Kassan Messiah 4 Randall Jette 9 Trey Dudley-Giles 21 Khary Bailey-Smith 28 Jackson Porter 92 Robert Kitching 54 Trey Seals 97 Daniel Maynes 41 Da’Sean Downey 95 Sha-Ki Holines 5 Peter Angeh 52 Vondell Langston 34 Steve Casali 42 J. Robinson-Woodgett 60 Enock Asante 57 Leo Krizanovic 90 Adam Richard 30 Zeke Edmonds 46 Lucas Amato 44 Peter Ngobidi 27 Jesse Monteiro 33 Rodney Mills 31 Iric Harris 2 Quayshun Smith 53 Nick Berus 80 Jalen Williams 1 Tajae Sharpe 8 Alex Kenney 37 Andrew Libby 16 Elgin Long 23 Blake Lucas 71 Michael Boland 19 Shakur Nesmith Total.......... Opponents...... GP-GS SOLO 10-10 39 10-10 30 10-10 33 9-8 23 10-10 35 10-10 27 10-2 26 10-8 20 10-3 6 7-7 11 10-9 11 10-4 16 10-7 6 10-10 6 10-0 10 10-0 10 9-0 8 10-0 1 9-1 5 10-0 4 7-0 2 10-1 3 8-0 2 10-0 1 10-6 2 5-0 1 9-0 3 10-0 . 10-2 2 10-10 2 10-5 1 8-0 . 6-0 . 10-0 . 10-4 1 8-0 1 10-0 348 10-0 360 TACKLES PASS
AST TOT TFL-YDS SACK-YDS INT-YDS 71 110 7.0-26 1.5-14 .
70 100 3.5-8 1.0-4 .
50 83 7.0-11 1.0-3 .
38 61 4.5-19 2.0-13 .
22 57 0.5-0 .
4-49 21 48 2.0-4 .
2-25 22 48 0.5-1 . 3-39 20 40 1.0-2 .
2-65 29 35 3.5-8 0.5-1 .
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17 33 1.0-2 .
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Offensive Starters (Career Starts/Consecutive Starts)
GAME
8/31 Boston College
9/7 Colorado
9/13 at Vanderbilt
9/20 at Penn State
9/27 Bowling Green
10/4 at Miami (Ohio)
10/11at Kent State
10/18Eastern Michigan
10/25at Toledo
11/12Ball State
WR
Kenney (2*/1)
Kenney (3*/2)
Michel (7/1)
Kenney (4*/1)
Kenney (5*/2)
Williams (1/1)
Kenney (6*/1)
Williams (2/1)
Davis (13/1)
Davis (14/2)
LT
T. Smith (12/1)
T. Smith (13/2)
T. Smith (14/3)
T. Smith (15/4)
T. Smith (16/5)
T. Smith (17/6)
T. Smith (18/7)
T. Smith (19/8)
T. Smith (20/9)
T. Smith (21/10)
LG
Hoeller (4/2)
Hoeller (5/3)
Hoeller (6/4)
Hoeller (7/5)
Hoeller (8/6)
Hoeller (9/7)
Hoeller (10/8)
Hoeller (11/9)
Hoeller (12/10)
Hoeller (13/11)
CRGRTTE
QBTBTE/FB/WR
Sparks (15/11)
Bruns (1/1)
Wilkinson (1/1)
Howard (1/1) Frohnapfel (1/1)
Wilson (6/1) [FB] Mills (5/5)
Sparks (16/12)
Bruns (2/2)
Wilkinson (2/2)
Sifrin (1/1)
Frohanpfel (2/2)
Wilson (7/2) [FB] Mills (6/6)
Sparks (17/13)
Bruns (3/3)
Wilkinson (3/3)
Sifrin (2/2)
Frohnapfel (3/3)
Wilson (8/3) [FB] Mills (7/7)
Sparks (18/14)
Bruns (4/4)
Wilkinson (4/4)
Sifrin (3/3)
Frohnapfel (4/4)
Blyden (1/1) [FB] Mills (8/8)
Sparks (19/15)
Bruns (5/5)
Wilkinson (5/5)
Sifrin (4/4)
Frohnapfel (5/5) Abrokwah (1/1) [TE] Denton (1/1)
Sparks (20/16)
Bruns (6/6)
Wilkinson (6/6)
Howard (2/1) Frohnapfel (6/6) Abrokwah (2/2) [TE] Denton (2/2)
Bruns (7/7)
Boland (7/1) Wilkinson (7/7)
Sifrin (5/1)
Frohnapfel (7/7) Abrokwah (3/3) [FB] Tuleja (1/1)
Bruns (8/8)
Boland (8/2) Wilkinson (8/8)
Sifrin (6/2)
Frohnapfel (8/8) Woodley (3/1) [FB] Tuleja (2/2)
Sparks (21/1)
Boland (9/3) Wilkinson (9/9)
Sifrin (7/3)
Frohnapfel (9/9)
Michel (8/1) [FB] Mills (9/1)
Sparks (22/2) Boland (10/4) Wilkinson (10/10)
Sifrin (8/4) Frohnapfel (10/10) Michel (9/2) [FB] Mills (10/2)
WR
Sharpe (19/11)
Sharpe (20/12)
Sharpe (21/13)
Sharpe (22/14)
Sharpe (23/15)
Sharpe (24/16)
Sharpe (25/17)
Sharpe (26/18)
Sharpe (27/19)
Sharpe (28/20)
*Includes one starting appearance for the Penn State football team
Passing
#7 Blake Frohnapfel
Boston College Colorado Vanderbilt Penn State Bowling Green Miami University Kent State Eastern Michigan Toledo Ball State TOTALS #96 Brian McDonald
Vanderbilt TOTALS #88 Bernard Davis
Toledo TOTALS #19 Marken Michel
Miami (Ohio)
Toledo
TOTALS C-A-I PCT YDS TD C-A-I PCT YDS TD C-A-I PCT YDS TD C-A-I PCT YDS TD 9-22-1 20-38-1 17-34-0 17-33-0 36-61-1 35-60-2 23-38-0 28-51-1 28-55-2 28-44-2 241-437-10 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
0-1-0 Rushing
PLAYERNO.-YDS/TD
S. Abrokwah RB 81-369/6 L. Woodley RB 67-300/4 J.T. Blyden RB 38-116/0 J. Wilson RB 20-88/1 M. Michel WR 13-61/1 E. Long WR 4-29/0 J. Broadnax RB 12-34/0 A. Kenney WR 2-22/0 T. Sharpe WR 3-14/0 J. Williams WR 2-10/0 A. Libby RB 2-3/0 Team 4-(-17)/0 B. Frohnapfel QB 34-(-91)/0 Receiving
PLAYERNO.-YDS/TD
T. Sharpe WR 63-965/5 J. Sifrin TE 33-544/5 R. Mills TE 26-368/5 M. Michel WR 22-269/1 J. Williams WR 19-294/4 A. Kenney WR 9-179/1 S. Nesmith WR 6-103/1 L. Woodley RB 4-52/0 J.T. Blyden RB 8-40/0 B. Howard TE 3-39/0 S. Abrokwah RB 7-28/1 J. Wilson RB 5-34/0 A. Libby RB 5-26/0 M. Tuleja RB 2-15/1 B. Davis WR 2-20/0 J. Broadnax RB 1-5/0 46
40.9
52.6
50.0
51.5
59.0
58.3
60.5
54.9
50.9
63.6
55.1
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 00.0 00.0
00.0 147 267 205 263 589 389 286 337 438 424 3345 53 53 7 7 0 0
0 1 3 1 1 5 4 3 0 5 0 23 1 1 0 0 0 0
0 LONGSACK-YDS EFFIC
77
41
35
77
80
45
51
42
76
61
80
3-30 2-13 3-24 3-25 5-35 1-2 1-9 0-0 1-7 3-15 22-160 102.95
132.44
110.35
128.46
163.90
128.13
149.80
106.49
140.53
135.49
132.24
LONGSACK-YDS EFFIC
53 53 0-0 0-0 158.80
158.80
LONGSACK-YDS EFFIC
7 7 0-0 0-0 875.20
875.20
LONGSACK-YDS EFFIC
0 0
0 0-0 0-0
0-0 00.00
00.0
00.00
BC
DNP 2-10/0 9-43/0 6-23/0 0-0/0 DNP DNP 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 DNP 0-0/0 5-(-21)/0 COLO
DNP DNP 11-25/0 10-47/1 1-6/1 DNP DNP 0-0/0 2-17/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 6-10/0 VANDYPENN ST
DNP DNP 22-43/2 1-3/0 DNP 10-20/0 4-18/0 DNP 1-5/0 3-6/0 2-23/0 0-0/0 3-14/0 5--7/0 0-0/0 2-22/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 DNP 2-3/0 1-(-1)/0 1-(-13)/0 6-(-14)/0 4-(-31)/0 BGSUMIAMI
14-37/1 25-128/1 DNP 2-12/0 7-23/0 1-5/0 DNP DNP 0-0/0 3-22/0 1-8/0 1-(-2)/0 0-0/0 DNP 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 9-(-19)/0 2-0/0 KENT STEMUTOLEDO
4-31/0 24-135/4 14-38/0 23-160/1 15-63/1 2-9/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 3-9/0 0-0/0 2-13/0 0-0/0 DNP DNP DNP 4-27/0 DNP 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 1-(-3)/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 2-10/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 1-(-2)/0 0-0/0 1-(-1)/0 1-(-9)/0 0-0/0 1-(-7)/0 BALL ST
11-54/1
19-87/1
DNP
DNP
2-(-10)/0
1-7/1
DNP
0-0/0
0-0/0
0-0/0
0-0/0
DNP
7-7/0
AKRON
BUFFALO
BC
2-90/1 DNP 1-22/0 1-6/0 1-1/0 0-0/0 DNP 0-0/0 1-7/0 1-7/0 DNP 2-14/0 DNP DNP 0-0/0 DNP COLO
5-83/0 4-40/2 1-14/1 2-71/0 3-35/0 1-14/0 0-0/0 DNP 2-1/0 0-0/0 DNP 2-9/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 DNP VANDYPENN ST
8-73/0 4-99/1 1-10/0 1-9/0 3-76/2 1-7/0 1-13/0 6-104/0 1-12/0 1-11/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 DNP 0-0/0 2-41/0 1-10/0 DNP 1-11/0 1-22/0 0-0/0 DNP DNP 1-11/0 DNP DNP 1-7/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 1-5/0 BGSUMIAMI
13-179/2 9-154/0 8-135/0 6-67/1 2-61/1 5-64/1 4-13/0 5-50/1 1-60/1 2-14/0 2-83/1 1-6/0 2-27/0 0-0/0 DNP 0-0/0 2-11/0 2-10/0 0-0/0 1-10/0 0-0/0 4-14/1 DNP DNP 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 2-20/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 DNP KENT STEMUTOLEDO
2-19/0 13-193/0 7-75/1 4-29/1 4-74/0 6-185/1 4-41/0 2-29/0 7-54/0 2-13/0 1-(-1)/0 0-0/0 4-64/1 0-0/0 6-97/2 4-71/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 1-36/0 2-25/0 1-15/1 0-0/0 1-1/0 0-0/0 DNP DNP DNP 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 2-5/0 1-9/0 DNP DNP DNP 1-8/0 3-11/0 0-0/0 1-5/1 0-0/0 1-10/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 DNP 0-0/0 DNP BALL ST
13-239/0
4-49/0
1-18/0
5-88/0
1-13/0
0-0/0
1-2/0
0-0/0
DNP
0-0/0
2-8/0
DNP
0-0/0
1-7/0
0-0/0
DNP
AKRON
BUFFALO
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
Kick Returns
PLAYERNO.-YDS/TD
K. Bailey-Smith 14-351/1 T. Dudley-Giles 8-269/0
A. Libby 5-82/0
A. Kenney 3-66/0
J. Colton 2-34/0
B. Howard 2-17/0
P. Angeh 1-11/0
J. Robinson-Woodgett 1-5/0
Punt Returns
PLAYERNO.-YDS/TD
T. Dudley-Giles 4-32/0
B. Davis 1-1/0
A. Kenney 1-0/0
BC
- 2-55
DNP
1-25
1-15
- - DNP
COLO
2-46 3-99 - - - 1-12 - 1-5 VANDYPENN ST
- - 2-94 - DNP 1-20 - - 1-19 - 1-5 - - - - - BGSUMIAMI
3-54 2-109/1 1-21 - 1-21 3-41 2-41 - - - - - - 1-11 - - KENT STEMUTOLEDO
3-71 1-14 3-57 - -
-
- -
-
- -
-
- -
-
- -
-
- -
-
- -
-
BALL ST
3-86
-
AKRON
BUFFALO
COLO
1-31 - - VANDYPENN ST
1-0 - - 1-1 - - BGSUMIAMI
- - - - 1-0 - KENT STEMUTOLEDO
1-0 1-1 -
- -
-
- -
-
BALL ST
-
AKRON
BUFFALO
BC
1-20 - - - -
COLO
1-29 - - - DNP
VANDYPENN ST
- - - - 1-2 - - - DNP
DNP
BGSUMIAMI
1-0 - 1-23 - - - 1-31 - -
-
KENT STEMUTOLEDO
- - -
- 1-16 1-0 - - 1-23 1-34 - -
-
-
-
BALL ST
1-0
1-6
AKRON
BUFFALO
BC
90 DNP - DNP 10 6 22 55 1 25 50 37 DNP DNP - 7 20 DNP DNP 15 DNP - - - DNP - -21 COLO
100 40 46 DNP DNP 77 14 130 35 14 26 56 - - - 12 29 DNP DNP - - - - DNP 5 - 10 VANDYPENN ST
73 99 10 9 - - DNP DNP 84 13 18 110 76 7 96 - 12 11 - 22 DNP 31 29 DNP DNP 30 DNP - - - 27 - - - 14 -2 23 - 19 - - - - 1 - - DNP DNP - - -1 -13 -14 -31 BGSUMIAMI
179 154 135 67 77 109 37 142 DNP 12 13 72 61 64 21 - 60 14 124 6 34 15 DNP DNP 21 41 27 - 31 - - 10 - - - DNP 8 -2 - - - - 20 - - 11 - - - - - - -19 - KENT STEMUTOLEDO
16 193 75 29 74 185 71 30 57 31 140 52 160 64 4 22 -1 13 41 29 54 - 1 23 74 - 97 71 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 8 11 - 36 25 15 34 - - - - - - - - DNP 27 DNP - DNP DNP - - - 5 - 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - -2 - -1 -9 - -7 BALL ST
239
49
86
62
87
78
18
13
DNP
DNP
2
DNP
7
7
6
7
AKRON
BUFFALO
BC
- - - Interception Returns
PLAYERNO.-YDS/TD
R. Jette
4-49/0 K. Bailey-Smith 3-39/0
T. Dudley-Giles 2-25/0
J. Porter
2-65/1
T. Seals
1-6/0
All-Purpose Yards
PLAYER
T. Sharpe J. Sifrin K. Bailey-Smith S. Abrokwah L. Woodley
M. Michel R. Mills T. Dudley-Giles J. Williams A. Kenney J.T. Blyden J. Wilson A. Libby S. Nesmith J. Porter B. Howard R. Jette J. Broadnax E. Long J. Colton M. Tuleja B. Davis P. Angeh T. Seals J. Robinson-Woodgett
Team B. Frohnapfel
YDS
1218 598 476 464 434 408 386 326 317 262 156 122 111 105 65 56 49 39 36 34 22 21 11 6 5 -17 -84 Tackles For Loss
PLAYER
J. Colton DB J. Santos-Knox LB D. Maynes DL K. Messiah LB S. Andre LB R. Kitching DL T. Seals LB P. Angeh DL S. Holines DL L. Krizanovic DL T. Dudley-Giles DB E. Asante DL V. Langston LB P. Ngobidi LB D. Downey LB J. Porter DB J. Robinson-Woodgett LB R. Jette DB S. Casali LB Z. Edmonds DB K. Bailey-Smith DB UA-A/TOTAL
5-4/7.0 4-6/7.0 5-3/6.5 2-5/4.5 2-3/3.5 1-5/3.5 2-3/3.5 0-7/3.5 1-4/3.0 2-0/2.0 2-0/2.0 0-4/2.0 1-1/1.5 0-2/1.0 1-0/1.0 0-2/1.0 0-1/0.5 0-1/0.5 0-1/0.5 0-1/0.5 0-1/0.5 BC
1.0-3
1.0-3
1.0-1
- - - - - - - 1.0-1
- - DNP 1.0-2
- DNP - - DNP - COLO
- 1.5-10
3.0-20
1.5-8
- 0.5-0
DNP 0.5-1
- - - 0.5-0
- 0.5-1
- - - - - DNP - VANDYPENN ST
2.5-4 - 0.5-1 - - - - 1.0-4 - 2.0-5 0.5-1 - DNP DNP - 0.5-2 - 0.5-3 1.0-1 - - - - 0.5-2 - 1.0-1 - 0.5-2 - - - - - - - - 0.5-1 - - - - - BGSUMIAMI
0.5-0 - 1.0-2 - - 1.0-1 1.0-3 - 1.0-2 - 0.5-1 - 0.5-1 1.0-4 - - 0.5-0 - 1.0-2 - - 1.0-3 1.0-2 - - - DNP - - - 0.5-1 - 0.5-0 - - - - - 0.5-0 - 0.5-1 - KENT STEMUTOLEDO
1.5-2 0.5-1 1.0-1 - 1.0-4 - 0.5-1 1.0-5 - 0.5-1 - 0.5-3 - 0.5-1 - - 1.0-2 1.0-4 0.5-0 0.5-1 - 1.0-2 1.0-2 0.5-4 - 1.5-7 - - - DNP - - - - - - - 0.5-2 - - - - - - - - 0.5-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - DNP - - - BALL ST
2.0-6
DNP
1.0-6
0.5-1
0.5-0
-
AKRON
BUFFALO
47
2014 UMASS FOOTBALL
Massachusetts at Akron • Nov. 18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • InfoCision Stadium
Tackles
PLAYER
J. Santos-Knox LB S. Andre LB J. Colton DB K. Messiah LB R. Jette DB K. Bailey-Smith DB T. Dudley-Giles DB J. Porter DB R. Kitching DL T. Seals LB D. Maynes DL D. Downey, D. LB S. Holines DL P. Angeh DL V. Langston LB S. Casali LB J. Robinson-Woodgett LB E. Asante DL L. Krizanovic DL A. Richard LB Z. Edmonds DB P. Ngobidi LB L. Amato LB
J. Monteiro DB R. Mills FB
I. Harris DB Q. Smith DB N. Berus LS
J. Williams WR
A. Kenney WR
T. Sharpe WR
A. Libby RB
M. Boland OL
S. Nesmith WR
E. Long WR
B. Lucas K
UA-A/TOTAL
39-71/110 30-70/100 33-50/83 23-38/61 35-22/57 26-22/48 27-21/48 20-20/40 6-29/35 11-23/34 11-22/33 16-17/33 6-25/31 6-20/26 10-10/20 10-10/20 8-10/18 1-14/15 5-9/14 4-8/12 2-8/10 2-6/8 3-5/8 1-6/7 2-3/5 1-2/3 3-0/3 0-3/3 2-0/2 1-1/2 2-0/2 0-1/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 BC
5-10
1-11
4-9
3-9
5-2
1-4
4-3
2-6
0-1
1-5
3-3
4-0
0-2
0-1
1-2
2-3
DNP
0-1
0-1
1-1
DNP
DNP
- - - DNP
DNP
- 1-0
- - DNP
- DNP
DNP
- COLO
3-9 2-7 3-6 2-3 5-2 2-2 3-2 5-2 1-5 DNP 3-5 0-4 0-5 0-5 0-1 - 3-2 0-4 1-1 0-2 DNP 1-3 0-2 0-1 - - - - - - - - - - DNP 0-1 VANDYPENN ST
3-12 1-0 2-7 5-3 6-6 1-0 2-6 3-3 1-3 5-3 0-2 5-1 2-2 3-1 2-4 2-3 0-2 1-2 DNP DNP 1-2 1-2 1-1 4-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 3-2 - 3-1 0-1 1-1 0-2 - 0-2 1-3 1-1 0-2 1-1 - 0-2 - 0-2 1-1 0-1 - - 0-1 0-3 1-0 - 1-1 - - 0-2 - - - - - - - DNP - - - DNP - - - - - BGSUMIAMI
6-9 5-4 5-14 3-2 3-9 3-3 1-10 2-1 3-4 8-2 4-3 4-2 2-0 3-1 2-4 5-0 0-3 0-1 1-6 2-1 0-3 2-0 0-3 2-0 0-3 - - - 3-2 2-1 0-2 1-0 0-5 1-0 0-3 - 2-2 - 0-2 2-0 0-5 2-0 DNP - - - - - 1-0 - DNP - 2-0 - 0-1 - - - 1-0 - - 1-0 - - - - - 1-0 0-1 - - - Defensive Starters (Career Starts/Consecutive Starts)
GAME
DE
8/31 Boston College Angeh (1/1)
9/6 Colorado
Angeh (2/2)
9/13 at Vanderbilt Angeh (3/3)
9/20 at Penn State Angeh (4/4)
9/27 Bowling Green Angeh (5/5)
10/4 at Miami (Ohio) Angeh (6/6)
10/11 at Kent State Angeh (7/7)
10/18 Eastern Mich. Angeh (8/8)
10/25 at Toledo
Angeh (9/9)
11/12 Ball State
Angeh (10/10)
48
NT
DT
Kitching (3/1) Holines (1/1)
Maynes (8/1) Holines (2/2)
Maynes (9/2) Holines (3/3)
Maynes (10/3) Kitching (4/1)
Maynes (11/4) Kitching (5/2)
Maynes (12/5) Krizanovic (1/1)
Maynes (13/6) Holines (4/1)
Maynes (14/7) Holines (5/2)
Maynes (15/8) Holines (6/3)
Maynes (16/9) Holines (7/4)
OLB
ILB
Messiah (6/1) Santos-Knox (12/1)
Amato (1/1)
Santos-Knox (13/2)
Messiah (7/1) Santos-Knox (14/3)
Messiah (8/2) Santos-Knox (15/4)
Messiah (9/3) Santos-Knox (16/5)
Messiah (10/4) Santos-Knox (17/6)
Messiah (11/5) Santos-Knox (18/7)
Messiah (12/6) Santos-Knox (19/8)
Messiah (13/7) Santos-Knox (20/9)
Downey (1/1) Santos-Knox (21/10)
KENT STEMUTOLEDO
5-4 2-6 6-6 4-4 4-5 3-5 2-5 3-4 5-3 7-3 0-1 3-2 1-0 0-2 5-0 5-0 0-2 3-2 2-1 2-2 4-1 - 1-1 1-0 2-2 0-4 1-6 3-1 0-3 2-5 0-2 0-4 1-0 1-1 0-1 3-2 1-2 1-1 1-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 - 0-2 - 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-0 2-0 0-1 - 0-1 - 1-1 - DNP - 0-2 - - - DNP - - - 1-0 0-1 2-0 0-1 1-1 - - - - DNP 0-1 DNP - - 1-0 - - - - - - 0-1 - - - - - 0-1 - - - - 1-0 - - - - DNP DNP - - - BALL ST
3-11
1-12
3-5
DNP
2-4
2-4
2-8
1-3
2-2
0-1
1-4
0-7
1-2
1-1
0-1
1-0
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-2
DNP
1-0
1-0
-
AKRON
BUFFALO
ILB
OLB
CB
SS
FS
CB
Andre (25/25) Seals (4/1) Jette (24/1) Colton (12/7) Dudley-Giles (18/4)
Porter (1/1)
Andre (26/26) Downey (1/1) Jette (25/2) Colton (13/8) Dudley-Giles (18/5)
Porter (2/2)
Andre (27/27) Downey (2/2) Jette (25/3) Colton (14/9) Dudley-Giles (19/6)
Porter (3/3)
Andre (28/28) Downey (3/3) Jette (26/4) Colton (15/10) Dudley-Giles (20/7)
Porter (4/4)
Andre (29/29) Seals (5/1) Jette (26/5) Colton (16/11) Dudley-Giles (21/8)
Porter (5/5)
Andre (30/30) Seals (6/2) Jette (27/6) Colton (17/12) Dudley-Giles (22/9)
Porter (6/6)
Andre (31/31) Seals (7/3) Jette (28/7) Colton (18/13) Dudley-Giles (23/10)
Porter (7/7)
Andre (32/32) Seals (8/4) Jette (29/8) Colton (19/14) Dudley-Giles (24/11)
Porter (8/8)
Andre (33/33) Seals (9/5) Jette (30/9) Colton (20/15) Bailey-Smith (6/1) Dudley-Giles (25/12)
Andre (34/34) Seals (10/6) Jette (31/10) Colton (21/16) Bailey-Smith (7/2) Dudley-Giles (26/13)
UMASS GAME-BY-GAME
|—RUSHING—||—RECEIVING—|
|———PASSING———|
DateOpponentNo. YdsTD LgNo. YdsTD Lg
At-Cp-Int YdsTD
Aug 30, 2014 Boston College 22 55 0 14 9 147 1 77 9-22-1 147 1 Sep 06, 2014 Colorado 30 105 2 17 20 267 3 41 20-38-1 267 3 Sep 13, 2014 at Vanderbilt 39 88 2 16 18 258 2 53 18-35-0 258 2 Sep 20, 2014 at Penn State 28 3 0 18 17 263 1 77 17-33-0 263 1 Sep 27, 2014 Bowling Green
31 49 1 18 36 589 5 80 36-61-1 589 5 Oct 04, 2014 at Miami (Ohio) 34 165 1 17 35 389 4 45 35-62-2 389 4 Oct 11, 2014 at Kent State 35 196 1 43 23 286 3 51 23-38-0 286 3 Oct 18, 2014 Eastern Michigan 43 225 5 18 28 337 0 42 28-51-1 337 0 Oct 25, 2014 at Toledo 20 52 0 20 29 445 5 76 29-57-2 445 5 Nov 12, 2014 Ball State 40 145 3 16 28 424 0 61 28-44-2 424 0 Massachusetts 323 1083 15 43 243 3405 24 80 243-442-10 3405 24 Opponent 406 1874 20 47 223 2537 20 70 223-375-12 2537 20 Avg per rush: 3.4Avg per catch: 14.0Pass eff.: 133.08
Kick ret avg: 23.6Punt ret avg: 5.5
|————TACKLES————|
DateOpponentSolo AstTotalTFL
Aug 30, 2014 Boston College 38 74 112 5.0 Sep 06, 2014 Colorado 34 74 108 8.0 Sep 13, 2014 at Vanderbilt 25 66 91 5.0 Sep 20, 2014 at Penn State 43 32 75 6.0 Sep 27, 2014 Bowling Green 36 94 130 9.0 Oct 04, 2014 at Miami 49 18 67 3.0 Oct 11, 2014 at Kent State 39 32 71 4.0 Oct 18, 2014 Eastern Michigan 17 48 65 8.0 Oct 25, 2014 at Toledo 45 40 85 3.0 Nov 12, 2014 Ball State 22 70 92 4.0 Massachusetts 348 548 896 55.0 Opponent 360 362 722 64.0 |—KICK RET—| |—PUNT RET—|
All
LgNoYdsTD LgNoYdsTD LgPurp
77 4 95 0 36 0 0 0 0 202
41 7 162 0 43 1 31 0 31 372
53 4 118 0 74 1 0 0 0 346
77 1 20 0 20 1 1 0 1 266
80 7 137 0 23 1 0 0 0 638
45 6 161 1 93 0 0 0 0 554
51 3 71 0 29 1 0 0 0 482
42 1 14 0 14 1 1 0 1 562
76 3 57 0 20 0 0 0 0 497
61 3 86 0 42 0 0 0 0 569
80 39 921 1 93 6 33 0 31 4488
70 45 891 0 41 13 81 1 17 4411
All purpose avg/game: 562.6Total offense avg/gm: 448.8
|-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|PassBlkd
|-Kicks—XPTS-|
YdsNo. YdsFFFR
YdsIntYds QBHBrk KickAtt-MadRunRcvSafPts
10 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 2 0 1-1 0 0 0 0
40 2.0 17 0 0 0 1 29 2 1 0 5-5 0 0 0 7
8 1.0 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 4-4 0 0 0 7
19 2.0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1-1 0 0 0 0
15 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 54 0 7 1 6-6 0 0 0 7
8 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 5-6 0 0 0 6
6 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 34 4 1 1 4-5 0 0 0 6
26 4.0 18 0 0 0 1 16 0 5 1 3-5 0 0 0 6
12 1.0 7 0 0 0 2 23 2 2 0 3-4 0 1 0 7
13 1.0 6 2 2 0 2 6 0 5 0 3-3 0 0 0 10
157 12.0 62 4 3 0 12 184 10 37 3 35-40 0 1 0 56
252 22.0 160 11 9 23 10 92 22 48 1 38-39 0 1 0 61
|—————————PUNTING—————————|
DateOpponentNo. Yds AvgLong BlkdTB FC 50+I20
Aug 30, 2014 Boston College 6 253 42.2 49 0 2 0 0 3 Sep 06, 2014 Colorado 6 235 39.2 47 0 0 5 0 2 Sep 13, 2014 at Vanderbilt 6 176 29.3 48 1 1 1 0 0 Sep 20, 2014 at Penn State 5 191 38.2 41 0 0 1 0 0 Sep 27, 2014 Bowling Green
6 194 32.3 45 0 0 2 0 1 Oct 04, 2014 at Miami (Ohio) 2 58 29.0 33 0 0 1 0 0 Oct 11, 2014 at Kent State 5 188 37.6 44 0 0 1 0 0 Oct 18, 2014 Eastern Michigan 2 76 38.0 41 0 0 1 0 0 Oct 25, 2014 at Toledo 3 114 38.0 40 0 1 1 0 0 Nov 12, 2014 Ball State 4 129 32.2 38 0 0 4 0 1 Massachusetts 45 1614 35.9 49 1 4 17 0 7 Opponent 48 1994 41.5 62 0 4 23 8 17 7
38
31
7
42
41
40
36
35
24
301
325
|—FIELD GOALS—|
|———KICKOFFS———|
Att-Made Lg BlkdNo Yds AvgTBOB
0-1 0 0 2 126 63.0 0 0
1-1 34 0 7 403 57.6 1 1
1-2 32 0 6 311 51.8 0 0
0-1 0 0 2 130 65.0 1 0
0-0 0 0 7 384 54.9 0 0
0-0 0 0 7 355 50.7 0 0
2-2 31 0 8 460 57.5 1 0
1-1 31 0 6 356 59.3 1 0
0-1 0 0 6 384 64.0 3 0
1-2 24 0 4 218 54.5 0 0
6-11 34 0 55 3127 56.9 7 1
11-15 47 2 63 3723 59.1 21 0
OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME
|—RUSHING—||—RECEIVING—|
|———PASSING———|
DateOpponentNo. YdsTD LgNo. YdsTD Lg
Att-Cp-Int YdsTD
Aug 30, 2014 Boston College 61 338 2 31 17 173 1 43 17-25-1 173 1 Sep 06, 2014 Colorado 47 156 2 33 26 318 3 70 26-42-1 318 3 Sep 13, 2014 at Vanderbilt 40 160 2 18 16 150 1 36 16-23-1 150 1 Sep 20, 2014 at Penn State 45 228 5 46 18 236 1 38 18-32-0 236 1 Sep 27, 2014 Bowling Green
48 225 3 31 38 443 3 52 38-60-3 443 3 Oct 04, 2014 at Miami (Ohio) 27 120 2 16 32 437 4 61 32-58-0 437 4 Oct 11, 2014 at Kent State 27 150 1 43 22 191 1 19 22-42-1 191 1 Oct 18, 2014 Eastern Michigan 32 133 0 47 10 147 2 34 10-21-1 147 2 Oct 25, 2014 at Toledo 49 295 3 36 20 225 3 42 20-34-2 225 3 Nov 12, 2014 Ball State
30 69 0 9 24 217 1 38 24-38-2 217 1 Opponent 406 1874 20 47 223 2537 20 70 223-375-12 2537 20 Massachusetts 323 1083 15 43 243 3405 24 80 243-442-10 3405 24 Avg per rush: 4.6Avg per catch: 11.4Pass eff.: 127.50
Kick ret avg: 19.8Punt ret avg: 6.2
|—KICK RET—| |—PUNT RET—|
All
LgNoYdsTD LgNoYdsTD LgPurp
43 2 56 0 33 1 0 0 0 511
70 5 108 0 37 1 2 0 2 474
36 5 98 0 30 3 50 1 16 310
38 1 25 0 25 2 7 0 7 464
52 7 130 0 31 2 4 0 7 668
61 6 89 0 23 1 3 0 3 557
19 7 174 0 41 2 28 0 17 341
34 5 81 0 24 0 0 0 0 280
42 3 44 0 16 1 -13 0 0 520
38 4 86 0 24 0 0 0 0 286
70 45 891 0 41 13 81 1 17 4411
80 39 921 1 93 6 33 0 31 4488
All purpose avg/game: 547.5Total offense avg/gm: 441.1
|————TACKLES————|
|-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|PassBlkd
|-Kicks—XPTS-|Off
DateOpponentSolo AstTotalTFL YdsNo. YdsFFFR
YdsInt.
Yds QBHBrk KickAtt-MadRunRcvSafT/OPts
Aug 30, 2014 Boston College 27 16 43 4.0 31 3.0 30 0 0 0 1 20 0 3 0 3-3 0 0 0 3 30
Sep 06, 2014 Colorado 25 48 73 4.0 17 2.0 13 1 0 0 1 1 4 7 0 5-5 0 0 0 0 41
Sep 13, 2014 at Vanderbilt 38 32 70 7.0 32 3.0 24 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 2-2 0 1 0 6 34
Sep 20, 2014 at Penn State 37 16 53 10.0 37 3.0 25 2 1 7 0 0 0 3 0 6-6 0 0 0 7 48
Sep 27, 2014 Bowling Green
38 54 92 14.0 52 5.0 35 3 3 16 1 0 0 6 0 5-6 0 0 0 17 47
Oct 04, 2014 at Miami 55 22 77 4.0 8 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 13 5 6 0 6-6 0 0 0 21 42
Oct 11, 2014 at Kent State 37 36 73 4.0 15 1.0 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2-2 0 0 0 0 17
Oct 18, 2014 Eastern Michigan 31 72 103 4.0 7 0.0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 7 0 2-2 0 0 0 0 14
Oct 25, 2014 at Toledo 37 16 53 5.0 24 1.0 7 1 0 0 2 37 7 8 0 6-6 0 0 0 7 42
Nov 12, 2014 Ball State
35 50 85 8.0 29 3.0 15 0 0 0 2 21 0 3 0 1-1 0 0 0 0 10
Opponent 360 362 722 64.0 252 22.0 160 11 9 23 10 92 22 48 1 38-39 0 1 0 61 325
Massachusetts 348 548 896 55.0 157 12.0 62 4 3 0 12 184 10 37 3 35-40 0 1 0 56 301
|—————————PUNTING—————————|
DateOpponentNo. Yds AvgLong BlkdTB FC 50+I20
Aug 30, 2014 Boston College 1 53 53.0 53 0 0 1 1 1 Sep 06, 2014 Colorado 5 244 48.8 62 0 1 2 2 2 Sep 13, 2014 at Vanderbilt 6 254 42.3 51 0 1 1 1 3 Sep 20, 2014 at Penn State 3 122 40.7 45 0 0 2 0 1 Sep 27, 2014 Bowling Green
6 238 39.7 48 0 0 4 0 3 Oct 04, 2014 at Miami (Ohio) 5 177 35.4 40 0 1 2 0 1 Oct 18, 2014 Eastern Michigan
6 285 47.5 62 0 0 2 3 1 Oct 25, 2014 at Toledo 4 143 35.8 41 0 0 2 0 1 Nov 12, 2014 Ball State 7 280 40.0 50 0 1 3 1 2 Opponent 48 1994 41.5 62 0 4 23 8 17 Massachusetts 45 1614 35.9 49 1 4 17 0 7 |—FIELD GOALS—|
|———KICKOFFS———|
Att-Made Lg BlkdNo. Yds AvgTBOB
3-4 44 0 7 442 63.1 3 0
2-2 47 0 8 417 52.1 1 0
0-0 0 0 6 297 49.5 0 0
2-2 42 0 9 576 64.0 8 0
2-2 33 0 9 567 63.0 2 0
0-0 0 0 7 350 50.0 0 0
0-1 0 1 3 192 64.0 2 0
0-0 0 0 7 448 64.0 4 0
1-1 37 0 3 185 61.7 0 0
11-15 47 2 63 3723 59.1 21 0
6-11 34 0 55 3127 56.9 7 1
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Team Comparison
OpponentScore
1st DownsRushingPassingPenaltyRushingPassingPass YdsPlaysRet YdsT/O
Boston College 7-30 9/27 4/17 4/9 1/1 22-55/61-338 9-22-1/17-25-1 147/173 44-202/86-511 115/76 1/1
Colorado 38-41 23/29 7/9 11/15 5/5 30-104/47-156 20-38-1/26-42-1 267/318 68-371/89-474 222/111 1/1
Vanderbilt 31-34 20/17 4/8 13/8 3/1 39-88/40-160 18-35-0/16-23-1 258/150 74-346/63-310 120/148 1/1
Penn State 7-48 13/23 5/11 7/11 1/1 28-3/45-228 17-33-0/18-32-0 263/236 61-266/77-464 21/39 1/0
Bowling Green
42-47 29/30 3/14 23/15 3/1 31-49/48-225 36-61-1/38-60-3 589/443 92-638/108-668 191/150 4/3
Miami (Ohio) 41-42 32/31 9/6 17/23 6/2 34-165/27-120 35-62-2/32-58-0 389/437 96-554/85-557 161/105 4/1
Kent State 40-17 24/19 9/8 12/8 3/3 35-196/27-150 23-38-0/22-42-1 286/191 73-482/69-341 105/202 0/1
Eastern Michigan 36-14 34/11 11/6 19/5 4/0 43-225/32-133 28-51-1/10-21-1 337/147 94-562/53-280 31/81 3/1
Toledo 35-42 26/30 6/14 18/11 2/5 20-52/49-295 29-57-2/20-34-2 445/225 77-497/83-520 80/68 2/2
Ball State 24-10 27/14 8/4 16/9 3/1 40-145/30-69 28-44-2/24-38-2 424/217 84-569/68-286 92/107 2/4
Totals 301-325 238/231 66/97 141/114 31/20 323-1083/406-1874 243-442-10/223-375-12 3405/2537 765-4488/781-4411 1138/1087 19/15
Boston College Colorado Vanderbilt Penn State Bowling Green
Miami (Ohio) Kent State Eastern Michigan
Toledo Ball State Totals 3rd Down
Conversions 3-11/9-17 5-15/10-18 8-17/5-12 3-13/10-17 6-17/10-23 6-16/4-12 2-13/3-15 10-18/2-12 6-14/9-16 6-16/4-17 54-151/66-159 4th DownTime ofT.O.P.
Conversions Possession Margin 0-1/2-3 17:49/42:11 -24:22 0-1/0-1 24:45/35:15 -10:30 2-2/0-1 27:53/32:07 -4:14 1-4/1-1 22:28/37:32 -15:04 1-3/1-3 28:49/31:11 -2:22 4-5/1-3 31:53/28:07 3:46 2-3/2-4 29:55/30:05 -0:10 3-5/1-3 36:06/23:54 12:12 4-5/1-1 25:59/34:01 -8:02 1-4/2-2 31:31/28:29 3:02 19-34/11-22 277:08/322:52 -45:44 Note: Game totals are displayed in UMass/Opponent format for each category
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Avg.
Yards/Rush 2.5/5.5 3.5/3.3 2.3/4.0 0.1/5.1 1.6/4.7 4.9/4.4 5.6/5.6 5.2/4.2 2.6/6.0 3.6/2.3 3.4/4.6 Avg.
Yards/Pass 6.7/6.9 7.0/7.6 7.4/6.5 8.0/7.4 9.7/7.4 6.3/7.5 7.5/4.5 6.6/7.0 7.8/6.6 9.6/5.7 7.7/6.8 Avg.PuntingPenalties
Yards/Play Number-Avg. Number-Yds
4.6/5.9 6-42.2/1-53.0 4-23/7-55
5.5/5.3 6-39.2/5-48.8 7-85/12-124
4.7/4.9 6-29.3/6-42.3 2-10/9-77
4.4/6.0 5-38.2/3-40.7 4-30/6-52
6.9/6.2 6-32.3/6-39.7 4-30/13-112
5.8/6.6 2-29.0/5-35.4 7-60/10-95
6.6/4.9 5-37.6/5-39.6 10-105/6-80
6.0/5.3 2-38.0/6-47.5 9-55/10-92
6.5/6.3 3-38.0/4-35.8 9-75/9-81
6.8/4.2 4-32.2/7-40.0 7-49/4-46
5.9/5.6 45-35.9/48-41.5 63-522/86-813
UMass Superlatives
UMass Players
Rushes 25 Shadrach Abrokwah at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
Yards Rushing 160 Lorenzo Woodley at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
TD Rushes 4 Shadrach Abrokwah vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Long Rush 43 Lorenzo Woodley at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
Pass attempts 61 Blake Frohnapfel vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Pass completions 36 Blake Frohnapfel vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Yards Passing 589 Blake Frohnapfel vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
TD Passes 5 twice by Blake Frohnapfel, last at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Long Pass 80 Blake Frohnapfel vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Receptions 13
3x by Tajae Sharpe, last vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
Yards Receiving 239 Tajae Sharpe vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
TD Receptions 2 Jean Sifrin vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Rodney Mills at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
Tajae Sharpe vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Jalen Williams at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Long Reception 80 Alex Kenney vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Field Goals 2 Logan Laurent at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
Long Field Goal 34 Blake Lucas vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Punts 6 3x by Brian McDonald, last vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Punting Avg 42.2 Brian McDonald vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
Long Punt 49 Brian McDonald vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
Punts inside 20 3 Brian McDonald vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
Long Punt Return 31 Trey Dudley-Giles vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Long Kickoff Return 93 Khary Bailey-Smith at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
Tackles 19 Stanley Andre vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Sacks 1.5 Sha-Ki Holines vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Tackles For Loss 3.0 Daniel Maynes vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Interceptions 1 Randall Jette vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
Randall Jette vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Trey Dudley-Giles at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
Khary Bailey-Smith vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Jackson Porter vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Randall Jette vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Jackson Porter at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
Khary Bailey-Smith vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Trey Dudley-Giles at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Khary Bailey-Smith at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Randall Jette vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
UMass Team
Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return 43
225
5.6
5
62
36
589
9.7
5
96 638 6.9 42 4 34 10 105 4 3 6 42.2 49 3 31 vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
at Miami University (Oct 04, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
at Miami University (Oct 04, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
at Miami University (Oct 04, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Opponent Superlatives
Opposing Players
Rushes 26 Ralph Webb, at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
Kareem Hunt, at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Yards Rushing 198 Kareem Hunt, at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
TD Rushes 2 4x, last by Terry Swanson, at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Long Rush 47 Darius Jackson, vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Pass attempts 59 James Knapke, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Pass completions 38 James Knapke, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Yards Passing 443 James Knapke, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
TD Passes 4 Andrew Hendrix, at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
Long Pass 70 Liufau, Sefo, vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Receptions 11 Ryan Burbrink, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Yards Receiving 148 Roger Lewis, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
TD Receptions 4 Sam Martin, at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
Long Reception 70 Nelson Spruce, vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Field Goals 2 4x, last by Tyler Tate, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Long Field Goal 47 Will Oliver, vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Punts 6 3x, last by Owen Dubiel, vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Punting Avg 53.0 Howell,A, vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
Long Punt 62 twice, last by Owen Dubiel, vs E. Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Punts inside 20 3 Colby Cooke, at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
Joe Davidson, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Long Punt Return 17 James Brooks, at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
Long Kickoff Return 41 Ernest Calhoun, at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
Tackles 21 Great Ibe, vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Sacks 2.0 Caleb Azubike, at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
James Sanford, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
Tackles For Loss 3.0 Caleb Azubike, at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
Interceptions 1 Simmons,J, vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
Thompson,Tedric, vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
Nick Johnson, vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
M. Taylor, at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
Heath Harding, at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
Willie Creear, vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
Chaz Whittaker, at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Trevon Mathis, at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
Avery Bailey, vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
D. Cromartie, vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
Opposing Team
Rushes 61 Yards Rushing 338 Yards Per Rush 6.0 TD Rushes 5 Pass attempts 60 Pass completions 38 Yards Passing 443 Yards Per Pass 7.6 TD Passes 4 Total Plays 108 Total Offense 668 Yards Per Play 6.6 Points 48 Sacks By 5 First Downs 31 Penalties 13 Penalty Yards 123 Turnovers 4
Interceptions By 2 Punts 7
Punting Avg 53.0 Long Punt 62 Punts inside 20 3 Long Punt Return 17 vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
at Penn State (Sep 20, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
at Penn State (Sep 20, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
at Miami (Oct 04, 2014)
at Toledo (Oct 25, 2014)
vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
vs Ball State (Nov 12, 2014)
vs Boston College (Aug 30, 2014)
vs Colorado (Sep 06, 2014)
vs Eastern Michigan (Oct 18, 2014)
at Vanderbilt (Sep 13, 2014)
vs Bowling Green (Sep 27, 2014)
at Kent State (Oct 11, 2014)
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Red-Zone STATISTICS
Massachusetts Inside Opponent Red-Zone
Date Opponent Score Aug 30 Boston College L 7-30 Sep 06 Colorado L 38-41 Sep 13 at Vanderbilt L 31-34 Sep 20 at Penn State L 7-48 Sep 27 Bowling Green L 42-47 Oct 04 at Miami (Ohio) L 41-42 Oct 11 at Kent State W 40-17 Oct 18 Eastern Michigan W 36-14 Oct 25 at Toledo L 35-42 Nov 12 Ball State W 24-10 TOTALS 36 of 50 (72.0%)
times in RZ 1 6 5 1 5 8 6 8 3 7 50 times scored 0 6 4 0 3 5 6 6 2 4 36 points rush pass scored TDs TDs TDs 0 0 0 0 38 5 2 3 24 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 21 3 1 2 34 5 1 4 34 4 1 3 36 5 5 0 13 2 0 2 24 3 3 0 224 30 15 15 Opponents Inside Massachusetts Red-Zone
Date Opponent Score Aug 30 Boston College L 7-30 Sep 06 Colorado L 38-41 Sep 13 at Vanderbilt L 31-34 Sep 20 at Penn State L 7-48 Sep 27 Bowling Green L 42-47 Oct 04 at Miami (Ohio) L 41-42 Oct 11 at Kent State W 40-17 Oct 18 Eastern Michigan W 36-14 Oct 25 at Toledo L 35-42 Nov 12 Ball State W 24-10 TOTALS 32 of 37 (86.5%) times in RZ 4 5 3 6 3 7 3 0 4 2 37 times scored 4 5 3 6 3 5 1 0 4 1 32 points rush pass scored TDs TDs TDs 20 2 2 0 31 4 2 2 22 3 2 1 38 5 4 1 13 1 1 0 35 5 2 3 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 28 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 197 25 15 10 FGs made FGA downs 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 6 3 7 Failed
int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 to score
fumb 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 in RZ
half 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 game
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
FGs made FGA downs 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 1 3 Failed
int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 to score
fumb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 in RZ
half 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 game
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
by quarter STATISTICS
3rd-Down Conversions
DateOpponent
Score Overall
Aug 30 Boston College........ L, 7-30 3-11 27.3% Sep 06 Colorado............... L, 38-41 5-15 33.3% Sep 13 at Vanderbilt.......... L, 31-34 8-17 47.1% Sep 20 at Penn State.......... L, 7-48 3-13 23.1% Sep 27 Bowling Green......... L, 42-47 6-17 35.3% Oct 04 at Miami (Ohio)........ L, 41-42 6-16 37.5% Oct 11 at Kent State.......... W, 40-17 2-13 15.4% Oct 18 Eastern Michigan...... W, 36-14 10-18 55.6% Oct 25 at Toledo...............
L, 35-42 6-14 42.9% Nov 12 Ball State............. W, 24-10 6-16 37.5% Massachusetts
54-151 35.8% Opponents
66-159 41.5% 4th-Down Conversions
Date Opponent
Score Overall
Aug 30 Boston College........ L, 7-30 0-1 0.0% Sep 06 Colorado............... L, 38-41 0-1 0.0% Sep 13 at Vanderbilt.......... L, 31-34 2-2 100.0% Sep 20 at Penn State.......... L, 7-48 1-4 25.0% Sep 27 Bowling Green......... L, 42-47 1-3 33.3% Oct 04 at Miami (Ohio)........
L, 41-42 4-5 80.0% Oct 11 at Kent State........... W, 40-17 2-3 66.7% Oct 18 Eastern Michigan....... W, 36-14 3-5 60.0% Oct 25 at Toledo................ L, 35-42 4-5 80.0% Nov 12 Ball State............. W, 24-10 1-4 25.0% Massachusetts
19-34 55.9% Opponents
11-22 50.0% Time of Possession
Date Opponent
Score Overall
Aug 30 Boston College........ L, 7-30
17:49
Sep 06 Colorado............... L, 38-41
24:45
Sep 13 at Vanderbilt.......... L, 31-34
27:53
Sep 20 at Penn State.......... L, 7-48
22:28
Sep 27 Bowling Green......... L, 42-47
28:49
Oct 04 at Miami (Ohio)........ L, 41-42
31:53
Oct 11 at Kent State........... W, 40-17
29:55
Oct 18 Eastern Michigan....... W, 36-14
36:06
Oct 25 at Toledo................ L, 35-42
25:59
Nov 12 Ball State............. W, 24-10
31:31
Massachusetts
Total 277:08
Avg.
27:42
Opponents
Total 322:52
Avg.
32:17
52
1st Quarter
1-3 33.3% 2-3 66.7% 3-5 60.0% 1-3 33.3% 1-4 25.0% 5-6 83.3% 0-4 0.0% 4-6 66.7% 4-6 66.7% 1-3 33.3% 22-43 51.2% 16-38 42.1% 2nd Quarter
0-3 0.0% 1-4 25.0% 1-2 50.0% 0-4 0.0% 3-4 75.0% 1-2 50.0% 1-5 20.0% 2-4 50.0% 1-3 33.3% 3-5 60.0% 13-36 36.1% 18-39 46.2% 3rd Quarter
1-2 50.0% 2-5 40.0% 4-5 80.0% 0-2 0.0% 1-5 20.0% 0-3 0.0% 0-2 0.0% 2-4 50.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-3 0.0% 10-33 30.3% 18-39 46.2% 4th Quarter
OT
1-3 33.3%
0-3 00.0%
0-5 00.0%
2-4 50.0%
1-4 25.0%
0-5 0.0%
1-2 50.0%
2-4 50.0%
1-4 25.0%
2-5 40.0%
9-39 23.1% 14-43 32.6% -
1st Quarter
0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 1-2 50.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 3-6 50.0% 2-3 66.7% 2nd Quarter
0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-2 50.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 2-2 100.0% 1-1 100.0% 1-2 50.0% 1-1 100.0% 7-9 77.8% 2-5 40.0% 3rd Quarter
0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-2 0.0% 2-6 33.3% 5-8 62.5% 4th Quarter
OT
0-1 0.0%
0-0 0.0%
1-1 100.0%
0-1 0.0%
0-1 0.0%
2-3 66.7%
0-0 0.0%
1-2 50.0%
2-2 100.0%
0-1 0.0%
7-13 53.8% 2-6 33.3% -
1st Quarter
4:52
7:03
8:03
6:03
6:22
8:06
6:55
9:59
9:29
6:16
73:08
7:18
76:52
7:41
2nd Quarter
4:13
6:01
4:45
7:14
9:09
8:05
6:37
7:00
5:32
8:53
67:29
6:44
82:31
8:15
3rd Quarter
2:39
8:29
8:37
4:25
7:36
6:44
8:24
7:52
5:05
5:25
65:16
6:31
84:44
8:28
4th Quarter
6:05
3:12
6:28
4:46
5:42
8:58
7:59
11:15
5:53
10:57
71:15
7:07
78:45
7:52
OT
=
game one
Boston College 0 6 14 10 30
Massachusetts
0 0 7 0
7
Aug. 30, 2014 | Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, Mass. | 3:00 PM | Atten: 30,479
Scoring Summary
2nd 14:21 BC Alex Howell 44 yd field goal
10 plays, 71 yards, TOP 4:59 05:29 BC Joey Launceford 28 yd field goal
15 plays, 72 yards, TOP 7:23 3rd 08:49 BC Myles Willis 1 yd run (Joey Launceford kick)
13 plays, 75 yards, TOP 6:06 03:10 BC Tyler Murphy 1 yd run (Joey Launceford kick)
10 plays, 52 yards, TOP 4:41 01:29 UMASS Tajae Sharpe 77 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
3 plays, 77 yards, TOP 1:35 4th 14:52 BC Josh Bordner 43 yd pass from Tyler Murphy (Joey Launceford kick)
4 plays, 65 yards, TOP 1:28 07:35 BC Joey Launceford 21 yd field goal
9 plays, 31 yards, TOP 4:54 Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers BC 27 17 9 1 338 61 5.5 2 348 10 173 17-25-1 6.9 10.2 1 511 86 5.9 0-0 7-55 1-53 53.0 53.0 1 1 0 1 7-442 63.1 38.9 3 1-0-0 0.0 2-56-0 28.0 1-20-0 0-0-0 0 42:11 10:08 10:47 12:21 8:55 9 of 17 2 of 3 4-4 2-4 2-4 3-30 3-3 3-4 3 UMass
9
4
4
1
55
22
2.5
0
86
31
147
9-22-1
6.7
16.3
1
202
44
4.6
0-0
4-23
6-253
42.2
35.5
3
0
2
0
2-126
63.0
35.0
0
0-0-0
0.0
4-95-0
23.8
1-20-0
0-0-0
0
17:49
4:52
4:13
2:39
6:05
3 of 11
0 of 1
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-0
1-1
0-1
0
3-0
6-0
13 - 0
20 - 0
20 - 7
27 - 7
30 - 7
Jovan Santos-Knox made a career-high 15 tackles to lead both sides
as UMass squared off with Boston College in the season-opener for
both sides.
FOXBORO, Mass. - The Massachusetts football team was unable to keep up with Boston College, dropping it’s
season opener, 30-7 before a record home crowd of more than 30,000 at Gillette Stadium Saturday.
BC’s Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, while also completing 17-of-24 for 173 yards and a TD
and an interception.
For UMass, transfer quarterback Blake Frohnapfel was 9-of-22 for 147 yards, including a 77-yard scoring toss
to junior Tajae Sharpe. A quartet of Minutemen led the defensive effort with double-digit tackle totals. Jovan
Santos-Knox topped the group with 15 tackles, followed by Joe Colton’s 12. Kassan Messiah and Stanley Andre
each added 12 stops.
The 30,479 in attendance marked a school record for a home game and the second-largest crowd for a Minutemen game at Gillette Stadium, shy of the 32,848 vs. UNH in 2010 (with the Wildcats serving as the home team).
BC drove deep into UMass territory three times in the first half, but were held to a pair of second quarter
field goals - a 44-yarder from Alex Howell and a 28-yard make from Joey Launceford - and took a 6-0 lead into
the locker room.
The Eagles took the opening kickoff of the third quarter and drove 75 yards in just over six minutes to create
some distance on the board. Myles Willis’ 1-yard run put the visitors ahead 13-0. Murphy’s 1-yard scoring run five
minutes later capped a 10-play, 52-yard drive that made it 20-0.
Boston College
RUSHING No. Murphy
13
Rouse
19
WIllis
16
Hilliman
9
Alston
2
Outlow
2
Totals... 61
Gain Loss Net TD 118 0 118 1
87 0 87 0
65 8 57 1
45 2 43 0
30 0 30 0
3
0 3
0
348 10 338 2
Lg Avg.
31 9.1
13 4.6
10 3.6
9
4.8
16 15.0
3
1.5
31 5.5
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Murphy
17-24-1
173 1
43
0
Totals... 17-24-1
173 1 43
0
RECEIVING No. Crimmins 7 Bordner 4 Callinan 3 Rouse 1 Alston 1 Wolford 1 Totals... 17 Yds TD 52 0 81 1 19 0 11 0 6 0 4 0 173 1 Lg
14
43
7
11
6
4
43
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Blyden
9
Wilson
6
Woodley
2
Frohnapfel 5
Totals... 22
Gain Loss Net TD 43 0 43 0
24 1 23 0
10 0 10 0
9
30 -21 0
86 31 55 0
Lg Avg.
14 4.8
7
3.8
8
5.0
5 -4.2
14 2.5
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Frohnapfel 9-22-1
147 1
77
3
Totals... 9-22-1
147 1
77
3
RECEIVING No. Sharpe
2
Wilson
2
Mills
1
Blyden
1
Howard
1
Michel
1
Williams
1
Totals... 9
Yds TD 90 1
14 0
22 0
7 0
7 0
6 0
1 0
147 1
Lg
77
10
22
7
7
6
1
77
53
Colorado
Massachusetts
game Two
3 17 14 7 41
7 14 10 7 38
Sept. 6, 2014 | Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, Mass. | 3:00 PM | Atten: 10,227
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 10:55
01:15
14:00
08:31
06:07
02:23
00:18
13:11
12:24
08:02
04:24
11:16
02:55
COLO
UMASS
COLO
COLO
UMASS
COLO
UMASS
UMASS
UMASS
COLO
COLO
COLO
UMASS
Will Oliver 35 yd field goal
9 plays, 48 yards, TOP 4:05 Rodney Mills 14 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
12 plays, 85 yards, TOP 4:41 Shay Fields 19 yd pass from Liufau, Sefo (Will Oliver kick)
7 plays, 63 yards, TOP 2:15 Will Oliver 47 yd field goal
6 plays, 16 yards, TOP 1:33 Jean Sifrin 12 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
6 plays, 70 yards, TOP 2:24 Tony Jones 5 yd run (Will Oliver kick)
9 plays, 85 yards, TOP 3:44 Jean Sifrin 14 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
5 plays, 70 yards, TOP 0:30 Blake Lucas 34 yd field goal
5 plays, 45 yards, TOP 1:49 Jamal Wilson 2 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)
1 play, 2 yards, TOP 0:03 Christian Powell 14 yd run (Will Oliver kick)
10 plays, 77 yards, TOP 4:22 Nelson Spruce 70 yd pass from Sefo Liufau (Will Oliver kick)
3 plays, 71 yards, TOP 0:34 Nelson Spruce 3 yd pass from Sefo Liufau (Will Oliver kick)
9 plays, 81 yards, TOP 4:35 Marken Michel 6 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)
6 plays, 80 yards, TOP 1:29 Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers 54
Colo 29 9 15 5 156 47 3.3 2 198 42 318 26-42-1 7.6 12.2 3 474 89 5.3 0-0 12-124 5-244 48.8 38.6 2 2 1 2 8-417 52.1 28.8 1 1-2-0 2.0 5-108-0 21.6 1-1-0 0-0-0 0 35:15 7:57 8:59 6:31 11:48 10 of 18 0 of 1 5-5 4-5 1-5 2-13 5-5 2-2 0 UMass
23
7
11
5
104
30
3.5
2
125
21
267
20-38-1
7.0
13.4
3
371
68
5.5
2-0
7-85
6-235
39.2
38.8
2
0
0
5
7-403
57.6
38.6
1
1-31-0
31.0
7-162-0
23.1
1-29-0
0-0-0
0
24:45
7:03
6:01
8:29
3:12
5 of 15
0 of 1
6-6
5-6
1-6
2-17
5-5
1-1
7
3-0
3-7
10 - 7
13 - 7
13 - 14
20 - 14
20 - 21
20 - 24
20 - 31
27 - 31
34 - 31
41 - 31
Jean Sifrin had a pair of touchdowns on four catches totaling 40 yards
in his Minuteman debut, including an acrobatic one-handed TD grab
that earned him No. 7 on SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day.
41 - 38
FOXBORO, Mass. - Blake Frohnapfel threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns but Colorado managed to overcome an 11-point deficit to defeat Massachusetts 41-38 at Gillette Stadium Saturday. UMass (0-2) finished with 371
yards and collected 23 first downs. The Minutemen also rushed for 125 yards and had two scores on the ground.
The back-and-forth contest saw 845 yards of total offense, including 585 through the air. Frohnapfel finished
20-for-38 with an interception and was sacked twice. Sefo Liufau threw for 318 yards on 26-of-42 with three TDs
and an interception.
Jovan Santos-Knox finished with 12 tackles, a sack and two QB hurries for the Minutemen while Randall Jette
pulled down an interception for the second consecutive game and tied a career-high with seven stops.
After taking a 21-20 lead into halftime, the Minutemen built their lead as large as 31-20 early in the third
quarter following a Blake Lucas 34-yard field goal and a Jamal Wilson two-yard run set up by Jette’s intereption.
However, Colorado rallied with three consecutive touchdowns, two via Sefo Liufua passes to Nelson Spruce to
go up, 41-31, with 11:16 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Minutemen attempted a late rally as Marken Michel brought Massachusetts back within three points of
tying, 41-38 with a six-yard TD run as the clock ticked under three minutes to play in the game. UMass forced
Colorado into a third-and-four situation on the ensuing drive but was unable to keep the Buffaloes from moving
the chains as Liufau hit Spruce for a five-yard gain to seal the win for the visitors.
Colorado
RUSHING No. Powell 19 Jones 7 Lindsay 7 Adkins II 5 Liufau 6 TEAM 3 Totals... 47 Gain Loss Net TD 81 1 80 1 48 1 47 1 41 0 41 0 8 3 5 0 20 17 3 0 0 20 -20 0 198 42 156 2 Lg Avg.
14 4.2
33 6.7
27 5.9
4 1.0
15 0.5
0 -6.7
33 3.3
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Liufau
26-42-1
318 3
70
2
Totals... 26-42-1
318 3 70
2
RECEIVING No. Spruce 10 Fields
6 Bobo
5 Jones
3 Adkins II
2 Totals... 26 Yds TD 145 2 93 1 54 0 17 0 9 0 318 3 Lg
70
25
21
10
6
70
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Wilson 10 Blyden 11 Sharpe 2 Frohnapfel 6 Michel 1 Totals... 30 Gain Loss Net TD 47 0 47 1 29 4 25 0 17 0 17 0 26 17 9 0 6 0 6 1 125 21 104 2 Lg Avg.
11 4.7
11 2.3
12 8.5
17 1.5
6 6.0
17 3.5
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Frohnapfel 20-38-1 267 3 41 2
Totals... 20-38-1 267 3 41 2
RECEIVING No. Sharpe 5 Sifrin 4 Williams 3 Michel 2 Wilson 2 Blyden 2 Kenney 1 Mills 1 Totals... 20 Yds TD 83 0 40 2 35 0 71 0 9 0 1 0 14 0 14 1 267 3 Lg
41
14
14
36
8
1
14
14
41
game Three
Massachusetts 14 10 7 0
31
Vanderbilt
0 20 0 14 34
Sept. 13, 2014 | Vanderbilt Stadium | Nashville, Tenn. | Noon | Atten: 33,368
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 07:56
04:19
10:02
08:43
06:54
03:50
00:07
10:50
08:57
01:08
UMASS
UMASS
VANDY
UMASS
VANDY
UMASS
VANDY
UMASS
VANDY
VANDY
Rodney Mills 13 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
12 plays, 76 yards, TOP 4:50 7-0
Rodney Mills 53 yd pass from Brian McDonald (Blake Lucas kick)
4 plays, 58 yards, TOP 1:46 14 - 0
Patton Robinette 1 yd run (Tommy Openshaw kick)
9 plays, 51 yards, TOP 4:50 14 - 7
Blake Lucas 32 yd field goal
4 plays, 8 yards, TOP 1:07 17 - 7
Adam Butler 0 yd fumble recovery (Dillon van der Wal rush failed)
17 - 13
Lorenzo Woodley 2 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)
9 plays, 78 yards, TOP 2:56 24 - 13
Steven Scheu 3 yd pass from Patton Robinette (Tommy Openshaw kick)
11 plays, 68 yards, TOP 3:37 24 - 20
Lorenzo Woodley 2 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)
10 plays, 66 yards, TOP 4:05 31 - 20
Stephen Weatherly 11 yd blocked punt return (Patton Robinette rush failed)
31 - 26
Ralph Webb 4 yd run (C.J. Duncan pass from Patton Robinette)
3 plays, 53 yards, TOP 0:54 31 - 34
Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers UMass 20 4 13 3 88 39 2.3 2 135 47 258 18-35-0 7.4 14.3 2 346 74 4.7 2-1 2-10 6-176 29.3 17.7 0 0 1 1 6-311 51.8 35.5 0 1-0-0 0.0 4-118-0 29.5 1-2-0 0-0-0 0 27:53 8:03 4:45 8:37 6:28 8 of 17 2 of 2 4-5 3-5 1-5 1-3 4-4 1-2 14 Vandy
17
8
8
1
160
40
4.0
2
169
9
150
16-23-1
6.5
9.4
1
310
63
4.9
2-0
9-77
6-254
42.3
39.0
3
1
1
1
6-297
49.5
29.8
0
3-50-1
16.7
5-98-0
19.6
0-0-0
0-0-1
0
32:07
6:57
10:15
6:23
8:32
5 of 12
0 of 1
3-3
3-3
0-3
3-24
2-2
0-0
12
Rodney Mills provided single-game career highs in receptions (3), receiving yards (76) and touchdowns (2) against the Vanderbilt defense.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt blocked a punt for a touchdown and scored again with 1:08 left in the game
to rally back for a 34-31 win over the UMass football team on Saturday afternoon. The Minutemen (0-3) led the
entire way until giving up the second fourth quarter touchdown.
UMass had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Blake Frohnapfel’s pass to Marken Michel was wide on second
down from the Vanderbilt five-yard line and Blake Lucas missed a 22-yard field goal on third down.
The Minutemen jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first half on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Frohanpfel to
Rodney Mills followed by a 53-yard fake punt touchdown reception to Mills again. Vandy answered in the second
quarter with a touchdown by Patton Robinette’s one-yard touchdown run making it 14-7 with 10:02 left in the
second quarter. A Lucas 32-yard field goal with 8:43 remaining in the second made it 17-7, but nearly two minutes
later, a UMass fumble was recovered by Vanderbilt in the endzone to pull the Commodores within four.
UMass once again responded with a nine-play, 78-yard drive that was finished by Lorenzo Woodley’s two-yard
touchdown plunge with 3:50 to go in the first half. Vandy closed the first half scoring just prior to halftime with a
three-yard touchdown toss from Robinette to Scheu.
After the Minutemen increased their lead to 31-20 over the course of the third quarter, Vanderbilt responded
with a pair of TDs in the fourth. UMass had one last chance to tie after it drove 55 yards to the Vanderbilt five
yard line in just 60 seconds, but Lucas missed a 22-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to seal the loss.
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Woodley
22 Long 2 Wilson 4 Broadnax 3 Michel 1 Team 1 Frohnapfel 6 Totals... 39 PASSING Frohnapfel
McDonald Totals... Gain Loss Net TD 59 16 43 2 23 0 23 0 18 0 18 0 14 0 14 0 5 0 5 0 0 1 -1 0 16 30 -14 0 135 47 88 2 Cmp-Att-Int 17-34-0 1-1-0 18-35-0 RECEIVING No. Sharpe
8 Mills
3 Woodley
2 Howard
1 Michel
1 Williams
1 Wilson
1 Sifrin
1 Totals... 18 Yds TD 205 1 53 1 258 2 Yds TD 73 0 76 2 41 0 22 0 13 0 12 0 11 0 10 0 258 2 Lg
19
53
35
22
13
12
11
10
53
Lg Avg.
6 2.0
16 11.5
10 4.5
8 4.7
5 5.0
0 -1.0
12 -2.3
16 2.3
Long Sack
35 3
53 0
53 3
Vanderbilt
RUSHING No. Webb 26 Robinette 6 Seymour 5 Team 1 Freebeck 2 Totals... 40 Gain Loss Net TD 119 3 116 1 35 0 35 1 15 0 15 0 0 1 -1 0 0 5 -5 0 169 9 160 2 PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Robinette 15-21-0 Freebeck 1-2-1 Totals... 16-23-1 RECEIVING No. Duncan
4 Scheu 3 Wilkins
3 Rayford
2 Webb 2 Dorrell 1 Kentera
1 Totals...
16 Yds TD 147 1 3 0 150 1 Yds TD 72 0 19 1 15 0 20 0 9 0 10 0 5 0 150 1 Lg Avg.
14 4.5
18 5.8
5 3.0
0 -1.0
0 -2.5
18 4.0
Long Sack
36 0
3 1
36 1
Lg
36
10
9
13
7
10
5
36
55
game Four
Massachusetts 0 0 0 7
7
Penn State
6 28 14 0 48
Sept. 20, 2014 | Beaver Stadium | University Park, Pa. | 4:00 PM | Atten: 99,155
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 06:17
02:38
10:11
08:48
03:37
01:24
08:10
00:17
14:47
PSU Sam Ficken 42 yd field goal
15 plays, 53 yards, TOP 5:30 PSU Sam Ficken 40 yd field goal
5 plays, 45 yards, TOP 2:37 PSU Bill Belton 24 yd run (Sam Ficken kick)
8 plays, 69 yards, TOP 3:07 PSU Bill Belton 20 yd run (Sam Ficken kick)
2 plays, 20 yards, TOP 0:12 PSU Zach Zwinak 5 yd run (Sam Ficken kick)
6 plays, 64 yards, TOP 3:02 PSU Zach Zwinak 1 yd run (Sam Ficken kick)
5 plays, 56 yards, TOP 1:25 PSU Akeel Lynch 15 yd run (Sam Ficken kick)
10 plays, 72 yards, TOP 5:38 PSU Brent Wilkerson 11 yd pass from D.J. Crook (Sam Ficken kick)
11 plays, 41 yards, TOP 4:57 UMASS Tajae Sharpe 77 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Matthew Wylie kick)
3 plays, 75 yards, TOP 0:30 Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals 56
UMass PSU
13 23
5 11
7 11
1 1
3 228
28 45
0.1 5.1
0 5
59 247
56 19
263 236
17-33-0 18-32-0
8.0 7.4
15.5 13.1
1 1
266 464
61 77
4.4 6.0
4-1 0-0
4-30 6-52
5-191 3-122
38.2 40.7
36.8 40.3
0 1
0 0
0 0
1 2
2-130 9-576
65.0 64.0
40.0 39.6
1 8
1-1-0 2-7-0
1.0 3.5
1-20-0 1-25-0
20.0 25.0
0-0-0 0-0-0
0-0-0 1-7-0
0 0
22:28 37:32
6:03 8:57
7:14 7:46
4:25 10:35
4:46 10:14
3 of 13 10 of 17
1 of 4 1 of 1
0-1 6-6
0-1 5-6
0-1 1-6
2-10 3-25
1-1 6-6
0-1 2-2
0-3
0-6
0 - 13
0 - 20
0 - 27
0 - 34
0 - 41
0 - 48
7 - 48
Marken Michel set a career best with 104 receiving yards on six
catches at Penn State.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A four-touchdown second quarter gave Penn State a 34-0 lead at halftime as the Nittany Lions went on to defeat the UMass football team 48-7 on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Penn State
ran for a season-high 228 yards improving to 4-0 this season.
The Minutemen will open Mid-American Conference play next Saturday against Bowling Green (3 PM, ESPN3).
The Homecoming match-up will be the first game back in renovated McGuirk Stadium since the Minutemen last
played in their campus facility in 2011.
Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg threw for 179 yards, while a trio of tailbacks scored touchdowns. Bill Belton
scored a pair of rushing touchdowns as did Zach Zwinak. Akeel Lynch also posted a rushing touchdown with a
team-high 81 yards.
Marken Michel led the UMass offense with 104 yards receiving on six catches. Tajae Sharpe scored the Minutemen’s lone touchdown on a 77-yard catch-and-run from Blake Frohnapfel to finish with 99-yards receiving.
Frohnapfel finished the game with 263 yards after going 17-for-33 through the air.
The Nittany Lions separated themselves from the Minutemen with a 28-point second quarter to hold a 34-0
lead at halftime. Penn State tacked on 14 more points in the third before Massachusetts totaled a touchdown in
the fourth to reach the final score.
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Kenney 2 Blyden 10 Michel 3 Woodley 1 Libby 2 Broadnax 5 TEAM 1 Frohnapfel 4 Totals... 28 Gain Loss Net TD 22 0 22 0 23 3 20 0 8 2 6 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 7 -7 0 0 13 -13 0 0 31 -31 0 59 56 3 0 Lg Avg.
18 11.0
9 2.0
8 2.0
3 3.0
3 1.5
0 -1.4
0 -13.0
0 -7.8
18 0.1
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Frohnapfel 17-33-0
263 1
77
3
Totals... 17-33-0
263 1 77
3
RECEIVING No. Michel 6 Sharpe 4 Williams
1 Blyden 1 Woodley
1 Sifrin 1 Libby 1 Mills 1 Broadnax
1 Totals... 17 Yds TD 104 0 99 1 11 0 11 0 10 0 9 0 7 0 7 0 5 0 263 1 Lg
41
77
11
11
10
9
7
7
5
77
Penn State
RUSHING No. Lynch 8 Belton
7 Chiappialle 16 Zwinak
9 Hackenberg 5 Totals... 45 Gain Loss Net TD 82 1 81 1 76 0 76 2 43 8 35 0 28 0 28 2 18 10 8 0 247 19 228 5 PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Hackenberg12-23-0 Crook 6-9-0 Totals... 18-32-0 RECEIVING No. Lewis
5 Hamilton
4 James
2 Blacknall
2 Godwin
2 Wilkerson
2 Carter
1 Totals... 18 Yds TD 179 0 57 1 236 1 Yds TD 82 0 65 0 26 0 21 0 18 0 18 1 6 0 236 1 Lg
38
35
15
12
9
11
6
38
Lg Avg.
46 10.1
24 10.9
8 2.2
7 3.1
17 1.6
46 5.1
Long Sack
38 2
12 0
38 2
game Five
Bowling Green 10 16 7 14 47
Massachusetts 7 14 14 7 42
Sept. 27, 2014 | McGuirk Stadium | Amherst, Mass. | 3:00 PM | Atten: 17,000
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 10:50
04:02
02:57
14:50
11:55
09:47
06:48
05:00
08:50
08:34
07:25
12:55
09:38
03:22
UMASS Jalen Williams 60 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
1 play, 60 yards, TOP 0:09 BGSU Tyler Tate 21 yd field goal
12 plays, 65 yards, TOP 3:39 BGSU Ronnie Moore 27 yd pass from James Knapke (Tyler Tate kick)
3 plays, 33 yards, TOP 0:37 BGSU Tyler Tate 33 yd field goal
8 plays, 53 yards, TOP 1:47 UMASS Rodney Mills 32 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:55 BGSU Travis Greene 4 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
10 plays, 87 yards, TOP 2:08 UMASS Shadrach Abrokwah 1 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)
7 plays, 76 yards, TOP 2:59 BGSU Ryan Burbrink 35 yd pass from James Knapke (Tyler Tate kick blocked)
8 plays, 73 yards, TOP 1:48 BGSU Roger Lewis 52 yd pass from James Knapke (Tyler Tate kick)
7 plays, 96 yards, TOP 1:20 UMASS Alex Kenney 80 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
1 play, 80 yards, TOP 0:16 UMASS Tajae Sharpe 18 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
3 plays, 30 yards, TOP 0:41 BGSU Travis Greene 25 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
6 plays, 45 yards, TOP 1:56 BGSU Ronnie Moore 22 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
6 plays, 54 yards, TOP 1:57 UMASS Tajae Sharpe 5 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
7 plays, 68 yards, TOP 1:20 Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals BGSU 30 14 15 1 225 48 4.7 3 247 22 443 38-60-3 7.4 11.7 3 668 108 6.2 0-0 13-112 6-238 39.7 39.7 3 0 0 4 9-567 63.0 42.2 2 2-4-0 2.0 7-130-0 18.6 1-0-0 1-16-0 0 31:11 8:38 5:51 7:24 9:18 10 of 23 1 of 3 3-3 1-3 2-3 5-35 5-6 2-2 UMass
29
3
23
3
49
31
1.6
1
105
56
589
36-61-1
9.7
16.4
5
638
92
6.9
4-3
4-30
6-194
32.3
31.7
1
0
0
2
7-384
54.9
36.3
0
1-0-0
0.0
7-137-0
19.6
3-54-0
0-0-0
0
28:49
6:22
9:09
7:36
5:42
6 of 17
1 of 3
3-5
3-5
0-5
0-0
6-6
0-0
0-7
3-7
10 - 7
13 - 7
13 - 14
20 - 14
20 - 21
26 - 21
33 - 21
33 - 28
33 - 35
40 - 35
47 - 35
Blake Frohnapfel threw for a Mid-American Conference and UMassrecord 589 yards as he finished 36-for-61 with five touchdowns against
Bowling Green during 2014 Homecoming.
47 - 42
AMHERST, Mass. - Blake Frohnapfel set a school and Mid-American Conference single-game record with 589
yards passing against Bowling Green during 2014 Homecoming, but the Minutemen dropped an offensive slugfest
to the Falcons, 47-42, in UMass football’s return to McGuirk Stadium. Frohnapfel tossed five TDs, which tied the
program record for most in one contest, as he finished 36-for-61 on the day.
Nine receivers caught passes from Frohnapfel, highlighted by 100-yard afternoons from Tajae Sharpe (179) and
Jean Sifrin (135). Sharpe equaled the school mark for receptions in a game with 13 and earned a pair of touchdowns. In total, the two sides combined for 1,306 yards of offense and 200 plays while the back-and-forth action
resulted in six lead changes over the course of the game.
The teams traded scores throughout the second quarter as BGSU entered the half ahead, 26-21. Falcons signalcaller James Knapke, who had 443 yards passing and three TDs but was picked off three times, hit Ryan Burbrink
for a 35-yard touchdown to cap scoring in the second before he found Roger Lewis with a 52-yard strike to bump
the advantage to 33-21 six minutes, 10 seconds into the third quarter.
However, an 80-yard catch-and-run by Alex Kenney and an 18-yard grab by Tajae Sharpe put the Minutemen
back in front, 35-33 at the end of the third. Bowling Green responded with a pair of TDs to starting scoring in the
final stanza, which pushed the visitors in front once again, 47-35. Sharpe brought the Minutemen back within one
possession of BGSU, 47-42 with his second TD grab of the day, but the Minutemen were unable to finish off the
comeback effort for the sold-out crowd of 17,000 who attended 2014 Homecoming.
Bowling Green
RUSHING No. Greene 20 Coppet
15 Moore
3 Knapke
4 Givens
3 Team 3 Totals... 48 PASSING Knapke Burbrink Totals... Gain Loss Net TD 116 6 110 2 82 4 78 0 29 2 27 1 17 1 16 0 3 2 1 0 0 7 -7 0 247 22 225 3 Cmp-Att-Int 38-59-3 0-1-0 38-60-3 RECEIVING No. Burbrink 11 Lewis
9 Moore
9 Coppet
4 Greene
3 Coby
1 Redding
1 Totals... 38 Yds TD 443 3 0 0 443 3 Yds TD 132 1 148 1 109 1 23 0 15 0 9 0 7 0 443 3 Lg
35
52
27
18
8
9
7
52
Lg Avg.
26 5.5
31 5.2
22 9.0
9 4.0
3 0.3
0 -2.3
31 4.7
Long Sack
52 0
0 0
52 0
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Abrokwah 14 Blyden 7 Long 1 Frohnapfel 9 Totals... 31 Gain Loss Net TD 50 13 37 1 27 4 23 0 8 0 8 0 20 39 -19 0 105 56 49 1 Lg Avg.
17 2.6
18 3.3
8 8.0
11 -2.1
18 1.6
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Frohnapfel 36-61-1 589 5 80 5
Totals... 36-61-1 589 5 80 5
RECEIVING Sharpe Sifrin Michel Kenney Mills Nesmith Davis Blyden Williams Totals... No. 13 8 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 36 Yds TD 179 2 135 0 13 0 83 1 61 1 27 0 20 0 11 0 60 1 589 5 Lg
39
37
10
80
32
15
14
6
60
80
57
game Six
Massachusetts 14 27 0 0 41
Miami (Ohio)
0 21 7 14 42
Oct. 4, 2014 | Yager Stadium | Oxford, Ohio | 2:34 PM | Atten: 15,970
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 09:31
02:55
13:15
13:01
11:42
09:50
09:05
02:00
00:46
02:33
06:16
02:58
UMASS
UMASS
MU UMASS
MU UMASS
UMASS
UMASS
MU MU MU MU Marken Michel 18 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
8 plays, 73 yards, TOP 3:02 Shadrach Abrokwah 3 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
12 plays, 71 yards, TOP 4:00 Sam Martin 30 yd pass from Andrew Hendrix (K. Patterson kick)
3 plays, 86 yards, TOP 0:34 Khary Bailey-Smith 93 yd kickoff return (Blake Lucas kick)
Sam Martin 5 yd pass from Andrew Hendrix (K. Patterson kick)
6 plays, 65 yards, TOP 1:19 Jean Sifrin 7 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick)
6 plays, 72 yards, TOP 1:57 Rodney Mills 7 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Blake Lucas kick failed)
3 plays, 19 yards, TOP 0:37 Shadrach Abrokwah 6 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)
10 plays, 99 yards, TOP 3:17 Sam Martin 19 yd pass from Andrew Hendrix (K. Patterson kick)
8 plays, 68 yards, TOP 1:10 Jared Murphy 3 yd run (K. Patterson kick)
6 plays, 42 yards, TOP 1:41 Sam Martin 16 yd pass from Andrew Hendrix (K. Patterson kick)
6 plays, 49 yards, TOP 2:09 Andrew Hendrix 1 yd run (K. Patterson kick)
5 plays, 45 yards, TOP 1:52 Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals 57
UMass MOH
32 31
9 6
17 23
6 2
165 120
34 27
4.9 4.4
1 2
170 128
5 8
389 437
35-62-2 32-58-0
6.3 7.5
11.1 13.7
4 4
554 557
96 85
5.8 6.6
2-2 2-1
7-60 10-95
2-58 5-177
29.0 35.4
27.5 31.4
0 1
0 0
0 1
1 2
7-355 7-350
50.7 50.0
38.0 27.0
0 0
0-0-0 1-3-0
0.0 3.0
6-161-1 6-89-0
26.8 14.8
0-0-0 2-13-0
0-0-0 0-0-0
0 0
31:53 28:07
8:06 6:54
8:05 6:55
6:44 8:16
8:58 6:02
6 of 16 4 of 12
4 of 5 1 of 3
5-8 5-7
5-8 5-7
0-8 0-7
1-1 1-2
5-6 6-6
0-0 0-0
7-0
14 - 0
14 - 7
21 - 7
21 - 14
28 - 14
34 - 14
41 - 14
41 - 21
41 - 28
41 - 35
41 - 42
Tajae Sharpe had a game-high 154 receiving yards over nine receptions against Miami (Ohio) for his second consecutive 100-yard
performance.
OXFORD, Ohio - Miami (Ohio) erased a 27-point deficit and forced three UMass turnovers in the fourth quarter
as the RedHawks defeated the Minutemen 42-41 on Saturday afternoon at Yager Stadium. UMass had an opportunity to win the game on its final drive, but a fake spike play from six yards out was stopped just short to preserve
the Miami win.
The RedHawks took their first lead with 2:58 left in the game after trailing 41-21 at halftime. An interception
negated the Minutemen’s ensuing drive, but the defense held Miami to a three-and-out on the next possession
to get the ball back with 73 seconds left in the game. The Minutemen were able to move the ball down the field
thanks to a 25 yard catch by Tajae Sharpe and a 26 yard catch by Rodney Mills.
The Mills reception spotted the ball at the Miami six yard line with three seconds left on the clock. The Minutemen elected to go for a fake-spike play as Blake Frohnapfel hit Shadrach Abrokwah in the flat, but the Miami
defense held him to just a four-yard gain to preserve the win.
Frohnapfel finished the game with 389 yards and four touchdowns. Abrokwah posted his second career 100yard rushing game with 128 yards and a touchdown. He added a receiving touchdown as well.
Jean Sifrin, Mills and Marken Michel also posted receiving touchdowns in the game, while Tajae Sharpe had
nine catches for 154 yards.
Khary Bailey-Smith also had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Abrokwah 25 Michel 3 Woodley 2 Blyden 1 Frohnapfel 2 Long 1 Totals... 34 PASSING Frohnapfel
Michel Team Totals... Gain Loss Net TD 129 1 128 1 22 0 22 0 12 0 12 0 5 0 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 170 5 165 1 Cmp-Att-Int 35-60-2 0-1-0 0-1-0 35-62-2 RECEIVING No. Sharpe 9 Sifrin 6 Mills 5 Michel 5 Abrokwah 4 Williams 2 Blyden 2 Howard 1 Kenney 1 Totals... 35 Yds TD 389 4 0 0 0 0 389 4 Yds TD 154 0 67 1 64 1 50 1 14 1 14 0 10 0 10 0 6 0 389 4 Lg
45
21
26
18
5
11
13
10
6
45
Lg Avg.
17 5.1
15 7.3
7 6.0
5 5.0
2 0.0
0 -2.0
17 4.9
Long Sack
45 1
0 0
0 0
45 1
Miami (Ohio)
RUSHING No. Hendrix 13 McInnis 9 Williams 2 McRae IV
1 Murphy
2 Totals... 27 Gain Loss Net TD 92 1 91 1 25 0 25 0 7 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 4 -1 1 128 8 120 2 Lg Avg.
16 7.0
9 2.8
7 2.0
1 1.0
3 -0.5
16 4.4
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Hendrix 32-58-0 437 4 61 1
Totals... 32-58-0 437 4 61 1
RECEIVING No. Martin 8 Williams
6 Murphy
6 Welch
5 Frazier
5 Smith
1 McInnis
1 Totals... 32 Yds TD 111 4 133 0 63 0 63 0 49 0 10 0 8 0 437 4 Lg
30
61
14
20
19
10
8
61
game Seven
Massachusetts 7 17 3 13 40
Kent State
3 7 7 0
17
Oct. 11, 2014 | Dix Stadium | Kent, Ohio | 2:04 PM | Atten: 12,451
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 11:38
03:32
14:42
09:01
05:46
00:03
07:00
01:26
02:12
02:03
KENT Anthony Melchiori 41 yd field goal
4 plays, 8 yards, TOP 2:04 UMASS Matt Tuleja 5 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Logan Laurent kick)
7 plays, 86 yards, TOP 2:46 KENT Anthony Meray 43 yd run (Anthony Melchiori kick)
8 plays, 70 yards, TOP 3:44 UMASS Jalen Williams 17 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Logan Laurent kick)
7 plays, 73 yards, TOP 2:27 UMASS Logan Laurent 31 yd field goal
5 plays, 53 yards, TOP 1:16 UMASS Jean Sifrin 4 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Logan Laurent kick)
11 plays, 70 yards, TOP 2:02 KENT Josh Boyle 5 yd pass from Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori kick)
7 plays, 66 yards, TOP 3:48 UMASS Logan Laurent 22 yd field goal
12 plays, 70 yards, TOP 5:27 UMASS Lorenzo Woodley 10 yd run (Logan Laurent kick)
7 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:54 UMASS Jackson Porter 34 yd interception return (Logan Laurent kick failed)
Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals UMass 24 9 12 3 196 35 5.6 1 213 17 286 23-38-0 7.5 12.4 3 482 73 6.6 0-0 10-105 5-188 37.6 32.0 0 0 0 1 8-460 57.5 32.6 1 1-0-0 0.0 3-71-0 23.7 1-34-1 0-0-0 0 29:55 6:55 6:37 8:24 7:59 2 of 13 2 of 3 6-6 4-6 2-6 0-0 4-5 2-2 KSU
19
8
8
3
150
27
5.6
1
161
11
191
22-42-1
4.5
8.7
1
341
69
4.9
1-0
6-80
5-198
39.6
39.6
2
0
0
4
4-249
62.2
38.2
1
2-28-0
14.0
7-174-0
24.9
0-0-0
0-0-0
0
30:05
8:05
8:23
6:36
7:01
3 of 15
2 of 4
1-3
1-3
0-3
1-9
2-2
1-3
0-3
7-3
7 - 10
14 - 10
17 - 10
24 - 10
24 - 17
27 - 17
34 - 17
40 - 17
Lorenzo Woodley finished with 160 yards on 23 carries (7.0 ypc) with
one touchdown against Kent State.
KENT, Ohio - A 17-point second quarter paved the way for UMass football’s 40-17 win at Kent State. Lorenzo
Woodley rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown, while Blake Frohnapfel threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns. The win was the first for head coach Mark Whipple in his second tenure with the Minutemen.
Woodley’s effort came on the heels of starting running back Shadrach Abrokwah being injured early in the
game. It marked the second 100-yard rushing game of his career with 80 of them coming on the team’s final offensive touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
Frohnapfel, who has thrown 12 touchdowns in the last three games, hit nine different receivers during the
game. Jalen Williams, Jean Sifrin and Matt Tuleja all had touchdown receptions. Alex Kenney led all receivers
with five catches for 76 yards.
Special teams played a big part in the win as well with Logan Laurent going two-for-two on field goal attempts
and Kassan Messiah blocking a field goal attempt in the fourth quarter. Messiah finished the game with a teambest 10 tackles.
The Minutemen seperated themselves from Kent State with a two-touchdown fourth quarter. Woodley scored
on a 10-yard rush to make it 34-17 with two minutes, 12 seconds left in regulation. On the Golden Flashes next
offensive play, Jackson Porter stepped in front of a Colin Reardon pass and returned it 34 yards for a score to seal
the victory.
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Woodley
23
Abrokwah 4
Williams
2
Michel
3
Team
1
Sharpe
1
Frohnapfel 1
Totals... 35
Gain Loss Net TD 160 0 160 1
31 0 31 0
11 1 10 0
11 2 9
0
0
2 -2 0
0
3 -3 0
0
9 -9 0
213 17 196 1
Lg 43
21
11
9
0
0
0
43
Avg.
7.0
7.8
5.0
3.0
-2.0
-3.0
-9.0
5.6
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Frohnapfel 23-38-0
296 3
51
1
Totals... 23-38-0
296 3 51
1
RECEIVING No. Kenney
5
Williams
4
Mills
4
Sifrin
3
Sharpe
2
Michel
2
Nesmith
1
Libby
1
Tuleja
1
Totals... 23
Yds TD 76 0
64 1
41 0
24 1
19 0
13 0
36 0
8 0
5 1
286 3
Lg
51
26
15
12
10
7
36
8
5
51
Kent State
RUSHING No. Reardon
3
Meray
5
Ni. Holley 16
Hibbler
2
Brooks
1
Totals... 27
PASSING Reardon
Ni. Holley
Totals... Gain Loss Net TD 53 0 53 0
53 2 51 1
55 6 49 0
0
1 -1 0
0
2 -2 0
161 11 150 1
Cmp-Att-Int 22-41-1
0-1-0
22-42-1
RECEIVING No. Pierce
6
Boyle
5
Humphrey
4
White
3
Ni. Holley
2
Meray
1
Calhoun
1
Totals... 22
Yds TD 191 1
0
0
191 1
Yds TD 57 0
34 1
48 0
17 0
22 0
9 0
4 0
191 1
Lg 34
43
13
0
0
43
Avg.
17.7
10.2
3.1
-0.5
-2.0
5.6
Long Sack
19
0
0
0
19
0
Lg
15
19
15
8
14
9
4
19
58
game Eight
Eastern Michigan7 7 0 0 14
Massachusetts 13 17 6 0 36
Oct. 18, 2014 | Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, Mass. | 3:00 PM | Atten: 12,030
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 10:48
07:20
01:25
10:31
08:32
05:25
00:00
07:00
UMASS
EMU UMASS
UMASS
EMU UMASS
UMASS
UMASS
Shadrach Abrokwah 17 yd run (Logan Laurent kick)
11 plays, 83 yards, TOP 4:12 Tyreese Russell 32 yd pass from BELL, Reginald (Dylan Mulder kick)
8 plays, 75 yards, TOP 3:28 Shadrach Abrokwah 16 yd run (Logan Laurent kick failed)
3 plays, 23 yards, TOP 1:15 Lorenzo Woodley 2 yd run (Logan Laurent kick)
5 plays, 80 yards, TOP 1:45 Bronson Hill 34 yd pass from Reginald Bell (Dylan Mulder kick)
4 plays, 77 yards, TOP 1:59 Shadrach Abrokwah 4 yd run (Logan Laurent kick)
8 plays, 75 yards, TOP 3:07 Logan Laurent 31 yd field goal
12 plays, 40 yards, TOP 1:46 Shadrach Abrokwah 4 yd run (Logan Laurent kick failed)
7 plays, 58 yards, TOP 2:57 0-7
7-7
7 - 13
7 - 20
14 - 20
14 - 27
14 - 30
14 - 36
Shadrach Abrokwah scored four rushing touchdowns during a 24-carry,
135-yard day on the ground as UMass defeated Eastern Michigan.
Team Stats
Team Totals EMU FIRST DOWNS 11 Rushing 6 Passing 5 Penalty 0 NET YARDS RUSHING 133 Rushing Attempts 32 Average Per Rush 4.2 Rushing Touchdowns 0 Yards Gained Rushing 164 Yards Lost Rushing 31 NET YARDS PASSING 147 Completions-Attempts-Int 10-21-1 Average Per Attempt 7.0 Average Per Completion 14.7 Passing Touchdowns 2 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 280 Total offense plays 53 Average Gain Per Play 5.3 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 10-92 PUNTS-YARDS 6-285 Average Yards Per Punt 47.5 Net Yards Per Punt 47.3 Inside 20 1 50+ Yards 3 Touchbacks 0 Fair catch 2 KICKOFFS-YARDS 3-192 Average Yards Per Kickoff 64.0 Net Yards Per Kickoff 42.7 Touchbacks 2 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 Average Per Return 0.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-81-0 Average Per Return 16.2 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Miscellaneous Yards -11 Possession Time 23:54 1st Quarter 5:01 2nd Quarter 8:00 3rd Quarter 7:08 4th Quarter 3:45 Third-Down Conversions 2 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0-0 Touchdowns 0-0 Field goals 0-0 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 PAT Kicks 2-2 Field Goals 0-1 60
UMass
34
11
19
4
225
43
5.2
5
231
6
337
28-51-1
6.6
12.0
0
562
94
6.0
2-2
9-55
2-76
38.0
38.0
0
0
0
1
6-356
59.3
41.7
1
1-1-0
1.0
1-14-0
14.0
1-16-0
0-0-0
0
36:06
9:59
7:00
7:52
11:15
10 of 18
3 of 5
6-8
5-8
1-8
4-18
3-5
1-1
FOXBORO, Mass. - Shadrach Abrokwah rushed for a career-high 135 yards and four touchdowns as UMass football defeated Eastern Michigan, 36-14 during 2014 Band Day. UMass was strong on both sides of the game as the
Minutemen finished with 562 yards of total offense and recorded a season-high four sacks as they held the Eagles
to 260 yards of offense.
Tajae Sharpe matched the program record for receptions in a game, 13, while he accrued 193 yards receiving,
a personal best. Blake Frohnapfel went 28-of-51 for 337 yards passing and was not sacked.
The Minutemen ground game was at its best with a season-high 225 yards rushing and five touchdowns. UMass
used its running back committee as a completement to the air attack and earned a season-high 34 first downs.
UMass stormed down the field on the opening possession of the game as Frohnapfel completed six passes for
60 yards before Abrokwah outraced the EMU defense to the left corner on a 17-yard rushing touchdown. EMU
answered with a TD of its own during the visiting side’s ensuing drive; however, Khary Bailey-Smith picked off
Reginald Bell Jr., during the next Eastern Michigan series. Abrokwah turned the pick into a touchdown with a 16yard scamper to put the Minutemen back in front, 13-7.
The rushing game continued to thrive throughout the contest as Lorenzo Woodley and Abrokwah added a TD
each in the second quarter. After Abrokwah’s third rushing touchdown, Logan Laurent capped scoring in the first
half with a 31-yard field goal as time expired to bump the advantage to 30-14. Abrokwah finished the game’s scoring in the third quarter with a four-yard run at the seven-minute mark. His four TDs rank as the second-most in
the history of UMass football behind only Lou Bush (1932) and R.J. Cobbs (2002) five score apiece.
Eastern Michigan
RUSHING No. Jackson 3 Bell 21 Brumfield 6 Russell 1 Hill 1 Totals... 32 Gain Loss Net TD 64 0 64 0 68 28 40 0 21 3 18 0 7 0 7 0 4 0 4 0 164 31 133 0 Lg Avg.
47 21.3
13 1.9
16 3.0
7 7.0
4 4.0
47 4.2
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Bell 10-21-1 147 2 34 4
Totals... 10-21-1 147 2 34 4
RECEIVING No. Strange
4 Russell
3 Hill
1 Gibson
1 Allen
1 Totals... 10 Yds TD 38 0 41 1 34 1 29 0 5 0 147 2 Lg
15
32
34
29
5
34
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Abrokwah 24 Woodley 15 Broadnax 4 Totals... 43 Gain Loss Net TD 141 6 135 4 63 0 63 1 27 0 27 0 231 6 225 5 Lg Avg.
18 5.6
15 4.2
18 6.8
18 5.2
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Frohnapfel 28-51-1 337 0 42 0
Totals... 28-51-1 337 0 42 0
RECEIVING No. Sharpe 13 Sifrin 4 Libby 3 Mills 2 Nesmith 2 Abrokwah 2 Woodley 1 Michel 1 Totals... 28 Yds TD 193 0 74 0 11 0 29 0 25 0 5 0 1 0 -1 0 337 0 Lg
42
23
7
15
14
4
1
0
42
Massachusetts 13
Toledo
7
game Nine
7 0 15 35
7 14 14 42
Oct. 25, 2014 | Glass Bowl | Toledo, Ohio | 2:04 PM | Atten: 20,104
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 09:32
06:34
02:04
13:05
06:26
11:08
04:46
11:57
06:15
05:57
00:34
UMASS Jalen Williams 15 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Logan Laurent kick failed)
14 plays, 80 yards, TOP 5:28 6-0
UMASS Jalen Williams 35 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Logan Laurent kick)
5 plays, 55 yards, TOP 1:58 13 - 0
TOLEDO Terry Swanson 14 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
12 plays, 75 yards, TOP 4:30 13 - 7
UMASS Shakur Nesmith 15 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Logan Laurent kick)
5 plays, 30 yards, TOP 1:48 20 - 7
TOLEDO Michael Roberts 14 yd pass from Logan Woodside (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
13 plays, 94 yards, TOP 6:31 20 - 14
TOLEDO Corey Jones 42 yd pass from Logan Woodside (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
9 plays, 84 yards, TOP 3:47 20 - 21
TOLEDO Kareem Hunt 36 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
2 plays, 47 yards, TOP 0:43 20 - 28
UMASS Tajae Sharpe 36 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Rodney Mills pass from Frohnapfel)
10 plays, 84 yards, TOP 2:49 28 - 28
TOLEDO Dwight Macon 6 yd pass from Logan Woodside (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
12 plays, 75 yards, TOP 5:42 28 - 35
UMASS Jean Sifrin 76 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Logan Laurent kick)
1 play, 76 yards, TOP 0:13 35 - 35
TOLEDO Terry Swanson 19 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
7 plays, 80 yards, TOP 1:48 35 - 42
Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals UMass TOL
26 30
6 14
18 11
2 5
52 295
20 49
2.6 6.0
0 3
76 304
24 9
445 225
29-57-2 20-34-2
7.8 6.6
15.3 11.2
5 3
497 520
77 83
6.5 6.3
1-0 0-0
9-75 9-81
3-114 4-143
38.0 35.8
35.7 35.8
0 1
0 0
1 0
1 2
6-384 7-448
64.0 64.0
44.2 41.6
3 4
0-0-0 1--13-0
0.0 -13.0
3-57-0 3-44-0
19.0 14.7
2-23-0 2-37-0
0-0-0 0-0-0
0 0
25:59 34:01
9:29 5:31
5:32 9:28
5:05 9:55
5:53 9:07
6 of 14 9 of 16
4 of 5 1 of 1
2-3 4-4
2-3 4-4
0-3 0-4
1-7 1-7
3-4 6-6
0-1 0-0
Jean Sifrin notched 185 receiving yards and a touchdown over six
receptions during the contest at Toledo, the most yards recorded by a
tight end in NCAA Division I FBS during 2014.
TOLEDO, Ohio - Blake Frohnapfel threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns, but Toledo scored the gamewinning touchdown in the final minute in a shootout win over the UMass, 42-35 on Saturday at the Glass Bowl.
The high scoring affair saw the two teams combine for 1,017 total yards. The Rockets out-rushed UMass 295to-52, while the Minutemen held a 445-to-225 advantage through the air.
Frohnapfel tied the UMass school record again with his five touchdown passes. Jean Sifrin led the way receiving
with six catches for 185 yards and a touchdown. Tajae Sharpe had seven catches for 75 yards and a touchdown,
while Jalen Williams had a pair of touchdown catches along with 97 yards.
Toledo was led by Kareem Hunt who ran for 198 yards and a touchdown. Terry Swanson had 97 yards rushing
and two scores. Logan Woodside was 20-of-34 for 225 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Minutemen jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter as Frohnapfel and Williams connected for a pair
of touchdowns. Toledo responded in the quarter using its run game. The Rockets ground out 75 yards over the
span of four minutes, 30 seconds, before Terry Swanson scampered 14 yards for Toledo’s first score of the game.
UMass added to its lead following a Khary Bailey-Smith interception and went ahead, 20-7, but the Rockets
responded with three consecutive touchdown drives to take a 28-20 lead into the fourth quarter.
Tajae Sharpe scored his fifth TD of the year with an acrobatic catch and Rodney Mills pulled in a two-point conversion try from Frohnapfel to even the score. After Woodside found Dwight Macon to push Toledo back in front by
a touchdown, Sifrin used a catch-and-run play to erase the home side’s lead and tie things up at 35-35. However,
the Rockets drove down the field and scored on a Swanson run with 34 seconds remaining to seal the outcome.
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Abrokwah 14 Michel 2 Woodley 2 Team 1 Frohnapfel 1 Totals... 20 PASSING Frohnapfel
Michel Davis Totals... Gain Loss Net TD 47 9 38 0 20 7 13 0 9 0 9 0 0 1 -1 0 0 7 -7 0 76 24 52 0 Cmp-Att-Int 28-55-2 0-1-0 1-1-0 29-57-2 RECEIVING No. Sharpe 7 Mills 7 Sifrin 6 Williams 6 Nesmith 1 Tuleja 1 Abrokwah 1 Totals... 29 Yds TD 438 5 0 0 7 0 445 5 Yds TD 75 1 54 0 185 1 97 2 15 1 10 0 9 0 445 5 Lg
36
18
76
35
15
10
9
76
Lg Avg.
9 2.7
20 6.5
8 4.5
0 -1.0
0 -7.0
20 2.6
Long Sack
76 1
0 0
7 0
76 1
Toledo
RUSHING No. Hunt 26 Swanson 18 Woodside 4 Team 1 Totals... 49 Gain Loss Net TD 198 0 198 1 97 0 97 2 9 8 1 0 0 1 -1 0 304 9 295 3 Lg Avg.
36 7.6
19 5.4
6 0.2
0 -1.0
36 6.0
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Woodside 20-34-2 225 3 42 1
Totals... 20-34-2 225 3 42 1
RECEIVING No. Jones 5 Macon
5 Russell
4 Roberts
2 Swanson
2 Thompson
1 Hunt
1 Totals... 20 Yds TD 67 1 42 1 45 0 50 1 20 0 5 0 -4 0 225 3 Lg
42
14
16
36
10
5
0
42
61
Ball State
Massachusetts
game 10
7 0 3 0 10
7 10 0 7 24
Nov. 12, 2014 | McGuirk Stadium | Amherst, Mass. | 8:02 PM | Atten: 13,374
Scoring Summary
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 13:58
10:23
09:06
00:00
03:11
05:40
UMASS
BALL UMASS
UMASS
BALL UMASS
Shadrach Abrokwah 3 yd run (Logan Laurent kick)
3 plays, 77 yards, TOP 1:02 Jordan Williams 33 yd pass from MILAS, Jack (Scott Secor kick)
8 plays, 68 yards, TOP 3:35 Lorenzo Woodley 1 yd run (Logan Laurent kick)
5 plays, 80 yards, TOP 1:51 Logan Laurent 24 yd field goal
10 plays, 60 yards, TOP 1:27 Scott Secor 37 yd field goal
13 plays, 36 yards, TOP 5:12 Elgin Long 7 yd run (Logan Laurent kick)
6 plays, 36 yards, TOP 3:06 0-7
7-7
7 - 14
7 - 17
10 - 17
10 - 24
Trey Seals forced a fumble, recovered another fumble, earned his
first collegiate interception and had four tackles in the win over Ball
State.
Team Stats
Team Totals FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers 62
BSU 14 4 9 1 69 30 2.3 0 77 8 217 24-38-2 5.7 9.0 1 286 68 4.2 3-2 4-46 7-280 40.0 37.1 2 1 1 3 3-185 61.7 33.0 0 0-0-0 0.0 4-86-0 21.5 2-21-0 0-0-0 0 28:29 8:44 6:07 9:35 4:03 4 of 17 2 of 2 1-2 0-2 1-2 3-15 1-1 1-1 0 UMass
27
8
16
3
145
40
3.6
3
174
29
424
28-44-2
9.6
15.1
0
569
84
6.8
0-0
7-49
4-129
32.2
32.2
1
0
0
4
4-218
54.5
33.0
0
0-0-0
0.0
3-86-0
28.7
2-6-0
0-0-0
0
31:31
6:16
8:53
5:25
10:57
6 of 16
1 of 4
4-7
3-7
1-7
1-6
3-3
1-2
10
AMHERST, Mass. - Tajae Sharpe led UMass with a career-high 239 yards on 13 receptions, while Shadrach
Abrokwah and Lorenzo Woodley each scored a rushing touchdown to lead Massachusetts to a 24-10 victory over
Ball State. Blake Frohnapfel was 28-of-44 for 424 yards for UMass.
The Minutemen defense forced two fumbles and two interceptions vs. Ball State, which entered the game 18th
nationally with just 11 turnovers. Jovan Santos-Knox paced the Minutemen with 14 tackles, two for loss, a forced
fumble and two pass breakups. Trey Seals provided a career day at linebacker. Seals forced a fumble, recovered
another loose ball, snagged and interception and recorded a sack among his four tackles against the Cardinals.
The Minutemen jumped out to a quick lead in front of the mid-week crowd at McGuirk Stadium taking the
opening possession of the game 77 yards in three plays to go up 7-0 in the first 62 seconds of play. A 61-yard catchand-run by Sharpe was the key play of the drive with Abrokwah finishing from three yards out.
Just as quickly as UMass was able to score on their opening possession, Ball State responded with an eight-play,
68-yard drive to tie the game 7-7. Jordan Williams hauled in a 33-yard reception from Milas for the score despite
being heavily covered by a UMass defender.
The second quarter saw the Minutemen pitch a shutout defensively. At the 9:12 mark of the quarter, Lorenzo
Woodley punched the ball over the goal line from a yard out capping an 80-yard drive putting UMass up 14-7. Logan
Laurent added a 24-yard field goal as time expired in the first half extending the lead to 17-7 at the intermission.
UMass held Ball State to just a third quarter field goal while Elgin Long sealed the win out of the wildcat formation with a seven-yard scamper in the final frame.
Ball State
RUSHING No. Edwards 16 Milas 7 Banks 4 Williamson 2 Mabon 1 Totals... 30 PASSING Milas Lacanaria Totals... Gain Loss Net TD 37 1 36 0 22 7 15 0 11 0 11 0 5 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 77 8 69 0 Cmp-Att-Int 23-37-2 1-1-0 24-38-2 RECEIVING No. Williams 7 Mabon 5 Edwards 4 Shillings 2 Lacanaria 2 Banks 1 Milas 1 Brunner 1 Hogue 1 Totals... 24 Yds TD 210 1 7 0 217 1 Yds TD 84 1 62 0 13 0 18 0 15 0 10 0 7 0 4 0 4 0 217 1 Lg
33
38
10
9
10
10
7
4
4
38
Lg Avg.
6 2.2
9 2.1
4 2.8
4 2.5
2 2.0
9 2.3
Long Sack
38 1
7 0
38 1
Massachusetts
RUSHING No. Woodley 19 Abrokwah 11 Long 1 Frohnapfel 7 Michel 2 Totals... 40 Gain Loss Net TD 90 3 87 1 55 1 54 1 7 0 7 1 22 15 7 0 0 10 -10 0 174 29 145 3 Lg Avg.
16 4.6
16 4.9
7 7.0
11 1.0
0 -5.0
16 3.6
PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Frohnapfel 28-44-2 424 0 61 3
Totals... 28-44-2 424 0 61 3
RECEIVING No. Sharpe 13 Michel 5 Sifrin 4 Abrokwah 2 Mills 1 Williams 1 Tuleja 1 Nesmith 1 Totals... 28 Yds TD 239 0 88 0 49 0 8 0 18 0 13 0 7 0 2 0 424 0 Lg
61
50
29
8
18
13
7
2
61
THE LAST TIME...
Individual
MASSACHUSETTSOPPONENT
Rushed for 100 yards
Shadrach Abrokwah, 135 yards
Kareem Hunt, 198 yards
Eastern Michigan, 10/18/14
at Toledo, 10/25/14
Rushed for 200 yards
Tony Nelson, 204 yards
Branden Oliver, 216 yards
at Hofstra, 11/22/08
at Buffalo, 10/19/13
Rushed for 300 yards
Frank Alessio, 337 yards Adrian Peterson, 333 yards
at Boston University, 11/11/95
vs. Georgia Southern, 12/4/99
Two players rushed for 100 yards
Tony Nelson, 104 yards
Melvin Gordon, 144 yards
Matt Lawrence, 176 yards
James White, 143 yards
at Maine, 9/22/07
Corey Clement, 101 yards at #23 Wisconsin, 8/31/13
Rushed for 3 Touchdowns
Shadrach Abrokwah, 4 TDs
Jordan Lynch, 4 TDs
Eastern Michigan, 10/18/14
vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois, 11/2/13
Rushed for 4 Touchdowns
Shadrach Abrokwah, 4 TDs
Jordan Lynch, 4 TDs
Eastern Michigan, 10/18/14
vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois, 11/2/13
60-yard rushing play
Julian Talley, 69 yards Melvin Gordon, 70 yards
Central Connecticut, 10/8/11
at #23 Wisconsin, 8/31/13
70-yard rushing play
R.J. Cobbs, 84 yards Melvin Gordon, 70 yards
Delaware, 11/2/02
at #23 Wisconsin, 8/31/13
80-yard rushing play
R.J. Cobbs, 84 yards Tom Dicker, 94 yards Delaware, 11/2/02
vs. Boston University, 10/12/96
90-yard rushing play
Jim Pizano, 96 yards Tom Dicker, 94 yards at Rhode Island, 10/5/96
vs. Boston University, 10/12/96
Passed for 300 yards
Blake Frohnapfel, 424 yards
Andrew Hendrix, 437 yards
Ball State, 11/12/14
at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Passed for 400 yards
Blake Frohnapfel, 424 yards
Andrew Hendrix, 437 yards
Ball State, 11/12/14 at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Completed 30 passes
Blake Frohnapfel, 35
Andrew Hendrix, 32
at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14 at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Passed for 3 Touchdowns
Blake Frohnapfel, 5 TDs
Logan Woodside, 3 TDs
at Toledo, 10/25/14 at Toledo, 10/25/14
Passed for 4 Touchdowns
Blake Frohnapfel, 5 TDs
Andrew Hendrix, 4 TDs
at Toledo, 10/25/14 at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Caught 10 passes
Tajae Sharpe, 13
Ryan Burbrink, 11
Ball State, 11/12/14
Bowling Green, 9/27/14
Had 100 yards receivingTajae Sharpe, 239 yards
Rokeem Williams, 133 yards
Ball State, 11/12/14 Sam Martin, 111 yards
at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Had 150 yards receiving
Tajae Sharpe, 239 yards
Titus Davis, 154 yards
Ball State, 11/12/14 at Central Michigan, 11/23/13
Two players had 100 yards receiving
Tajae Sharpe, 179 yards
Rokeem Williams, 133 yards
Jean Sifrin, 135 yards
Sam Martin, 111 yards
Bowling Green, 9/27/14
at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Caught 3 Touchdown passes
Alan Williams, 3 TDs
Sam Martin, 4 TDs
vs. Ohio, 9/29/12 at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Caught 4 Touchdown passes
Brandon London, 4 TDs
Sam Martin, 4 TDs
at Towson, 10/14/06
at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
60-yard pass play
Blake Frohanpfel to Tajae Sharpe, 61 yards
Andrew Hendrix to Rokeem Williams, 61 yards
Ball State, 11/12/14
at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
70-yard pass play
Blake Frohanpfel to Jean Sifrin, 76 yards
Sefo Liufau to Nelson Spruce, 70 yards
at Toledo, 10/25/14 Colorado, 9/6/14
80-yard pass play
Blake Frohanpfel to Alex Kenney, 80 yards
Drew Hare to Chad Beebe, 81 yards
Bowling Green, 9/27/14 vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois, 11/2/13
Kicked 50+ yard Field Goal
Armando Cuko, 51 yards Rob Zarrilli, 52 yards
at Delaware, 10/10/09
vs Hofstra, 11/18/06
Kicked 4 Field Goals in a game
Brendon Levengood, 4 FGs
Shonz LaFrenz, 4 FGs
vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois, 11/2/13
at McNeese State, 11/28/98
Punted 70 yards
Christian Koegel, 70 yards J. Schroeder, 82 yards
at James Madison, 9/13/08
at Western Michigan, 10/8/12
Fumble returned for a Touchdown
Brian Ellis, 53 yards
Adam Butler, in endzone
at Texas Tech, 9/20/08
at Vanderbilt, 9/13/14
Kickoff returned for a Touchdown
Khary Bailey-Smith, 93 yards Brett McDermott, 88 yards
at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Holy Cross, 9/6/08
Punt returned for a Touchdown
J.J. Moore, 58 yards
Jordan Krause, 40 yards
at Colgate 9/08/07
at Vanderbilt, 10/27/12
Interception returned for a TD
Jackson Porter, 34 yards
Tony Annese, 34 yards
at Kent State, 10/11/14
at Central Michigan, 11/23/13
Blocked Punt returned for a Touchdown
D.J. Adeoba, 26 yards
Stephen Weatherly, 11 yards
at Kansas State, 9/5/09
at Vanderbilt, 9/13/14
Blocked Punt
Joe Colton
Stephen Weatherly
at Akron, 11/10/12
at Vanderbilt, 9/13/14
Blocked Field Goal returned for a TD
Leggie Beckford, 77 yards
Bruce Taylor, 100 yards
vs. Boston University, 10/12/96
vs. Boston University, 10/11/69
Blocked Field Goal
Robert Kitching
Travis Britz
Eastern Michigan, 10/18/14
at Kansas State, 9/5/09
Blocked Extra Point
Robert Kitching
Team
Bowling Green, 9/27/14
vs. Central Connecticut, 10/8/11
Safety
Team
Okoye Houston
vs. Central Connecticut, 10/8/11
at Buffalo, 10/19/13
Defensive Extra Point
Ke’Mon Bailey, Interception Return
DeWayne Whitaker, Blocked PAT
at Maine, 10/31/09
at Hofstra, 11/17/07
TEAM
MassachusettsOpponent
Had 500 yards in total offense
569, Ball State, 11/12/14
520, at Toledo, 10/25/14
Had 600 yards in total offense
638, Bowling Green, 9/27/14
668, Bowling Green, 9/27/14
Had 200 yards rushing
225, Eastern Michigan, 10/18/14
295, at Toledo, 10/25/14
Had 300 yards rushing
320, Northeastern, 10/9/99
338, Boston College, 8/30/14
Had 400 yards rushing
497, at Boston University, 11/11/95
414, New Hampshire, 10/28/00
Had 500 yards rushing
515, Lehigh, 10/28/95
518, Boston College, 11/24/73
Had 300 yards passing
424, Ball State, 11/12/14
437, at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Had 400 yards passing
424, Ball State, 11/12/14
437, at Miami (Ohio), 10/4/14
Had 30 first downs
34, Eastern Michigan, 10/18/14
30, at Toledo, 10/25/14
Was shut out
at Central Michigan, 11/23/13
at Rhode Island, 11/1/08
Was held without a Touchdown
at Central Michigan, 11/23/13
at Rhode Island, 11/1/08
Failed 2-point conversion
Western Michigan, 10/26/13
at Vanderbilt, 9/13/14 (twice)
Made 2-point conversion
at Toledo, 10/25/14 Buffalo, 11/17/12
63