NCAAF Game Recap - Massachusetts at Rutgers
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Aug 30, 2019, 7:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Massachusetts (0-1)

21

0

0

0

21

Rutgers (1-0)

7

31

3

7

48

Carter helps lead Rutgers past UMass
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:23 PM

McLane Carter shook off an early interception - and three overall - to complete 21 of 31 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns in his Rutgers debut, leading the Scarlet Knights past UMass 48-21 in a season opener for both teams on Friday night.

UMass jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, looking poised for an upset in coach Walt Bell's debut. After the Minutemen marched down the field on their opening 75-yard drive that ended in 20-yard pass from Randall West to Kyle Horn, Carter proceeded to throw an interception on the Scarlet Knights' first possession. Cam Roberson ran 39 yards for a touchdown two plays later.

Carter, a Texas Tech graduate transfer, quickly shook off the turnover.

After a couple of TD runs by Isaih Pacheco to get Rutgers going, Carter threw two second-quarter touchdowns. Carter's first TD toss was to Bo Melton, who had six catches for 127 yards.

Rutgers would go on to take its first lead of the game at 24-21 after a Justin Davidovicz 27-yard field goal with 4:04 left in the second quarter.

Carter's second touchdown was a 28-yard laser to Raheem Blackshear to make it 31-21 before Pacheco's third score of the first half put Rutgers up 38-21 at halftime. Blackshear displayed his multifaceted skillset, with nine catches for 126 yards to go along with 12 rushes for 39 yards.

After giving up 164 yards in the first quarter, Rutgers defense shored up, allowing just 307 total yards.

Pacheco scored his fourth touchdown — a 7-yard run — to complete the scoring early in the fourth quarter.

QUARTERBACK MYSTERY SOLVED

Carter is the first 300-yard passer of Chris Ash's tenure. Rutgers' last 300-yard passer is Chris Laviano with 344 yards vs. Maryland in 2015, the last game of the Kyle Flood era. After beating out incumbent Art Sitkowski, Ash did not reveal his starting quarterback for the season opener. It's clear who it will be next week.

UP NEXT

Rutgers: Travels to No. 20 Iowa for its Big Ten opener on Sept. 7.

UMass: Returns home to host Southern Illinois on Sept. 7.

Passing

UMass Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. West 31 20 64.5 1 106 20 1 67.4
A. Brito 6 2 33.3 0 15 13 1 2.8
Rut Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Carter 31 21 67.7 2 340 52 3 86.2
J. Langan 1 1 100.0 0 8 8 0 100.0

Rushing

UMass Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Ally 11 68 6.2 33 1
C. Roberson 9 51 5.7 39 1
Rut Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Pacheco 20 156 7.8 57 4
R. Blackshear 12 39 3.3 7 0

Receiving

UMass Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Horn 4 37 9.3 20 1
J. Johnson Jr. 6 27 4.5 13 0
Rut Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Melton 6 127 21.2 52 1
R. Blackshear 9 126 14.0 30 1

Fumbles

Returning

UMass KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Rodgers 4 31.3 0 55 0 - 0 0
K. Horn 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
Rut KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Avery 2 25.5 0 28 0 - 0 0

Punting

UMass Punt Yds Avg LgPu
G. Georgopoulos 5 167 33.4 38
Rut Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Korsak 1 34 34.0 34

Takeaways

UMass Int Yds InTD
I. Rodgers 2 0 0
J. Norwood 1 0 0
Rut Int Yds InTD
A. Young 1 0 0
T. Avery 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

UMass Rut
Points For 21 48
Total Yards 304 554
Rushing Yards 183 206
Passing Yards 121 348
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/37 22/32
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 2 3
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 19 24
Penalties - Yards 8/90 7/80
Time Of Possession 54:54 6:06
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 7/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/3 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 5/33 1/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UMass Rut
UMass 3:28 TD Kyle Horn 20 yd pass from Randall West (Cooper Garcia kick) 7 0
UMass 5:27 TD Cam Roberson 39 yd run (Cooper Garcia kick) 14 0
Rut 12:06 TD Isaih Pacheco 2 yd run (Justin Davidovicz kick) 14 7
UMass 14:58 TD Bilal Ally 33 yd run (Cooper Garcia kick) 21 7
2nd Quarter UMass Rut
Rut 1:20 TD Bo Melton 33 yd pass from McLane Carter (Justin Davidovicz kick) 21 14
Rut 5:57 TD Isaih Pacheco 57 yd run (Justin Davidovicz kick) 21 21
Rut 10:56 FG Justin Davidovicz 27 yd FG 21 24
Rut 13:06 TD Raheem Blackshear 28 yd pass from McLane Carter (Justin Davidovicz kick) 21 31
Rut 14:49 TD Isaih Pacheco 2 yd run (Justin Davidovicz kick) 21 38
3rd Quarter UMass Rut
Rut 3:45 FG Justin Davidovicz 23 yd FG 21 41
4th Quarter UMass Rut
Rut 4:42 TD Isaih Pacheco 7 yd run (Justin Davidovicz kick) 21 48

Game Information

Stadium: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 40,515
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