Template:1977 Yankee Conference football standings
The 1977 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1977 NCAA Division II football season as a member of the Yankee Conference in Division II (NCAA). The team was coached by Dick MacPherson and played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 1977 season was the last the Minutemen would play as members of Division II, as the Yankee Conference would be included in the newly formed Division I-AA in 1978. This season was also MacPherson's last as head coach of the team. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–3 overall and 5–0 in conference play.