UMass Rallies Back For 26-22 Win At Northeastern

Steve Baylark now has 1,058 yards this season.

Steve Baylark now has 1,058 yards this season.

Nov. 6, 2004

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BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) - Tim Day threw two touchdown passes on Saturday to give Massachusetts a 26-22 win over Northeastern.

Day completed 17 of 31 passes for 187 yards, including a 5-yard scoring pass to Brandon London had a 23-yard touchdown strike to Jason Peebler.

The Minutemen (5-5, 3-4 Atlantic 10) trailed 22-20 early in the fourth quarter, but Steve Baylark scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 10:07 to play, capping a 70-yard drive. Baylark carried 29 times for 181 yards.

It was Baylark's fourth 100-yard game in a row as he went over the 1,000-yard mark for the second year in a row. Baylark enters UMass' final game with 1,058 yards. He picked up 1,157 last season.

UMass fell behind 19-7 with just 2:15 left in the first half, but started the rally as Day led UMass to a score with 34 seconds left in the first half. Peebler caught his 25th career touchdown to wrap an eight-play 61-yard drive in 1:41.

The Minutemen jumped on top for the first time since its 7-0 lead, midway through the third quarter as fullback Rich Demers bowled in from two yards out to give the Minutemen a 20-19 lead.

Miro Kesic kicked his third field goal of the game to give Northeastern the lead at 22-20, just 1:37 into the fourth quarter.

Baylark capped off a six-play 70-yard drive with a one-yard sweep for the final score of the afternoon.

Northeastern (3-6, 2-4), which lost its fourth straight game, was led by Maurice Murray with 104 yards rushing and a touchdown. Miro Kesic kicked three field goals and linebacker Liam Ezekiel made seven tackles to bring his career total 481, an NCAA Division 1-AA record.



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