Postgame Notes: No. 3 UMass 35, Lafayette 14
Nov. 25, 2006
UMass won its first NCAA Playoff game since 1999.
UMass continues its school-record 10-game win streak.
Steve Baylark scored two touchdowns and now has 44 career TDs. He still stands fourth in the career TD list and third in career rushing TDs with 39.
Baylark had his 23rd career 100-yard game, including seven this season with 152 yards on Saturday. UMass is 20-3 in those games. He gained 100 yards on his first 10 carries of the game, all in the first 18 minutes of action.
It was Baylark's 13th career two-touchdown game. UMass is 12-1 in those 13 games.
Baylark has at least one touchdown in 14 of UMass' last 18 games with a total of 24 TDs in those 18 games.
Michael Omar hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, his first-career TD at UMass and first catch overall since the Villanova game (Sept. 16).
Brandon London hauled in his 14th career touchdown in the fourth quarter. That ties him for sixth all-time at UMass with Chip Mitchell (1986-89).
Liam Coen had three TD passes and now has 33 in his career to stand fourth in career TD passes. He passed Dave Palazzi, who had 31.
Senior James Ihedigbo had his second interception of the season and eighth of his career, which he returned 59 yards in the fourth quarter.
UMass senior offensive linemen Alex Miller and David Thompson started their 47th consecutive games (every game of their careers) on Saturday. That ties the UMass school record for game started, held by Jerard White (1996-99), Maikel Maret (1999-2002) and Shannon James (2002-05).