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2016 UMass Minutemen football
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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.

ScheduleEdit

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 TroyESPN3L 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
^[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 summariesEdit

FloridaEdit

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



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Boston CollegeEdit

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



Overall record Last meeting Result
5–20 2014 Boston College, 30–7


FIUEdit

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



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 UMass, 24–14


Mississippi StateEdit

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



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


TulaneEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
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 DominionEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
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 TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
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 CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
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


WagnerEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
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


TroyEdit

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



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


BYUEdit

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



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


HawaiiEdit

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



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


ReferencesEdit

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