UMass-Rhode Island Postgame Notes
Sept. 17, 2011
UMass has won 11 straight home games against Rhode Island in the series. UMass now leads the Rams 48-36-2 in 86 all-time meetings dating back to 1903.
UMass outrushed Rhode Island 201-to-56. In Rhode Island's previous game, the Rams allowed just 36 rushing yards at Syracuse last week.
Hernandez posted his second 100-yard rushing game of the season with 167 yards on 32 carries. It was the 8th of his career and his third consecutive game with 100-yards rushing dating back to last season's Rhode Island game. He scored his first two rushing touchdowns of the season giving him 19 for his career.
Talley tied a career-high with eight catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Jesse Julmiste finished with 81 all-purpose yards on 15 receiving, 15 rushing, and 51 return yards.
Kirk Nelms recorded the first two interceptions of his career. He has forced a turnover in each of the last two games (forced fumble/fumble recovery at Holy Cross).
Mike Lee had five solo tackles including two tackles for loss (12 yards).