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1999 UMass Minutemen football
A-10 champion
NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal, L 21–38 vs. Georgia Southern
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
1999 record9–4 (8–1 A-10)
Head coachMark Whipple (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDon Brown (2nd season)
Home stadiumWarren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →

Template:1999 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings The 1999 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The Minutemen entered the season with high expectations as defending National Champions, but struggled out of the gate as they lost three of their first four games. UMass turned their fortune around after that as they used a 77–0 thrashing of Northeastern to propel them on an eight-game winning streak. The Minutemen did not lose again until the second round of the NCAA Playoffs against the eventual champions, Georgia Southern. UMass finished the season with a record of 9–4 overall and 8–1 in conference play.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1112:00 p.m.New HampshireNo. 2A10 TVW 34–1914,120
September 1812:00 p.m.at No. 21 VillanovaNo. 2L 21–269,117
September 257:00 p.m.at Toledo*No. 9L 3–2420,916
October 212:00 p.m.No. 6 Hofstra*No. 16
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
FSN New YorkL 14–2713,827
October 91:00 p.m.Northeastern
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 77–015,747
October 161:00 p.m.at MaineNo. 25W 38–176,874
October 2312:00 p.m.at No. 18 DelawareNo. 24A10 TVW 26–1919,590
October 3012:30 p.m.Rhode IslandNo. 20
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 31–913,879
November 61:00 p.m.at RichmondNo. 17W 33–611,351
November 131:00 p.m.at William & MaryNo. 17W 25–167,055
November 2012:30 p.m.ConnecticutNo. 13
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA (rivalry)
W 62–203,876
November 271:00 p.m.at No. 7 Furman*No. 10
W 30–23 OT7,215
December 41:00 p.m.at No. 2 Georgia Southern*No. 10
L 21–3813,121
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from [[1999 NCAA Division I-A football rankings#the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1] unless otherwise noted Poll|the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1] unless otherwise noted Poll]] released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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