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UMass almost pulls the upset over K-State

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  1. Scooter_McGruder

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    21-17 loss to FBS opponent Kansas State, with 14 of the 17 coming in the second half. Big case of the dropsies, and were it not for a last-minute TD in the first half, UMass could have walked out of this one at an impressive 1-0. Still, the defense looked top-notch and Tony Nelson looked like every other UMass back in recent memory - quite good.
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    Too bad this will be buried under BC vs. Northeastern...

    The team a contender for the 1AA title again?
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    Still too early to say. The defense is young and inexperienced but played over their heads. Definitely looks like an improvement over last year's team. The offense is a question. Cruz and Horne are back at WR and should be pretty solid (though they weren't last night), and Nelson is a beast. It's all in how Kyle Havens steps up. His stats in his first career D-I game weren't impressive, but as stated earlier, the drops didn't help. Let's see how we fare against FCS opponents first, but there's definitely reason for hope!

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