GAMEDAY College Football

Massachusetts 27, Connecticut 13

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. - Ellis Merriweather carried 39 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns and UMass ground out a 27-13 win over UConn in a battle of previously winless Bowl Subdivision independents.

Merriweather carried on 10 of the 12 plays on the Minutemen's opening drive, punching in from the 9 to make it 7-0, but the Huskies came back to take a 10-7 lead on a 34-yard Steven Krajewski-to-Keelan Marion touchdown pass and 38-yard Joe McFadden field goal.

Cameron Carson kicked a pair of second-half field goals to put UMass back in front, 13-10 and Merriweather and Zamar Wise each ran for second-half touchdowns to put the game away.

The Minutemen (1-5) ran for 247 yards and Brady Olson added 162 yards on 10-of-22 passing.

Krajewski was 13-of-24 passing for the Huskies (0-7), but was picked off twice. Nathan Carter carried 20 times for 136 of UConn's 163 yards rushing.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UConnUMass
UMass TD 8:11 Ellis Merriweather 9 yd run (Cameron Carson kick) 0 7
UConn TD 7:15 Keelan Marion 34 yd pass from Steven Krajewski (Joe McFadden kick) 7 7
UConn FG 1:56 Joe McFadden 38 yd FG 10 7
Third Quarter UConnUMass
UMass FG 9:27 Cameron Carson 21 yd FG 10 10
Fourth Quarter UConnUMass
UMass FG 14:56 Cameron Carson 28 yd FG 10 13
UMass TD 12:46 Ellis Merriweather 1 yd run (Cameron Carson kick) 10 20
UConn FG 10:07 Joe McFadden 20 yd FG 13 20
UMass TD 4:54 Zamar Wise 1 yd run (Cameron Carson kick) 13 27
Team Stats
  Connecticut Massachusetts
First downs 14 21
  Rushing 9 15
  Passing 4 6
  Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Efficiency 1-10, 10% 7-18, 39%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 31-163 56-247
Passing Yards 128 160
Return Yards 92 53
Completions-Attempts-Int 13-24-2 11-23-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--17 0-0
Punts 5 6
Punts-Average 40 41.7
Fumbles Lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 6-49 3-30
Time of Possession 20:49 39:11
Connecticut Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Krajewski 13 24 128 1 2
Massachusetts Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Olson 10 22 162 0 0
Z. Wise 1 1 -2 0 0
Connecticut Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Carter 20 136 6.8 0
K. Mensah 4 20 5.0 0
H. Maurisseau 1 16 16.0 0
S. Krajewski 6 -9 -1.5 0
Massachusetts Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Merriweather 39 171 4.4 2
Z. Wise 11 64 5.8 1
B. Olson 3 12 4.0 0
E. Collins 1 4 4.0 0
Connecticut Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Marion 4 80 20.0 1
A. Turner 4 21 5.3 0
D. Houston 2 17 8.5 0
K. Mensah 1 11 11.0 0
N. Carter 1 3 3.0 0
K. Clercius 1 -4 -4.0 0
Massachusetts Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Collins 3 66 22.0 0
J. Johnson 1 31 31.0 0
O. Dieke 1 28 28.0 0
R. Arnold 2 21 10.5 0
I. Ross 2 9 4.5 0
T. Pettway 1 7 7.0 0
E. Merriweather 1 -2 -2.0 0
Connecticut Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Massachusetts Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Watts 1 7
D. Lindsey 1 5
Connecticut Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. McFadden 4 167 41.8
H. Kerr 1 33 33.0
Massachusetts Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Georgopoulos 6 250 41.7
Connecticut Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Marion 2 48 24.0
Massachusetts Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Collins 1 3 3.0
Connecticut Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Turner 3 40 13.3
T. Faumuina-Brown 1 4 4.0
D. Houston 1 0 0
Massachusetts Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Collins 2 38 19.0
Connecticut Missed FG
Player Length
J. McFadden 53
Massachusetts Missed FG
Player Length
C. Carson 26




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