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Conference championships

UMass has won a total of 22 conference championships, 12 shared and 10 outright.[citation needed]

Season Conference Overall record Conference record
1960 Yankee Conference 7–2 3–1
1963 Yankee Conference 8–0–1 5–0
1964 Yankee Conference 8–2 5–0
1966 Yankee Conference 6–3 5–0
1967 Yankee Conference 7–2 5–0
1969 Yankee Conference 6–3 5–0
1971 Yankee Conference 4–4–1 3–1–1
1972 Yankee Conference 9–2 5–0
1974 Yankee Conference 5–6 4–2
1977 Yankee Conference 8–3 5–0
1978 Yankee Conference 9–4 5–0
1979 Yankee Conference 6–4 4–1
1981 Yankee Conference 6–3 4–1
1982 Yankee Conference 5–6 3–2
1986 Yankee Conference 8–3 5–2
1988 Yankee Conference 8–4 6–2
1990 Yankee Conference 8–2–1 7–1
1998 Atlantic 10 Conference 12–3 6–2
1999 Atlantic 10 Conference 9–4 7–1
2003 Atlantic 10 Conference 10–3 8–1
2006 Atlantic 10 Conference 13–2 8–0
2007 Colonial Athletic Association 10–3 7–1

† Co-champions

Postseason appearances

Division II playoffs

Season Date Round Opponent Result Location
1977 November 26 Quarterfinal Lehigh L 23–30 Amherst, Massachusetts

Division I-AA playoffs

Season Date Round Opponent Result Location
1978 December 9 Semifinal Nevada W 44–21 Reno, Nevada
December 16 Championship Florida A&M L 28–35 Wichita Falls, Texas
1988 November 26 First Round Eastern Kentucky L 17–28 Richmond, Kentucky
1990 November 24 First Round William & Mary L 0–38 Williamsburg, Virginia
1998 November 28 First Round McNeese State W 21–19 Lake Charles, Louisiana
December 5 Quarterfinal Lehigh W 27–21 Amherst, Massachusetts
December 12 Semifinal Northwestern State W 41–31 Natchitoches, Louisiana
December 19 Championship Georgia Southern W 55–43 Chattanooga, Tennessee
1999 November 27 First Round Furman W 30–23 OT Greenville, South Carolina
December 4 Quarterfinal Georgia Southern L 21–38 Statesboro, Georgia
2003 November 29 First Round Colgate L 7–19 Hamilton, New York
2006 November 25 First Round Lafayette W 35–14 Amherst, Massachusetts
December 2 Quarterfinal New Hampshire W 24–17 Amherst, Massachusetts
December 12 Semifinal Montana W 19–17 Missoula, Montana
December 15 Championship Appalachian State L 17–28 Chattanooga, Tennessee
2007 November 24 First Round Fordham W 49–35 Amherst, Massachusetts
December 1 Quarterfinal Southern Illinois L 27–34 Carbondale, Illinois

Bowl games

UMass has been to two bowl games, with the Minutemen garnering a record of 1–1.

Season Bowl Opponent Result
1964 Tangerine Bowl East Carolina L 13–14
1972 Boardwalk Bowl UC Davis W 35–14

Head coaches

Years Coach Games W L T Pct.
1879–1897 No coach 94 30 58 6 .351
1898 David F. Weeks 6 1 4 1 .250
1899–1900 Fred Murphy Brown 20 12 8 0 .600
1901–1903 James Halligan 26 16 8 2 .653
1904, 1907–1908 Matthew Bullock 26 13 8 5 .596
1905 Walter Craig 10 3 7 0 .300
1906 George E. O'Hearn 9 1 7 1 .167
1909 J. W. Gage 9 1 6 2 .222
1910 Willard Gildersleeve 9 1 6 2 .222
1911 Jack Hubbard 9 2 7 0 .222
1912–1915 Arthur Brides 31 12 15 4 .452
1916 George Melican 8 2 4 2 .375
1919–1927 Harold Gore 70 33 32 5 .507
1928–1930 Charles McGeoch 25 6 17 2 .280
1931–1935 Mel Taube 44 29 13 2 .682
1936–1940 Elbert Carraway 44 9 32 3 .239
1941–1942, 1946 Walter Hargesheimer 23 11 11 1 .500
1945, 1947–1951 Thomas Eck 44 17 23 4 .432
1952–1959 Charlie O'Rourke 64 21 39 4 .359
1960 Chuck Studley 9 7 2 0 .778
1961–1970 Vic Fusia 93 59 32 2 .645
1971–1977 Dick MacPherson 73 45 27 1 .623
1978–1983 Bob Pickett 64 36 28 0 .563
1984–1985 Bob Stull 22 10 12 0 .455
1986–1991 Jim Reid 67 36 29 2 .552
1992–1997 Mike Hodges 65 35 30 0 .538
1998–2003 Mark Whipple 75 49 26 0 .629
2004–2008 Don Brown 62 43 19 0 .693
2009–2011 Kevin Morris 33 16 17 0 .485
2012–2013 Charley Molnar 24 2 22 0 .083
2014–2018 Mark Whipple 48 12 36 0 .280
2019–present Walt Bell 0 0 0 0 .000

Rivalries

Boston College

Massachusetts and Boston College are in-state rivals.[1] The first game played between the two schools took place in 1899 and was played at a neutral location. Boston College won 18–0.[2] At the time, UMass was known as Massachusetts Agricultural College. The relative proximity between the schools encouraged them to schedule additional matches in the subsequent years.

BC and UMass met again in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1901, 1902, and 1912, with UMass winning all three contests before the series was halted.[2] The two universities did not meet again on the football field until 1966, when they began a seventeen-year series in which the teams would play each other in the last week of UMass' football season. UMass was in a lower division than BC during the entirety of the rivalry. As such, Boston College dominated the stretch, winning fifteen of the seventeen games, routinely blowing out the overmatched Minutemen.

After 22 years, the rivalry was renewed as UMass traveled to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to play Boston College once again. UMass was yet again outmatched, losing 29–7. The universities agreed to play two more times over the next seven years, and Boston College won both games easily.

In April 2011, UMass announced plans to join the Mid-American Conference and move up to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, the highest level of college football in the country. Boston College had been a member of this division for decades, and there was much speculation that the two schools may cultivate a renewal of the rivalry. This was confirmed when it was reported in September 2011, that they had agreed to play a three-game biannual series beginning in 2014.[3] Two of the games will be played at BC's Alumni Stadium and the other will be held at Gillette Stadium.

Most recently, the two teams met in September 2016, with BC winning 26–7.

UMass vs Boston College: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting UMass wins UMass losses UMass ties
26 1899 (Lost 18-0) 2016 (Lost 26-7) 5 21 0

Connecticut

The first game played between Massachusetts and UConn took place on November 6, 1897, in Amherst, Massachusetts.[4] UMass won 36–0. At the time, UMass was known as Massachusetts Agricultural College and Connecticut was officially Storrs Agricultural College. They had formed a loose association with other public colleges in New England such as present day New Hampshire and Rhode Island for the purpose of scheduling football matchups between the schools.[5]

The colleges continued to schedule matches intermittently until after World War I, when they began to play on an almost-yearly basis through the mid-1920s.[4] The series was discontinued until 1932, when the schools again met each year until World War II saw both universities disband their football teams. The schools would not match up again on the gridiron until UConn joined Massachusetts in the Yankee Conference in 1952. UConn and UMass played every season from that point on until UConn began their transition to what was then Division I-A in 2000.[5]

UMass leads the all-time series 36–34–2.[6] Massachusetts dominated the rivalry early, winning the first eight and 13 of the first 15 meetings between the two universities. Connecticut went on a streak of their own after that, winning 14 of the next 16 games. The 1960s again belonged to the then-Redmen of Massachusetts, as they lost only two games that decade. In the remaining years of the rivalry, the series was much more even, with neither team able to put together a winning streak of more than four games.[5]

In April 2011, UMass announced plans to join the Mid-American Conference and move up to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, the highest level of college football in the country. Prior to this decision, the two schools had scheduled a game for August 30, 2012. UMass later became a FBS Independent school starting in 2016. In 2015, the two schools announced that the Minutemen will visit Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in 2018 and 2020, and the Huskies will visit Gillette Stadium in 2019 and 2021.[7]

UMass vs UConn: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting UMass wins UMass losses UMass ties
72 1897 (Win 36-0) 2012 (Lost 37-0) 36 34 2

Facilities

Alumni Field

The first field that the Minutemen played at was called Alumni Field, and was situated on the south end of campus. This field was replaced in 1915 by a new venue, also called Alumni Field. It was replaced in 1965 by Alumni Stadium, and later became the location of the Whitmore Administration Building.

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Minutemen played their last home football game for three years at McGuirk Alumni Stadium, a 17,000 seat stadium on the UMass Amherst campus in 2011. The stadium itself sits just over the town line in neighboring Hadley, Massachusetts. The inaugural game took place on September 25, 1965 when UMass defeated the AIC Yellow Jackets, 41–0. Since the opening, UMass has enjoyed a decided home field advantage, posting a 182–79–2 record when playing at McGuirk. The attendance record at McGuirk was set during a UMass football game against Boston College on November 25, 1972; 20,000 fans were in attendance. McGuirk was partially renovated for a return of UMass football. The expansion included a new performance center with new locker rooms and training facilities, and a new press box.[8] In the 2012 and 2013 seasons UMass played all their home games at Gillette Stadium, but they returned to McGuirk beginning with three games in 2014.[9] Both venues will be used for home games moving forward.

Gillette Stadium

UMass first played at Gillette Stadium in the "Colonial Clash" against the University of New Hampshire on October 23, 2010. This game was renewed for the 2011 season as UMass played New Hampshire there again. For 2012–2013 the team played all of their home games at Gillette. Since then, UMass has split their home games between Gillette Stadium and the on-campus McGuirk Alumni Stadium.[10]

Notable alumni

NFL All-Pros and Pro Bowlers

Player All-Pro Pro Bowl
Milt Morin none 1968, 1971
Greg Landry none 1971
Victor Cruz 2011 2012

Current NFL players

Player Position Team Grad. year
Vladimir Ducasse OG Buffalo Bills 2009
Tajae Sharpe WR Tennessee Titans 2016
Elijah Wilkinson OT Denver Broncos 2017
Andy Isabella WR Arizona Cardinals 2019

Individual awards

UMass has had more than 70 players named to various All-American teams since Lou Bush garnered the first selection for the Minutemen (then called the Aggies) in the early 1930s.

Conference honors

The following is a list of all Minutemen who were named Player, Coach, or Rookie of the Year for their respective conference.[citation needed]

Year Name Position Award
1985 Dave Palazzi QB Rookie of the Year
1988 Tim Bryant QB Rookie of the Year
1988 John McKeown LB Defensive Player of the Year
1988 Jim Reid HC Coach of the Year
1990 Gary Wilkos QB Offensive Player of the Year
1990 John Johnson RB Rookie of the Year
1990 Jim Reid HC Coach of the Year
1992 Rene Ingoglia RB Rookie of the Year
1994 Brian Corcoran DL Defensive Player of the Year
1998 Khari Samuel LB Defensive Player of the Year
1999 Adrian Zullo WR Rookie of the Year
2002 R.J. Cobbs RB Rookie of the Year
2003 Mark Whipple HC Coach of the Year
2004 Shannon James DB Defensive Player of the Year
2005 Christian Koegel P Special Teams Player of the Year
2006 Steve Baylark RB Offensive Player of the Year
2006 Don Brown HC Coach of the Year

College Football Hall of Fame

The following is a list of all Minutemen inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Name Position Years at UMass Inducted Ref.
Dick MacPherson HC 1971–1977 2009 [11]
Milt Morin TE 1963–1965 2010 [12]

Future opponents

Announced schedules as of September 10, 2019.[13]

Week 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028
Week 1 at Rutgers at UConn at Tulane Eastern Michigan at Colorado
Week 2 Southern Illinois (FCS) Troy Boston College at Toledo Miami (OH) Army
Week 3 at Charlotte Albany (FCS) Eastern Michigan Stony Brook at Eastern Michigan at Buffalo Buffalo at Buffalo at Buffalo
Week 4 Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina at Temple New Mexico Buffalo
Week 5 Akron at New Mexico Toledo at Eastern Michigan at New Mexico State at Miami (OH) Northern Illinois at Bowling Green
Week 6 at Florida International Temple UConn New Mexico State Arkansas State at Northern Illinois Bowling Green
Week 7 at Louisiana Tech at Akron Rhode Island (FCS) Buffalo Missouri
Week 8 Florida International at South Florida at Liberty at Mississippi State at Missouri
Week 9 UConn Liberty at Army
Week 10 Liberty New Mexico State at Liberty at Liberty Liberty at Liberty
Week 11 at Army at Auburn Maine (FCS) at Arkansas State at Penn State
Week 12 at Northwestern Army at Army at Texas A&M Liberty Army at Army Army
Week 13 BYU at Liberty at New Mexico State Army at Georgia at Army
Week 14

References

  1. "UMass rivalries with UConn and BC just make sense for all involved". May 14, 2012. http://www.masslive.com/umassfootball/index.ssf/2012/05/umass_rivalries_with_uconn_and.html. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "mcubed.net : NCAAF Football : Series records : Massachusetts vs. Boston College". http://www.mcubed.net/ncaaf/series/umass/bc.shtml. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/09/26/jesse-julmiste-sets-umass-record-for-kickoff-returns
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Time to Worry About UMass-UConn Football Rivalry?". http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/blogs/dog-house/Time-to-Worry-About-UMass-UConn-Football-Rivalry-120706244.html. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/conn/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2015-16/misc_non_event/part5-15.pdf
  6. "mcubed.net : NCAAF Football : Series records : Massachusetts vs. Connecticut". http://www.mcubed.net/ncaaf/series/umass/ct.shtml. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  7. "UConn and UMass Schedule Four-Game Series". December 10, 2015. http://www.theuconnblog.com/2015/12/10/9885880/uconn-football-announces-four-game-series-with-umass. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  8. http://www.umass.edu/fp/projectmanagement/constructioninformation/mcguirkalumnistadiumupgrades/
  9. "UMass football will return some home games to campus in 2014". http://www.masslive.com/umassfootball/index.ssf/2013/08/umass_football_will_return_som.html#incart_river. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  10. http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/FBS2.html
  11. https://www.cfbhall.com/about/inductees/inductee/dick-macpherson-2009/
  12. https://www.cfbhall.com/about/inductees/inductee/milt-morin-2010/
  13. "UMass Minutemen Future Football Schedules". https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/umass/.

79. https://umassathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11048

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