|2011 UMass Minutemen football|
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|2011 record||5–6 (0–0 CAA)|
|Head coach||Kevin Morris (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Brian Picucci|
|Defensive coordinator||Frank Forcucci (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)|
|2011 CAA football standings|
|#9 Towson †^||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|#10 Old Dominion ^||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|#8 Maine ^||6||–||2||9||–||4|
|#11 New Hampshire ^||6||–||2||8||–||4|
|#15 James Madison ^||5||–||3||8||–||5|
|William & Mary||3||–||5||5||–||6|
|† – Conference champion |
^ – FCS playoff participant
The 2011 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The team was coached by Kevin Morris and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts, with the exception of the second annual Colonial Clash, which was played at Gillette Stadium.
The 2011 season was the team's last as a member of the CAA, as they began their transition to NCAA Division I FBS play. Because of this, they were ineligible for post season play.
They finished the season 5–6, with a 3-5 record against members of the CAA. They did not occupy a spot in the CAA standings due to their transition to the FBS.
2 days after the final game of the season, head coach Kevin Morris was fired.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
Highlights of the 2011 schedule, which was the final FCS schedule for the Minutemen, included:
- Season opening night game at in-state rival Holy Cross.
- Game against FBS and in-state rival Boston College.
- Colonial Clash matchup against New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium.
- Final game at McGuirk Stadium for the immediate future against James Madison.
|September 1||8:00 p.m.||at Holy Cross*||No. 25||CBS Sports Network||W 24–16||15,942|
|September 17||6:30 p.m.||Rhode Island||No. 21||CSN NE||W 36–27||11,167|
|September 24||1:00 p.m.||at Boston College*||No. 17||ESPN3||L 17–45||30,176|
|October 1||6:00 p.m.||at Old Dominion||No. 20||L 33–48||19,818|
|October 8||6:00 p.m.||Central Connecticut*||W 42–26||11,736|
|October 15||3:30 p.m.||at No. 9 Delaware||CSN NE/Comcast Network||W 28–10||21,902|
|October 22||3:30 p.m.||vs. No. 13 New Hampshire||No. 22||CSN NE||L 21–27||24,022|
|October 29||1:00 p.m.||at Richmond||W 28–7||8,700|
|November 5||3:30 p.m.||Villanova||CSN NE/Comcast Network||L 17–35||10,012|
|November 12||12:30 p.m.||at No. 13 Maine||L 21–32||4,460|
|November 19||1:00 p.m.||No. 19 James Madison||L 17–34||7,103|
References[edit | edit source]
- The Sports Network (2011). "Football Championship Subdivision". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2011-05-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20110503204524/http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2%2Fmisc%2FTSN-DIV-1AA-POLL.htm. Retrieved 2011-09-14.