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2017 UMass Minutemen football
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ConferenceIndependent
2017 record4–8
Head coachMark Whipple (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Whipple (10th season)
Defensive coordinatorEd Pinkham (1st year season)
Home stadiumWarren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Division I FBS independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Army               10 3  
No. 11 Notre Dame               10 3  
UMass               4 8  
BYU               4 9  
As of January 10, 2020 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was the fourth year of head coach Mark Whipple's second stint at UMass and 10th year overall. The Minutemen divided their home schedule between two stadiums. Five home games were played at the UMass campus at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium with their final home game at Fenway Park. This was UMass's second year as an independent.[1] They finished the season 4–8.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 266:00 p.m.HawaiiELVNL 35–3812,145
September 27:00 p.m.at Coastal CarolinaESPN3L 28–3813,274
September 93:30 p.m.Old Dominion
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ELVNL 7–179,028
September 157:00 p.m.at TempleESPNUL 21–2922,911
September 2312:00 p.m.at TennesseeSECNL 13–1795,324
September 303:30 p.m.Ohio
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ELVNL 50–587,696
October 213:30 p.m.Georgia Southerndagger
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ELVNW 55–2010,690
October 283:30 p.m.Appalachian State
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ELVNW 30–27 2OT11,889
November 412:00 p.m.at No. 21 Mississippi StateSECNL 23–3457,354
November 114:00 p.m.MaineELVNW 44–3112,794
November 183:00 p.m.at BYUBYUtv/ESPN3W 16–1051,355
December 212:00 p.m.at FIUCUSA.tvL 45–6314,004
^[a] The game between UMass and South Florida was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. A game with FIU was scheduled after FIU's game with Indiana was cancelled.[2]
Schedule Source:[3]

☆All Eleven Sports broadcasts will be simulcast on NESN or NESN+.[4]

Game summariesEdit

HawaiiEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2016 Hawaii, 46–40
Hawai'i at UMass[5][6]
by Quarter1234 Total
Rainbow Warriors 7 7 7 17 38
Minutemen 7 7 14 7 35
Sources:[5][6]


Coastal CarolinaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
UMass at Coastal Carolina[7][8]
by Quarter1234 Total
Minutemen 7 7 7 7 28
Chanticleers 14 7 10 7 38
  • Date: September 2
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:16
  • Game attendance: 13,274
  • Game weather: Temperature: 74 °F (23 °C), Weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
Sources:[7][8]


Old DominionEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2016 Old Dominion, 36–16
Old Dominion at UMass[9][10]
by Quarter1234 Total
Monarchs 3 7 0 7 17
Minutemen 0 0 7 0 7
  • Date: September 9
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 9,028
  • Game weather: Temperature: 67 °F (19 °C), Wind: N 8 mph (13 km/h), Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Jon Noli
Sources:[9][10]


TempleEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2015 Temple, 25–23
UMass at Temple[11][12]
by Quarter1234 Total
Minutemen 0 7 7 7 21
Owls 3 13 6 7 29
Sources:[11][12]


TennesseeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
UMass at Tennessee[13][14]
by Quarter1234 Total
Minutemen 0 6 7 0 13
Volunteers 0 14 3 0 17
  • Date: September 23
  • Location: Neyland Stadium
    Knoxville, TN
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 95,324
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C), Wind: 2 mph (3.2 km/h), Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
Sources:[13][14]


OhioEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2013 Ohio, 51–23
Ohio at UMass[15][16]
by Quarter1234 Total
Bobcats 7 20 14 17 58
Minutemen 10 17 2 21 50
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:45
  • Game attendance: 7,696
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F (16 °C), Wind: N 6 mph (9.7 km/h), Weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Tracy Jones
Sources:[15][16]


Georgia SouthernEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1999 Georgia Southern, 38–21
Georgia Southern at UMass[17][18]
by Quarter1234 Total
Eagles 7 10 3 0 20
Minutemen 28 20 0 7 55
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 10,690
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C), Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: A. Calabrese
Sources:[17][18]


Appalachian StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2006 Appalachian State, 28–17
Appalachian State at UMass[19][20]
by Quarter1234

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Total
Mountaineers 0 14 3 3

<td>7</td>

27
Minutemen 10 7 0 3

<td>7</td>

27
  • Date: October 28
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 12,000
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 °F (19 °C), Wind: S 15 mph (24 km/h), Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Todd LaPlenta
Sources:[19][20]


Mississippi StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2016 Mississippi State, 47–35
UMass at Mississippi State[21][22]
by Quarter1234 Total
Minutemen 3 17 0 3 23
Bulldogs 10 3 14 7 34
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Davis Wade Stadium
    Starkville, MS
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:18
  • Game attendance: 57,374
  • Game weather: Temperature: 70 °F (21 °C), Wind: SSW 4 mph (6.4 km/h), Weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
Sources:[21][22]


MaineEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
41–17–1 2013 Maine, 24–14
Maine at UMass[23][24]
by Quarter1234 Total
Black Bears 7 9 8 7 31
Minutemen 21 3 13 7 44
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Fenway Park
    Boston, MA
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:37
  • Game attendance: 12,974
  • Game weather: Temperature: 36 °F (2 °C), Wind: NW 7 mph (11 km/h), Weather: Clear and Sunny
  • Referee: Todd LaPlenta
Sources:[23][24]


BYUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2016 BYU, 51–9
UMass at BYU[25][26]
by Quarter1234 Total
Minutemen 0 3 13 0 16
Cougars 0 0 3 7 10
Sources:[25][26]


FIUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2016 UMass, 21–13
UMass at FIU[27][28]
by Quarter1234 Total
Minutemen 14 7 10 14 45
• Panthers 14 21 7 21 63
  • Date: December 2
  • Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium
    Miami, FL
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 14,004
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C), Wind: 12 mph (19 km/h), Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Stephen LaManti
Sources:[27][28]


ReferencesEdit

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  6. 6.0 6.1 "Brown's last minute TD pass lifts Hawaii over UMass 38–35". ESPN. August 27, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938887. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Massachusetts (0–2) vs. Coastal Carolina (1–0)". UMass Athletics. September 2, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10212&path=football. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Abercrombie leads Coastal Carolina over UMass 38–28". ESPN. September 2, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938888. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Old Dominion (2–0) vs. Massachusetts (0–3)". UMass Athletics. September 9, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10213&path=football. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Hoy TD, 8 sacks help Old Dominion top UMass 17–7". ESPN. September 9, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938602. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Massahcusetts (0–4) vs. Temple (2–1)". UMass Athletics. September 15, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10214&path=football. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
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  15. 15.0 15.1 "Ohio (4–1) vs. Massahcusetts (0–6)". UMass Athletics. September 30, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10216&path=football. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Rourke leads Ohio to shootout win over Massachusetts 58–50". ESPN. September 24, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938890. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Georgia Southern (0–6) vs. Massahcusetts (1–6)". UMass Athletics. October 21, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10219&path=football. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Ally, Comis lead UMass past Georgia Southern 55–20". ESPN. October 21, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938892. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Appalachian State (5–3) vs. Massahcusetts (2–6)". UMass Athletics. October 28, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10220&path=football. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Laurent's FG lifts UMass over Appalachian St. 30–27 in 2OT". ESPN. October 28, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938893. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
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  22. 22.0 22.1 "No. 21 Mississippi State beats UMass 34–23". ESPN. November 4, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400933908. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Maine (4–5) vs. Massachusetts (3–7)". UMass Athletics. November 11, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10222&path=football. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Ford-Isabella combo leads UMass past Maine 44–31". ESPN. November 11, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938894. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Massachusetts (4–7) vs. BYU (3–9)". UMass Athletics. November 18, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10223&path=football. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "UMass wins a game on the road, hands BYU its 9th loss, 16–10". ESPN. November 18, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400938894. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  27. 27.0 27.1 "Massachusetts (4–8) vs. FIU (8–4)". UMass Athletics. December 2, 2017. http://umassathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10592&path=football. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "FIU sets records in 63–45 win over UMass". ESPN. December 2, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=400985387. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
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