American Football Database
1986 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference co-champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
1986 record8–3 (5–2 YC)
Head coachJim Reid (1st season)
Home stadiumWarren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
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Template:1986 Yankee Conference football standings The 1986 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1986 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Jim Reid and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 1986 season was notable as it was Jim Reid's first as coach of the Minutemen. Reid led UMass to their first conference championship since 1982. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–3 overall and 5–2 in conference play.


September 6at James Madison*W 16–1412,400
September 13Richmond
W 24–2113,642
September 27Northeastern*
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 31–2813,753
October 4at Rhode IslandW 31–146,356
October 11Delaware
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
L 13–4113,888
October 18at Maine
  • The Ball Park
  • Old Orchard Beach, ME
W 23–138,500
October 25at Boston UniversityW 34–2512,249
November 1at Holy Cross*L 7–4118,861
November 8at Harvard*
W 17–71,250
November 15New Hampshire
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA (rivalry)
W 38–318,117
November 22Connecticut
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA (rivalry)
L 17–2010,973
  • *Non-conference game