Minutemen Win Seventh Straight

Jeff Krohn completed 20 of 28 passes for 227 yards againt Northeastern.

Jeff Krohn completed 20 of 28 passes for 227 yards againt Northeastern.

Nov 1, 2003

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Jeff Krohn passed for three touchdowns to lead No. 4 Massachusetts to a 28-24 victory over Northeastern on Saturday.

Krohn completed 20 of 28 passes for 227 yards as UMass (8-1, 6-0 Atlantic 10) won its seventh straight game.

The teams were tied 21-21 at halftime before James Ihedigbo recovered a fumble at the Northeastern 28 yard line. On the ensuing drive Steve Baylark put the Minutemen ahead on a 7-yard run with 4:39 left in the third quarter.

Northeastern (5-4, 3-3) dominated early. The Huskies, after missing an early field goal, took a 7-0 lead on a 3-yard pass from Shawn Brady to Bobby French. The score was set up by a 43-yard interception run by Liam Ezekial.

Later in the first, Anthony Riley ran 59 yards up the middle to give Northeastern a 14-0 lead.

But on the second play of the second quarter, Krohn passed 15 yards to Rich Demers to start the UMass comeback, capping an 86-yard drive.

Northeastern capitalized on a botched UMass fake punt and regained its two-touchdown lead, 21-7, as Tim Gale scored on a 1-yard run.

Krohn then threw two touchdowns, a 49-yard pass to Jimmie Howard and a 46-yard pass to Jason Peebler, to pull UMass even at the half.

Miro Kesic added a 29-year field goal midway through the fourth quarter for Northeastern.




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