It's the "Colonial Clash." Not the "Colonial Shootout."
Fans heading to the game between the University of New Hampshire football team and UMass at Gillette Stadium Saturday would do well to file away those Yankee Conference images from a generation ago, high-flying battles that gave us scores like 64-42. There's a good chance defense could rule this day.
And that's just one storyline for a game that's been highly-anticipated across two states since last winter, when New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft agreed to open the doors to his 68,000-seat modern marvel to one of New England's best rivalries. The teams will also play there in 2011.