- Associated Press - Saturday, October 21, 2017

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - 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.

Comis had scoring passes of 1, 68 and 26 yards in the first quarter as the Minutemen (1-6) opened a 21-0 lead. Ally carried the ball 16 times with scores of 19, 2 and 57 yards.

Andrew Ford also had a 43-yard scoring pass as UMass piled up 670 yards.

On the first offensive snap of the game, the Eagles (0-6) gained 71-yards on a pass play but fumbled the ball away on the UMass 3.

Overall, Georgia Southern lost three fumbles in the first quarter and only trailed 28-7 because UMass fumbled the ball in the end zone for a touchback. That was the only thing that slowed the Minutemen down as they scored on seven of eight possessions to lead 48-17 at the half.

Marquis Young ran for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Minutemen and Brennon Dingle (88 yards), Andy Isabella (81), Adam Breneman (81) and Jessie Britt (69) each had a TD reception.

Georgia Southern finished with 291 yards and four turnovers.

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