Tim Day tied for the second most pass attempts in a
game in UMass history with a career-high 52 and tied
for the third most pass completions in a game with 28,
also a career -high.
J.J. Moore hauled in a career-high seven passes for
a career-best 75 yards. His reception total was the
most by a UMass player this season.
Tracy Belton picked off his fourth pass of the
season in the first quarter, it was also the eighth of
his career. Belton's interception was made possible by
R.J. Cobbs, who deflected QB Justin Rascati's pass in
the end zone leading to Belton's pick.
Belton's interception was the 10th of the season for
UMass, most in the Atlantic 10.
Dominique Stewart had a season-high six receptions,
including four in the first half.
Punter Christian Koegel completed the first pass of
his career on a fake punt midway through the second
quarter - as he hit Brandon London on a fake punt play
for seven yards - the play did not convert the fourth
UMass posted consecutive sacks on three play at the
end of the first half as Serge Tikum, Greg Scott and
Ola Sanusi brought down quarterback Justin Rascati.
For Tikum, it was his first sack of the season and
fifth of his career; it was Scott's first sack of his
career and Sanusi now has 2.5 sacks this season.
The last time UMass played in a game with a
scoreless first half prior to today was Oct. 26, 2002,
when ironically, JMU and UMass played a 0-0 first half
in the last games between the teams at Bridgeforth
J.J. Moore's 40-yard reception in the fourth quarter
was the longest catch of his career.
Mike Douglas caught his third career touchdown
reception and second of the season with 4:59 left in
James Ihedigbo recovered UMass' first on-sides of
kick of the season - coming off the Douglas touchdown.