UMass Football Postgame Notes At Ohio
Nov. 29, 2013
Shadrach Abrokwah scored his first career touchdown at UMass with a 3-yard dive in the second quarter. He posted 31 carries for 110 yards in his second career game. He had 93 yards on 20 carries last week at Central Michigan.
Brendon Levengood converted field goals of 42 yards, 37 yards, and 45 yards making him 9-for-9 this season. He is now 17-of-21 for his career and is the all-time field goal accuracy leader in program history with an 81.0 percent conversion rate.
Kevin Byrne had his first career interception in the 3rd quarter after tipping a Tyler Tettleton pass to himself. He also had a forced fumble in the game as well.
Tajae Sharpe had a highlight reel touchdown reception in the 3rd quarter following Kevin Byrne's interception. Sharpe split a pair of defenders and tapped both feet down in the back of the endzone for the score. It was his team-high fourth touchdown catch of the season and his first since the Bowling Green game. He finished the game with three catches for 73 yards.
Dillon Tighe made his first career tackle on the first punt of the second half.
UMass' 12 field goals made in 2013 stand as the third most for a single-season in program history.
UMass' 23 points were the second most it score in a game in 2013. The Minutemen had 30 in the loss to Western Michigan and 19 in the loss to No. 21 Northern Illinois.
Randall Jette missed the first game and first start of his career. He had started 23 consecutive games until Saturday's game at Ohio.
Anthony Dima returned to the starting line after missing the Central Michigan game last week. It marked the 31st of his career.
Kevin Byrne also started the 31st game of his career to tie Dima with the team lead.
Stanley Andre started the 24th consecutive game of his career which is the active team leader for consecutive starts.
UMass won the opening coin toss and deferred until the second half. That marked the 9th time this season that UMass had won the coin toss.