Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Tony Nelson strong in return, Armando Cuko breaks records

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 8, 2009

Tony Nelson had seen little of the field for the Massachusetts football team recently, but Saturday, in a 37-7 rout over Northeastern, the tailback looked just as he did before he was sidelined with a contusion to his thigh. After on...

Nelson, Havens lead Minutemen in rout of Northeastern at McGuirk

By Nick O'Malley

November 7, 2009

For the third week in a row, Kyle Havens was pulled from the game for senior Scott Woodward for performance reasons. But this time it was a good thing, as the Massachusetts football team returned to form Saturday in a 37-...

Minutemen look to bounce back

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 4, 2009

It’s been a struggle on the road the past two weeks for the Massachusetts football team. But when it returns home to McGuirk Stadium to face Northeastern on Saturday, UMass hopes to still remain perfect at home. The Minutemen...

Havens to start, UMass out of national rankings

By Nick O'Malley

November 4, 2009

Coming off of a two-game skid against Richmond and Maine, the Massachusetts football team hits a much needed home stretch in its two upcoming games against Northeastern and James Madison. This upcoming homestretch couldn’t...

Minutemen fall to Black Bears, Woodward takes over at QB in second half

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 31, 2009

A change of quarterback at halftime couldn’t stop the turnovers or overcome the deficit as the Massachusetts football team fell, 19-9, Saturday at Maine. Scott Woodward replaced Kyle Havens at the start of the second half...

Minutemen look to bounce back

By Nick O'Malley

October 28, 2009

The No. 19 Massachusetts football team looks to put last week’s defeat to No.1 Richmond behind them, and put itself back in the driver’s seat in the race for the conference title this Saturday at Maine. Havens to remain starter UMass (4-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) dropped out of the top sp...

Havens to remain starter

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 28, 2009

Kyle Havens saw significant time on the bench for the first time this season on Saturday after throwing four interceptions in the Massachusetts football team’s 34-12 loss to Richmond. The quarterback gave way to backup Scott...

Minutemen fall to No. 1 Richmond, Havens, Woodward combine for six INTs

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 24, 2009

As if battling the pouring rain and the No. 1 team in the country wasn’t enough, the Massachusetts football team made things even more difficult by turning the ball over seven times and giving up the ball again on a botc...

UM travels to take on defending national champs

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 21, 2009

When Richmond traveled to Amherst last fall, they walked away with a 30-15 victory on its way to a Football Championship Subdivision National Title. Offensive line stepping up For the Massachusetts football team, it limped away with a snapped 16-ga...

Offensive line stepping up

By Nick O'Malley

October 21, 2009

Despite starting eight different players across the offensive line, including four at right guard, and losing its top running back to injury, the ground game for the No. 14 Massachusetts football team has not skipped a beat all...

Running game powers Richmond past Maine

By Andrew Morrison

October 19, 2009

Top-ranked Richmond got past Maine by a score of 38-21 with four unanswered touchdowns in the second half on Saturday, highlighted by a 90-yard punt return for a score by senior Derek Hatcher. The running game for the Spiders...

UMass slows down potent UNH offense in a thriller.

By Nick O'Malley

October 19, 2009

For most of the first half, the Massachusetts football team was simply hanging around against fourth-ranked New Hampshire. But with a 13-play, 87-yard scoring drive to take the lead in the closing minutes of the second quarter, the ...