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.
Rankings from [[1999 NCAA Division I-A football rankings#the FCS Sports Network Poll, unless otherwise noted Poll|the FCS Sports Network Poll, unless otherwise noted Poll]] released prior to the game