Scores

Final

Massachusetts 26

(5-6, 3-5 MAC)

Northeastern 22

(3-6, 2-4 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, November 6, 2004

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1 2 3 4 T
MASS 7 6 7 626
NE 10 9 0 322

Top Performers

Passing: T. Day (MASS) - 187 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Baylark (MASS) - 29 CAR, 181 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. London (MASS) - 5 REC, 61 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts 26, Northeastern 22

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) -- Tim Day threw two touchdown passes on Saturday to give Massachusetts a 26-22 win over Northeastern in the first meeting between the teams since Don Brown left the Huskies to coach the Minutemen.

Northeastern players felt betrayed and officials were angered by the move, claiming Brown was under contract and the Massachusetts athletic department had been denied permission to talk to him.

The issue ended up in court and UMass reimbursed Northeastern $150,000 and Brown was required to sit out the first three games of the season.

"This is a game between two great schools and let's keep it that way," Brown said. "Any emotions should be on the playing field among the players. I respect my players as well as the NU players I coached the past few years."

Day completed 17 of 31 passes for 187 yards, including a 5-yard scoring pass to Brandon London and a 23-yard touchdown strike to Jason Peebler.

The Minutemen (5-5, 3-4 Atlantic 10) trailed 22-20 early in the fourth quarter, but Steve Baylark scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 10:07 to play, capping a 70-yard drive. Baylark carried 29 times for 181 yards.

Northeastern (3-6, 2-4), which lost its fourth straight game, was led by Maurice Murray with 104 yards rushing and a touchdown. Miro Kesic kicked three field goals and linebacker Liam Ezekiel made seven tackles to bring his career total 481, an NCAA Division 1-AA record.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
NE
1st Downs2018
Total Yards390313
Passing187165
Rushing203148
Penalties9-758-74
3rd Down Conversions7-144-12
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession31:4728:13

Passing Leaders

MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Day17/311876.021-
NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Brady12/191658.710-

Rushing Leaders

MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baylark291816.2149
Day3186.0012
NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray231044.5114
West13403.1011

Receiving Leaders

MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
London56112.2129
Stewart4358.8013
NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Parks48120.3131
Mitchell45413.5028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMASSNE
TD11:08BRANDON LONDON 5 YD PASS FROM TIM DAY (MICHAEL TORRES KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 69 yards.
70
FG5:28MIRO KESIC 21 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 46 yards.
73
TD2:44CORY PARKS 30 YD PASS FROM SHAWN BRADY (MIRO KESIC KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 62 yards.
710
SECOND QUARTERMASSNE
TD10:45MAURICE MURRAY 4 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yards.
716
FG2:15MIRO KESIC 23 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 1 yards.
719
TD0:34JASON PEEBLER 23 YD PASS FROM TIM DAY (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 61 yards.
1319
THIRD QUARTERMASSNE
TD6:16RICH DEMERS 2 YD RUN (MATT GOLDSTEIN KICK)
Drive info: 13 plays, 53 yards.
2019
FOURTH QUARTERMASSNE
FG13:23MIRO KESIC 21 YD FG
Drive info: 16 plays, 78 yards.
2022
TD10:07STEVE BAYLARK 1 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT PASS)
Drive info: 6 plays, 70 yards.
2622