UMass-Stony Brook Postgame Notes

Sept. 26, 2009

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AMHERST, Mass. -
UMass had its first game with five rushing touchdowns since Oct. 7, 2006 against William & Mary. That day Tony Nelson had three and Steve Baylark had two.

Jonathan Hernandez has his first-career 100-yard rushing game with 140 yards on 29 carries in his first-career start in place of an injured Tony Nelson.

Hernandez had three rushing TDs in a game, UMass first 3TD rushing game since Matt Lawrence in the NCAA First Round on Nov. 24, 2007.

Hernandez scored three touchdowns in a game, his second multiple-TD game was the second time in three games with scores of three and nine. He also scored two TDs against Albany (9/12).

Jeremy Horne had his fifth game with more than 100 receiving yards as he gained 124 on five catches.

Armando Cuko kicked his fifth field goal of more than 40 yards with a 42-yard boot in the third quarter.

Cuko also tied his career-high with three field goals for the third game in a row (30, 42, 35)

Chris Zardas scored his second touchdown of the season on a 3-yard rush. It was his fifth-career rushing score to go along with five career receiving TDs.

Shane Viveiros had his first-career interception in the third quarter.

Darren Thellen had his first-career interception in the fourth quarter.

Also Emil Igwenagu started at fullback and Andrew Krevis drew his first start at tight end.



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