UMass Football Gives A Gift To Buffalo

Saturday was a great day for a football game. Autumn in Foxboro on a crisp November afternoon is tremendous. The Minutemen came out strong. But an impressive opening drive ended in no points, when the officials decided not to review a close TD run.

On that run, one official (on the near side) called it a touchdown and the other official (on the far side) did not. Inexplicably, the officials went with the call from the more distant referee.

Although UMass played tough and took a 13-0 lead into half, there was no doubt in my mind that those 7 points would be sorely missed.

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Football: Where Do We Stand Heading Into The Buffalo Game?

I wrote that “Where Do We Stand” post for hoops last night. This morning I found myself thinking about where the football team is at this point in the season. This afternoon, new regional rival the University of Buffalo makes its first visit to Gillette on Band Day.

I’m seeing a lot of predictions of a 2 and 3 touchdown loss… from UMass fans.

Now, this could EASILY happen. I know this. But, this is one of the games I was hoping could be close from the day the schedule was released. Now that we have seen this team for several weeks, I hope today’s showing can be more along the lines of the Ohio and Miami games (at the very least). Moreover, the team is coming off a win. Building on that first win would be a huge step forward for the program.

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UMass Steals Julian Kaminoff From Buffalo

Scout has Kaminoff as a 2-star recruit. More exciting is just how Justin landed in Amherst. He originally picked Buffalo over offers from Fordham and Temple. Additionally, Scout and other local sources have talked about Kaminoff as one of the more highly underrated players in Eastern PA. It had been reported last year that multiple Big East programs were looking at offering.

Kaminoff is listed as a safety and running back.

[via Scout & UB Bull Run]