American Football Database
1977 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
1977 record8–3 (5–0 YC)
Head coachDick MacPherson (7th season)
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium (17,000)
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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.


September 10Army*L 10–3422,101
September 17Maine
W 28–08,400
September 24at Harvard*
W 17–010,116
October 1Youngstown State*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 54–137,200
October 8Boston University
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 41–164,700
October 15Rhode Island
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 37–610,500
October 28at Connecticut
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
W 10–07,122
November 5Holy Cross*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 28–68,100
November 12at New Hampshire
W 19–620,000
November 19at Boston College*L 7–3430,846
November 26Lehigh*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA (NCAA Division II Playoffs)
L 23–304,964
  • *Non-conference game


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