Postgame Notes: UMass 40, Hofstra 30
Nov. 20, 2004
Senior Jason Peebler completes his career with 2395 receiving yards to rank second all-time; 123 completions to rank third all-time and with 27 touchdowns for the second most receiving TD's in UMass history. Peebler had his ninth 100-yard game in receiving with 161 yards. He finished the season with 48 catches for 976 yards.
Tailback Steve Baylark has 80 rushing yards in the game for 1138 this year - making him the Atlantic 10 Rushing Champion for 2004. He now has 2315 career yards. He already ranks fifth in all time rushing yards.
Tim Day had one of the most prolific passing seasons in UMass history as he completed the 2004 campaign with 2481 passing yards and 208 completions and 23 passing touchdowns. The yardage and completion totals rank as the fourth best single seasons and the touchdown total is the third best at UMass.
Day has first 300 yard passing game in career with career-high 344. This is also the third game of four passing touchdowns for Day this season, a career high. Last 300-yard passing game for a UMass QB was Jeff Krohn with 354 against Delaware. Day ranks eighth with 344 yards for single game passing yards.
R.J. Cobbs scores his first defensive touchdown on a 43-yard TD interception return to ice the game with 2:25 left to add to his 14 as a tailback in 2002 for 15 career TDs.
Keron Williams racked up his second sack of the game with 1:13 left in regulation, giving him a team season high of six.
J.J. Moore scored his fourth TD of the season in the third quarter, giving him a career high 105 yards. This is also Moore's first career 100 yard game.
Moore ties his career high yardage in receptions with a 40-yd catch from Tim Day in the third quarter. His other 40-yard reception was at James Madison this season on October 8th.
Serge Tikum had his second sack of the season in the second quarter.
Brandon Smith tallied first career sack and started for the first time in his career at strong safety.