Postgame Notes: Texas Tech 56, UMass 14

Sept. 20, 2008

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*With a crowd of 53,190 UMass played in front of the largest crowd in school history in any sport. The former record was 51,221 when UMass lost at NC State in 2002.

*Brian Ellis scored his first-career TD on a fumble return of 53 yards in the first quarter. That score was the first score in the first quarter of the season, opponents had outscored UMass 44-0 to that point. It was UMass' first fumble recovered this season.

*UMass posted its first fumble return for a touchdown since Brandon Smith did it against Rhode Island (10/21/06).

*Courtney Robinson had 44 kickoff return yards to move to fourth in career kickoff return yards with 1,130. He passed Adrian Zullo (1,123).

*Josh Jennings had double-figures in tackles for the fourth time in his career with 11.

*Sophomore John Ihne started at center in place of Sean Calicchio. It was his first-career start at center and second overall start. He started at left guard.

*Redshirt freshman Jonathan Hernandez saw his first college action on the game's opening kickoff as a coverage man. He later recovered what was thought to be a fumble on a kickoff, but it was overturned by instant replay.




    Event Calendar

    July 25
    vs Gridiron Club Golf Event, Pine Hills G.C. TBA
    September 3
    at Florida TBA
    September 10
    vs Boston College 12:00 PM
    September 17
    vs Florida International TBA
    September 24
    vs Mississippi State TBA
    October 1
    vs Tulane TBA
    October 8
    at Old Dominion TBA
    October 15
    vs Louisiana Tech TBA
    October 22
    at South Carolina TBA
    October 29
    vs Wagner TBA
    November 5
    at Troy TBA
    November 19
    at BYU TBA
    November 26
    at Hawai'i TBA
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