UMass Spurred to Victory by Controversial UMBR Debate

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The Minutemen picked up their second win of the season in convincing fashion over the weekend, handing Wagner a 34-10 shellacking that wasn’t as close as the final scoreboard looked. It was a nice victory to send off the team and the seniors in their final home game of the year. Great job by the Minutemen in playing to their own level and dictating the course of the game, rather than the reactionary style we’ve seen a good portion of the year.

Locker Room Bulletin Board Fodder

Last week the UMBR published a post voicing a debate occurring within the ranks over the future of the UMass football team. Is it any surprise that the Minutemen came out and played their best game of the season on the heels of this? We have anecdotal evidence from earlier articles this year that Coach Whipple reads the UMBR. Not so crazy to think someone tossed it up on the bulletin board in the new Football Performance Center. Ipso facto, (and by some gross manipulation of the transitive property,) the UMBR is entirely responsible for this week’s win. Great job, team!

 Year-of-the-Kicker-ometer

Mike Caggiano hit all four available extra points and Logan Laurent nailed two short field goals. Best day of UMass kicking in recent memory, without a doubt! Let’s make it a 2 level bump in the Kicker-ometer.

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Slim Phil’s Fun Fact of the Week

UMass’ opponent next week, Troy University, has an intercollegiate rodeo team. Intercollegiate rodeo is not an NCAA-sanctioned sport, but rather is governed by the prestigious NIRA (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association). In 2007, a member of the Troy U rodeo team won the national championship in Casper, Wyoming, which is only 4.5 hours from the UMBR’s Wyoming headquarters!

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