The 1947 UMass Redmen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1947 college football season as a member of the NCAA's Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Thomas Eck and played its home games at Alumni Field in Amherst, Massachusetts. The 1947 season was the first the team played under the UMass banner as the school changed its official name from Massachusetts State College that year. The athletics teams that represented the university also changed their names to coincide with the shift, moving from the Aggies to the Redmen. The Yankee Conference began play this season, as UMass joined together with the other land-grant colleges in New England to form the new alliance. UMass finished the season with a record of 3–4–1 overall and 0–1–1 in conference play.