Postgame Notes: No. 3 UMass 10, No. 19 Maine 9

Chris Koepplin made his 10th field goal of the season in the win.

Chris Koepplin made his 10th field goal of the season in the win.

Nov. 11, 2006

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UMass has won eight games in a row for the first time since the 2003 season. Over the stretch, UMass has outscored its opponents 217-59.

In the last seven games, UMass has been dominant in the first half, outscoring opponents 150 to 19.

UMass has won five games in a row against Maine and now leads the all-time series 39-13-1. The win total is the third-most against any team (Rhode Island 45, New Hampshire 40).

Steve Baylark moved to second in all-time rushing yards at UMass with 4555. He passed Rene Ingoglia (4624). Current Arizona Cardinal Marcel Shipp leads the way with an uncatchable 6250.

Brandon London is now alone in second place in career catches with 128. He broke the tie with Marcel Shipp (126).

Liam Coen connected for his 28th career touchdown pass, and now stands alone in fifth place on UMass' all-time career TD list. He surpasses former teammate Tim Day, who made 27 career TD passes.

Tracy Belton picked off his 13th career pass with a 42-yard return in the first quarter. He is now tied for fourth among active NCAA players and sixth all-time at UMass.

Junior Chris Koepplin is now in a four-way tie for fourth place on UMass' single season field goal list with 10, after Saturday's 35-yard field goal at the start of the fourth quarter. In addition, Koepplin is now 10th in career field goals made (10) after just one season with the Minutemen.

For the second week in a row, all three starting UMass linebackers have had 10 or more tackles: Charles Walker (17), Brad Anderson (14) and Jason Hatchell (12).




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