The University of Massachusetts has given head football coach Mark Whipple a contract extension through the 2020 season.
Alex McGough passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns and added 108 rushing yards and another score, and FIU beat UMass 63-45 on Saturday to tie a program record for most wins in a season.
Andrew Ford fired a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andy Isabella and Logan Laurent kicked three field goals as UMass held on to post a 16-10 victory at BYU on Saturday -- earning a fourth win for the first time as an FBS program.
Andrew Ford threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns, three to Andy Isabella, and Marquis Young broke free for a 33-yard score with 1:57 to play as Massachusetts defeated Maine 44-31 at Fenway Park on Saturday night.
Nick Fitzgerald ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 21 Mississippi State over UMass 34-23 on Saturday.
Logan Laurent kicked a 36-yard field goal in the second overtime to lift Massachusetts over Appalachian State 30-27 on Saturday.
Bilal Ally ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, Ross Comis threw for three touchdowns and UMass rolled to a 55-20 win over mistake prone Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Nathan Rourke threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 113 yards and two scores and Ohio fought off winless Massachusetts 58-50 on Saturday.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones often follows closer-than-expected victories by saying that he never will apologize for a win.