Sept. 14, 2013
UMass At Kansas State Postgame Notes:
UMass 7, KSU 37
Sept. 14, 2013 Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Tajae Sharpe led the Minutemen with nine catches for a career-high 98 yards. That performance follows up his 11 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown against Maine last weekend.
Stacey Bedell ran for a career-high 81 yards on 23 carries. He also added one reception for eight yards.
A.J. Doyle finished the day going 21-for-31 for 186 yards with two interceptions in his first start of the season.
UMass is now 0-3 all-time against Kansas State falling 38-17 in 2003 and 21-17 in 2009. Eight players from the 2009 UMass team are currently or have been in the NFL.
Joe Colton's sack to end the first quarter was the first sack by the UMass defense this year.
Stacey Bedell's touchdown that gave UMass a 7-6 lead in the first quarter was the first of his career.
Stacey Bedell and A.J. Doyle each had long runs of 14 yards in the first half. Bedell added a career-long 18-yard run in the 4th quarter which is the longest run of the season for the Minutemen.
Antoine Tharpe posted his first interception of the year in the 1st quarter setting up a UMass touchdown; it was the second interception of his career (last year at UConn).
The last time UMass had a field goal blocked was here at Kansas State in 2009 when Emmanuel Lamur did so on a Caleb Violette kick.
Randall Jette blocked a Kansas State extra point attempt marking the first time UMass has done so since Anthony Monette at Delaware on Oct. 10, 2009.
Shane Huber made his first career start at outside linebacker for UMass. He has played in all three games this season.
Robert Kitching made his first career start at defensive tackle.
Defensive lineman Kevin Byrne did not start snapping a streak of 25 consecutive starts.
The attendance of 52,958 was the sixth largest home crowd at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The UMass game captains were David Osei, Justin Anderson, Brendan Levengood and Stanley Andre.