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Minutemen are Defeated 37-7 by Kansas State

The UMass Minutemen were defeted on Saturday by Kansas State with a final score of 37-7. AJ Doyle the sophmore quarterback was 21 of 31 for 186 yards and gave up two interceptions in his first start of the season. The defense for the Minutemen was controlled by Joe Colton who had nine sacks, as well as Ed Sait-Vil who landed twelve tackles. The UMass Minutemen saw a quick 6-0 deficit as the Wildcats made a 38 yard interception which was ran back for a touchdown by Kip Daly. The extra point attempt by Jack Cantele was however blocked. Following the score, the Minutemen then marched 77 yards down the field in 16 plays to the Kansas State six yard line. The Blake Lucus attempted field goal kick was also blocked, giving Kansas State the ball back at their own six yard line. They did not retain possession for long when five plays later Jake Walters was intercepted by Antoine Tharpe at the 46 yard line. AJ Doyle quickly took the ball down field with a five play touchdown drive. Doyle passed to Sharpe for a 27 yard pick up and Bedell took it in on the following play to give the Minutemen a 7-6 lead. During the second quarter the game drastically turned in Kansa States favor when they scored three times with a 26 yard run by Robert Rose, and a 43 yard reception by John Hubert giving them a 27-7 lead going into halftime. The Minutemen could not gain any momentum in the second half, having a three and out and turning the ball back to Kansas State. A 50 yard pass from Walters to Glenn Gronkowski, the brother of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, resulted in a touchdown and a 34-7 lead. A field goal early in the fourth quarter added insult to injury.

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