Pittsburgh rolls over UMass 51-7
By Kevin McCaskill Jr.
The only things to take away from this game are UMass’ ineptitudes.
The Minutemen were down 23-0 at halftime.
UMass got dominated at the line-of -scrimmage - on offense and defense. The UMass offensive line couldn’t run block effectively. The pass blocking was average. The defensive line couldn’t get pressure on Kenny Pickett. The Pitt running game consistently got to the outside.
UMass QB Tyler Lytle looked decent, under the circumstances. He was 5/14 for 54 yards in the first half. He didn’t have much time to pass. In the first half, he was inaccurate when throwing the ball “on the move”.
UMass RB Kay’Ron Adams had 8 carries for 10 yards in the first. The initial performance by the Rutgers transfer was underwhelming.
Pitt didn’t play great in the 1st and still had a 3 TD+ lead. Kenny Pickett looked good but he is playing a lethargic UMass defense. The highlight of the UMass football team so far is the secondary. They made some nice tackles and deflected some passes.
UMass finally got on the scoreboard with a run TD by Lytle. He finished 14/31 with 167 yards. Adams finished with 11 carries for 32 yards.
UMass is an FBS Independent school. The “real test” started today; it doesn’t start with “lesser competition”. UMass apologists will never hold the 🏈 team accountable. Until UMass goes back to FCS-level play, every game they play needs to be judged at the FBS-level.
UMass Athletics also might need some help in their media/communications department.
The Minutemen lost to the Panthers 51-7.