Nov. 10, 2012

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- UMass At Akron Postgame Notes Nov. 10, 2012 • InfoCision Stadium

• Pregame Captains: Rob Blanchflower (Offense), Perry McIntyre (Defense), Tim Brandt (Special Teams)

• UMass won the opening coin toss and deferred until the second half - that marked the sixth game this year that UMass has won the coin toss.

• With Stephan Milhim starting at right guard and Nick Speller starting at left tackle, UMass used its seventh different offensive line combination of the year.

Joe Colton recorded his first career blocked punt; it was also the first for the team since Jesse Julmiste blocked one against Maine on Nov. 12, 2011.

Khary Bailey-Smith recovered the blocked punt by Joe Colton giving him fumble recoveries in the Vanderbilt and Northern Illinois games and a blocked punt return today.

• Bailey-Smith also had an interception late in the second quarter. Bailey-Smith and Darren Thellen are the only Minutemen to have multiple interceptions for the year. Of UMass' 10 interceptions, they have come by eight different players.

Randall Jette's first career interception in the end zone prevents Akron scoring drive from the UMass 24 yard line at the start of the second quarter.

Ed Saint-Vil also posted his first career interception in the second quarter. Saint-Vil returned to action last week after missing the previous seven games due to injury.



Blake Lucas scored a career-high three field goals on the day. That also marked a season-high for the team. Lucas hit from 23 yards, 26 yards, and 35 yards.

Mike Wegzyn threw for 266 yards against Akron - his second highest total of the season.

Colter Johnson had a strong game with a 44.8 punt average and 3 punts downed inside the 10-yard line.

• The UMass defense held Akron to a season best 14 points in their first FBS victory in the MAC.


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