Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen convert third downs into victory

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 20, 2009

Filed under Football

Rhode Island had just two ways to get the ball on offense in the first half of Saturday’s 30-10 loss to the Massachusetts football team. The Rams could have allowed UMass to score or it could have forced a turnover, because the Mi...

Havens shines as UMass crushes URI

By Nick O'Malley

September 19, 2009

Filed under Football

Kyle Havens had his first career 300-yard passing game while Tony Nelson had his sixth career 150-yard rushing performance as the Massachusetts football team won its conference opener against Rhode Island, 30-10. The offensive...

UMass looks to made it two in a row against Rams

By Nick O'Malley

September 16, 2009

Filed under Football

Fresh off a convincing 44-7 win over Albany, the No. 17 Massachusetts football team takes on its first conference opponent, Rhode Island, this Friday. The Minutemen, (1-1) have gotten off to a strong start with an impressiv...

Defense looking for more takeaways

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 16, 2009

Filed under Football

If Albany's coach Bob Ford knew how many times his team would have turned the ball over prior to the Massachusetts football team’s 44-7 route on Saturday, he may not have bothered bringing his team to Amherst. “I talk t...

Kyle Havens has all eyes on him

By Nick O'Malley

September 14, 2009

Filed under Football

Kyle Havens always knew he had the skills to play quarterback in college. He just had to wait a little longer to prove it. Havens, the quarterback for Ygnacio Valley High School, had the size and ability to play at the college...

Defense picks on Albany in rout

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 13, 2009

Filed under Football

Last year, Albany jumped out to an early 9-0 lead over the Massachusetts football team. This year, they didn’t have a chance as the No. 17 Minutemen defense set the tone from the second that Great Danes quarterback Vinny Esp...

Defense wreaks havoc on Great Danes, force five turnovers

By Nick O'Malley

September 13, 2009

Filed under Football

In its 44-7 win Saturday night, the No. 17 Massachusetts football team needed little help on offense. But with five turnovers from Albany, the Minutemen got all the opportunities they needed. Starting with a Brandon Collier...

Minutemen to play at Michigan in 2010

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 13, 2009

Filed under Football

When the Massachusetts football team traveled to Texas Tech University last September, the Minutemen set a record for most fans (53,190) to see a UMass sporting event. But that number should disappear soon, as UMass and Michigan...

Dick McPherson inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

By Nick O'Malley

September 13, 2009

Filed under Football

While Massachusetts coach Kevin Morris begins his career at the helm for the Minutemen, a UMass coaching legend has been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Former coach Dick McPherson, who led the Minutemen to...

Minutemen host Albany in 2009 home opener

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 10, 2009

Filed under Football

No one can blame the Massachusetts football team’s loss to Kansas State on a lack of effort, and if it can replicate that effort, coach Kevin Morris likes the No. 17 Minutemen’s chances against Albany this Saturday. “Effort is certai...

Miles, Nelson headline class named to preseason honors

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 9, 2009

Filed under Football

Despite losing Liam Coen, one of its most decorated players of all-time, to graduation, the 2009 Massachusetts football team does not fall short when it comes to preseason awards. While the Minutemen’s preseason ranking is...

Havens works to replace Coen, aided by returning seniors

By Nick O'Malley

September 8, 2009

Filed under Football

Coach Don Brown is now the defensive coordinator at Maryland; ex-quarterback Liam Coen is playing Arena Football and last year’s Sean Smalls-Courtney Robinson cornerback tandem has graduated. Most of the Massachusetts football teams’ familiar faces of the past few year...