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Postgame Notes: No. 9 UMass 48, Stony Brook 7

Junior Chris Koepplin kicked a 48-yard field goal, the longest by a UMass player since 1978.

Junior Chris Koepplin kicked a 48-yard field goal, the longest by a UMass player since 1978.

Sept. 23, 2006

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• UMass won the first-ever meeting with Stony Brook by the score of 48-7. The Minutemen scored a touchdown on every drive of the first half as they built a 42-0 halftime lead.

Steve Baylark had three touchdowns and now has 35 in his career to stand alone in fifth place at UMass. He passed Adrian Zullo, who had 33 scores in his career. It is the fourth time Baylark has had a three-touchdown game. He scored on a 10-yard run and a 6-yard run, giving him 31 career rushing touchdowns. He also had a 16-yard TD catch in the second quarter.

J.J. Moore's 59-yard punt return in the first quarter was the longest by a UMass player since Kory Blackwell had a 67-yard punt return against UConn on Nov. 16, 1996.

• Moore scored his first-career rushing touchdown with an 11-yard reverse in the first quarter.

Brandon Smith scored his first-career touchdown on a 3-yard fumble return with 7:54 left in the first quarter.

Rasheed Rancher hauled in an 89-yard touchdown pass from Liam Coen, the second-longest play in UMass history. The combo of Rancher and Coen hooked up for the third-longest play, an 84-yard pass against Delaware last season on Nov. 5, 2005. The school record is a 97-yard pass from Jeff Krohn to Jimmie Howard in 2003 vs. Villanova.

  • Junior kicker Chris Koepplin kicked a career-long 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. The kick was the longest by a UMass player since Sandro Vitiello tied the school-record with a 52-yard field goal in 1978.
     

     

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