Sept. 25, 2004
#16 Massachusetts vs. #4 Delaware
* Sept. 24, 2004 * Kick-off: 1:04 p.m.
With the loss, UMass falls to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the Atlantic 10 ... the loss puts the all-time record at 499-493-51 ... UMass is now 30-10 at McGuirk ... Delaware improves to 23-4 in the all-time series, including a 10-2 advantage in Amherst ... UMass is now 4-1 in its last five games against top-5 programs.
Charles Walker (North Lauderdale, Fla.) set a career-high with 23 tackles (nine solo) ... tied the school record for tackles in a game, set by John McKewon in 1986, also against Delaware ... had only 13 tackles entering the 2004 season ... now leads UMass with 40 tackles on the season.
Brad Anderson (Ijamsville, Md.) made his first career interception when he hauled in Sonny Riccio's pass with 2:17 remaining in the first half.
Brandon London's (Charlottesville, Va.) nine-yard touchdown reception in the second-quarter was the first of his career ... his reception tied the game at 7-7 with 5:18 remaining in the first half ... he set career-highs with five receptions for 56 yards for the game.
Christian Koegel (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) boomed a career-long, 76-yard punt in the first quarter pinning Delaware at its own 1-yard line ... the punt goes down as the third longest in school history ... Andy McClay's 78-yard punt against BU in 1997 is the record, while Dimitri Yavis, also against BU, nailed a 77-yarder in 1998. Koegel's previous long was 57 yards.
UMass still has not allowed a fourth-down conversion this year ... the Minutemen stopped Delaware on fourth-down with 8:45 remaining in the first quarter ... opponents are now 0-for-3 this season when going on fourth.
The Minuteman defense has allowed just one touchdown in the first quarter this season after hold Delaware scoreless for the first 15 minutes.
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