Massachusetts 35

(5-1, 2-1 away)

Towson 0

(4-2, 2-2 home)

3:00 PM ET, October 14, 2006

Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD

1 2 3 4 T
UMASS 0 14 7 1435
TOWS 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: L. Coen (UMASS) - 303 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Baylark (UMASS) - 22 CAR, 102 YDS

Receiving: B. London (UMASS) - 7 REC, 100 YDS, 5 TD

Massachusetts 35, Towson 0

TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Liam Coen tied a school record with five touchdown passes, four to Brandon London, and Massachusetts blanked Towson 35-0 on Saturday.

Steve Baylark caught a touchdown pass and ran for 102 yards for the Minutemen (5-1, 3-0 Atlantic 10), who have won three straight. Baylark's 24-yard scamper in the fourth quarter pushed him over 4,000 career rushing yards, making him the third player in school history to surpass that milestone.

The Tigers (4-2, 1-2), who lost their second consecutive game, played without quarterback Sean Schaefer, who sat out with an unspecified illness. Schaefer was replaced by an ineffective Andrew Goldbeck, who was 14-for-23 for 101 yards.

Coen was 21-for-27 for 303 yards as the Minutemen rolled up 466 yards of total offense. London caught seven passes for 100 yards, and his four TD receptions also matched a UMass record.

Towson wasted a scoring opportunity late in the first quarter after John Webb recovered Coen's fumble at the Massachusetts 10-yard line. Chris DeSautels' 24-yard field goal attempt was wide right, and Coen then marched the Minutemen 80 yards, capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass to London 2:01 into the second quarter.

After forcing the Tigers to punt on the ensuing possession, Coen engineered a 50-yard drive, hitting Baylark for a 22-yard TD on fourth-and-2.

Brandon Collier recovered a fumble by Towson's Rasheed McClaude on the first possession of the second half, and UMass needed only three plays to move 63 yards for a 21-0 lead. Coen found London on an inside slant, and London dragged two tacklers the final 7 yards of his 20-yard scoring reception.

Coen and London hooked up on a 34-yard TD pass with 9:30 left in regulation and an 8-yard strike with 6:14 to go.