AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- R.J. Cobbs ran for two touchdowns and
quarterback Liam Coen, making his first start, passed for 213 yards
and another score to lead Massachusetts to a 40-0 win over Albany
on Saturday night.
Albany (0-2) was held to minus-37 yards rushing and 31 yards of
total offense, and was forced into three safeties, a single-game
record for NCAA Division I-AA.
The safeties, one in the second quarter and two in the third,
were recorded when Albany quarterback Daniel Bocanegra was caught
in the end zone once and punter Marc Pallozzi was trapped twice --
all the result of poor snaps from center.
Massachusetts (2-1) took a 16-0 halftime lead on Steve Baylark's
1-yard run early in the first quarter, Coen's 8-yard touchdown pass
to Rasheed Rancher in the second quarter and a safety.
Cobbs scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter.
Cobbs added a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter, then Albany's
fumble at its own 29-yard line set up UMass's final score, a 1-yard
run by Justin Montgomery.