The winless Massachusetts football team continues to struggle this season, as they currently trail Vanderbilt 21-0 after two quarters of play. Quarterback Mike Wegzyn has had an average day throwing the ball, completing 10 of his 17 pass attempts for 143 yards. Marken Michel has been Wegzyn's favorite target so far, hauling in three receptions for 42 yards. The solid passing numbers have been unable to translate into any points, for the Minutemen have been unable to sustain any drives, going 2-6 on third downs. The Massachusetts running game has also had a frustrating first half, as leading rusher Michael Cox has only rushed for 12 yards on 8 carries.
Vanderbilt has had an easier time moving the ball than UMass. Quarterback Jordan Rodgers leads the Commodores with 155 yards passing, going 11/15 in the first half with one touchdown. Vanderbilt has also had success rushing the ball, with leading rusher Wesley Tate scampering for 81 yards and one touchdown on 15 first-half carries.