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Eastern Michigan 20, Massachusetts 13

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Austin Smith threw two touchdown passes and Mark Lee Jr. had an interception in the fourth quarter as Eastern Michigan held off UMass, 20-13.

Trailing 13-0 early in the third quarter, the Eagles (3-2) put together an extended drive - 11 plays, 75 yards - and a quick drive - 3 plays, 65 yards - to grab the lead.

Smith, a sophomore in just his second start, capped the first one with an 8-yard pass to Darius Lassiter and the second with a 39-yard strike to Tanner Knue for a 14-13 lead.

After forcing a three-and-out, the Eagles put together a nine-play, 65-yard drive and stretched the lead to 20-13 on an 8-yard run up the middle by Darius Boone.

The Minutemen (1-4) had their only turnover on their next possession then had 49 yards on their last possession before losing the ball on downs at the EMU 31 with 1:41 to play.

Samson Evans ran for 122 yards for Eastern Michigan while Smith was 13 of 24 for 122 yards but was intercepted twice.

Gino Campiotti ran for 118 yards for UMass but was just 8 of 18 for 87 yards passing.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UMassEastMi
UMass TD 9:45 Gino Campiotti 14 yd run (Cameron Carson kick) 7 0
Second Quarter UMassEastMi
UMass FG 4:05 Cameron Carson 30 yd FG 10 0
Third Quarter UMassEastMi
UMass FG 12:35 Cameron Carson 47 yd FG 13 0
EastMi TD 8:56 Darius Lassiter 8 yd pass from Austin Smith (Jesus Gomez kick) 13 7
EastMi TD 0:12 Tanner Knue 39 yd pass from Austin Smith (Jesus Gomez kick) 13 14
Fourth Quarter UMassEastMi
EastMi TD 9:38 Darius Boone Jr. 8 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 13 20
Team Stats
  Massachusetts Eastern Michigan
First downs 15 22
  Rushing 9 11
  Passing 4 7
  Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-16, 31% 4-11, 36%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 48-168 43-217
Passing Yards 87 122
Return Yards 28 32
Completions-Attempts-Int 8-18-1 13-24-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--5 1--8
Punts 6 3
Punts-Average 46.8 45.7
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 11-100 9-65
Time of Possession 31:38 28:22
Massachusetts Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Campiotti 8 18 87 0 1
Eastern Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Smith 13 24 122 2 2
Massachusetts Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
G. Campiotti 25 118 4.7 1
K. Adams 15 37 2.5 0
G. Dzuro 1 7 7.0 0
G. Desrosiers Jr. 7 6 0.9 0
Eastern Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Evans 16 122 7.6 0
J. Jackson 11 60 5.5 0
A. Smith 10 33 3.3 0
D. Boone Jr. 1 8 8.0 1
Z. Westmoreland 1 0 0.0 0
B. Moss 1 -1 -1.0 0
Massachusetts Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Johnson III 4 66 16.5 0
C. Sullivan-Brown 1 10 10.0 0
J. Johnson 2 8 4.0 0
G. Desrosiers Jr. 1 3 3.0 0
Eastern Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Knue 5 72 14.4 1
J. Jackson 3 26 8.7 0
D. Lassiter 3 23 7.7 1
H. Beydoun 1 7 7.0 0
A. Jackson 1 -6 -6.0 0
Massachusetts Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Rudolph 1 0
J. Mackie 1 -5
Eastern Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Lee Jr. 1 0
Massachusetts Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Kolodziey 6 281 46.8
Eastern Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Tomasek 3 137 45.7
Massachusetts Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
I. Ross 2 17 8.5
Eastern Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Beydoun 2 13 6.5
Massachusetts Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Desrosiers Jr. 1 16 16.0
Eastern Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jackson 1 19 19.0
Massachusetts Missed FG
Player Length
Eastern Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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