Post Game Notes: UMass Football 39, Maine 24

Nov. 6, 2010

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AMHERST, Mass. -

  • Tyler Holmes became the first player in UMass history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game as well as in the same season.

  • Holmes became the first player in 2010 in all of Division I football (FBS and FCS) to return two INTs for TDs and just the 23rd all-time in all of FCS. The last player to accomplish the feat was Kellin White, Southeast Mo. St. vs. UT Martin on Oct. 30, 2004.

  • Holmes became the third player in UMass history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in a CAREER. He joined Anton McKenzie (2000-03) and Jerard White (1996-99). For Holmes, the two touchdowns were the first of his career.

  • The last player in the CAA to return two interceptions for scores was Allante Harrison of Towson in 2004.

  • UMass' 32 first-half points were the most since leading Rhode Island 35-0 on Nov. 1, 2008.

  • UMass' 26 second-quarter points were the most since 28 at William & Mary in the fourth quarter on Oct. 27, 2007.

  • Ryan Carter returned the game's opening kickoff for a 97-yard touchdown on a reverse. It was UMass' first return for a score since Courtney Robinson returned a kickoff 100 yards vs. Holy Cross on Sept. 1, 2007.

  • It was also Ryan Carter's first-ever career touchdown and first-ever kickoff return.

  • Tyler Holmes scored the first touchdown of his career on an 18-yard interception return in the second quarter. It was his fourth interception of the season and ninth of his career.

  • Kyle Havens set his career-high with three touchdown passes. He surpassed his previous high of two (done seven times) in the first half alone with three.

  • UMass was 3-of-3 on fourth-down in the first quarter and 3-of-3 in the game to improve to 18-of-24 on the season, which ranked sixth in the NCAA.

  • UMass had its longest drive of the season with a 19-play 72-yards and 8:56 on Hernandez 2-yard receiving TD. The previous longest drive came at Michigan on a Kyle Havens TD rush, that drive lasted 15 plays, 70 yards for 7:31.

  • Dan Sheeran scored his second-career touchdown on a 19-yard reception in the second quarter.

  • Julian Talley scored his fourth TD of the season on a 4-yard reception to end the first half.

  • Mike Lee had his first-career interception.

  • The crowd of 12,121 was the 20th of more than 10,000 since 2005.


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