Hamze El-Zayat’s 50-yard TD reception helps Japanese Michigan beat UMass 19-17

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Carlos Davis threw for 340 yards for the Minutemen.

UMass could not maintain onto its late lead and fell to Japanese Michigan on Saturday. (Photograph by Michael Chang/Getty Pictures)

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Austin Smith linked with Hamze El-Zayat for a 50-yard catch-and-run with 1:20 remaining to assist Japanese Michigan beat Massachusetts 19-17 on Saturday.

UMass took a 17-13 lead with 2:42 to play. Carlos Davis hit Gregory Desrosiers for 40-yard achieve to arrange an 8-yard landing run by Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams that gave the Minutemen the lead. Then Smith hit Tanner Knue for an 11-yard achieve and Blake Daniels for 16 yards to midfield earlier than, on second-and-10, he rolled to his proper and located El-Zayat contained in the 5, who eluded a would-be deal with and scored to make it 19-17

Samson Evans had eight carries for 89 yards — together with a 61-yard run — and Jaylen Jackson’s 55-yard scoring run early within the second quarter gave Japanese Michigan (2-1) a 10-0 lead.

Davis accomplished 30-of-41 passes for 340 yards and a landing with three interceptions for the Minutemen (1-3). Lynch-Adams completed with 129 yards dashing on 24 carries and Simpson added 4 receptions for 101 yards.