American Football Database
1988 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference co-champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
1988 record8–4 (6–2 YC)
Head coachJim Reid (3rd season)
Home stadiumWarren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
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Template:1988 Yankee Conference football standings The 1988 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1988 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 1988 season marked the Minutemen's first playoff appearance since their runner-up finish in the 1978 National Championship game. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–4 overall and 6–2 in conference play.


September 10Maine
W 45–4212,458
September 17at Ball State*
L 17–449,370
September 24at Harvard*
W 45–287,500
October 1Boston University
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 44–2712,840
October 8at Rhode IslandW 26–75,117
October 15Connecticut
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA (rivalry)
L 14–3514,301
October 22at DelawareL 7–1022,301
October 29Northeastern*
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 21–67,240
November 5at RichmondW 26–169,026
November 12Villanova
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 17–65,829
November 19at New Hampshire
W 64–428,650
November 26at Eastern Kentucky*
  • Hanger Field
  • Richmond, KY (NCAA Division I-AA First Round)
L 17–284,600
  • *Non-conference game