Peeps, let me begin with words of advice: Always enjoy a win. Saturday’s defeat of the UMass Minutemen was a little more adventurous than we’d all hoped, but it was a win. Celebrate it. You saw why UMass gave Florida trouble back in Week 1. They can make some plays. Now it’s time to ask: What did we learn? Here’s what I saw:Defense:1. Maybe I’m the only one, but I thought overall the D played well. Yeah, they wound up giving up 35. But they mostly shut down the UMass offense, weird as that is to say. Virtually every UMass score came from big plays. The Minutemen struggled to move the chains and sustain drives.Take a quick look at the stats and you can begin to see what I’m talking about. UMass rushed for 138 total yards. But 83 of those yards came on one play. UMass had a little over 100 yards of total offense in the first half. Again, 83 of those yards came on one play. Three TDs in the second half came on miracle grabs by the Minutemen receivers. One was awarded on replay, but it was a very questionable overturn by the officiating crew. More… Read full this story
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