Nov. 16, 2013
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UMass Football Postgame Notes
Akron 14, Massachusetts 13
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
UMass caused turnovers on three straight defensive possessions to start the contest. It marked the Minutemen's first game with three fumble recoveries since Nov. 22, 2008 against Hofstra.
Senior Rob Blanchflower had 26 yards on the day and became UMass' all-time receiving yards leader for tight ends on his third catch of the day, passing UMass Hall of Famer and All-American Milt Morin. Blanchflower now has 1,164 receiving yards for his career.
Blanchflower also had a touchdown catch on the day, his third of the season and ninth of his career.
Redshirt-senior Brendon Levengood extended his streak of field goals made as he is now 6-for-6 on the year with makes from 37 and 33 yards on the day. Levengood successfully converted the extra point on UMass' touchdown, as well.
With 10,599 in attendance for the Minutemen's final home game of 2013, UMass posted a six-game average of 15,830 for the year. The mark is a new program single-season record for average home attendance.
Redshirt sophomore Randall Jette forced two of three Akron fumbles on the day, the first two forced fumbles of his career. Jette is the first UMass player to force two fumbles in a game since Tyler Holmes had two versus Holy Cross in Amherst on Sept. 11, 2010.
Freshman Shaquille Harris had a 45-yard rush for a new single game career best. Harris had 15 yards rushing combined over his four prior games played with a long of 11 yards.
Redshirt-sophomore Elgin Long posted a career high in receiving yards with 36 yards on one catch. His previous single-game high was 31 yards on one reception against Northern Illinois on Nov. 2, 2013.
Redshirt-senior Galen Clemons matched career high in tackles with five on the day against the Zips. He previously had five at Buffalo on Oct. 19, 2013.