Football Special Issue: UMass Football looks to turn the corner as an FBS Independent

By Collegian Sports Staff

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(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

After sitting behind Blake Frohnapfel for the past two seasons, quarterback Ross Comis is ready to lead the Minutemen in their first season as an FBS Independent.

 

Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen face difficult task in first season as FBS independent with a loaded schedule featuring three teams from the Southeastern Conference.

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Coming off a strong performance against Florida, the Minutemen look to pick up their first win of the season against the Eagles.

 

Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

With a group of talented starters graduating last season, The Minutemen entered 2016 ranked dead-last in numerous national preseason polls

 

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Daniel Maldonado/Daily Collegian)

UMass football reacts to tough loss against Florida and prepares for in-state matchup with the Eagles this Saturday.

 

Judith Gibson-Okineuff/Daily Collegian)

Judith Gibson-Okineuff/Daily Collegian)

In a sports-crazed region, Massachusetts collegiate football takes a back seat to the pro teams in the area.