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Carryover effect benefited UMass

Lawrence transferred his energy

Matt Lawrence had a wait at first, but he's now enjoying being out in front as the featured back at UMass. Matt Lawrence had a wait at first, but he's now enjoying being out in front as the featured back at UMass. (FILE/NANCY PALMIERI/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Michael Vega
Globe Staff / September 26, 2007

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Matt Lawrence recalled vividly the first time he carried the football in college. He was a freshman running back from Bloomfield, Conn., looking to fit in at the University of Connecticut in 2003. He was thrown into the breach in his first game, against third-ranked Virginia Tech, when starter Terry Caulley went down with a season-ending knee injury. So in ... (Full article: 996 words)

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