Football Earns 35-34 Overtime Victory Against No. 19 Maine

Steve Baylark led UMass with 159 rushing yards and a touchdown in overtime on Saturday.

Steve Baylark led UMass with 159 rushing yards and a touchdown in overtime on Saturday.

Oct. 30, 2004

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AMHERST, Mass. - UMass vs. Maine Post Game Notes October 30, 2004

  • This was the eighth overtime in UMass history and second between Maine and UMass, Maine won the other on Nov. 4, 1995. UMass last overtime came on November 15, 2003 in a 51-45 3 OT loss to Delaware. It was the first overtime win for UMass since defeating Richmond 23-17, September 21, 1996.

  • UMass has won 11 of 13 of its last homecoming games including six over ranked teams, as Maine was No. 19.

  • Steve Baylark had 33 carries for 159 yards and is now 7th all-time in career carries 457 and 7th in career rushing yards with 2054, passing George Barnwell (1,943) and Kevin Quinlan (1,906).

  • Baylark went over the 100 yard mark for the 10th time in his career and fourth time this season and third game in a row.

  • Jason Peebler's 53-yard touchdown reception was the 109th catch of his career, putting him third all-time. It was his 24th career touchdown reception, second-most at UMass. Peebler's 53-yard TD was also his sixth catch of the season of 50 or more yards. Peebler now has 112 catches for 2199 yards in his career, after he had 6 catches for 101 yards today. Peebler had his eighth career 100-yard receiving game and fourth this season

  • Tim Day threw four touchdowns in the game tying his career set in the season opener at Delaware State.

  • J.J. Moore had two receiving touchdowns marking his first multi-touchdown game in his career.

  • Steve Wysocki caught his first career touchdown in the second quarter.


  • R.J. Cobbs had his first career interception with 7:04 left in the first quarter.

  • David Burris blocked Maine's 38-yard field goal attempt by Mike Mellow. It was UMass' third blocked kick of the year.

  • Bryan Smith's 39-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was the longest by a UMass player this year.
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