|1981 UMass Minutemen football|
Yankee Conference co-champion
|1981 record||6–3 (4–1 YC)|
|Head coach||Bob Pickett (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Alumni Stadium (17,000)|
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 19||Holy Cross*||W 13–10|
|September 26||Dartmouth*||W 10–8|
|October 3||Rhode Island||L 10–16|
|October 10||at Delaware*||L 15–38|
|October 17||Maine||W 20–7|
|October 24||Boston University||W 34–20|
|October 31||at Connecticut||W 29–24|
|November 7||at Boston College*||L 22–52|
|November 14||at New Hampshire||W 20–9|
- The Sports Network. "The Sports Network - Football Championship Subdivision". Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. https://www.webcitation.org/65WWW5Kxo?url=http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2%2Fmisc%2Ftsn-div-1aa-poll.htm. Retrieved 2012-02-15.