UMass-William & Mary Postgame Notes

Sept. 4, 2010

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AMHERST, Mass. -

  • UMass has won nine home openers in a row, and just once in the last 13 years (to William & Mary in 2001).

  • Overall in season openers, UMass has won eight of its last nine, with the lone loss coming in 2009 at FBS school Kansas State, 21-17.

  • In 128 all-time season openers, UMass is now 60-57-11 in its first game of the season.

  • Jonathan Hernandez had his third-career 100-yard rushing game. The first two came in 2009: 140 vs. Stony Brook and 166 vs. New Hampshire.

  • Anthony Nelson had his seventh-career receiving career on a 36-yard catch in the second quarter. He had six at Hofstra, four in 2009.

  • John Griffin scored two TDs, to give him nine in his career. He scored on a 5-yard rush in the fourth a 4-yard rush in the second quarter. He had seven at Northeastern, five in 2009.

  • R-Freshman Rob Blanchflower had his first career catch on a reception late in the first quarter, a gain nine yards with a hurdle at the end.

  • The crowd of 10,072 was the 17th time since 2005 that UMass had drawn a crowd of more than 10,000.

  • True freshman Stanley Andre played in the season opener. It marks the third year in a row UMass has played a true freshman linebacker. In 2008, Tyler Holmes played followed by Perry McIntyre in 2009.

  • The first four plays of the game for UMass went to senior transfers: three runs by John Griffin (from Northeastern) and one pass to Anthony Nelson (Hofstra).

  • For UMass, 17 players made their debuts in maroon and white.

  • Two true freshmen played in the opener: LB Stanley Andre and DB Antoine Tharpe.

  • The following players made their college-playing debuts: DB Mike Lee, DB Christian Birt, DB Ryan Carter, LB Stanley Andre, DL Kevin Byrne, TE Rob Blanchflower, DL Theo Agnew, DL Brandon Potvin. K Brendon Levengood. DB Antoine Tharpe. LB Tom Brandt

  • Also, the following transfers made their UMass debuts: WR Anthony Nelson, TB John Griffin, OL Greg Niland, OL Nick Speller, DL Galen Clemons, LB Chad Hunte.


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