American Football Database
1981 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference co-champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
1981 record6–3 (4–1 YC)
Head coachBob Pickett (4th season)
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium (17,000)
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Template:1981 Yankee Conference football standings The 1981 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1981 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Bob Pickett and played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 1981 season saw the Minutemen win their thirteenth Yankee Conference title. UMass finished the season with a record of 6–3 overall and 4–1 in conference play.


September 19Holy Cross*
W 13–10
September 26Dartmouth*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 10–8
October 3Rhode Island
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
L 10–16
October 10at Delaware*L 15–38
October 17Maine
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 20–7
October 24Boston University
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 34–20
October 31at Connecticut
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
W 29–24
November 7at Boston College*L 22–52
November 14at New Hampshire
W 20–9
  • *Non-conference game