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2016 UMass Minutemen football
File:UMass Amherst Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
2016 record2–10
Head coachMark Whipple (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Whipple (9th season)
Defensive coordinatorTom Masella (5th season)
Home stadiumGillette Stadium
(Capacity: 68,756)
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Division I FBS independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
BYU               9 4  
Army               8 5  
Notre Dame               4 8  
UMass               2 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This is their third year with head coach Mark Whipple. The Minutemen divided their home schedule between two stadiums. Three home games were played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts and the other three games on the UMass campus at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium. This was UMass's first season as an independent. They finished the season 2–10.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:30 p.m.at No. 25 FloridaSECNL 7–2488,121
September 1012:00 p.m.Boston CollegeASN/ESPN3L 7–2625,112
September 173:30 p.m.FIUASN/ESPN3W 21–1312,202
September 243:30 p.m.Mississippi State
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Foxboro, MA
ASN/ESPN3L 35–4713,074
October 13:30 p.m.Tulanedagger
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ASN/ESPN3L 24–3114,892
October 7[a]8:00 p.m.at Old DominionCUSA.tvL 16–3620,118
October 153:30 p.m.Louisiana Tech
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Foxboro, MA
ASN/ESPN3L 28–5613,311
October 2212:00 p.m.at South CarolinaSECNL 28–3473,428
October 2912:00 p.m.Wagner
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ASN/ESPN3W 34–108,468
November 53:30 p.m.at Troy
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Troy, AL
ESPN3L 31–5221,763
November 192:00 p.m.at BYUBYUtv/ESPN3L 9–5151,190
November 2611:00 p.m.at HawaiiOceanic PPVL 40–4622,739
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
^[a] The game between Massachusetts and Old Dominion on October 8, 2016, was rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. The game was moved a day sooner to October 7, 2016 with an 8:00pm kickoff.[1]
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries

Florida

1 2 3 4 OT
Minutemen 0 7 0 0 7
#25 Gators 7 3 0 14 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Boston College

1 2 3 4 OT
Eagles 0 13 6 7 26
Minutemen 7 0 0 0 7



Overall record Last meeting Result
5–20 2014 Boston College, 30–7
  • Broadcasters: Eric Frede, Andy Gresh


FIU

1 2 3 4 OT
Panthers 3 0 10 0 13
Minutemen 0 14 7 0 21



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 UMass, 24–14
  • Broadcasters: John Rooke, Pete Brock


Mississippi State

1 2 3 4 OT
Bulldogs 3 10 28 6 47
Minutemen 7 7 7 14 35



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
  • Broadcasters: Eric Frede, Andy Gresh


Tulane

1 2 3 4 OT
Green Wave 7 3 14 7 31
Minutemen 14 0 0 10 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
  • Broadcasters: Eric Frede, Andy Gresh


Old Dominion

1 2 3 4 OT
Minutemen 0 9 7 0 16
Monarchs 10 9 10 7 36



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2011 Old Dominion, 48–33
  • Broadcasters: Ted Alexander, Andy Mashaw, Doug Ripley


Louisiana Tech

1 2 3 4 OT
Bulldogs 7 21 14 14 56
Minutemen 7 7 7 7 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
  • Broadcasters: Eric Frede, Andy Gresh, Hali Oughton


South Carolina

1 2 3 4 OT
Minutemen 0 14 0 14 28
Gamecocks 14 13 7 0 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
  • Broadcasters: Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic


Wagner

1 2 3 4 OT
Seahawks 0 0 3 7 10
Minutemen 14 13 7 0 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1931 UMass, 77–0
  • Broadcasters: John Rooke, Pete Brock


Troy

1 2 3 4 OT
Minutemen 14 3 7 7 31
Trojans 21 7 10 14 52



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


BYU

1 2 3 4 OT
Minutemen 6 3 0 0 9
Cougars 0 14 20 17 51



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
  • Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Lauren Francom


Hawaii

1 2 3 4 OT
Minutemen 3 10 13 14 40
Rainbow Warriors 10 14 9 13 46



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
  • Broadcasters: Robert Kekaula, Rich Miano, Scott Robbs


References

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