Scores

Final

Lafayette 14

(6-6, 5-1 Patriot)

Massachusetts 35

(11-1, 8-0 MAC)

12:00 PM ET, November 25, 2006

McGuirk Stadium, AMHERST, MA

1 2 3 4 T
LAF 0 14 0 014
MASS 14 7 7 735

Top Performers

Passing: L. Coen (MASS) - 151 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Baylark (MASS) - 24 CAR, 152 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Adair (LAF) - 6 REC, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts 35, Lafayette 14

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Liam Coen passed for three touchdowns -- including his team's last three scores -- to lifted Massachusetts to a 35-14 victory over Lafayette in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs Saturday.

The win for Atlantic 10 Conference champion UMass (11-1) was its 10th straight. Lafayette (6-6) was the automatic qualifier from the Patriot League.

UMass will play host to New Hampshire, which beat Hampton 41-38, next Saturday in a quarterfinal game.

Coen completed touchdown passes of 33 yards to Mike Omar in the second quarter, 7 yards to Ian Jorgensen in the third and 18 yards to Brandon London in the fourth.

UMass scored on its first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead, but mistakes helped Lafayette get two touchdowns to narrow the gap to 21-14 at halftime.

An interception by Torian Johnson gave Lafayette the ball on the UMass 34. Three plays later, Shaun Adair caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Brad Maurer.

A turnover on the ensuing kickoff enabled Maurer to pass 31 yards to Duaeno Dorsey for the Leopards' final score.

Steve Baylark, who rushed for l52 yards, scored touchdown runs of 8 and 26 yards to give UMass a 14-0 start in the first quarter.

Coen was 9-for-15 for 151 yards passing, giving him 2,330 yards for the season.

Lafayette's Jonathan Hurt, the leading rusher in the Patriot League, was held to 41 yards on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAF
MASS
1st Downs1420
Total Yards201344
Passing140151
Rushing61193
Penalties6-547-70
3rd Down Conversions3-124-8
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers22
Possession30:5929:01

Passing Leaders

LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Maurer18/331404.221-
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Coen9/1515110.131-

Rushing Leaders

LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hurt16412.609
Maurer5122.405
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baylark241526.3234
Nelson4174.307

Receiving Leaders

LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adair67412.3126
Dorsey35016.7131
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Listorti36220.7031
London23216.0118

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLAFMASS
TD8:26STEVE BAYLARK 8 YD RUN (CHRIS KOEPPLIN KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 60 yards.
07
TD4:23STEVE BAYLARK 26 YD RUN (CHRIS KOEPPLIN KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 70 yards.
014
SECOND QUARTERLAFMASS
TD13:25MICHAEL OMAR 33 YD PASS FROM LIAM COEN (CHRIS KOEPPLIN KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 74 yards.
021
TD1:23SHAUN ADAIR 26 YD PASS FROM BRAD MAURER (RICK ZISKA KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 34 yards.
721
TD0:28DUAENO DORSEY 31 YD PASS FROM BRAD MAURER (RICK ZISKA KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 43 yards.
1421
THIRD QUARTERLAFMASS
TD2:01IAN JORGENSEN 7 YD PASS FROM LIAM COEN (CHRIS KOEPPLIN KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 29 yards.
1428
FOURTH QUARTERLAFMASS
TD5:26BRANDON LONDON 18 YD PASS FROM LIAM COEN (CHRIS KOEPPLIN KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 20 yards.
1435