AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - After a bye week, the No. 12/13 UMass football team is back inaction on Saturday at Delaware in a match-up of the two winningestprograms in the CAA. The Minutemen stand 3-1 overall, riding athree-game win streak including a CAA win over Rhode Island. TheBlue Hens are 3-2 overall, with a 1-2 mark in the league after a27-17 win at Maine last Saturday.
Over the last decade, UMass is the CAA's winningest program witha mark of 83-43 for a league-best 65.9 win percentage. Delaware issecond on both charts with an 82-48 record and a 63.1 winning mark.The Minutemen have won four of the last 10 CAA titles whileDelaware has claimed three crowns.
UMass has shown to be one of the most well-rounded teams on bothsides of the ball. The Minutemen lead the CAA in total offense with419 yard per game, which ranks 13th nationally. The passing offenseis second in the league going for 243.5 yards per game and therushing offense is third in the CAA gaining 175.5 yards per game.UMass has scored 33.8 points per game, second in the league.
On the defensive side of the ball, UMass has allowed just 13.8points per game, third in the CAA. That mark is ninth in the NCAAin terms of scoring defense. The total defense allowed is alsothird in the CAA giving up just 277.8 yards per game. The passeffiency defense is ninth nationally (97.67).
In an amazing statistical note, UMass' scoring has been asbalanced as the team on the field. The Minutemen have scoredexactly 34 points in the first, second and third quarter while inthe fourth, UMass has scored 33 points. That's balance!