American Football Database
1971 UMass Redmen football
Yankee Conference champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
1971 record4–4–1 (3–1–1 YC)
Head coachDick MacPherson (1st season)
Home stadiumWarren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
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Template:1971 Yankee Conference football standings The 1971 UMass Redmen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1971 NCAA College Division football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Dick MacPherson and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 1971 season was the last in which Massachusetts was named the "Redmen," as the university would change the nickname of all athletic teams to the "Minutemen" due to changing attitudes regarding the use of Native American-themed mascots in sports. It was also the first season of Dick MacPherson's tenure as head coach. UMass finished the season with a record of 4–4–1 overall and 3–1–1 in conference play.


September 18at MaineOrono, MEW 13–04,800
September 25Dartmouth*
L 7–3116,700
October 9Boston University*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
L 21–476,100
October 16Rhode Island
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
L 3–3113,500
October 23at Connecticut
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
T 3–314,386
October 30Vermont
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 24–157,000
November 6Holy Cross*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 38–2714,500
November 13at New Hampshire
W 38–2011,762
November 20at Boston College*L 0–3525,311