breaking news

Unemployment up slightly in Clark County, job growth slow in Ohio

Saturday’s game: Miami at UMass


Who: Miami (0-5, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) at Massachusetts (0-5, 0-1 MAC).

When: 3 p.m. today

Where: Gillette Stadium (68,756), Foxboro, Mass.

TV: ESPN 3.com

Radio: WMOH-AM (1450)

Stat pack: Miami QB Austin Boucher, 40-of-91 (44 percent), 524 yards, 3 TD, 3 int.; QB Austin Gearing, 51 carries, 248 yards; TE Steve Marck, 8 receptions, 96 yards, 1 TD; LB Kent Kern, 50 tackles; Massachusetts QB A.J. Doyle 57-of-100 (57 percent), 2 TD, 2 int.; RB Stacy Bedell, 63 attempts, 221 yards, 1 TD; WR Tajae Sharp, 31 receptions, 279 yards, 3 TD, S Devin Brown, 45 tackles.

Worth noting: This is the 125th season of Miami football, which is six years shy of the 131 years the Minutemen have been playing the game. They are in their second season under coach Charley Molnar, an assistant to Brian Kelly at Central Michigan (to which the RedHawks lost last week), Cincinnati (Miami’s Week Three loss) and Notre Dame. Miami beat UMass, 27-16, last season at Yager Stadium in the only meeting between the teams.

Pressure is on: The RedHawks as a whole. If the change in coaches is going to galvanize them, or at least provide a spark, then the time it will show will be this game against a UMass team that has struggled at least as much as Miami.

Edge goes to: Massachusetts. Playing at home against a team still trying to find itself and now in the hands of an inexperienced coach, the Minutemen should have the advantage.

— Mark Schmetzer, contributing writer


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Sports Today: Ohio State shows growth in gutty home win
Sports Today: Ohio State shows growth in gutty home win

Dayton basketball is back in action tonight, so Ohio State was the center of attention Monday.  A Buckeye basketball double feature included a big hit and a big dud.  The men’s team improved to 9-0 in the Big Ten with a gutty 64-59 win over Nebraska.  It was the kind of game where having veterans really paid off, especially since...
Wittenberg basketball: Ten things to know about 17-game win streak
Wittenberg basketball: Ten things to know about 17-game win streak

Coach Matt Croci never envisioned a season like this for the Wittenberg Tigers. No one did. North Coast Athletic Conference coaches voted the team third in the preseason poll. The Tigers didn’t enter the national rankings until Jan. 1. Since then, they’ve climbed from No. 17 to No. 10 to No. 5 to No. 3 in the most recent poll released...
Report: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly interviewed for Chicago Bears head coaching vacancy
Report: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly interviewed for Chicago Bears head coaching vacancy

Notre Dame football has seen several coaches jettison for other opportunities. According to reports, head coach Brian Kelly considered a similar move. According to Rosterwatch.com, Kelly has been “looking for a way out” and interviewed for the Chicago Bears head coaching vacancy this month. The Bears ended up hiring former...
Report: WVU QB Will Grier cleared to begin throwing after surgery
Report: WVU QB Will Grier cleared to begin throwing after surgery

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier has been cleared to start throwing again after having surgery on a broken bone in his hand, according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter. Grier underwent surgery to repair the broken middle metacarpal in his right hand, per Trotter. He suffered the injury against Texas in November...
Baker Mayfield could be ‘quality’ NFL starter early in career, draft analyst says
Baker Mayfield could be ‘quality’ NFL starter early in career, draft analyst says

Baker Mayfield might not take very long to become a good NFL starting quarterback, according to NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah. Jeremiah ranked Mayfield No. 13 overall among the prospects in 2018 NFL Draft, and said Mayfield has the skill set to be a starter and have success early. Mayfield ranked behind only USC&rsquo...
More Stories