Scores

Final

Northeastern 7

(1-6, 0-4 away)

Massachusetts 24

(6-1, 4-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
NE 0 7 0 07
UMASS 14 10 0 024

Top Performers

Passing: L. Coen (UMASS) - 191 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Lawrence (UMASS) - 25 CAR, 110 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Moore (UMASS) - 7 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts 24, Northeastern 7

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Liam Coen completed 13 of 17 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game late in the first half with a bruised knee to lead Massachusetts to a 24-7 win over Northeastern on Saturday.

With a 15-yard touchdown pass to Rasheed Rancher and a 25-yard scoring pass to J.J. Moore, both in the first quarter, Coen tied the school record for career touchdown passes with 51. Todd Bankhead threw 51 from 1998 to '99.

The Minutemen (6-1, 4-0 Colonial) jumped to a 21-0 lead on Matt Lawrence's 1-yard run with 9:32 left in the first half.

Northeastern (1-6, 0-4) scored on Anthony Orio's 1-yard run with 7:01 to play in the half. The touchdown was set up by Orio's 29-yard pass to Chris Plum.

Chris Koepplin gave UMass a 24-7 halftime lead with a 37-yard field goal with 3:02 to play in the half.

Lawrence finished with 110 yards rushing while Moore had seven catches for 97 yards. Backup UMass quarterback Scott Woodward was 7-of-11 for 57 yards.

Maurice Murray led the Huskies with 89 yards rushing.

Northeastern, which had not turned the ball over on a fumble all season coming into the game, lost three fumbles to UMass.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
UMASS
1st Downs2224
Total Yards315382
Passing212248
Rushing103134
Penalties5-7010-102
3rd Down Conversions7-148-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers50
Possession26:4233:18

Passing Leaders

NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Orio12/241626.801
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coen13/1719111.220

Rushing Leaders

NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray23893.9011
Orio8131.6123
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence251104.4118
Nelson9384.2024

Receiving Leaders

NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Plum46616.5029
Mandeville6569.3015
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore79713.9128
Omar57414.8029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEUMASS
TD09:36Rasheed Rancher 15 Yd Pass From Liam Coen (Chris Koepplin Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 57 yds, 2:53
07
TD02:06J.J. Moore 25 Yd Pass From Liam Coen (Chris Koepplin Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 71 yds, 4:09
014
SECOND QUARTERNEUMASS
TD09:32Matt Lawrence 1 Yd Run (Chris Koepplin Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 76 yds, 3:44
021
TD07:01Anthony Orio 1 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 64 yds, 2:31
721
FG03:02Chris Koepplin 37 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 70 yds, 3:59
724