We tried to warn UMass about you, Northern Illinois, and bless their hearts they played a full football game, but were shut out for the second straight game as NIU pasted the Minutemen 63-0. Jordan Lynch did his thing until it was 42-0 after the first drive of the quarter then sat the rest of the same, so as not to run up the score. But Matt McIntosh was just as savvy, accounting for three touchdowns of his own, including two on the ground.
UMass turned the ball over four times, including three by way of fumble, and went for it routinely on fourth down but could only pick up one out of six tries on fourth down, including a fake punt which fell short by a yard.
And that's all you need to know about that.