Mike McGinnis

UMass vs. Maine, Week 2

The home opener has arrived and the Minutemen will host former Yankee Conference rival Maine. Keep it here for everything you need to know before, during and after the game.

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UMass Struggles on Offense in 24-14 Loss to Maine

It appears that 2013 will be another long season for the Massachusetts Minutemen. Maine, an old FCS rival, nearly doubled the offensive output of UMass and led by 17 points entering the fourth quarter.

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Required Reading: UMass vs. Maine

The best from around the world of UMass football blogs and newspapers ahead of the Minutemen's clash with Maine on Saturday.

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UMass vs. Maine Preview

The Minutemen renew an old FCS rivalry as they look for their first win of 2013.

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Broadnax out, Blanchflower questionable for Maine

The news has finally come down on the other two outstanding injury cases for the UMass Minutemen and one will remain a mystery until Saturday afternoon. Junior running back Jordan Broadnax has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Maine while Rob Blanchflower will be a game-time decision, according to Dan Malone of MassLive.com.

Broadnax has been hobbled since the last week of training camp when he sustained a knee injury that required him to have the knee scoped. The injury was supposed to keep him out for two weeks, making him available for this game, but it appears as though it hasn't healed the way they expected.

Blanchflower, the team's captain and emotional leader, has been banged up since the first day the Minutemen put shoulder pads on and was ruled out late last week and has apparently improved enough that they are going to give him until game time to get right. That is somewhat encouraging news, but the Minutemen need Blanchflower on the field. Plain and simple.

Stacey Bedell will get the start at running back for the second straight week while Ricardo Miller and Derek Beck will continue to share time at tight end.

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UMass releases depth chart, game notes for Maine game

The newest UMass game notes are largely the same, detailing the history of their matchup with Maine and edited to include things from last week's game against Wisconsin. But the interesting thing is the newest depth chart. Last week's notes had the Minutemen in a 4-3 defensive scheme while this weeks trend towards a 3-4 set up. Kassan Messiah and Justin Anderson have dropped out of the starting lineup with Trey Seals replacing Messiah at outside linebacker. Anderson, a defensive end, saw his role turn into a linebacker.

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Injuries the talk ahead of UMass clash with Maine

The injury bug has offered no respite for the Minutemen as one of their more promising offensive options will be shelved for their home opener this weekend.

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UMass faces different kind of test with Maine

The Wisconsin game is over. It can't hurt us anymore. But now UMass faces a change of pace as they face an FCS opponent in Week 2.

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