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There was a storming of the field in Iowa after the Hawkeyes downed Penn State in a game between unbeaten Top 5 teams.
There was a storming of the field, too, when UMass defeated UConn in a clash of winless squads.
The Minutemen must have been feeling it in the fourth quarter. How else can you explain their coach calling an onside kick after going up 27-13 with less than five minutes left?
You read that correctly. UMass successfully pulled off the onside kick while up two touchdowns. It wasn’t the trailing Huskies, who needed the ball.
— UMass Football (@UMassFootball) October 9, 2021
The crowd could not be held back when the clock struck zeroes.
There’s a reindeer on the field! UMass beats UConn 27, 13. Minutemen’s first win since sept 28, 2019. Snaps a 16-game losing streak pic.twitter.com/7pSbbtoQ7d
— Kyle Grabowski👑 (@kylegrbwsk) October 9, 2021
Ellis Merriweather was the hero with 39 carries for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Merriweather, by the way, was the only healthy scholarship running back for UMass.