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- Zona's Brown returns to UMass for 2nd HC stint
- UMass fires Bell as coach after 2 wins in 3 years
- UMass reverses call, to play limited fall schedule
- FBS independent UMass cancels fall football
UMass couldn't lose for winning, Florida couldn't get anything right, Brian Kelly found a twang and more lowlights from the college football season.
Was UMass' October win over UConn enough to keep the Minutemen from being our best worst team in college football?
— Juwaun Price ran for 156 yards and scored four touchdowns, leading New Mexico State to a 44-27 season-ending win over UMass on Saturday.
Standards appear lower for a once-rare tradition, and it's creating more work for field managers, irking coaches and causing safety concerns. And with rivalry week upon us, those numbers could easily grow.
It all comes down to this: The top two bottom teams square off for the dishonor of being the worst of the worst.
Don Brown has returned to UMass for his second stint as head coach. He went 43-19 from 2004 to 2008 -- the winningest five-year period in team history.
— Tyrell Robinson ran for an 87-yard touchdown and finished with 137 of Army's 377 rushing yards as the Black Knights ran over UMass, 33-17 on Saturday.
Our top bottom team pulled off a major upset, but two others couldn't turn a spark into a blaze of glory.
— Joe Fagnano threw a pair of scores, Elija Barnwell ran for two and Maine handed reeling UMass its second-straight loss to a FCS opponent, 35-10 on Saturday.
With UNLV and Arizona snapping long losing streaks, the Bottom 10 welcomes some old friends back to the top of the heap.
Beginning with LSU and USC, here's a look at the latest involving key schools and names in what will be a fascinating cycle the next two months.
UMass has fired football coach Walt Bell after he won only two games in three seasons in charge.
— Kasim Hill threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and FCS-member Rhode Island picked up its second-ever win over a FBS school with a 35-22 win over UMass on Saturday.
With Jim Harbaugh again falling short and the nation's two winless teams again falling, we try to separate fact from fiction with the worst of the worst.
— Malik Willis threw for four scores and Liberty put up two quick touchdowns to open the game in defeating Massachusetts 62-17 on Saturday.
With Penn State and Illinois flailing for nine overtimes, our week's weakest falls lower than we could have expected.
— Florida State has rarely been in this position — building a big lead against an FBS opponent and going deep into the bench in the fourth quarter with a game well in hand.
For the members of our latest Bottom 10, there may be hope after all. Just look at what's happening at Texas-San Antonio.
With the Pillow Fight of the Century behind us, what's next for the Bottom 10? Well, a new No. 1 for starters.
— Ellis Merriweather carried 39 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns and UMass ground out a 27-13 win over UConn in a battle of previously winless Bowl Subdivision independents on Saturday.