Scores

Final

Hofstra 30

(5-6, 3-5 CAA)

Massachusetts 40

(6-6, 4-5 MAC)

12:00 PM ET, November 20, 2004

McGuirk Stadium, AMHERST, MA

1 2 3 4 T
HOF 0 14 7 930
MASS 6 7 13 1440

Top Performers

Passing: T. Day (MASS) - 344 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: S. Baylark (MASS) - 25 CAR, 80 YDS

Receiving: D. Ellis (HOF) - 16 REC, 225 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts 40, Hofstra 30

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Tim Day threw the go-ahead touchdown pass and finished with 344 passing yards as Massachusetts defeated Hofstra 40-30 on Saturday in the Atlantic 10 Conference finale for both teams.

Day's 56-yard pass in to Jason Peebler in the fourth quarter put the Minutemen (6-5, 4-4 Atlantic 10) ahead for good, 33-30. A few minutes later, with 2:35 to play, UMass' R.J. Cobbs intercepted a pass and ran 43 yards for a touchdown for the final score of the game.

Day completed 22 of 36 passes for four touchdowns.

Hofstra (5-6, 3-5 Atlantic 10) led 14-13 at halftime.

UMass opened scoring in the game with less than five minutes to go in the first quarter as Day passed to Peebler for a 9-yard touchdown, capping a 10-play, 68-yard drive.

Day's passing got the Minutemen a 13-0 lead in the second quarter, although he ran it in for the last yard of that scoring drive.

Hofstra then drove 77 yards in 12 plays to start its comeback. Anton Clarkson ran 23 yards to put his team on the scoreboard.

Five minutes later, Clarkson used a pair of passes to wide receiver Devale Ellis to give the Pride its 14-13 advantage at the half. The scoring pass to Ellis went for 6 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
MASS
1st Downs2123
Total Yards431470
Passing376344
Rushing55126
Penalties7-549-83
3rd Down Conversions4-148-17
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers12
Possession25:3534:25

Passing Leaders

HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Clarkson32/513767.411-
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Day22/363449.642-

Rushing Leaders

HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Huggins4256.318
Crenshaw8172.105
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baylark25803.2017
Demers7334.7017

Receiving Leaders

HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ellis1622514.1148
Irby78612.3019
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Peebler816120.1256
Moore610517.5140

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOFMASS
TD4:47JASON PEEBLER 9 YD PASS FROM TIM DAY (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 68 yards.
06
SECOND QUARTERHOFMASS
TD13:29TIM DAY 1 YD RUN (MICHAEL TORRES KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 66 yards.
013
TD7:15ANTON CLARKSON 23 YD RUN (CHRIS ONORATO KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 77 yards.
713
TD4:14DEVALE ELLIS 6 YD PASS FROM ANTON CLARKSON (CHRIS ONORATO KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 53 yards.
1413
THIRD QUARTERHOFMASS
TD8:52CHRIS HOPKINS 4 YD PASS FROM TIM DAY (MICHAEL TORRES KICK)
Drive info: 13 plays, 58 yards.
1420
TD4:12J.J. MOORE 26 YD PASS FROM TIM DAY (FAILED 2PT RUSH)
Drive info: 2 plays, 30 yards.
1426
TD1:14KAREEM HUGGINS 8 YD RUN (CHRIS ONORATO KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 56 yards.
2126
FOURTH QUARTERHOFMASS
FG11:24CHRIS ONORATO 44 YD FG
Drive info: 6 plays, 54 yards.
2426
TD8:21ISAAC IRBY 13 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT RUSH)
Drive info: 4 plays, 79 yards.
3026
TD7:10JASON PEEBLER 56 YD PASS FROM TIM DAY (MICHAEL TORRES KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 68 yards.
3033
TD2:35R.J. COBBS 43 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (MICHAEL TORRES KICK)3040