The Massachusetts Minutemen stayed win less in the 2012 college football season, as the Vanderbilt Commodores destroyed UMass 49-7. The Commodores blew this game open after halftime, scoring four touchdowns in the third quarter alone. Massachusetts helped Vanderbilt in the deciding quarter, throwing two interceptions and allowing a punt-return touchdown in the quarter.
Jordan Rodgers paced the Commodore offense with 217 yards passing, completing 17 of his 21 passes and tossing two touchdowns. Jordan Matthews led all Vanderbilt receivers with ten catches for 112 yards receiving, while Chris Boyd and Kris Kentera each had a receiving touchdown. The Commodores moved the ball on the ground successfully as well, totaling 226 total yards rushing. Brian Kimbrow rushed for 98 yards on just seven carries, including a 74-yard touchdown run. Wesley Tate added 81 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Massachusetts quarterback Mike Wegzyn started the game, and threw for 162 yards and one pick. Wegzyyn was sat once the game was out of hand in favor of quarterback A.J. Doyle. Doyle went 8/14 for 48 yards passing, tossing one interception and one touchdown. Marken Michel and Deion Walker each had six receptions, with Walker snagging the touchdown.
Box Score Hero: Vanderbilt running back Brian Kimbrow, who had 98 yards rushing and one touchdown on just 7 carries, good for 14.0 YPC.
Rankings Ramifications: Neither the Minutemen or the Commodores ranked in the polls last week, and both teams should expect the same next week as well.
But Did They Cover? Vanderbilt were 34 point favorites, covering the spread in their 42 point victory.
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Next Week's Schedule:
Vanderbilt - at Kentucky
Massachusetts - at Northern Illinois