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Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show Tonight At 7 p.m.

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Tonight's UMass Football Radio Show will feature seniors John Ihne and Torrey Esalomi. Join us at the Hangar at 7 p.m., or listen on 100.9 FM WRNX and 1510 The Zone.
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  • Gazette: Placekicker Perfect This Season

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    In the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a story about sophomore kicker/punter Caleb Violette and his perfect start to the season in terms of kicking. He's 6-for-6 on field goals and 16-for-16 on extra points. He's one of only six kickers in the Championship Subdivision who haven't missed a field goal and of those six, nobody has made more of them than Violette.

    "Now, even if the defense is on the field, no matter what, I have to be ready. We could get a pick-six for a score and I could have to be out there at any time," Violette said. "It keeps my head in the game more. I'm much more involved in the game."

    Gazette: Ihne To Miss Saturday's Game

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    The Daily Hampshire Gazette has an update on the injury status of center John Ihne.

    The shoulder injury that Ihne suffered in the second half of Saturday's 42-37 loss to Michigan will keep the senior out of Saturday's 6 p.m. game at Stony Brook. Ihne, a Wayne, N.J. native, has started all three games this season and has 12 career starts. He was replaced by sophomore Quinton Sales on Saturday.

    "Quinton stepped in against Michigan. That's a tough place to start with all of that crowd noise. It wasn't like fourth-quarter mop-up. Those were real snaps," UMass coach Kevin Morris said. "Now he's gotten his feet wet. He's got to prove he can do it on a daily basis on the top of the CAA."

    Gazette: UMass Looks To Run Wild Vs. HC

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    Among the encouraging things for the University of Massachusetts football team from last week's 27-23 upset of then No. 4 William & Mary, was how efficient the offense looked despite having so many new faces in the lineup.

    Particularly sharp was the play of the Minutemen's no-huddle offense. UMass has used the hurry-up approach in other seasons, but not as regularly as it did Saturday. William & Mary seemed caught of guard by it.

    The Minutemen will likely utilize it again in Saturday's 6 p.m. game against Holy Cross.

    Read the entire preview in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

    Gazette: Preview Of UMass-Holy Cross Tilt

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    University of Massachusetts football coach Kevin Morris was curious how his team would react this week preparing for Saturday's 6 p.m. game against Holy Cross at McGuirk Stadium.

    Not only was it coming off of Saturday's upset of then No. 4 William & Mary, but the student body returned to campus and classes started. On top of that the much anticipated Michigan game looms on Sept. 18, presenting ample potential for loss of focus.

    But the Minuteman coach was pleased with what he saw.

    Read the whole story in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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